Wedding bands have always been an intimate part of any relationship. Symbolically speaking, they are a way to show your everlasting commitment to your partner. Wedding bands are also a way to flaunt or be proud of your marriage and show it off to the rest of the world.
Since most people will never take off their wedding ring, picking the right kind of band is essential. To make your wedding ring even more special, you can consider getting an engraving or special message on the inside of the ring. This will make your ring extra personal and usually will cost a small fraction of your band itself.
The question is, what should you engrave on your ring? Really, it's up to you and there's no wrong way to engrave your ring! If you're looking for some inspiration, below are some of our favorite wedding ring engraving ideas!
1. ETERNAL IDEAS
When you get married, you exchange a vow of eternal partnership. Your love will last a lifetime and beyond no matter what hardship comes your way. Your rings reflect this through the circular shape of the bands. Phrases like the ones below can show your commitment to one another:
Always and Forever
Soul 2 Soul
To Infinity and Beyond
2. QUIRKY AND FUN
If you and your partner have a quirky and fun relationship, why not extend that sense of unique fun you share as a couple to your ring?
Happy Wife, Happy Life
Quirky and fun engraved rings remind you to keep it light no matter what happens. These examples above would be great engravings to add to your ring.
3. INSIDE JOKES
Do you and your partner crack wise with each other? Do other people regard you as the "fun" couple? If so, consider a joke or a funny phrase on the inside of your rings. What is an inside joke? It's a word or phrase that elicits a giggle or good memory. It's a little jab you keep with one another and no one else. A secret message or an inside joke that you share adds sentiment and humor to your wedding rings.
Partners in relationships often have very many inside jokes. This secret love language between two people is a hilarious idea for a wedding ring engraving, especially because most other people will not understand the joke. This will make your ring extra personal!
4. ROMANTIC IDEAS
Getting married is the ultimate romantic endeavor. Pledging yourself to another person for a lifetime declares the depth of your love for another person.
Love is romantic. Marriage is romantic. Choose a romantic message for each other to fit your marriage. A classic gold wedding band is the perfect medium. Below are some of our favorite romantic quotes:
I love you
Love conquers all
My one true love
Worth the wait
To the moon and back
Written in the stars
Literature is a great source for when you're deciding what to engrave on wedding rings, poetry especially. If you and your partner share a love for the great literary canon, it's a great idea!
There's a wonderful poem by Raymond Carver titled "Hummingbird." One of the lines reads, "Suppose I say summer." The poem is about how specific words can remind people of the love they share. A phrase from a poem like this or any other poem you love would make for a great engraving.
6. SONG LYRICS
Most couples have a special song from their first kiss or their first dance. It could've been the song playing on the jukebox when you finally worked up the courage to talk to your future wife for the first time. Or a song you both love.
Even if you don't have a special song together, your engraving could be a lyric from a song that reminds you of your partner.
7. PICTURE ENGRAVINGS
While most jewelers are only able to offer text engravings, some can even do emojis or small pictures! Patrick Adair Designs is able to offer picture engravings and a common engraving a lot of couples will get is a fingerprint engraving. A fingerprint engraving means you wear a piece of your partner wherever you go.
Are you a couple who share a profound set of religious or spiritual beliefs? Whether its Christianity, Judaism, Mysticism, or any other set of spiritual tenets, it can provide for a great ring engraving inspiration.
Perhaps you have a favorite verse or a favorite line from a book of faith. Maybe you'd rather engrave a simple message about God and love. A great way to condense a longer passage is to engrave the verse number. Below are some of the more popular verses to engrave on your ring:
1 Corinthians 16:14 - Do everything in love
1 Corinthians 13:13- And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Song of Solomon 2:16- I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.
Ephesians 4:2- Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
1 Peter 4:8 - Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Romans 12:9- Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 13:8 - Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
9. INITIALS OR DATES
Initials and dates are simple but effective engravings for wedding rings.
You can do something as easy as your partner's initials or your initials with your partner's. If you want, include the date you met or went on your first date.
Another great initial and date idea is to engrave the date you first expressed your love for one another or the date of your marriage anniversary. There are many important dates for you and your partner, and any one of them works for an engraving!
Do you and your partner share special nicknames or pet names? You probably do and don't even know it. Even names as simple as Baby and Sweetie can carry unique meaning.
Think about what you call each other in private moments. It's usually a name that you don't share with anyone else or call anyone else. These private names make for fantastic engravings, as these names are a secret bond.
A LIFETIME MESSAGE
A wedding ring engraving is meant to last a lifetime, just like your marriage. Express your endless love with an engraving special to you and your partner with a funny joke, romantic words, or a special song lyric.
Though these ten ideas make for a great start, there are no limits to the special words for the inside or outside of your wedding ring.
Our wedding rings are made from all types of durable materials offer many great customizing options.
We offer full customization and engraving for your wedding rings. What are you waiting for? Start shopping for your perfect wedding band now!