How can I give my fiance a wedding band that matches what he wants (simple white gold comfort fit band) special in some way?
My fiance proposed to me with the most perfect, thoughtful, amazing engagement ring ever and I very much want to return the favour. He's getting his engagement BBQ
but what I'd really like is to make his wedding band something special and meaningful for him as well. I'm finding this hard because he wants a fairly simple white gold band. No fussy details or patterns on it, just a simple classic band.
1. Engraving is the obvious choice since outwardly the band would be the simple band he wants, but it seems so... easy? It feels like a cop out. That said, I've come up with a few different ideas for that:
- getting it engraved "You have to love me!" (which is what we say when one of us does something insane or gross or bizzare. It is our way of saying that you we love each other's less than perfect parts, and that we are committed to each other forever so we'd best get used to the weird parts.)
- getting engraved with "I'm keeping you." which is something I said to him before I felt able to say "I love you.", and I still say it.
- getting it engraved with "I love you like a hurricane." since very early on in our relationship we started doing a "I love you like _________", filling in the blank with just about anything. Hurricane, ear of corn, ugly shirts, Chairman Kaga, etc. Hurricane was one the first and often repeated.
The problem is that these all seem either mega cheesy or weird. Is it possible to make engraved rings NOT super cheesy?
2. Adding a sapphire somehow would be awesome, since it is his birthstone, it is the stone of the month we're getting married, and it is the stone in my engagement ring. But having a sapphire on his band wouldn't give him the simple band he wants. Is it stupid to have a sapphire put on the inside of the band? Do people do this?
3. I've seen those rings where they have the inside of the band be the other person's fingerprints. I showed them to him waaaaaaaay back, before we were engaged, and he was pretty "Meh" over them. So that is nixed.
4. I've seen the rings where they have raised letters on the ring so when you take it off it has a word (like "love") sort of stamped on to the finger. I showed him this way back as well, and he thought it would be super uncomfortable. Again, nixed.
5. We've talked about using some other metal aside from white gold. He didn't seem too excited about that, he seemed to prefer white gold.
HELP ME! What sorts of genius ways to make the ring special and meaningful am I not thinking of?