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When does he wear his ring?

Amy, on September 2, 2018 at 1:58 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 13
Hey everyone! So I always thought that men start wearing a ring at the wedding. But my fiance asked about wearing one beginning in the engagement period. What did your fella do? Should I get him his ring soon or wait until the wedding (which may be 2 year's away)? Or a separate ring even? I love him but hubby doesn't know anything about weddings so we're both learning together.


Latest activity by Kelly , on September 3, 2018 at 9:04 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Traditionally, grooms in America start wearing a ring after the wedding. That doesn't mean that he can't start wearing one now if he'd like.

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  • xRApril
    Expert May 2018
    xRApril ·
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    My H started wearing his ring the day it came in the mail (I didn’t want him to see it but he beat me to the mail that day haha). So he’s had his on for about 7 months before the wedding.
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  • Mary C
    Super November 2018
    Mary C ·
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    We bought plain bands as commitment rings prior to being engaged. Been wearing them for two years now. We both decided these will be our wedding rings as well. So I say wear them when you want to wear them.
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  • J
    Master 0000
    Judith ·
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    My hubby got a simple band for himself when he got my rings. I did not want a ring with a stone. So he got me a plain blue enamel over high tech glass or ceramic, with a flower pattern painted on, and got himself a darker blue enamel one to match my wedding ring. And he started wearing his as a wedding band as of when I started wearing the engagement ring. Because it was on the correct finger but not gold or silver, people would say, so what's this, you're not married yet? And he said, no but I'm taken. I thought it romantic, so did his family ( Or as his dad said, strange, but kinda romantic.) Why not, If FI wants to wear one ?
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    My fiancé wanted to go pick out his ring right away lol I think once they see your bling they want their own. We haven’t yet bc we’re saving money but I would totally do it if that weren’t the case. It’s traditional for grooms to wait til the wedding but really why? He wants to feel like he’s yours and your his. I think it’s really sweet.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Mine also started wearing his as soon as he got it. I thought a little off but cute! He said we’re getting married so why shouldn’t everyone know? Fine by me. 😍
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  • Erin
    Devoted October 2018
    Erin ·
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    My guy has been wearing his ring everyday since I proposed! Can't wait until we tie the knot in 40 days. FH wanted his ring right away. I thought it was super sweet.
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  • BaccanoBride
    Savvy November 2019
    BaccanoBride ·
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    I got mine a silicone one. He wanted to wear his band when I got it, but mulled it over and wanted to wait but still wanted something in the mean time.
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  • Kristen
    VIP August 2018
    Kristen ·
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    Usually men wear a ring after the wedding, but that isn't a rule you need to follow. You guys do whatever works best for you and if he wants to wear one before the wedding then who are we to stop him.

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  • Jessica
    Expert March 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Mine started wearing his when he proposed to me. He said were both taken so we should both wear rings. I love the idea lol i love seeing it on his finger and knowing that he is all mine Smiley smile
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  • Lex
    VIP September 2019
    Lex ·
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    My FH has promise rings he wears (he really likes jewelry) but he’ll be switching over to just one band after the wedding.
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  • K
    Dedicated October 2018
    Kayla ·
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    My FH started wearing his when a patient at work started flirting with him and he wanted her to leave him alone. That was 6 months ago and he hasn’t taken it off since lol
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  • Kelly
    Devoted September 2018
    Kelly ·
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    Mostly at the wedding. The only man I know that wore it prior to the wedding ended up losing it the day before the wedding and had to borrow another guys ring for the ceremony. He kept this a secret from his bride. You can imagine the look on her face when she was placing an unfamiliar ring on his finger!
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