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Do I need a wedding band?
I have the most beautiful (yeah I'm baised) engagement ring. It is not your typical straight band...so I'm facing a dilemma. When we went ring shopping (for the engagement ring) I was fine with just having this ring as my engagement and wedding ring. But now people are asking me what the wedding band will look like and when I tell them that I won't have one...they are shocked! I did purchase 2 bands recently to try with the ring, and because of the band of the engagement ring not being straight, they didn't look right. It took away from my fabulous engagement ring! :-) Any thoughts?

Married: 10/24/2009
Posted On: Jan 28, 2009 at 12:57 AM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 09/13/2008
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Jan 28, 2009 at 6:33 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Get a fancy ring guard made for your engagement ring. I really can't describe what one is but go to the jewelry store & have them give you suggestions on what will work with the ring. Ring guards add to the beauty they don't take away from it. It will end up looking like a single very wide ring but is actually 2 separate pieces.

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Jan 28, 2009 at 1:35 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Since a ring is only a symbol or marriage, you certainly don't need any ring at all (although its nice!) Many women solder thier band to their engagement ring, effectively making one ring, anyway. I would just use your engagement ring for the wedding ring ceremony - will anyone really notice?
As an aside, I had no engagement ring, but only a wedding band for the first five years of marriage & then got a very beautiful lump of coal in my stocking one christmas!

Married: 05/15/2009
Reviews: 7
Jan 28, 2009 at 10:50 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Of course you don't HAVE TO have wedding band if you don't want one, it's your finger after all! I felt the same way at first because I loved my engagement ring so much and it was also not the kind that easily went next to another ring. I ended up finding a wedding band I absolutely adore! So you could keep looking, look into having one custom designed, or not have one at all. Another option is to wear your engagement ring on your right hand and the wedding band on your left, that way each would still be displayed on their own. In the end do what YOU like and just let people be all shocked, you can't please everyone

Married: 05/02/2009
Feb 03, 2009 at 1:54 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Try your little jewlery stores. I had the same problem. You may have to have one custom made. My problem was solved when my mother decided to hand down her wedding set to me (after offering to my older sister first) I'm a very sentimental person and I love the idea of wearing my mothers set. (she is wearing her aniversary set as her wedding set now)

To me it would be fine jsut to have one ring, Alot of the sets interlock now, but if you can tell it is just one ring... You are garunteed to have people continuously asking you when the wedding is, Long after the wedding. My friend has this problem and she has been married ofr two years now. She still gets asked like once a week.
 

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