Having your significant other’s name engraved onto your wedding band is a common practice, but that’s because it’s a good idea. The genius lies in its simplicity. Rather than using your full names, you could also use the pet names you have given to each other. And if you’d like to keep those private and not want to use official names either, there are always initials.
If your vows are wow
If you have spent a long time on your wedding vows and are convinced that they are fantastic, it would be very cute to have a small part of your vows engraved onto your wedding bands. You could pick an incredibly funny joke or a heartfelt promise that had everyone in tears (even the tough cousin who never takes off his Ray-Bans). If you didn’t write your own vows, you could pick a classic like “Till death do us part”.
Every couple has a song. What’s yours? Is it the voice of Billie Holiday that you slow dance to, or a song from Taylor Swift’s Red that you both think should have won a Grammy? Maybe he stood outside your house with a boombox till your dad turned the sprinklers on or maybe it’s just that one song you heard all the time, back in university. Whatever music makes you fall in love all over again, that’s your song. And it’s an important part of your journey. It can be a beautiful gesture to get the name of the song or its lyrics engraved onto your wedding band.
Love is in the small things. The way she pulls her hair in a bun or how she cries at reality TV shows; or how you fight about whether or not red velvet is a real flavor, love is a quiet day, watching your favorite movie. Remember a small yet meaningful moment that encapsulates the spirit of your relationship. It could be a book, a movie or even red velvet. As long as it is meaningful to you as a couple, it can be inscribed onto your ring.
Throw your kid in the mix
You may love each other more than anyone else in the world but sometimes that changes for the better. In an interview with David Letterman, Ryan Reynolds famously described his fierce love for his children: ‘I would take a bullet for you. I could never love anything as much as I love you.’ I would say that to my wife. And the second I looked in that baby’s eyes, I knew in that exact moment that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.” If you have been brought closer together as parents, you could also consider getting your child’s name engraved onto your wedding band.
Or your floofy baby
Who said kids have to be of the same species as their parents. If you and your partner have a floofy little menace who lives rent free, both in your house and in your hearts, then it’s time to honor that good-boy or good-girl in a special way. Get your pet’s name engraved onto your wedding bands as they represent a love that is larger than just two people. You could also include them in the ceremony as ring bearers. Trust us, it will be Paw-fect.
Complete each other’s…
Engravings. Whatever you decide to have engraved onto your wedding band could be half and half on each. The lyrics of a love song starting off on one band and ending on another. The same can be done with quotes.