(Closed) Am I the only one doing this??

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2889 posts
Sugar bee

In several countries (e.g. Columbia and Germany), the wedding band is worn on the right hand so you are not so crazy. 😉


Post # 4
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What about wearing your band on your left and switching your ering to your right?

Post # 6
5428 posts
Bee Keeper


countries such as Germany, Greece, Russia, Spain, Slovakia, India, Colombia, Venezuela, and Poland, however, it is worn on the right hand. Orthodox Christians andEastern Europeans also traditionally wear the wedding band on the right hand. Jewish couples wear the wedding ring on the left hand, even though it is placed on the right hand during the marriage ceremony. In The Netherlands, Catholic people wear it on the left, all others on the right; in Austria, Catholic people wear it on the right. In Belgium, the choice of hand depends on the region of the country. Greek people, many being Orthodox Christians, also wear the wedding rings on the right hand in keeping with Greek tradition

**I had a friend who wanted to wear her wedding rings on the right hand because she is left-handed and she didn’t want any jewelry on that hand while she typed, and used a pen to write…. but she was persuaded not to by her German parents only because she is now in CANADA ( Her parents told her ” Here in Canada, they wear it on the left-hand so you must wear it on the left-hand, you don’t want everyone to think you are not married do you?”)

Post # 7
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m going to wear my bridal set on my left hand and wear a right hand wedding ban.d 1) to represent my FI’s Russian culture and 2) I’m a nursing student who’s going to have to remove her bridal set for school.  Having the RHR will allow me to switch it to the left at those moments.  3) If you have another beautiful diamond ring, why not wear it all the time?

Post # 8
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

In Greece we wear our wedding band on the left hand when we are engaged (usually with the engagement ring but that is optional) and when we get married we switch the band on the right hand (actually this is done by the priest, if we are talking about a church wedding). So, it definitely makes sense to me.:)

Post # 9
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i think if i were left handed i would want to wear it on my right hand because of convenience/comfort.

Post # 10
2738 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do what you want 🙂 As it was stated by many bees, traditions vary across the globe. Do what you think is best and just be ready to inform those who ask that there are many ways to wear wedding bands and e-rings in this time and age 😉 

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