Is It OK To Not Wear Your Wedding Ring?A wedding ring symbolizes your commitment to each other and the decision you’ve made to each other to love and stay committed until death does you apart (well, unless you divorce).
But does that mean that you have to wear your wedding ring throughout and that it would be wrong if you chose or forgot not to wear the ring some days, or is it totally okay not to wear the wedding ring sometimes?
Do people always wear their wedding rings? Why?
No, people don’t always wear their wedding rings, and you shouldn’t be mad if a married person doesn’t wear their wedding ring all the time.
In fact, most married couples almost never wear their wedding rings. But this decision not to wear a wedding ring is often pegged on different reasons and preferences.
Some of the reasons why a married couple or a spouse wouldn’t wear your wedding ring are listed below:
While a wedding band might be the one thing you’ve hoped for for a very long time, you might have to remove it and keep it at safe place hours or days after the wedding if your job forbids wearing of wedding rings and other kinds of jewelry.
Some organizations and jobs will have wearing jewelry, something that’s against the company policy, and this means that you would find yourself not wearing the ring for years.
Remember that after not wearing a wedding ring for some time, you will get used to not wearing it, which is why you’d not always wear it.
2.You don’t have to wear a wedding ring to show that you are married
The other reason why most married individuals don’t wear wedding rings is that they don’t have to keep the ring on for the world to know that they are married.
They are not bound by the wedding ring, and if you think about it, you will find that the wedding ring doesn’t really mean anything.
What’s important is the vows and commitment made to each other. You don’t need the rings to remind each other that you are married, and if asked, you’ll just say you are married. Also, wearing a wedding ring isn’t enough to stop anyone from cheating.
On the other hand, there are individuals who will wear their wedding rings daily without fail because the rings are special to them.
Some people have never had a reason to remove their wedding rings for decades after getting married and the thought of staying without the ring.
Is it OK to not wear your wedding ring?
Yes, it’s very much okay for you not to wear your wedding ring.
Let’s say that wearing a ring or jewelry poses a safety risk at your place of work and that the ring could afflict injury because of your line of work and the tasks you handle.
If this is what you are dealing with, then it makes sense, and you don’t have to justify not wearing your ring at the workplace.
The other scenario where it would be okay for you not to wear your wedding ring is where your spouse knows that you cannot wear the ring, and they accept it.
In case wearing jewelry to work poses a great risk and is a safety hazard, your partner would be 100% fine with you not wearing the ring. But if you choose not to wear the wedding band as a personal preference, it would be a good idea to have that discussion with your spouse to make sure that they are on board with your reason and decision.
So, if after a few months or years you are no longer into jewelry and you don’t want to wear the ring, and if you both agree that the ring is an outward symbol of you two being married, then not wearing the wedding ring wouldn’t be the end of your marriage.
You only need to remember to have such conversations because you cannot assume that your partner understands you not wearing your ring while claiming to love you if you don’t talk about it and see sense.
Keep in mind that being married happens in the physical sense where the ring is involved and in the emotional sense where the heart matters. But at the end of the day, your actions speak louder than your words.
Is it bad luck to not wear your wedding ring?
No, it’s not bad luck to not wear your wedding ring. And not wearing a wedding ring will not be the thing that spells doom for your relationship.
Even when you can wear your wedding ring every day, you will need to remove it to have it cleaned or replated/ repaired.
If going to the hospital for some tests, you may have to remove the ring. These are normal and expected situations, and none of them mean that it’s a bad thing to remove the ring or that your relationship will fall apart soon after.
If you are a paramedic, for example, keeping your wedding ring on is unsanitary and dangerous, and none of that bad luck BS will happen as a result.
There are many other work environments where wearing a wedding ring around equipment, machinery, and people is very dangerous. In such cases, staying safe is better than keeping the ring on because of some unwarranted superstitions and beliefs.
Also, let’s be logical here. If taking off your wedding ring was bad luck, how many married couples/ spouses would damned?
No one has ever died from removing their wedding band, and unless you are doing something wrong, you shouldn’t have any problems wearing your wedding ring.
It is okay not to wear your wedding ring, and just because you don’t wear the ring doesn’t mean that things aren’t good in your marriage.
There are many reasons why a married individual can choose not to wear their wedding ring, and it’s not bad luck to walk around without your wedding ring.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.