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51 Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

Personalize your wedding ring with an engraved inscription


51 Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas
Looking for a way to personalize your wedding rings? Engrave your bands with something romantic, personal and meaningful to you – whether simple, humorous, romantic or religious. Because it goes on the inside of the band, an engraving can be private –an secret for only the two of you. Know that the length of what you can write depends on the design of your rings and the skill of your jeweler. Before You Engrave Your Wedding Bands

Here are my favorite ideas to get you started:

Simple and Traditional Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

  • Names or Nicknames– John and Margaret / Jack and Meg / Jack & Meg / Jack Loves Meg /Angel and Buttercup
  • Wedding Date
  • Initials – JN + MD or JN & MD
  • Names or initials plus wedding date – Jack & Meg 05*03*14
  • I Love You
  • Forever
  • I Promise
  • The title (or meaningful phrase) from your first dance song
  • An excerpt from your ring ceremony vows
  • Till death do us part
  • Beloved
  • The infinity symbol ∞

Humorous Wedding Ring Engravings

  • May The Force Be With Us
  • Put it back on, buster!
  • A deal's a deal
  • Non-refundable
  • Pookums loves Honeybear forever
  • Property of JN
  • One ring to rule them all (J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings)
  • You're stuck with me now! (submitted by reader Amanda Willey)
  • Worth the wait
  • I call dibs
  • I know (What Han Solo says to Princess Leia when she says "I Love You" in Star Wars)


  • From this moment on
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply
  • Love, honor and cherish
  • Mon cœur est a vous (French: my heart is yours)
  • You are my heart
  • You are my home
  • You are my life
  • You are so beautiful
  • Yours forever

From Literature

Along with these examples, there are many appropriate lines in my Wedding Readings from Books and Novels and Wedding Readings from Classic Love Poems

  • Let us go then, you and I (from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot)
  • If ever two were one, then surely we (from Anne Bradstreet "To My Dear and Loving Husband")
  • Never doubt I love (from Shakespeare's Hamlet )
  • Wing to Wing / Oar to Oar (from Robert Frost's "The Master Speed")
  • You held out your hand; I took it. (originally from The Saint's First Wife Said by poet G.E. Patterson. The same phrase is also used in the popular book Twilight. )

Religious Wedding Ring Engravings

  • Deus Nos Iunxit (Latin: God Joined Us)
  • Whom God has joined together let no man put asunder
  • In God and thee my joy shall be
  • Joined under God
  • God bless this marriage
  • Ani L'dodi V' dodi Li (Hebrew from the Song of Solomon: I am My Beloved's and My Beloved is Mine)
  • Our Unity is Christ
  • Mizpah and/or Galeed (From Genesis 31:48-49 – "Then Laban declared, 'This pile of stones will stand as a witness to remind us of the covenant we have made today.' This explains why it was called Galeed—'Witness Pile.' But it was also called Mizpah (which means "watchtower"), for Laban said, 'May the LORD keep watch between us to make sure that we keep this covenant when we are out of each other's sight.')


  • Amor Vincit Omnia (love conquers all)
  • Semper Amemus (love always)
  • Semper Fidelis (always faithful)
  • Da mi basia mille (Give me a thousand kisses – from a love poem by Catullus)
  • Quos amor verus tenuit, tenebit (True love will hold on to those whom it has held – from a love poem by Seneca)
  • In perpetuum et unum diem (Forever and a day)

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