Do you wear your engagement ring everyday? Do you have to wear your engagement ring every day or can you wear your wedding band by itself? Let’s discuss this etiquette question and get inspired by gorgeous wedding bands from Noémie. Be sure to join the newsletter party for the latest tips + inspiration to your inbox!
Have you ever wondered if you can just wear a wedding band vs. wearing the wedding band AND the engagement ring? You’ve come to the right place!
This question came to us from bride-to-be, Maia, who wants to know if she can wear a wedding band by itself (instead of paired with an engagement ring).
“Hi Emmaline! I love my engagement ring but I don’t normally wear that much jewelry, so it feels like too much to wear on my ring finger. Can I wear a wedding band by itself instead of paired with the engagement ring? What’s the rule about a woman wearing just a wedding band? Thank you!”
Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Rules
What’s the rule? Great question: there is no rule! :) When it comes to your wedding, everything is up to you. The best way to decide whether you should wear no engagement ring and just the wedding band all comes down to personal preference.
• Do you like to wear both an engagement ring and wedding band?, or
• Do you prefer the feeling of just one band on your finger?
You’ll know what’s best for you.
Can I Wear Wedding Band Without Engagement Ring?
Of course you can wear a wedding band by itself. There’s no rule that states you MUST wear an engagement ring all the time, nor do you need to wear it with a wedding band. Do most married people wear an engagement ring with a wedding band? I’d venture to say yes, but every woman should do what she is most comfortable with. In this case, if you want to wear a band by itself and skip the engagement ring on a daily basis, that’s up to you and totally acceptable.
Wedding Band By Itself
As a rule of thumb, the wedding band was designed to fit with the engagement ring, but that’s no longer the way you have to wear them together, especially on a daily basis. Some women now opt to wear just a wedding band. Why? This is due to many reasons, which we’re outlining below.
Comfort is probably the #1 reason why people choose to wear just a wedding band. If you’re a person who doesn’t wear jewelry regularly, it makes more sense to wear a single wedding band that is more comfortable to wear on your hand.
If jewelry really isn’t your thing, you don’t need to double up and wear an engagement ring with a wedding band. Instead, choose a wedding band that is slim, minimalist, and lightweight.
If you’re a regular gymgoer, mountain climber, hiker, biker, or adventurer of another kind, wearing a wedding band by itself makes more sense. There is less of a chance it will get lost, interrupt your activity, or cause you discomfort.
The same applies if you regularly work with your hands. Some lines of work also prohibit wearing metal rings, which is why these silicone bands are so popular for some individuals.
Now, if you’re thinking of wearing a wedding band, it’s time to pick out one you’ll love to wear. Many brides who plan to wear just a wedding band choose to glam it up a bit and choose one that has diamonds or stones around the band (or on part of it).
We found a few beautiful examples of wedding bands you can wear by itself (or pair with an engagement ring) from Noémie.
One of the reasons we adore this brand, in addition to the pure beauty in its design, is their diamonds are purchased from conflict-free sources. These sources enforce the standards established by the Kimberly Process (in compliance with all applicable UN resolutions). These handcrafted wedding bands are one-of-a-kind.
The One Carat Diamond Eternity Band Ring
Spiral Wedding Band
Minimalist Wedding Band
Multi-Shape Diamond Wedding Band
This is such a unique band I could definitely see you wearing by itself!
Bauguette Diamond Band
Princess Cut Diamond Eternity Band
Floating Diamond Ring
Three Row Micro Pavé Wedding Band
Many Bands Ring
Vintage Diamond Wedding Band
Diamond Link Ring
Wide Diamond Wedding Band
Single Bauguette Wedding Band
Simple Wedding Band for Her
Love this wedding band with a trio of diamonds! I could see many women wearing this wedding band solo.
Where to Buy a Wedding Band to Wear Itself
For the most beautiful options for both wedding bands without engagement rings (and with), shop here. Noémie has incredible wedding bands for women.
ON TO YOU:
Do you like to wear your engagement ring everyday or do you plan to just wear a wedding band by itself? Tell us in the comment box below!
Hope it helps!
This blog post is an affiliate partnership with Noemie.