(Closed) How does the ring, get to the finger…

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Most people either wear their E-ring on their right hand or have a bridesmaid wear it until after the ceremony.

Post # 4
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Newbee

To my knowledge, at some point before the ceremony you should switch your e-ring to your right hand. Your band goes on your left hand during the ceremony, and then sometime after that (could be later that day, could be the next day, whatever you like depending on preference re: wedding day photos, etc.) you switch your e-ring back on to your left hand. You’re right about the band going first; my mother tells me it’s so that the wedding band is always closest to your heart (aww).

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Good question, I guess I would not wear my E-ring the day of the wedding until after the ceremony.  (unless of course you want the pictures of it on)

I would not think that you would walk down the aisle with the E-ring on. 

I am planning on getting mine soddered and putting both on at the same time.  If I were you I would ask the church coordinator what typically happenes.  Then again you have not had the best luck with the church. 

Post # 7
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Newbee

Haha oh no!

You could jma19’s suggestion above and have a bridesmaid, mother, etc wear it during the ceremony. Or, even simpler: just don’t wear it! You could just go without for the day or even just for the ceremony. The wedding band itself is definitely more important that day.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Personally I want photos with both my wedding band and my e-ring, and I’m wearing a ring from my grandma on my right hand, so I’ll have my sister/MOH wear my e-ring during the ceremony and then get it from her right after. People want to see the bling!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

you could still wear it on your left hand as usual down the aisle. at the time when your fi puts the wedding band on your finger, you could take off your ering and hand it over to you moh.  after he puts the band on your finger, take the ering back from the moh.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

If you’re having the bands soldered together, just have that done before the ceremony.  If not, and if you can’t wear your e-ring on your right hand, then you can either take your ring off before the ceremony, or have him put the wedding ring on top of the e-ring and switch them later.  I’m going to do that (switch them later) if it’s hot that day – otherwise I can wear my e-ring on my right hand.  (If my fingers are a little swollen, I have to use soap to get it off!)

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I think most peopel put the e-ring on their right hand and then switch it over anytime after you get the wedding ring.  Old news, right.  BUT, I should point out, that I have seen a groom get confused by this at the altar because he was ‘aiming’ for the hand that the engagement ring was on.  Just make sure he knows you have them switched and it will be all good.

–Mrs Corn

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Hi Hi!

Okay so I hadn’t even *thought* about this until a few hours before the ceremony and I took my sisters advice- Just slip your e-ring off right before fiance puts on wedding band and slip e-ring on right after.  It went SUPER smooth.  I think this only works if you don’t typically have to struggle to get your e-ring off. 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i’ve been thinking about this too, since my ering doesnt fit my right hand…..none of the fingers work. so i might take beesknees advice. as long as i’m not retaining water that should go smootly….otherwise, i really dont know what i will do….perhaps wear my ering on my the pink of my right hand? that finger isn’t big enough….would it look wierd to wear the ering only halfway down the right hand ring finger?

sigh….so many details to think about, huh?

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Wedding band goes closest to the heart, that’s tradition and according to my mother, THE RULE and the one you should exchange your vows with.  My FI purchased 2 wedding bands for me (spoiled) one for each side of E ring, it’s awesome, anyway, I will have E ring soddered to one wedding band before wedding day.  We will be married with the single band and that one will always be worn closest to my heart, then will slip Ering with soddered band from MOH just after exchange. Now I have E-ring with 2 bands for fancy wear and if I just want to wear the one band for more casual days, I can.  But it will always be the one I was married with, closest to my heart. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I have to admit, I wore my e-ring on my left hand for the whole ceremony. This isn’t one of the traditions that had any meaning for me, so I went with the simpliest option. I wore my e-ring as normal, he placed the wedding ring on with the e-ring there, then after we recessed, I flip-flopped them so that the wedding band would be closest. I admit, I was afraid that my DH would get confused if he saw my e-ring on the other hand and I love it so much that I wouldn’t have wanted to do without it during such a special occasion. It just seemed the easiest and my DH and i had made a pact that if a tradition didn’t hold any meaning for him, myself, or someone close to us we wouldn’t worry about it.

Good luck everyone!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Actually the "tradition" of whether the wedding ring goes on under or over the e-ring, or even goes on the same hand, or which hand that is, is totally cultural and differs from country to country.  In some countries it differs according to your religeon.  So your mom is telling you what she knows, but it’s not an absolute rule.  I have several British friends who wear their wedding ring on their left hand and their e-ring on their right hand, and several German friends who do just the opposite.  My grandmother (who was Hispanic) wore her wedding ring on top of her e-rings, which she said was meant to preserve the romance of the engagement through the marriage. (I never heard whether than worked or not, but apparently it was the tradition in her family.)

So really, you can do whatever you want.  I’m not having my rings soldered together (and yes, everybody, that is the correct spelling) and intend to wear them either together on the left hand, together with the e-ring on the right hand and the wedding ring on the left hand, or wedding ring only, depending on what I’m doing that day.   

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