Post # 1
NO not THAT way. I’m talking oiling up your ring finger. I’ve heard so many horror stories about rings not fitting or sliding on as easily as one would hope while exchanging rings.
While this may seem silly and trivial, I bloat really easy. I wake up in the morning bloated, when I shower I’m back to normal, a few hours later my rings are tight again, I wash my hands and I’m back down to size. And don’t even get me started on how badly I swell when under stress! It’s ridiculous.
This had led me to the thought of Vaseline-ing my ring finger up before the ceremony. This way it’s not an issue.
Have you thought about this detail?
Post # 3
I would be really worried that it would slip off. 🙁
Post # 4
@KaitlinHudson: My suggestion, don’t wear your engagement ring then. Wear it on the opposite hand. Then have a hanky or cloth in your FH’s pocket. So as you two depart, he can hand you the cloth and you can wipe the excess vaseline off your finger.
Post # 5
@beekiss2: While this is a fantastic idea, my right hand is a whole ring size larger than my left :/
Post # 6
@KaitlinHudson: Could you not wear your engagement ring during the ceremony and then slip it on when you two are walking/driving to the reception location?
Post # 7
My finger swelled for some reason that day, much to my surprise! My husband had quite the time getting the ring on (and was attempting to do so during his vows!– he even mentioned it jokingly!). I ended up having to help him push it on, and it was all good and kind of funny/cute, but yeah, not sure what I could have done differently except keep myself hydrated. Vaseline may have been a good idea… Good luck and don’t worry too much. It will be organic no matter what.
Post # 8
@beekiss2: I think I may end up doing that.
octoberosa: this is EXACTLY the type of humility I want to avoid. I know everyone laughs it off and forgets about it but I would probably start crying or making mean comments to myself in my head “stupid sausage fingers, shouldn’t have had that glass of wine…”
Post # 9
KaitlinHudson @ octoberosa: @ Sausage fingers = LOL
Right before my husband proposed to me my best friend and MOH told me I had Sausage fingers. Great way to ruffle my feathers minutes before I was ecstatic.
Although I have no suggestions. My Hubby had a hard time getting my ring on.
Post # 10
When my fingers swell up and I need to get a ring on/off, I hold my hand straight up over my head (like a little kid in class) to reduce the swelling. Obviously that won’t work in front of all your guests, but maybe for a minute or two while you’re waiting in the wings before you walk in. Or even holding an ice pack or a bag of frozen peas could help to temporarily reduce the swelling right before your entrance. Maybe these ‘preventative measures’ will last long enough to avoid issues putting on the ring during the ceremony?
Post # 11
wash your hands right before the ceremony… then just put on a little tiny bit of lube… once the ceremony is over you can go wash your hands again to get the oil/vasoline or whatever off your hands to ensure your ring doesnt fall off after the fact.
Post # 12
stick your hand in a tub of ice water for a few minutes before you walk down the aisle… btw though there is a spray (jewelers usually have it) for getting rings off,.. they also work for getting them on, go ask a jeweler and see if he has a bottle… its way less greasy than vaseline