Amber says … As those of you who frequent the Bridalwave section of the Shiny Fashion Forums will know, I’m getting married on March 31st next year. The latest box to get ticked on the "To Do" list was the buying of the rings, which we managed to do yesterday. It was actually pretty scary: in much the same way that we put in an offer on our house after having been in it for no more than fifteen minutes, we managed to find the perfect rings within about ten minutes of walking into the jeweller’s store.
Considering that I’m going to be wearing this ring for the rest of my life (Well, unless Sawyer from Lost knocks on the door with a bunch of roses and a cheeky grin, obviously.), and that I’ll happily spend much more time than that debating whether or not to buy a pair of shoes, I was pretty surprised.
What surprised me most about the whole thing, though, was how excited Terry, my fiance, managed to get about choosing his wedding ring. It’s parr for the course for me to get excited about the purchase of pretty, shiny things, but as someone who rarely wears jewellery except for a watch (and even then leaves it sitting on the bedside table more often than not) I was curious to see how Terry would adapt to the idea of suddenly wearing a ring every day.
Well, the true test of that will come after the wedding of course, but so far the signs are good, and it was only when I saw him admiring his wedding ring that it occurred to me to wonder how I’d have felt if he hadn’t wanted to wear one. I know a lot of men who don’t – mostly because they’re just not jewellery wearers and, after a lifetime of going unadorned, aren’t about to start wearing fancy rings now, thanks very much.
It all comes down to personal choice in the end, of course, but if I’m completely honest, I think I’d perhaps have felt just a little bit hurt if Terry hadn’t wanted to wear a wedding ring – if only because it would make for a bit of an awkward pause during the "exchanging of rings" part of the ceremony! Then again, maybe I’m just being territorial, and wanting to "mark" my man as taken – a thought that doesn’t really thrill me much either.
So, what about you? Is your groom going to be wearing a wedding ring? And if not, how do you feel about it?