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Which came first: choosing your wedding band or your fiancé(e)'s band?

Maren, on December 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 102
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How did you handle shopping for wedding bands? Did you knock them both out in the same shopping trip, or try them on separately? Who’s wedding band did you purchase first?

Which came first: choosing your wedding band or your fiancé(e)'s band? 1

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  • Tamara
    VIP August 2019
    Tamara ·

    We decided to be non traditional and buy our own wedding bands. Mostly because I felt badly that he would have to pay for the engagement ring AND the band. I bought mine last month and he will buy his...probably at the last minute! Lol!

  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
    My fiancé bought my engagement ring 💍 and his band at the same time! He didn’t know I was supposed to buy his band.
  • M&M Bride
    Super September 2018
    M&M Bride ·

    We bought them at the same time! My FH was allergic to the ring he picked out though. So by default I guess we had picked out mine first!

  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
    We haven’t gone yet but we both know what we want! We’ll need to go to a jeweler for mine, but his we’ll buy online... so I’m guessing that mine will be purchased first!
  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·

    My band came as a set with my engagement ring, I haven't bought FW's band yet.

  • Kaitlyn
    Devoted March 2019
    Kaitlyn ·
    My bands! FH didn't even want a band, he has a job where rings take a beating. So I found him one on Amazon. He knew what my band was going to be when he picked up my e-ring.
  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
    Nemo ·

    Same shopping trip! We bought each other's bands.

  • Gen
    Master June 2019
    Gen ·
    We got my FH’s first! He is super picky, so we just went to the store for him to try some on and get an idea of styles. He put this one on and his eyes lit up, so I knew we had to get it!

    Mine is going to be really easy, because I have a custom engagement ring, and the jewelry store already showed us the band that will go with my engagement ring. So I know exactly what I’m getting, we’re just going to wait a few more months to order it.
  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
    My fiance bought my band the same time! So now I have to find the perfect band for him!
  • T
    Dedicated March 2020
    Tamsin ·
    We are getting a local jeweller to make them so are doing it together and at the same time
  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
    My wedding band goes with my engagement ring so mine was decided first but his was actually ordered first.
  • Nafisah
    Super May 2019
    Nafisah ·
    I decided that I didn't want the band that came with my ring, which made it twice as difficult to find one. He wasn't so worried about his because he already knew exactly what he wanted. Took us 3 mo to find mines and I purchased his like a week later. We ended up buying each others rings.
  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·

    My rings were bought together as a set. His was bought about two months later.

  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
    Probably will happen at the same time, his dad is a jeweler so we'll go to the store together!
  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
    My husband wedding band came first. I have yet to pick one out since I'm really picky.
  • C
    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy ·
    We went together and bought them at the same time 😊 i picked mine and he picked his
  • ChefKait
    Devoted December 2019
    ChefKait ·

    Mine is my great-grandmother's band so its already done (I have her entire ring set) so we just have to find his!

  • Kassie
    Dedicated January 2020
    Kassie ·
    My engagement ring came with the wedding band, so my fiancé bought both on the same day. We still have to find a wedding band for him, but our wedding isn't until January 2020, so we have time.
  • Lacy
    Super December 2018
    Lacy ·
    We got them from different places but chose them at the same time.
  • Laura
    Rockstar November 2019
    Laura ·
    My engagement ring and bands are a set. Haven’t bought FH’s band yet. He has major limitations on what he can wear at work so it may take some looking.

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