- 6 years ago
So tonight we went back to our jeweler and picked out our wedding bands. We pretty much knew which one mine would be, as the designer created a band to go with my ring when my Fiance asked for this type of design. We weren’t exactly sure which one we were going to get for him, but had a lot of fun picking one out this evening.
Fiance knows the jeweler very well and we also got a chance to unload some old jewelry from our previous marriages/relationships – specifically FI’s band from his first marriage and jewelry given to me as a wedding present from my ex-husband that had been sitting in a jewelry box since my divorce almost ten years ago. We were able to get quite a bit of credit towards our new rings which means that I have a little more wiggle room in other departments of our budget.
I had been against using our old relationship’s jewelry to help our current one, thinking it would be bad luck. But then I realized that it was probably worse to have that stuff sitting in our bedroom, tucked away and being a part of our daily life every time we had to brush past it to get to things we wanted in our dressers. Better to say goodbye to the items left from our relationship and use the lessons we learned from those failed marriages to better our relationship and ease our stress.
It took me almost a year to come to that stage, but I feel so free from getting rid of those items and for buying a set of wedding bands that make us happy. It gave me such a great mood boost to try on the rings, make our decisions and talk excitedly all the way home about our wedding. Thanks for letting me share 🙂