(Closed) Does everyone wear their wedding band closest to their palm?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My mom always told me that your wedding band goes first because during the ceremony you take off your e-ring (or wear it on your other hand) and once your wedding band goes on, you shouldn’t be taking it off, so your e-ring goes on top. I guess that is the older view of it! I personally don’t care too much, and think it is about the look you prefer.

Post # 4
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I actually don’t think that there is a right or wrong way -there are explanations for why you would wear it either way, and I know people who wear it each way, so I think it is just preference!

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I wore it that way because I took my ering off during the ceremony and then put it back on above the wedding band. So it’s just always been that way.

Post # 6
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Around here, all the women I know wear their rings that way, with the wedding band closest to them, so that is how I plan to wear mine. However, I don’t think it matters which way you wear them really.

Post # 7
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

A jeweler told me when trying bands on that the wedding band always is first because it should be the closet to your heart. I have no clue if that’s why haha just what she said

Post # 8
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think there is a right or a wrong way to wear the rings, it is more about tradition and personal preferences. Where i live most people traditionally wear their wedding band on the right hand and those who have an e-ring wear it on the left ( e-rings are not that popular here). Darling Husband and i wear our wedding bands on the left hand because we are both righties and think it makes more sense then, moreover both our left hands look prettier than the right hands. I wear my wedding band closer to my palm because it looks better this way and because it prevents the e-ring from slipping off my finger ( The e-ring is resized but still too big).

If anyone considers this as “wrong” it is their problem, not mine 😉

Post # 9
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I think it’s because the wedding band is “supposed” to be the one that is physically closest to your heart. It’s one bit of tradition that I actually do observe.

Post # 10
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I wear my wedding band first, yes. But as of now I have to wear my engagement ring first because its to big. So until I get it sized the wedding band holds the e-ring in place.

Like so: 

Once I get the e-ring sized they will be switched the other way.

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