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Are the wedding bands supposed to match?

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#1 hunnyhun921

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    Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:34 PM

    My FI bought me a yellow gold engagment ring. I love it. I really don't have a preference between white gold and yellow gold. However, he is saying that he wants a white gold wedding band. Are the bride and groom's wedding band supposed to match?

    #2 Maura


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    Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:36 PM

    they dont have to match at all. get what each of you likes. you have to wear it forever, so it might as well be something you love!

    #3 samanthag

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      Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:43 PM

      I don't think they have to match either. I think it's a personal preference.

      #4 RaydensMama

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        Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:44 PM

        No reason for them to match, just as long as you both like what you are wearing.

        #5 Celina

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          Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:37 PM

          My FI did the same thing. Bought me a beautiful ring but in a gold setting. I love the ring, but (not to sound ungrateful) would have preffered a silver setting or white gold. Now - he went and got a tungsten band and our rings do not match.

          I polled all of my married friends and they all said that after a couple of years, none of their bands match because (usually) the husbands lost their bands so they ended up getting something different.

          After hearing that - I stopped worrying about it. I would rather him wear a ring that is comfortable to wear than somethng he would be worried about losing or didn't like.
          "Love is not who you live with...it's who you can't live without"

          #6 ~Melissa~


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          Posted 20 October 2008 - 04:14 PM

          I think it's personal preference. I'm not even sure what traditions say in regards to rings.... but I wouldn't worry. Go with what each of you want!

          #7 Cattie

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            Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:35 PM

            My original E Ring had the wedding band with it. He wasn't sure what he wanted. We found rings in St Thomas that we both fell in love with, since at that point I was just going to wear a wedding band. So we found matching bands, that have channel set diamonds which I can upgrade to a bigger carat amount for our anniversary! Now I've decided I want to wear my E Ring with my wedding band, so for Christmas we're having my diamond reset to a ring that will match our wedding bands! I can't be happier!!

            #8 sharibare

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              Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:44 PM

              Ditto. Get what each of you wants. I think matching rings is another one of those old traditions that has been thrown out the window. Thank goodness!
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