I often get asked by customers what I think they should have as the engraving in their wedding rings. As for anything to do with weddings – especially the wedding rings which are worn for life – I really encourage people to think hard about the words that will mean the most to them. However, I have now bowed to popular demand and put together a list of our Top Ten Engravings – I hope you find them inspiring!
We can engrave in script font, roman font, or even translate your message into ancient runes! If you want to see what these look like, have a look at our new page of engraving images.
1: The classic date and name combo. Probably the most popular thing we engrave in wedding rings is the couple’s names and the date of their wedding, e.g. “Liza and Johnny 28th August 2011”.
2: The declaration of love. “I will love you forever”, “Our love is endless” and a simple “I love you” are simple statements to underly the commitment of the exchange of rings.
3: The nicknames. We’ve seen “I love you smiffypants” and “To my wee mango”. “My little icicle” is my personal favourite – it makes me think that Mr often has to lend his Mrs his favourite jumper to cuddle up in!
4: The song lyric. From “She loves you, yeah yeah yeah” to “So happy together” via “A whole new world” – we’ve seen it all! We also get the odd quote from poetry and classic literature.
5: The place name. A surprising entry at number five is the place name – we guess people choose the location of their destination wedding, the place they met, or somewhere they’ve spend a memorable holiday together.
6: The couple’s names plus their children’s names. In a time where second marriages are on the up, and co-habitation is on the increase, people often get their children’s names on their wedding rings along with their own.
7: The tongue-in-cheek threat. “Put it back on!” is a popular one, as are statements like “Property of Liza”.
8: The fingerprint. Laser-engraving technology means that any image can be engraved on the inside of a ring, as long as we can make it into a .pdf file. Our customers are using this opportunity to have images, symbols and pictures, but the most popular choice by far is the fingerprint. We can even send you a kit to take the print, and then we’ll convert it into the image for you!
9: The ones that only work as a pair. We quite often see people get sweet statements like “I don’t know much…” on one ring, and “…but I know I love you” on the other. Another couple chose “Moo?” and “Moo!”, which leads us to number ten…
10: The baffling in-joke. We’ve seen “You’re ugly” (thankfully supported by a customer’s explanation of the sweet joke behind it) and “Be my grandpa” (with no explanation). These are our favourites in the WRD office as we can spend the day discussing where the nicknames might have come from.