Post # 1
I’m a man and my g/f are planning to elope. We have most everything decided on except for one thing, her ring. She doesn’t like the idea of any engagement ring because there is no engagement period, but also isn’t sure about the idea of just a wedding band. I thought of us picking out both for her, but she’s unsure about that.
I’d love to hear any opinions here. Maybe an alternative or maybe some sort of hybrid option of ring for a bride that elopes?
Thanks in advance
Post # 2
I eloped and only have the one ring. How the style of mine leans torwards and engagement ring. I have a band that was a present for Valentine’s Day.
There are amazing bands! Ask her what she would like.
Post # 3
I don’t think there is an elopement ring. However, just get her something beautiful. Maybe an eternity band. 2.5m or so.
Post # 4
My Fiance and I are going to elope. That is to say we are not going to have a traditional wedding ceremony, but will instead be married by an officiant at a place tbd. We just don’t want the stress/cost of a traditional wedding. But I still have an engagement ring, we are still engaged.
It’s really about what works for you.
Post # 5
What does she want to wear after the wedding? One ring, two rings? That should determine what she gets…not elopement or not.
Plus, if you are planning to elope, you are engaged. So, this is the engagement period.
Post # 6
We eloped, eloping is more just going off and getting married privately. We were engaged for about a year and a half before going. If your Girlfriend doesn’t want a traditional engagement ring, maybe an eternity or half eternity band would be nice. My wedding band is 1 ct total weight of diamonds and I often wear it on its own. A cool idea to consider if she doesn’t want diamonds would be resin rings. I saw some on etsy that had flakes of gold or silver in them, and others with flowers or leaves. There are tons of cool ideas if she wants something different!
Post # 7
She can wear whatever she wants!! It doesn’t matter that you elope. She can still have the traditional e-ring and wedding band. If she doesn’t like that look, she could just get a wedding band. She could have a plain band–there are many pretty metals for it. Or she could get something with diamonds. There are so many options? Does she want to pick it out with you? You two could go to some jewelry stores and she could try on bands.
Post # 8
Here Is another idea for you, have you thought about a Wrap style ring.
Basically 2 or 3 rings that slot/fit together to make a single looking ring. It has more options than a single band.
However, since it looks like 1 ring total she could just wear it together after the elopement. There are loads of
styles but I just choose a few for you to give you an idea.
Post # 9
bosco2 : If she doesn’t like the idea of an engagement ring, but still wants more than just one band mayvr she could get a couple bands to stack?
Maybe one with stones and one plain? Or 2-3 thin ones?
These are some pics from google image search of what I mean
Or maybe a nice size 5/7 stone band with a plain band to wear together?
Like this idea (this is mine)
Post # 10
eternity band with diamonds
Post # 11
What do you mean there is no engagement period?
You two are planning a wedding. An elopement is a wedding. Just because you two are planning it in secret and the wedding will only consist of the two of you doesn’t mean you aren’t engaged. Planning a wedding together = engaged. So if the two of you have already agreed to marry each other and are currently planning your secret elopement style wedding, the congratulations! You are engaged and in your engagement period. Doesn’t matter if it’s 1 hour or 1 year. You’re engaged.
And any ring you give as a gift for getting engaged with the intent to marry is an engagement ring. Doesn’t matter if it is labeled as an “engagement ring” by stores or not. Doesn’t matter if the two of you call it an engagement ring or not.
So, go pick out any ring or combination of rings/bands she likes and call it good. Literally no one cares. It only matters to the person wearing it and the person(s) buying it.
Post # 13
I’m eloping and both my fiancée and I are getting just one ring. Not because we don’t have an engagement period, we’re engaged now, but because we sort of both proposed so we thought two rings for both of us might be excessive. Plus I’m picky about jewelry on my hands and two rings are very distracting to me. So we don’t have engagement rings or wedding rings, we kind of just have marriage rings I guess
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It really depends if she wants to wear two rings (an engagement-type ring and a wedding band) once married, or one. If she wants to wear two, you could give her both during the ring exchange part of the ceremony. (Or just exchange bands and get her an engagement-style ring for an anniversary or something). If she just wants one, I think a 7-stone band would be nice — kind of the best of both worlds (stones + band style). This is mine, for reference 🙂