Post # 1
I wasn’t sure what was traditional. I know some people have their rings soldered together so obviously they would use both. Mine won’t be soldered for the wedding. I’m not sure what ring FI should be putting on my finger in the ceremony. The E-Ring? The wedding band? Both?
I’m not sure he is coordinated enough to do both. Haha.
And (squirrel), so I don’t have to make two posts: Evening wedding Bees, what do you schedules look like? From getting ready to closing out the venue. I haven’t ordered invites yet because I don’t know when to tell people to get to the venue! We’re having the ceremony and reception in the same place and I’d like to do photos before people arrive. We have the venue from 10am – 10pm
Post # 2
I don’t know why this says I posted it 6 hours ago… Anyone?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
I wore my e-ring and he put the wedding band on during the ceremony. Pretty sure this is the “convential” way – unless they are already soldered.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
MechEBee: I wore my e-ring and he put my wedding band on during the ceremony.
Post # 5
Yup I wore my e ring and he put the wedding ring on my finger. After the ceremony we flipped them around so the wedding ring was inside.
Timing wise, first you need to figure out how long you want for things, dinner, cocktail hour, how long do you want and need for dancing etc.. How long will your ceremony last?
We started at 5 and ended at 10:30
Post # 6
I wore my e-ring on my right hand and he put my band on my left hand. Aftert he ceremony I moved my e-ring back to my left hand
Post # 7
MsJ2theZ: Our ceremony is only going to be 15-20 min start to finish. I was thinking of starting the ceremony at 5, then the reception right after. Wasn’t sure when we should be finished with photos since the ceremony is taking place right where we want to do photos (at a vineyard). I’d like to be hidden before all the guests show up and see me in my dress.
Post # 8
I plan on soldering my rings before the wedding so we will use both. I wanted to have them soldered on our honeymoon and we are leaving the day after the wedding so that is what was most convenient.
Post # 9
MechEBee: Probably want to be done doing photo’s around 4:30 then so you hvae time to hide and do any touch ups. Talk to your photographer about how long she thinks you should allow for family photos, party photos, etc beforehand.
Our timeline for a 5pm wedding went something like this:
5-5:30 ceremony (including pro and recessional)
5:30-6:45 cocktail hour (we were introduced about 6:00 and did our first dance and then hung out with everyone for an hour)
6:45 announce to take seats for dinner
7:15-8 tables start getting dismissed to go to the buffet (starting with our table) and we have dinner
8:00 cake cutting and other dances
8:10 all dance
10:00 last call
10:30 we departed.
I can get MUCH more specific than that if you want to see my entire timeline, feel free to PM me. I’m a planner lol
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
MechEBee: I wore my e-ring on my right hand and he put on just my wedding band. I think that’s the standard way to do it. Then I just switched my e-ring over after the ceremony.
Regarding the schedule, we also did everything at the same venue. We had a first look at 2:30, pre-ceremony cocktail hour at 3:30 (this should really be a thing!!), ceremony at 4:30, cocktail hour round 2 at 5:00 while we did family and friend photos, seating for dinner and a welcome speech by us at 6:00, dinner til 7:00, toasts and first dances at 7:00, then general fun and dancing until the band’s first set break at 8:00 or 8:30, when we cut the cake. Then more partying til the wee hours!
Post # 11
MechEBee: If your e-ring is loose, then I’d have him add the wedding band to it in the ceremony.
I only have one ring, so I took that ring off, and he put it back on in the ceremony. The engagement ring then served as a wedding ring for the ceremony.
Post # 12
I believe that ‘traditionally’ the engagement ring is moved to the right hand for the ceremony and you use the wedding band and then you just move the engagement ring back over if you want. I know girls who wore their engagement ring on their right hand after the wedding because it was a style that didn’t suit a band.
The knuckle on my right hand is too big to wear my engagement ring, and it’s too loose on my right pinky so I’m just going to keep in on my left and switch the wedder inside after the ceremony.
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
I wore my E-Ring and he put the wedding band on.
Post # 14
I actually did not know what you did in this situation, as well, so I’m glad it was posted! I have a matching wedding band to my e-ring. However, we went in and bought an additional matching wedding band so that I’ll have 3 bands instead of the 2. This one will be sized to my finger when it comes in (was special ordered), so I would just need to send in the originaly wedding band for sizing and to get it soldered altogether when it’s needed.