Post # 1
It seems like most bees wear the wedding ring closest to you and then the engagement ring goes on after, and I like how that looks best, but I was just thinking how does this work at your wedding ceremony? Did your husband put the band on top of the engagement ring and you just switched it later? Did you not wear the engagement ring for the ceremony? Wear it on your right hand? Is there any significance to which ring goes on first?
I know I can do it however I want. Just curious what is traditional and what other bees did.
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK
I am planning on wearing my engagement ring on the other hand for the ceremony. I’ll put it on the left hand after.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2018 - Australia
I wore my engagement ring on my right hand during the ceremony. Husband put the band on my left ring finger during ring exchange. I slipped my engagement ring back on my left during certificate signing. I wear my wedding ring closer to me not just because it’s the tradition, but also because I like the look better.
In my friend’s wedding, she kept her engagement ring on her left hand during the ceremony. I think she swapped the position of the rings later on after recessional.
Post # 4
I gave my engagement ring to my mom during our ceremony, put my wedding ring on during our ceremony, and then put my engagement ring back on during cocktail hour!
i don’t plan to ever take my wedding band off, whereas I take my engagement ring off often to shower, clean, workout etc! So having it on the outside just makes sense for me 🙂
Post # 5
I wore my engagement ring on my left hand during the ceremony. I wear them in the order they were received. I wear my silicon ring when I sleep, workout or clean.
Post # 6
I wore my engagement ring on my left hand in our wedding, my husband put the wedding band on topnof the engagement ring… I switched the position as soon as we were officially married.
I wear wedding band closer to my heart and then engagement ring.
Post # 7
Thanks for all the responses! Feel free to post pictures of your set especially if you do it engagement ring first, since that seems to be the less common set up and I’d love to see them!
I wish I had included a poll to keep track because now I’m interested in the actual numbers but oh well.
Post # 8
It’s most common in the US to wear a both rings on the left hand, the wedding band closest to the heart. But in many other countries it’s different. The other way around or the engament ring left and the wedding band on the right or both on the right.
There’s the theory to wear the rings the other way around: a promise made (ering), a promise kept and sealed with the band (on top of the ering)
I often like to wear it the other way around (wedding band on the outside because in my case I find it more comfortable depending on the weather.
Our officiant had it all built in into his ceremony. There was the traditional ring exchange with vows and then he said something else and incorporated the ering into the ceremony so that my husband then put it back on my finger after the band.
Post # 9
I’ve worn them both ways but I mostly wear the engagement ring closest to me because my wedding band is thicker and it feels more secure to have it on the outside.
Post # 10
I’ve always heared that it’s engagement ring first and then wedding ring on top of it. That’s the only thing I’ve ever seen and it’s the “correct” way. But then again our engagement rings are traditionally simple bands and wedding rings have stones
Post # 11
I’m going for wedding band first. I’m yet to decide what I’m doing with my engagement ring during the ceremony. I could wear it on my right hand but I want to wear my band engagement ring on my right hand as my something old and because both my grandparents have passed it’s a way of having them with me. I may just leave it home. It’s just one day. And I’m not fussed about having pictures of hands with rings on that I seem to see a lot of in my friends wedding pictures.
Post # 12
My mum had my engagement ring in her bag during the ceremony, so I walked down the aisle without any rings on then got my wedding ring. The registrar then made my husband put the engagement ring on me at the end of the ceremony (neither of us were expecting it), I had just been planning on slipping it on shortly after.
The traditional/”correct” was is wedding band closest to your heart, engagement ring afterwards, but you can go with however is comfortable/aesthetically pleasing for you. Or even switch it up day to day!
Post # 13
I live in Spain and my fiancé is Spanish so I will be following the Spanish way and wear my wedding ring on my right hand. I have an engagement ring (although an engagement ring isn’t traditional in Spain) and it is on my left hand. So once I am married, I will have a ring on each hand.
Post # 14
My dad kept my ring safe for me until after the ceremony. My wedding ring is closest with engagement ring on top, I wear mine like this as it’s what I saw all the time and for my own rings I prefer the look of them that way. Mine also definitely fit better that way too.
Post # 15
For our ceremony, I wore my engagement ring on my left hand as I normally would and my husband put the wedding band on top. I would have been really sad not to be wearing it during the ceremony, and have my hand bare for the photos, and it doesn’t fit on my right hand! Then I switched the order after the ceremony. I wear my wedding band underneath (closet to my heart).