Post # 1
So I’m told that traditionally a bride wears her engagement ring on her right hand for the ceremony, leaving the left hand ring finger open for the wedding ring and switches it over afterwards.
Unfortunately I’m a bit of a freak and I have nearly a full size differential between my right and left hand ring fingers. In short, my e-ring doesn’t fit on my right hand.
I’m trying to think of a creative way to still have my engagement ring on me during the ceremony without having to wear it on my right hand. I was thinking my pinky or on a ribbon on my bouquet…
Any thoughts or suggestions? Anyone else have this problem?
Post # 3
Either option would work. I don’t think anyone would notice it but you because they will be too busy looking at the beautiful bride in her dress!
Post # 4
The wikipedia says: If the wedding ring is different from the engagement ring, the question whether or not the engagement ring should be worn during the ceremony leaves a few options. The bride may wear it on her left ring finger and have the groom put the wedding band over it. She may also wear it on her right ring finger. The bride may also continue wearing the rings on different hands after the wedding – this may prevent the engagement ring from scratching and scuffing. Another option is to have the main bridesmaid keep the ring during the ceremony – there are a variety ways to keep it: in a pouch, on a plate, etc. After the ceremony, the ring can be placed back on either the left or the right hand.
It goes on to say that whether the wedding ring is worn above or below the e-ring after the ceremony is pretty much a matter of choice: One interpretation states that the woman wears the wedding ring below the engagement ring, thus making it closer to the heart. Another practice holds that the woman should wear the wedding ring above the engagement ring, thus sealing the atmosphere of the engagement into the marriage.
My right ring finger is also a little larger than my left. Today (its cold) I can get my e-ring on and off that finger. In July, when we are getting married, possibly not so much. I plan to wear my e-ring as usual, and have FI place the wedding ring above it.
Post # 5
I had the same problem and just wore my engagement ring on my left hand, and we put the wedding band over it. I just switched them after we walked out of the ceremony since I didn’t want to not wear my ring and was worried about losing it if I put it anywhere else!
Post # 6
My ring doesn’t fit on my right hand either. I’ll probably just have my MOH hang onto my ring during the ceremony.
Post # 7
if you were going to wear both of your rings all the time, you can always have a jewler sauter your rings together before the ceremony and he can place both on your hand at the same time.
Post # 8
you could give both rings to your ring bearer or best man and have your husband put them both on