(Closed) Worried about wedding band fitting too tight!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have the same issue… my e-ring fits great but once I add the band (same size) the extra width makes it too tight.  I am going to get mine sized up after the wedding when I get them soldered, and just deal with it day-of (is my plan…)

Post # 4
483 posts
Helper bee

Go to a jewelry store and have then check the size not everyones sizes are the same … It makes no sense but it happens and if the band is significantly wider than your e-ring going up the half size will give you moregroom and be comfortable when both are on

Post # 5
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

When two rings are worn together, they always feel tighter.  I would keep the wedding band in a size 8 since it’s at the lowest part of your finger, and resize your e-ring back up to an 8.5.  That should work out perfectly! 

Post # 6
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It will be better during Winter and you’re right that your fingers are bigger in the morning.  Try the band again tomorrow late morning to see how it feels.  Also because you plan to lose weight, this should be a right size for you.

Post # 7
2395 posts
Buzzing bee



ITA. This is what happened to me. I got a size 7 e-ring — which would have fit just fine except I have a larger knuckle from an injury years ago (argh!) — and sized it up to an 8.25, and it fit perfectly.


Then when we ordered the wedding band in size 8, I could not get that sucker on no matter how I tried because with two rings on my finger, I needed it to be bigger.


Soooo… we sized the wedding band up to 8.5 and now everything is hunky dory.


OP, it’s better to have the ring a little on the loose side than on the tight side. Our family jeweler explained to us that it is bad for your knuckles to repeatedly be pushing a too-tight ring over them every time you take it off to have it cleaned. Your knuckle can actually become slightly larger from the repeated irritation.


If you’re concerned about having it in time for the wedding, just wait until after the nuptials to send it off to be exchanged.


Good luck and enjoy your ring!

Post # 8
8 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

My ering was a 7 when he proposed and it fit just fine, as soon as I added the wedding band it was too tight!

Now I’ve had both the ering and the band sized to and 8 and the set fits much better.

Two rings together are tighter than one!


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