The giving and receiving of wedding bands during your nuptials is intended to symbolize not only the promise to spend your life together, but also the eternity of that gesture, as seen in the unending circles of the bands themselves. And even beyond that, every person will imbue the wedding bands with their own ideas and symbolism, using this physical marker of marriage to embody all of their intentions towards their union and the promises made to their one true love. Marriage is not to be taken lightly and a lot of the weight of wedding yourself to another is embodied by the wedding band. So as you can imagine, selecting the right one is of the utmost importance. That said, you can do even more to make your wedding bands special, and personalizing them with an engraving is a great way make a romantic gesture. Here are just a few ring engraving ideas that are sure to touch your partner’s heart.
- The date of your first date. It’s typical for couples getting married to put their initials or the date of their nuptials on the wedding bands. But if you want to do something a little different and up the ante on romance, why not show your partner that you remember the first time your eyes locked over a plate of linguini, or the night you went ice skating at Rockefeller Center? Your romance didn’t start with your wedding – your lives together began on that first night that you fell in love. Since then you’ve no doubt shared a lot, and it shouldn’t be forgotten or downplayed simply because you weren’t promised to one another yet.
- Pet name. Adding your initials or your names with a plus sign in the middle might be standard practice when engraving wedding rings, but everyone else you know calls you by those names, as well. So if you want your rings to be a bit more romantic, engrave them with your pet names for each other instead.
- Infinity symbol. You don’t necessarily have to engrave words on your wedding bands – you can also add a symbol that holds special significance, and the infinity symbol is a good one. You might also add a religious symbol, a heart, or some other symbol that has meaning for you. But infinity fits nicely with the commitment you’re making.
- Private joke/coded message. Every couple has inside jokes, and adding one to your wedding bands could be a source of private smiles between you and your spouse for years to come, every time one of you looks at your ring. And a coded message that only the two of you understand could also make your rings one-of-a-kind.
- Poetry. Although the Trotec Laser can manage some pretty intricate engraving, you aren’t necessarily going to fit an entire Robert Frost poem on your wedding band. What you may be able to do is add a particularly special line, or even a few words that have meaning to you and your spouse, such as “How do I love thee” (Elizabeth Barrett Browning), “We shall be notes in that great symphony” (Oscar Wilde), or “Love is you and love is me” (Adrian Henri). So long as it holds meaning for you and your spouse, it’s sure to make for a romantic addition to your wedding bands.