Wedding ring on my right hand… Thought please

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think it’s cool and you should go for it. I’m sure you will have to explain here and there why your wedding band is on the right handed finger. I worked with a girl who married a guy with a different ethnicity than hers and she wore her wedding band on her right finger. It’s cool to keep traditions alive!! 🙂

Post # 5
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m Orthodox too and plan on doing something similar. My engagement ring came with a very narrow eternity band which I plan on wearing with my engagement ring on my left hand. On my right hand I will be wearing a band that my FI found and gave to me before we were officially engaged. It means a lot to me and I’ve always wanted it as my wedding band, but it would look awful next to my engagement ring. I don’t think it’s weird at all. I know women who wear both engagement ring and wedding ring on their right hand, and I also know a couple where the husband has a wedding ring on both hands and the wife wears an engagement ring and band on her left and an engagement type ring (her hubby only proposed with the one ring) and second wedding band on her right hand. I say do whatever feels right to you.

Post # 6
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

BTW, I believe you aren’t alone in this… there are other Countries / Religions that wear their Wedding Rings on the Right Hand.

Today with the trend to Bigger / Wider ERings, there are many Women who choose to wear their two rings (ERing & WBand) on different fingers.  No big deal

I myself have 3 Rings… 1 ERing and 2 WBands (1 Sparkly & 1 Plain)

I enjoy mixing things up as the mood strikes me… 1, 2, 3 rings at a time… mix & match, or stack em.

Hope this helps,


Post # 7
715 posts
Busy bee

@MrsTickledPink:  I think that’s totally fine. I think a lot of people in countries in Middle Europe have their wedding band on the right hand as well. (Germany, Austria, Switzerland…)  My mom sure does 😀 

Post # 8
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Do it! I love keeping cultural traditions! And you’re a leftie, so it’s very practical. All good!

Post # 9
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

FI has to wear his on his right hand because of an accident when he was younger. It would sit up too high on his left hand due to a little bit of a webbed effect between his ring and middle fingers.

I don’t think anyone will really notice which hand you wear it on anyway.

Post # 11
2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MrsTickledPink:  Do whatever makes you happiest.

I have seen a few people with their rings on the right hand, and I never think anything negative. The opposite on the contrary, I like seeing people keep up their customs/traditions even when it goes against the majority.

Post # 13
1173 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


I’m Serbian and most Serbs wear their ring(s) on the right hand too! My husband is Norwegian and they do it this way too. However we live in Canada and thus we prefer to wear ours on our left hands. This is mostly because we are young, and we want there to be no mistake that we are, in fact, married! We just wear our bands, which are easy to mistake for non-wedding rings if we were to wear them on our right hands. I want people to know I’m married, and it’s not obvious, to me, unless it’s a wedding set on the right hand.

I think it’s quite a different story if you wear both rings as a set. It definitely looks intentional if you wear both on the right hand. I have young married friends my age who wear both their rings on the right hand, and if you wear both rings there, I think it “looks married.” In other words, if you wear both, it’s obviosu that you’re not just wearing a RHR. People will probably just assume you’re left-handed, which is true, if you wear them on your right hand.

Post # 14
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You do what makes you happy! There’s nothing wrong with that. I know plenty of ladies that don’t wear both on the 1 finger. 

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