Engagement and Wedding Ring Customs from around the world, PLEASE Share!

posted 2 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
1410 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

In Sweden it is very common that both the bride and groom have a wedding ring looking engagement ring (so eternity band or just plain metal or plain metal with engravings) and then the bride gets a wedding ring which looks more like the traditional American engagement ring.

Post # 3
105 posts
Blushing bee

In Latvia and, as far as I’m concerned, other Baltic countries engagement rings are not as big deal as in U.S. In most cases there are cheaper stones than diamonds (I have never heard of anyone saving several montly incomes for a ring – it would be considered crazy!), and there is no much fuss about ring when somebody announces engagement. Wedding bands are traditionally plain gold, sometimes with engravings, sometimes with small diamonds or other stones (but with very low setting). Silver bands are popular in some circles too, usually if couple chooses to have ring with national ornaments or replicas of archaeological findings. Rings are worn on right hand (recently there is increase of wearing them on left hand, due to influence from Western countries), engagement ring often is worn on left hand after wedding, sometimes together with wedding band too.

We have silver bands with national ornaments which symbolise wealth and fertility.

Post # 5
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Beedoglady:  I am from South Africa too! You’re the first I’ve come across on the bee!! Is there re a secret community of SA brides I’m missing here!? 😀

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