Wedding band or no wedding band?

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Your engagement ring is beautiful! Personally, I would get a wedding band both for the symbolism and so you can wear it alone in scenarios where you don’t want to wear your e-ring  — I think a matching plain band would look really nice with your ring. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

sam0528 :  beautiful ring!!! I agree that a simple band would be a good idea. You don’t have to wear it in day to day life but there will be times you might want just a band (doing yard work, at the beach, etc). I think a thin band would look great. 

Post # 4
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249 posts
Helper bee

Agree with the small thin plain band, or a thin pave band if you don’t want to go plain. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: San Francisco City Hall

Personally, having a wedding band for me is necessary for the symbolism and tradition.  There are brides who are forward thinking and may go without a wedding band or will wear their band on a different finger or hand.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

sam0528 :  it’s a style choice. I’m pretty traditional so I would def vote that you should wear a wedding band after the wedding since you’re asking, but if it doesn’t bother you to be without one then don’t! I have an elongated shape ER and have gotten a custom made swerve band to go with it. To me it enhances the stone, doesn’t detract from it. But not sure how it looks with yours. It might just be a way of getting used to it 🙂 some wedding bands are called enhancers because that’s what they do. Adds some sparkle too 🙂 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

sam0528 :  it’s a style choice. I’m pretty traditional so I would def vote that you should wear a wedding band after the wedding since you’re asking, but if it doesn’t bother you to be without one then don’t! I have an elongated shape ER and have gotten a custom made swerve band to go with it. To me it enhances the stone, doesn’t detract from it. But not sure how it looks with yours. It might just be a way of getting used to it 🙂 some wedding bands are called enhancers because that’s what they do. Adds some sparkle too 🙂 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a very similar ring.  I wear mine with a few bands.  I designed it for my rose shaped band as shown in the picture.  I also wear it with my cartier trinity ring and sometimes a blingy half eternity band.  I also think your ring would look really good with just a plain matching width band.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

sam0528 :  I would try Amazon maybe for a wedding band. I’ve been searching on there and the prices have been much better than chain stores imo. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

We have similar rings and thoughts. I love my ring as is. I have searched high and low for 2 years for a wedding band that would not take away from my enagagement ring. I’ve tried every possible ring, pave, plain, etc etc. etc. So….I wear my engagement ring on my left hand and a wedding band that coordinates with my engagement ring on my right.

i totally understand what you’re going through. Ugh!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Ring I wear on my right hand

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

I would do a wedding band and I would do something more plain than not… I love my plain band and not having to think for a second about loose stones or dirt or anything like that. I love that I have something to wear to the beach and places like that. 

So you could get just a band that you love on its own and use it for the ceremony and wear it on days you don’t want bling. 

Or have you tried two bands? A plan band on top and bottom might make it look symmetrical enough that you like it. And two thin plain bands would probably be in budget. 

I also know people who wear their rings on different hands because they like that look better. 

There are 100 options, but basically I think it’s important to have a wedding band for what it represents, and because there will be times when wearing your engagement ring either isn’t smart or is inappropriate and you’ll want to have something else to wear in its place. 

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