Post # 1
My mom passed away 5 years ago and I really want to wear her diamond on my wedding. I have been racking my brain of how I could use it on my wedding. I’ve thought of either just wearing it on my right hand but I will have my e-ring on that hand during the ceremony. Then I thought of making it a pendant necklace, but part of me doesn’t want to touch the actual band since that is the part closest to her when she was living. Also even just wearing it on a chain on my neck but with my strapless dress, I was thinking of wearing more of a statement necklace.
I even thought of having it on my bouquet for the ceremony on a chain or something and then putting it on once I move my e-ring back to my left hand.
It is really similar to this…not a huge diamond by any means (.82) and a really simple thin yellow gold band.
What do you think? Any other ideas?
Post # 3
I like the chain idea for the ceremony and then moving it to your right had later on.
If I were you I wouldn’t want to change it from ring form, I too understand the sentimentality of the gold and her wearing it.
Post # 4
I wore my e-ring on my left and he put my band on next to my e-ring during the ceremony and I wore a ring my sister gave me on my right…..do you have to wear your e-ring on your right hand?
Post # 5
I immediately thought about putting it on your bouquet even before I got to that part in your post. I think that is a great idea because you won’t have to compromise your own jewerlly choices for your wedding day, and having it on your bouquet will mean she will be close to your heart as you are walking down the aisle. And when you look down, you will see your mom’s ring.
Or, you could find someone who could incorporate the ring into an interesting hair piece. A friend of mine creates beautiful hair pieces and she uses lots of different materials, feathers, beads, charms etc. I’m sure a professional could come up with some fantastic.
Or, you could get your seamstress to sew it into your dress somewhere, on the inside lining, close to your heart or something…
Just a few ideas 🙂
Post # 6
@JessMorgan777: Nope…left but was going to switch it to right for the ceremony so he could put the wedding band on left
Post # 7
This may not be an option for you, depending on your religious persuasons, but a friend of mine tied her mother’s wedding ring on a ribbon and placed the ribbon in the family Bible like a bookmark with the ring hanging down. Her brother brought the Bible down and placed it where the Mother of the Bride would sit, along with one of her mother’s favorite flowers.
It was very sweet.
Post # 8
I think it would be wonderful to have to on your bouquet, but it’s ultimately up to you 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks girls! I think I”ll do the bouquet thing and move it to my right hand after ceremony!
Post # 9
gneiss: I’m not engaged. I came here looking for idea as to what to do with my grandmother and mother’s engagement rings. My mother passed away in February, and, with a bunch of weddings this summer, it’s hitting me quite hard that she won’t be at my wedding, whenever that may be. I’m still debating what to do with her engagement ring for the long term, but I know what I am doing with her wedding ring when I do get married. What a lovely idea. Now if I could just stop crying….