Prince William and Kate Middleton are bucking tradition once again, this time with the Prince’s refusal to wear a wedding band after he’s married. According to People, Middleton is going to stick to tradition and sport a ring made from a tiny bit of Welsh gold, which was presented as a gift to Prince William from Queen Elizabeth.  A spokeswoman from the palace says, “There is only going to be one ring, in accordance with the couple’s wishes.”

Should you wear a wedding ring?

Cupid’s Advice:

Traditions are nothing to scoff at, as some are there for a reason.  Others, however, hold symbolism that isn’t necessarily prevalent in this day and age. Cupid has some things to consider when deciding whether to wear a wedding band:

1. Sentimental value: If a wedding band holds a lot of meaning to you and you’d feel uncomfortable not wearing one, that’s nothing of which to be ashamed. Do what makes you comfortable in your beliefs.

2. Trust: You shouldn’t doubt your partner’s trustworthiness if you plan on marrying him or her, but there’s no doubt that wearing a wedding ring helps ward off others who are single and looking.

3. Physical comfort: Sometimes it’s simply uncomfortable to wear rings, especially for most men who aren’t used to the feeling.  If you’re in a profession where a ring would get in the way or you just don’t like the feel of a ring on your finger, consider abstaining from the tradition.