Wife defends her ‘small wedding ring’ in powerful Facebook post

This bride told her friends and family just why she wouldn't 'upgrade' her ring in an emotional post that has gone viral.

When most brides get married, they can expect congratulations from their friends and family at finally having married the man of their dreams. They might get some compliments on their new wedding ring, and how nicely it sits with their engagement ring.

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What they might not be expecting, however, is comments about how small their ring is. Which is what happened to wife and mum Rachel Pedersen, from Minnesota, who has been told numerous times that she should “upgrade” it.

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So much so that she decided to write a Facebook post to tell them once and for all that no, she will keep it as it is, thank you very much.

She wrote:

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We couldn’t have put it in better words ourselves. Call us old-fashioned, but we think it’s much more important to marry the love of your life than have a giant diamond…

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We’re obviously not the only ones who agree with her sentiment, because her post has been shared almost 48k times and has received over 15k comments, with many futures brides sharing pictures of their beautiful engagement rings as a sign of support.