Lately I’ve found that a lot of my free time is spent reading other people’s wedding blogs and going on wedding forums, giving and getting advice, and seeing how other people are planning their big day.
Most things I’ve come across are pretty standard when it comes to planning – finding a dress, coming up with a color scheme, food tastings, etc.
A few things have utterly shocked me – I learned all about the Diva Cup and threw up in my mouth. A lot. If you are like me and haven’t heard of this apparatus, feel free to Google it, but consider this my warning to you – it’s frightening what inventions people have come up with.
Then I stumbled upon an idea that makes total perfect sense, but I never thought of it before….the stand-in ring (or clone, or twin, or whatever you want to call it)!
A fellow wedding blogger talked about her stand-in that she picked up for around $20. The purpose of the stand-in is so you have something that you can wear in situations where you could potentially damage or lose your real engagement ring. Perfect for when you may have to get your real ring sized and don’t want your hand to feel naked, or when you’re honeymoon snorkeling, exercising (ha!), climbing trees, scaling tall buildings, putting out fires, and alligator wrestling. This girl will use any excuse to get some bling in the mail every once in a while! On an average day, my heart stops every time one of my prongs gets stuck on something, so I can’t imagine how I’d be during our trip if I was wearing my ring in a ring-risky situation.
So I went online and looked around for an e-ring clone. I thought about getting something hugely obnoxious just for fun.
But then I was worried that if I got something bigger, I’d fall in love and want to upgrade my real one to a 6 carat and put Scott in the poor house. I also thought about getting something really small so I’d appreciate my ring that much more every time I’d put it back on.
The best option in my eyes was something as close to identical as I could. I picked one that looked pretty darn close to my real one but is just a little smaller, sterling silver, cubic zirconia, and it was only $25 on eBay!
It’s coming today….I’ll post real vs. fake pics later when I have both ring twins in hand. Yea bling!
Now where’s that darn mailman……….
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