(Closed) plain band as engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My SO’s parents only exchanged plain bands… no diamonds at all! Ever! I say, whatever makes you happy πŸ™‚ Anyone who gives you a hard time about what your ring SHOULD look like isn’t truly a friend or they are super jealous that you have that symbol of love!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that sounds like a great idea.  Good way to have a ring that will continue to have meaning and get the ‘e-ring’ sooner and have something on your finger.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

sounds like a great plan! when me and my SO were going to have a simple JOP wedding, he was hesitant because I didnt have a ring and he didn’t have money for one. I told him, just get me a band I dont care. We can get bling later lol ~ Totally fine πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t wear rings at all during our engagement, and exchanged plain gold bands at our wedding.  Just do what works for you, and don’t worry about the rest.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think it is very good thinking.  The ring in my avatar is my engagement ring.  We purchased a diamond solitaire and diamond band later.  My favorite ring by far, with the most sentimental value is my engagement band πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

As long as you are both 100% on-board, I think it’s a wonderful idea! It will add even more extra-special sparklyness to your wedding day, you get a new husband and a new spectacular piece of jewellery!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

As long as you are both 100% on-board, I think it’s a wonderful idea! It will add even more extra-special sparklyness to your wedding day, you get a new husband and a new spectacular piece of jewellery!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

I’m originaly from Sweden and the traditon there is to get a plain band for engagement, and a diamond ring for your wedding ring, so I don’t think it strange at all. πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I second MrsGo post.  Actually, I have three bands.  One for engagement, one for wedding, and one for the birth of my first child.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We did this!  My ring was a custom order, and Darling Husband wanted to propose before it was done…so he proposed with a plain white gold band that I wore until my engagement ring was finished, and then I used the band as my wedding band.  There were a few awkward moments of people grabbing my hand when they heard I was engaged, but I just quickly said, “The sparkly ring is still being worked on; I’ll make sure I show you when it comes in.”  Worked for us!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Sounds like a great way to get the best of both worlds.  πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My sister and her husband did this! Her band was a plain gold band with a few bezel set diamonds in it. On their wedding day, her husband surprised her with the ‘engagement’ ring, which she put on during their ceremony. Made the whole ring thing easy, because he could just put the ring on, no switching around or anything!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love the idea! My sister in law is doing the same thing. She is wearing the band first and will save up for an amazing (and expensive) ring down the line, in a couple years.

You could also get a stand-in e-ring with a less expensive stone (moissanite or cz) stone until you upgrade to a diamond. Moissanite looks amazing. Who knows, you could even fall in love with a less expensive ring πŸ˜‰ I think it’s normal to begin with something simpler and less expensive than what we actually want because we get married relatively young and don’t have tons of savings! I got a composite ring made of diamonds to keep the cost reasonable:

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