So…I know. I said I was back…and then I was gone again. The truth is, while you’re waiting for your pro pics it’s hard to feel like you have anything to say! I just started a new job, and I’ve got to admit I’ve lost some serious blog time. Miss Cowboy Boot’s recent post about Mr.CB’s ring reminded me that I needed to fill you all in on Mr.D’s ring saga. yes. saga.
So here is a tip: purchase your wedding bands in advance. That means ALL of them. We kept holding off on Mr.D’s wedding band in the hopes I’d be hired with a paycheck in hand to purchase his ring. I really just did not want to put the charge on my credit card, but in holding off the window of time was getting smaller and smaller.
I tweeted to see if anyone had any advice on where to buy Mr.D’s ring since he was only searching for a simple white gold, 4mm band. Mrs.Tiramisu recommended I check out IWeddingband.com which oddly enough has very similar font to Weddingbee! It was a sign!
Mr.D was skeptical, but I swore that it was fine. MRS.TIRAMISU SAID IT WAS and clearly he needed to trust my (now real life) internet friend. The ring sizes made a difference in price, and since I couldn’t remember if he was a 7 or an 8, and he couldn’t remember if he was an 8 or a 9 we assumed he was an 8. Another tip, write the ring size down. Then, because we’re cheap and we’re both pretty much unemployed and the price break happened right at 7.75 and 8… do you see where this is going? So we ordered the 7.75, it quickly arrived and we quickly realized that it was way too small.
That’s what we get for trying to cut corners. So we returned it and ordered the 8. Timeline update? We’re less than 2.5 weeks away from the wedding. The size 8 ring arrives and oh gosh wouldn’t you know it? Too small. We’re at less than two weeks away from the wedding. So Mr.D and I scurry over to the mall, to pretend we’re interested in purchasing a wedding band for him because we’re too embarrassed to tell a sales person we just need his finger measured. HIS FINGER IS A 9. No wonder that 7.75 didn’t fit.
So I head off to a job interview (for my shiny new job) and Mr.D says he’ll send it off with rush delivery (because they warn you that exchanges can take while) and I rest easy on the Metro knowing all is hopefully well. Because now we’re really close to the wedding, less than a full week before the wedding and I am losing it. I get back to find out that Mr.D did not send it off with rush delivery, because the last one came pretty quickly and he’s sure “everything will be fine”. He said for the cost of the rush shipping he could get a wedding ring stand in at Target. sigh.
We sent the ring off on a Thursday. Monday, no ring, Tuesday, no ring, Wednesday, no ring, Thursday OMIGOSH COULD IT REALLY BE?!?! A ring that fits. I can only assume that iweddingband.com took pity on us due to a combination of desperation in my voice and the wedding date (that Friday) that we engraved on the ring. Their customer service was some of the best I’ve ever experienced and Mr.D loves his new ring. And I love iweddingband.com for sending us the (THIRD) ring so quickly and saving us a huge fight about the virtues of express shipping.
Unfortunately, this also means that “Mr.D was right” and he’s not letting me live it down
Did you experience any “life saving” vendors in your planning experience? And please tell me you didn’t wait till the month of to order your rings.