67 days left till the wedding, and our to do list seems to grow instead of shrink by the day! AHHH. We tried to take this past weekend to cross a few things off our list, and its seems that it was the weekend of Mr. Elk, who got his tux (which we will talk about shortly) and his wedding band (to be discussed now!).
Now I should preface this entire discussion by letting you all know that Mr. Elk may choose to never wear his wedding band, and I am 100% OK with that. Both my dad and Mr. Elk’s dad have never worn wedding bands, and Mr. Elk doesn’t wear any jewelry at all. I wouldn’t be surprised if he just doesn’t like the way it feels on his finger. Mr. Elk seems to think he’ll have a difficult time picking up the chicks at his frequent bar outings with a ring on which is his biggest reason for not wanting to wear it (that was a very sarcastic comment, Mr. Elk is a bit of a homebody, and is very shy—I’m amazed we found each other!).
Anyway, despite my suspicion that he won’t actually wear it, I figured he should probably at least have the option of wearing it, which would require actually owning a ring. Well, it only took about 20 minutes at a local jewelry store and we were walking out with a receipt in hand (we had to order the ring in his size!). I’m pretty sure Mr. Elk just wanted the whole process to be over with, but I think he is happy with his decision. A very simple, cobalt band, and for only $250 dollars I can’t complain! Want to see? (note—this is not the actual band he bought, but it looks pretty darn similar)
I can honestly say I know absolutely nothing about Cobalt for jewelry, but we get yearly “spa treatments” for the ring for life (though I’m sure Mr. Elk will never actually do this), and we were assured there isn’t really any upkeep required. Overall, I’m just happy Mr. Elk found something he liked, and maybe there is some hope that he will actually wear it!
Did you have difficulty finding your mister’s wedding band? Or did he surprise you by making a quick decision?