Friday, August 26, 2005

Ring Drama

Rob and I bought our wedding bands many months ago. His they ordered in the right size and mine they gave me the size 7 from the store and told me to bring it back and have it sized as we got closer to the wedding. We took them home and put them in the safe to, well, keep them safe. Since then I have had this nagging feeling that the ring I choose didn't sit right with my engagement ring. My engagement ring is a (almost) 1 carat princess cut solitaire in a plain white gold setting. The wedding band I picked out is this:

Or very similar to it.
ANYWAY, I wasn't sure that they sat well together since the band is 3 sided and it didn't seem to sit flush against the engagement ring. Last night I went back to the store to look again and make sure the band is the one I want to wear for the next 50 years or so. After 45 minutes of trying on every wedding band and feeling the same way about them all the salesman decided it was, in fact, because the ring didn't fit. He offered to order me the right size assuring me I would love it. I am SOOOO glad I mentioned that I had the size 7 in my posession and needed to bring it in to be re-sized. Turns out, this ring can't be re-sized more than a half a size and I need it a size and a half smaller. This would not be a problem BUT if they order it now it is expected back to them on October 21st.
Let's recap for a minute -
MY WEDDING IS THE NEXT DAY!!!
This is NOT a timeline I am comfortable with at all! The idiot who sold me the ring should never have let me leave the store with it - she should have ordered me the right size!
The solution is that they will put a rush on the ring and if it isn't in by 2 weeks before the wedding they will re-size the store ring (but it will still be too big) and let me have that until my ring is available. I guess that is okay, but I really want to bind my marriage vows with the ring I am going to wear for eternity, you know?!?!
I suppose if this is the only drama I have encountered so far in the wedding planning process I really shouldn't complain.....

6 comments:

Joey99 said...

That stinks! I would feel the exact same way about my wedding ring...it's special! As a worst case scenario, though, a priest will bless your new ring if you ask. Kevin's dad has had 3 wedding rings (he is a farmer and has lost/ruined them). Each time he gets a new one, they take it to their parish priest who blesses it before he wears it. Not quite the same, but better than nothing! I hope it works out, though!

joanatx said...

I hope you get your ring in time, Andrea.

BTW, the ring in the pic is really pretty!

rachelayn said...

I hope it all works out Andrea.

By the way, did you and Rob decide on the song for your first dance?

Jess said...

Your ring is gorgeous, Andrea! I hope everything works out in a solution that you are comfortable with :)

Andrea said...

Rachel -
we are dancing to "Thank You For Loving me" by Bon Jovi (from the Bounce album). We are both big Bon Jovi fans so it was fitting that we choose a sing by them and we didn't want to go predictable with Bed of Roses.....

Mama C-ta said...

Beautiful ring...and man I can't even begin to tell you about the ring drama of my husband's band. I'm still pissed, and it was all over a $100 ring, stupid Reed's jewelers! Hope yours works out!!