Post # 1
I saw this article on People.com a few minutes ago that said Prince William will not be wearing a wedding ring, though Kate Middleton WILL.
FH tried to tell me the same thing. “I don’t like rings!” Partner, I don’t either, but I’m wearing them out of respect! My Future Mother-In-Law told me that my Future Father-In-Law said to her before they got married, “I’d just as soon not wear a ring,” and she said, “I’d just as soon not marry you then.”
Would it bother you if your husband did not wear a wedding ring? Call me crazy, but it would light my ass on fire. You’re wearing the ring I’m GIVING you and you’re gonna LIKE it! I wonder why Prince William won’t wear one.
Post # 3
@ohheavenlyday: I know there are a lot of men that don’t like to wear rings, but it would absolutely enrage me if Fiance said he wouldn’t wear one
Post # 4
My DH didn’t want to wear one because he finds them uncomfortable and has really big knuckles compared to his fingers.
However, I told him how important it was to me that he did wear one and then worked REALLY hard to find a ring that he LOVE LOVE LOVED. He now loves to wear his ring and never takes it off.
I must admit though it was a tough battle especially because both our fathers never wore/wear one.
Post # 5
Before my parents got married, my mom said she didn’t want to take my dad’s name, and my dad said he didn’t want to wear a wedding ring. In the end, they compromised, and my mom took my dad’s name, and my dad got a wedding ring.
I would definitely want my Fiance to wear a ring, and he does as well! As you said, it’s something very special that we give to them to symbolize our love and commitment. Not wearing it is the same as rejecting this amazing gift. I think that I would only really be OK with it if we both decided not to wear rings, but since we both want rings, this isn’t an issue or anything.
Post # 6
Growing up, I didn’t think guys wore wedding rings, because my dad didn’t. He works in a machine shop though, so it’s not by choice, it’s because they really can’t (if the ring gets caught in a machine, you basically risk losing your finger, never mind all of the damage that could happen to your ring from the machines, flying metal, etc). He always wore it for special occasions, and like when we were on vacation and stuff. So I think if he has a good reason, I would be okay with it. FH plans on wearing his, but I wouldn’t pressure him either way.
Post # 7
Agreed; working around heavy machinery gives you a pass. “I don’t like wearing rings” does not give you a pass in my book, LOL. And FH doesn’t work around machinery and I know for damn sure Prince William doesn’t.
Post # 8
i think it would bother me if he didnt wear his – i can understand if you have a job that limits you being able to wear it but just choosing not to would bother me.
My dad didnt wear one for years, mostly because he lost his and my mom wanted to find the same one to replace it (which she did, and to me was a miracle since it was 30 years after she bought it originally) but now he wears it.
i wonder why too – i was hoping the article would say it but it didnt 🙁
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s a big deal. Maybe it’s because I have a lot of friends from a lot of different cultures and some of them don’t even wear rings but are as committed to their marriage if not more than some of my friends who wear rings. I don’t like watches, but Fiance got me one for Christmas. I’ve worn it twice. Yes the rings are suppose to be a symbol, but at the end of the day it’s just a band of metal. If he doesn’t want to wear one, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t take marriage seriously. It just means he doesn’t like rings and I’m the last person who is going to make my Fiance do something.
Post # 11
I just saw that! I think it’s odd, but not terrible… Being as famous as he is obviously people will know that he’s married. I’m really curious why though!
Post # 12
I wouldn’t be ok with my (future) husband not wearing a ring, I think it’s a symbol of your commitment and marital status. On the other hand, everyone in the whole WORLD is going to know Prince William is a married man, so maybe he feels there’s less need for him to have one.
Post # 12
Unless there was a good reason – like the working on machines one – I think it can be seen as kind of shady. There’s a reason we wear them…Not saying anything about anyone’s SO who doesn’t, just IMO.
Post # 13
My dad never wore a ring, and I can’t picture Fiance wearing one. He told me he wasn’t going to wear one, but would be getting a tattoo. Whatever floats your boat, mister.
Post # 14
my SO is DEFINITELY going to wear a ring. all the time. lol. my father has never taken his off. seriously, after 30 some years.
Post # 14
It would bug me, and luckily Mr. Hedgie too! He wished there was some kind of engagement ring for men too! lol