We have our wedding bands!
I have a teeny tiny confession – we actually have had our bands for over a year – it was one of the first things that we could cross off the list relatively early on, so we went back to where Mr. Hermit Crab had gotten my engagement ring, and we picked out rings. We were in and out in 20 minutes, and we got a deal that included engraving in the cost. Thus began the saga!
It took us about a year to decide what we wanted engraved, and we finally forced ourselves to make the decision and took them back to the store.
Three weeks later, we happily went to retrieve our rings… and mine had an engraving mistake! The problem was that the mistake was part of the Hebrew lettering, and we had very little faith that they would be able to get it right the second time. We went home with Mr. Hermit Crab’s band, and crossed our fingers. Finally, we got the call and went to pick mine up. It was… perfect! Now we just have to keep them safe until the wedding!
Here they are, safe in their little white boxes
Me modeling Mr. Hermit Crab’s ring – yellow gold
Me modeling my ring – please excuse the chipping manicure!
In a Jewish wedding ceremony, you are supposed to wear a solid ring, without any holes in it. Many people use one like this for the ceremony, and then have a fancier band that they wear all the time. It was very important to Mr. Hermit Crab and I that the ring we use during the ceremony be what I would wear all the time, and luckily, I love the simplicity of it.
My engagement ring with my band
(all pictures are personal photos)
They don’t fit snuggly together, but I actually prefer it that way. I can wear them each separately or together, I like how it looks either way. (A wedding band that would have fit snuggly with my e-ring would have look horrible on its own, and I really wanted one I could wear alone).
I am so excited about our wedding bands. I love my engagement ring and its symbolism for us as a couple, but to me, the simplicity of the band and what it symbolizes is so powerful. I am very much looking forward to wearing it!
Just in case you’re interested, here is what we had engraved: “E&N 6-6-2010 (and in Hebrew) Ani l’dodi v’dodi li” which means, “I am my beloved and my beloved is mine.”
How did you decide what wedding band to buy? Was it an easy or a complicated process? Did you decide to have your rings engraved?