Post # 1
This is just a random “what would you do” type of question for everyone 🙂
Basically, I have lost a decent amount of weight since getting engaged (about 40 pounds), and my fingers have gotten smaller. I currently wear a little stretchy resizing band thing on my e-ring to make it fit properly (without it, it turns on my finger and can come off if I shake my hand!)
When I try it on with my wedding band, the resizing thingy makes it so the rings don’t sit correctly together, so I can’t wear the resizer with my band. When I have both rings on, they are a little less loose than my e-ring on it’s own, but if I shake my hand around a lot they slide off, and if my hand is wet they’ll slip too. I’d say they both need to go down .25-.5 of a size. I’d also really like them soldered together!
My “dilemma” is that all the jewelers I have spoken to have given me a 1-2 week turnaround time for resizing and soldering. That’s such a long time to go without my rings! 🙁
I’m currently debating whether I should do the soldering and resizing before or after the wedding. If I do it before, I’ll essentially be without my ring from the end of this week until my wedding. It would feel weird spending the last part of my engagement ring-less!
If I do it after, the problem is that we are leaving for our honeymoon 5 days after our wedding, so I will either have to leave my rings at home on the honeymoon or wear them too big (which makes me nervous about losing them!). Also I feel like as a newlywed I will want to have my rings so I can gush and stare! Lol
None of these options are ideal… But I’m not sure what would be best to do. I keep reading online about people having jewelers resize or solder their ring in a matter of mere hours or days! Not sure where you guys are finding these jewelers haha because all three that I talked to (two small local ones, one larger but still sorta-local (they have a handful of stores in my state and two nearby states) all have those longer estimates!
What do you guys think makes the most sense? Thanks, Bees!
Post # 2
Have you clarified if the 1-2 week time is for resizing AND soldering at the same time, or either/or? What is their turnaround just for resizing? My jeweler (Chain store, Jared) can resize in a few hours. What I am thinking is you can have the e-ring resized before and just not solder them yet. You can resize them now and solder them later after the honeymoon. The fun part about NOT soldering them before the actual wedding is because you are wearing your e-ring when you get married and walk down the aisle, and when the officiant asks for the rings your Fiance puts the wedding band on you separately. Would be weird to be walking down the aisle ring-less and your Fiance applies both rings together.
Post # 3
How had I not even thought of that option? Haha I will ask about just resizing 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
If it were me, I would leave my rings to get soldered and re-sized after the wedding and before the honeymoon. I personally got a “travel” set on Amazon that are similar to my ring so I can still gush. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2020 - City, State
Congradulations on your accomplishment! I think it’s okay to get them done before the wedding. Then you wouldn’t have to worry about picking the rings back up after the wedding & you can have them for your honeymoon.
Post # 6
I got mine done right before the wedding and wore my silicone rings for 2 weeks while they were gone. I also was told up to 2 weeks for soldering and resize, and it was done in 4 days.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2019 - USA
You could do it either way, but I waited until after my wedding to solder, and I REALLY wish that I’d had it done before the wedding. In hindsights, I wouldn’t mind going ringless until the wedding personally, and having both put on me at the altar, just to save myself the annoyance of my rings spinning and then having to go ringless AFTER I was married to get it fixed. I loved wearing my set, so proud to be married and it was sad to be without them right after I just started wearing them. Either way though, you’ll still be waiting two weeks for your rings. At least after the wedding you won’t have to deal with it anymore and can just enjoy your set.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the input!!! I think I am going to go with the first poster’s suggestion of having them sized down for now, and solder them in the future. Thanks, guys!