(Closed) Proof that sometimes you can skip the wedding band

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Better without a band?
    Agree : (57 votes)
    74 %
    Disagree : (20 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It does look better without it, but I would still want one to wear on my other hand probably.

    Post # 4
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    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Wow- that’s gorgeous on its own!!

    Post # 7
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    417 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like the ring better without the band.  But I love the tradition of wedding sets.  So if it were me I would probably wear them together.  But I’m stupidly sentimental.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would forego an engagement ring before a wedding band if I had to.  It would bother me way too much not to wear a symbol of my marriage.

    But, your ring does look better on its own…

    Post # 11
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    417 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @deetroitwhat:  I would also forgo an ering before a wedding band.  My fiance was shocked to hear that and it actually hurt his feelings because of the time, energy, and thought he put into my ering.  I had to explain that it wasn’t that I didn’t love my ering, but that the wedding band is a symbol of our actual marriage and wedding vows.  He still doesn’t get it.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @BlondeMissMolly:  I mean it can.  But to me they are two distinct things.  Engagement ring shows an intent to marry.  Wedding band is representative of the actual marriage.  But people can see it other ways.  To me this is what they mean, and I rather have my wedding band.

     

    @BuBuBubbles:  +1.  My husband gets mad when I just wear my wedding band.  I’m like you do know that’s the ring that says I am married to you?  Haha 🙂

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper

    I think it would look best with a solid precious metal band.

    For me as well, the wedding band is the more important of the two rings. I always had it in mind when we were figuring out the engagement ring. 

    However, the classic wedding band goes with almost any engagement ring.

    Post # 14
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    417 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @joya_aspera:  That was my thought too.  A thin, gold band custom made to sit flush would look better with the ring than the blingy wedding band.

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My stepdad designed my mother’s ring. Its gorgeous, but really wide and quite large. She uses it as both a wedding band and an ering. A ring is just a symbol and it can symbolize different things for different people. I see no reason that a single ring can’t symbolize both an engagement and a marriage. Even if you have no rings whatsoever it doesn’t mean your love or marriage is less strong. The ring is probably one of the least important things in a marriage.

    I prefer yours without a band, but either way its beautiful!!

    Post # 16
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    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @deetroitwhat:  yeah I understand. I suppose, to me, any ring on the left ring finger means the same thing–“taken” or “committed” and so I think one ring does the job just as well as a separate engagement and wedding ring.

    I guess jewelry has never been big to my family so I kind of grew up thinking who cares about rings. My grandma only wore one ring her whole life and had a 50+ year marriage, and my SIL has just one ring. I guess it just seems normal to me to only have one ring, or both. I don’t know if I’m explaining myself correctly haha. Nobody in my life has ever put much emphasis on the rings so I assume one does the job as well as two. 

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