From a promise ring to a wedding band

Don’t let the tough exterior fool you…

… Brian is a total romantic.

And that is the reason I already have the wedding band I will wear when we get married – and I actually have been wearing it for over a year.

You see, when Brian was a young chap of about 8 years old, he was vacationing in Miami with his family and he found a ring. It was a simple white gold band, and in his sentimental little heart he thought it would be the perfect thing to give to the girl he wanted to marry someday.

And so he kept it… for about 17 years. Then last May he gave it to me. He didn’t call it a “promise ring,” per se, but in a way that’s what it was. It wasn’t an engagement ring… it wasn’t time for a proposal just yet… but it was a way to let me know that I was the one he had saved the ring for all those years.

I have worn the ring since he gave it to me (prompting many questions from people as to the meaning behind it, as I usually wore it on my ring finger), and then a few weeks ago, before Brian proposed, he suggested that I use the ring as my wedding band when we got married.

I liked the idea. I had been wondering where I would wear it when Brian and I did get engaged and then married, so it was a perfect solution.

Then my mom and I were shopping in local jewelry and gift shop, Muse, for a new wedding band for my dad (his broke after nearly 35 years!). When I was telling the owner that I planned to wear the ring as my wedding band, she suggested adding diamond chips to it.

I loved this idea because the ring means so much to both me and Brian, and this will allow me take it from being a “promise ring” of sorts to a beautiful wedding ring.

(And thanks to my friend, Krissy, I have an idea what I want it to look like – this Tiffany ring.)

So that takes care of my wedding band… now we just have to figure out the rest of the wedding plans!

From a promise ring to a wedding band was last modified: July 20th, 2017 by Jane Couto Govednik
SHOWHIDE Comments (11)
  1. I think can Brian get any better because he is just so awesome to you and then you put this post up of the sweetest thing a guy could do… he kept this ring for 17 years Jane! He is so amazing. Jane… I will say it again, I am so so so happy for you!

  2. That’s gorgeous! And what a fun story!
    My Brian found a glass paperweight in Venice when he was 5. He told his mom he was going to give it to the girl he married. When it disappeared from his parents house around Christmas time 6 1/2 years ago his mom kinda freaked out! Good thing he’d told his dad he was bringing it when he came to visit me! And now it’s a very fun adornment in our house. But my mom did give me crap when she found out what it meant, “so, you going to wear that as a ring? It’s kind of heavy”. 😛

  3. This is the most charming, beautiful, lovely, romantic story of a wedding band ever… ! I am blessed to have been there when the MUSE gave you the wonderful idea to use the ring, in its new meaning, for your life’s story with Brian. Love it. Love it. Love it. xoxox! Mom

  4. Oh my gosh! I am sooooooo excited for you! <3 What a romantic guy Brian is! Wishing you both all the happiness and love in the world!


  5. What a great story! To hold on to a ring for that long, to decide at age 8 he would give it to the woman he marries, well, that is just a swoon-worthy story 🙂

  6. Jane! Congratulations! This is just precious. What a magical story for you two. I love it! You are so good to each other! So happy for your engagement! And Audrey Matron of Honor!!! Celebrating with you long distance!

  7. So sweet Jane! And what a romantic at heart Brian is, that has got to be the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard of! Congratulations again!

  8. Every time you write something about your Brian, I just LOVE him even more – especially for YOU! What a beautiful story and the idea for the wedding band is perfect – and gorgeous. You are blessed Jane – HUGS!

From a promise ring to a wedding band was last modified: July 20th, 2017 by Jane Couto Govednik