(Closed) Wedding Band Only

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
Member
6093 posts
Bee Keeper

devonlee:  For many years of our marriage, I wore only a wedding band. I didn’t wear my ERing at all after we got married. And only started wearing it again sometimes pretty recently (like less than 6 months ago).

I have a platinum set that is an ERing-style anniversary ring + a band. Now, I mostly wear this set, and I generally wear the band with the anniversary ring. But this has only been in the last year or two. When I am exercising … and sometimes, also, when I am sleeping … I still wear just a band.

Post # 4
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1311 posts
Bumble bee

To be honest, I never really wanted an e-ring, I just wanted the wedding band. But my Fiance is old fashioned and made me get an e-ring. Lol. I will definitely wear it everyday because it’s special to him, and extremely pretty! Plus the band I chose I small-ish so I feel like it’d get lost on my hand by itself.

Also, all my married friends still wear both every day. I will do the same 🙂

Post # 5
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622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’m wearing my wedding band only right now because i’m pregnant and my fingers are swollen, haha. that being said, my wedding band has diamonds around it and i often wear it by itself anyway. sometimes it seems like too much to wear jewelry out and about – like to the grocery sture and whatnot, but it feels weird to wear nothing. i think it’s a happy medium.

Post # 6
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1308 posts
Bumble bee

I plan on wearing both but really splurged/fell in love with my band for the same reasons you are stating.  My Engagement Ring has “grown” on me (like many others, I asked Fiance for a simple band for my e-ring or none at all is just fine), likely because it is simple.  I have to admit that most e-rings I see are very intricate and detailed, which kind of turned me off to e-rings.  Not that they aren’t just beautiful (they are), but it’s not a piece I would wear every day.  Luckily Fiance surprised me with something classic and simple that will stand my test of time that I can see myself (and do see myself) wearing every day.

With that being said, don’t let anyone give you an opinion on what it should be!  If you aren’t a big jewelry person, it is probably a good idea to forgo an e-ring altogether, or maybe get a band that you can see yourself stacking with a beautiful wedding band, or wear the e-ring as an RHR once you say your vows.

My Future Mother-In-Law hasn’t worn her e-ring in 20 years (even after Future Father-In-Law upgraded her, his mistake!).  My nana never wore hers (just her plain gold band), I have a close girlfriend who ONLY wears her band and she got married last year (wears e-ring on snazzy occasions), several friends who just don’t wear rings, and my Maid/Matron of Honor actually said if her boyfriend proposes to her, tell him just to get her a diamond band.

You’re not as alone as a lot of people make you think you are.  EVeryone has their opinion of “what is right”.  They aren’t you at the end of the day.

Post # 9
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7898 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

There aren’t engagement rings in my parents’ culture, so my mom always just wore a wedding band. I probably would have been just fine with the same, but now I have a classic wedding set that I wear. In the future, I might wear just the band though. We’ll see. 

Post # 10
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4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

So far I wear only my band to work. Engagement Ring I love but it’s a bit flashy for my field.

Post # 11
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7136 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I always said back before getting engaged that I wanted a wedding band that would work well on it’s own should I ever want to wear it alone….meaning no curved bands. I never wear my band alone. When we first got married I wore them together all the time and really never took them off at all. Over the past year I’ve gotten into the habit of rarely wearing them around the house. I do work out and ride horses and round I was just not wearing either of them. I recently ordered a Qalo ring and I wear that almost all the time unles we’re going out somewhere.

Post # 12
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1320 posts
Bumble bee

I feel ya! I almost never wear my wedding set anymore. Maybe if we’re going out, but that’s about it. I finally found a stand alone band that I LOVE so I wear that about 90% of the time. 

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