(Closed) Woah woah woah…engaged bees, did anyone ask you if they can try your ring on??

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 61
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I had a couple friends who got married back when we were in our late teens/early twenties and we did pass those rings around and all the girls tried them on. I think it’s a juvenile practice that comes with all the excitement. I am in my thirties… No one has ever asked to try my ring on. I would let someone close to me try it on if they asked, but not a stranger or someone I barely know.

Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

When I was “waiting” I asked a good friend of mine if I could try hers on right after she got engaged and I was obsessed. If you’re close with the person I don’t think it’s a big deal. If someone I barely knew asked I would probably say no. 

Post # 64
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I let people I know try it on (obviously not random people on the street). I think it’s flattering. 🙂

Post # 65
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Buzzing bee

I’ve been asked this a number of times, and I always let others try it on. It’s a pretty ring so it’s fun to wear, what’s the big deal if they want to try it on? 

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee

When I was engaged previously a friend from school asked to try it on, we aren’t close but I felt awkward so I let her – I was so anxious the whole time she had it on!

This time around i think I will respond like roboteye: “I’m sentimental and never take it off”

Post # 67
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Helper bee

Slightly different but my SO was recently a best man and was tasked with holding both rings. Pre-ceremony he showed them to me and the bride’s ring was so impossibly adorably tiny that I held it to take a closer look. My SO said something about trying it on, just to see if it would fit even half way down my finger and I quickly gave it back to him, something about putting on her band before she did seemed very disrespectful although until that second I hadn’t considered it at all. It is a different situation, but still.

I’m not engaged so I’m not sure how I would feel if someone asked me, but I don’t think I would ever ask anyone if I could try theirs, I can’t imagine a situation where I would ever really need/want to.

Post # 68
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Worker bee

Yup…all my single coworkers. I’m not a fan of being the center if attention so one of my coworkers wore the ring so everyone would ask her about it. Another one wore it and then sent a picture to her boyfriend. I’m close to them so I don’t really mind. If it had been one that I disliked (she actually talked about her proposal when everyone was asking about mine and then later pretended like she didn’t know about it) I probably would have said no. 

Post # 69
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve asked my bff to try her rings (original ering and wedding band then her upgraded anniversary set) on a few times over the years, and she never acted like it was a big deal. To me it wouldn’t be a big deal if a close friend or family member asked to try on my rings, I’d take it as a compliment. But no way will a stranger be trying my rings on. 

Post # 70
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Blushing bee

Yes! A girl I work with asked me if she can try it on. I thought it was a very odd request, as I didn’t know her that well yet at that point. I didn’t really know what to say, so I was just like “sure…”. She sat right next to me, so I know she wasn’t trying to steal it or anything. Turns out, she loved talking weddings and we actually became pretty good friends. I always knew she was kind of… eccentric? (For lack of a better word lol). Shes a nice girl, but she moves to the beat  her own drum, which is one of the things I like about her. Recently, we had a meeting and we ended up near a girl who had just gotten engaged. She asked this girl if she can try on her ring too and she let her. 

If it was a complete stranger, hell no. But family and friends, I never minded 

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Yes and the asker was 8 🙂 I really don’t mind at all. 

Post # 72
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Helper bee

I think my cousin asked to try on my ring and I didn’t mind at all! I don’t care if it’s a close friend or relative, but I wouldn’t want a random person to try on my ring. I tried on a couple of friend’s rings years ago. Not sure if I asked or if they offered. I think it’s fun for people to try on rings when they’re trying to get an idea of what they want someday.

Post # 73
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Blushing bee

Wow you girls have me feeling crazy possessive cause…try on my ring? Yea, um NO lol I would probably tell an itsy bitsy lie like um its stuck, my fingers are swollen, can’t get it off, the dog ate my homework lol you get the picture. 

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Multiple friends and family members have asked to try it on. No big deal. My younger (20 year old cousin) even wore it around for 30 minutes or so. If a total stanger asked to try it on, I’m not sure how I would react. 

Post # 75
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My mom and sis both love trying on my ring.

My friend’s boyfriend also wanted to see it (off my finger) to get a feel for sizing / platinum when looking at rings for his own proposal.

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