Let’s be honest, we all love things that are shiny and sparkly. Yep, budding brides are like magpies when it comes to rings – and there’s probably a high chance that you haven’t been able to take your eyes off your engagement ring ever since your significant other went down on one knee and popped the question you’ve been waiting for your whole life (am I right?). While you might be happy to wear this shiny beacon of love on your ring finger, things get a whole lot more cramped when you add a wedding ring into the mix. That’s if you want a wedding ring in the first place. Nowadays, more and more couples are opting out of the wedding ring tradition and choosing these epic alternatives to wedding rings.
If you’re an alternative bride or groom with a love for tattoos and all things edgy, you might decide that wearing a piece of metal on your finger just isn’t the way you want to express your undying love to your new husband or wife. Instead, marking your skin is much more permanent – and way cooler. While you and your betrothed may choose to get matching tattoos on other parts of your body, many couples nowadays are creating their own wedding rings out of ink. From single ring-like designs to hearts, crowns, and more, the tattoo gun is your oyster! Tattoos are one of the most popular alternatives to wedding rings, and we can totally see why.
Sometimes you can’t wear a wedding ring due to your profession. It may be that you’re a nurse and cannot wear rings while on shift, or it may be that you’re a builder, and the ring would pose a health and safety threat. However, these rules and requirements shouldn’t stop you from wearing a wedding ring if you want to. Rather than wearing these rings on your ring fingers, you and your husband or wife can buy a simple necklace chain and wear it around your neck. If that isn’t quite your thing, you could live like Andy Murray – who wears his wedding ring through the lace of his trainers. Whatever floats your boat.
If you’ve always wanted to get your nose pierced, your wedding day could provide the perfect excuse to book your appointment and shove a needle through your nose! While this may be a little unorthodox to some people, getting your nose pierced in Hindu culture is a way to show the world that you’re married. This is also the case within other cultures and has since become a hugely popular way to show off your new married status. Why not, ey?
Although we hate to stereotype, it’s becoming increasingly common for men to not wear a wedding ring – but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean they don’t love you and don’t want to show off their husband or wife! This is normally because of their line of work, or that they simply don’t enjoy wearing jewellery, but that’s okay because there is another epic alternative to giving your husband a ring on your wedding day. Instead, you can splash out for a brand new watch that signifies your love and commitment to him. It may be that he would wear a watch more than he would a ring… So it makes sense. If you’re feeling really fancy, you could even get it engraved with a heartfelt note of your undying love (aw!). This isn’t just reserved for men, however. If you’re a woman who is looking for alternatives to wedding rings, a watch could also be the way to go.
While wedding rings are still an integral part of a traditional wedding ceremony, more and more couples are straying away from them. Instead, they’re opting to wear alternatives to wedding rings that still look as epic as ever, and show their love for each other. It’s kinda cute, really. Which would you pick?
Well, hi there! Thanks for dropping by, earthlings. While I am a writer by trade I like to pride myself on my other quirks. I can rap all of the lyrics to Kanye West’s ‘Homecoming,’ I can eat a whole packet of Oreos in record time, and I can lick my elbow. Oh, I’m also a stickler for luuuuuurve…