Post # 1
I’ve spied some older threads but you ladies know that trends can change how people think about things and so I’m looking for some refreshing inspiration for what to engrave on the inside of my sweetie’s ring.
I thought about… “I love you more than you love me” BECAUSE…ever since my kids were little we’ve had this little saying it goes like this.
Me: “I love you”
Him “I love you too”
Me “I love you more than you love me”
Him “That’s not possible”
So, it started with my son and daughter and since meeting fiance it’s carried over into our lives. For a wedding present I want to also encorporate this into a plaque that will sit on a “memory bench” in our hometown. The boardwalk that spans the bay has these memory benches placed along the route and 99% of them are dedicated to someone who has passed away…but I think that since the dearly departed can’t read that we should honor and cherish those we love while they are still here which is why I want to dedicate a bench to our new life together.
ANYWAY – that was a side note. I am struggling with the engraving of the rings! 😉 Help!
Post # 3
We are getting married where we got engaged, which is also where our hearts truely call home. We just love this place so we are having ‘Joshua Tree 10.21.2012’ engraved on our rings.
As a side note, we are having a destination wedding.
Post # 4
That sounds lovely Candace!~ I’ve been to JT. It was back in 99 when they had fires. Imagine my surprise setting up camp and then being evacuated so suddely – it was crazy! 😉
Love is frienship caught on fire! (or so they say!) Congrats and that’s a GREAT idea. (though hubby and I stopped into Wal-Mart on our first date so I won’t be putting that inside his ring! HA! 🙂
Post # 5
We chose a quote from a couple we both consider our role models. This man and his wife had a beautiful lifelong marriage and were always giving realistic, optimistic advice. According to the mister at his wife’s funeral, just before she died, she told him: “You have always given me wings to fly, and I have loved you for it.”
His ring and my ring both have a part of the phrase on it. We had to cut it down to just “You have always” “given me wings to fly.” I don’t actually know which ring has which, because he hasn’t given me my engagement ring yet (I’m a waiting bee). But that’s what we’ve decided on!
Post # 6
We had matching tungsten bands (non-wedding) that were laser engraved. I chose to engrave on his “A day without your love is a day without life” and he just chose “Always loved” to put on mine. pft, how poetic of him.
Post # 7
We have it down to a couple choices:
1) “Our little infinity” which comes from a John Green book where two teens with cancer fall in love. It was the first book we read together. The quote is about how within any set numbers (say, between 1 and 2) there is an infinity of numbers between them (1.1, 1.11 and so on). But some infinities are larger than other infinities (so the infinity between 1 and 2 is smaller than the infinity between 1 and 3). So within the numbered days we have together, we have a little infinity. The other option from that book is “A forever within the numbered days”
2) “I super duper love you”. One day we were just sitting around and I turned to him and said that, and we both just BURST out laughing. It has become a bit of an inside joke. I like the idea of us laughing every time we look in our wedding bands.
3) “Safe and Sound” which is the name of our song (it’s by Hawksley Workman, look it up, you’ll fall in love!)
4) “Home is wherever I’m with you.” which is also lyrics from a song we both love. Since we have started dating, between the two of us we have lived in 4 different cities and 8 different houses. So the only constant home we have had has been one another.
Post # 8
I love the idea of having your fingerprints engraved on the inside of the ring. It’s especially sweet for us, since we moved to the UK together and had to go through all of the fingerprints and biometrics appointments to make it happen. I don’t know if we’ll go that route or not since we’re on a budget, but I really like the idea.
Post # 9
We also have a little saying/dialogue that we say all the time, so if we got the rings engraved we might get that:
Me: You’re The One
Fiance: You’re The One, The One I Love 🙂
Post # 10
Ours will both say: always.
Post # 11
I was getting ready to post this exact question this morning! Darling Husband and I have not engraved our rings, but I want us to do that, perhaps when we approach our one year anniversary.
I like that!
I also saw a Pinterest example where they had engraved the man’s wedding band with, “My everything.” I like that one too.
Post # 12
@sperbunki: Thank you 🙂 It is such a beautiful place! I am always so happy to hear of other people that have been there 🙂 We went to Walmart the night we got engaged when we were camping in Joshua Tree 🙂 We needed ice for the cooler 🙂
@maryaz: I really like this idea too! I have no idea how we would go about it though!
Post # 13
I am thinking of having “two hearts, one love” engraved. I haven’t talked to Fiance yet but I know that that is on a beautiful glass clock my mother had engraved for us for our wedding gift.
Post # 14
This got me thinking … I like the idea of having each other’s name… His will have my name and mine will have his name. Good idea or not?
I just realized that if we have to sell the rings (divorce, death) we won’t be able to… and now I think of it the same as a name tattoo… OH DARN, the more I think of it the more it may be a bad idea! LOL
Post # 15
There is a shop on Etsy that makes custom music wedding bands and as I am a singer and my fiance’ plays piano and violin, we are getting our song’s notes on the outside of the ring and our favorite lyric from the song “Let’s watch the flowers grow” on the inside. Example of what it will look like below.
Post # 16
@happyface: I actually quite like that idea, and in the (unlikely) event of divorce or death, you don’t have to wear the ring, rather than sell them you can throw them out/burn them/etc so it’s not like a tattoo where you can’t get it removed or have a horrible scar from removal, I think it’s a great idea, go for it!