(Closed) Engagement ring at the ceremony….

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Could you possibly wear it on your right pinky? I know that’s not as ideal, but it probably won’t show up in pictures or anything, and you could always turn it facing in if you didn’t like how it looked.

Alternately, can you entrust it to your mom or sister or bridesmaid to keep track of until just after the ceremony?

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

i just wore mine where i always wear it – my left ring finger! i didn’t know i shouldn’t!  when it came time to put rings on each other, i moved it on the spot to my right hand as that is where i wear it permanently now….if you are gonna put it right back on your left hand and are just looking for a temporary spot, i second the pinkie idea.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was struggling with this at first, but then I had my engagement ring and wedding band soldered together and Darling Husband just put them both on me when we exchanged rings. Even if you’re not soldering your rings, you could have your hubby put both on you–wedding band first, then engagement ring.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I left mine on my ring finger and hubs put my wedding band on top.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am just going to wear it as I usually do and my Fiance will put my wedding band on top of it.  I’ll switch the order later on.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m just going to wear it as is… my poor ring finger feels naked without my ring now!  I’m going to have my Fiance put the wedding band on over the e-ring and then I’ll switch around the order afterwards like PP have said =)

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Fiance has two bestmen, so one of them will hold my Ering and the other the wedding band. Maybe the best man at your wedding could just hold both…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had mine fused, so we exchanged them together. 

I wore them throughout the day for photos, then took them back off during our down-time… it was really no big deal, and I doubt anybody really notices that sort of thing, so do what feels right to you! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have the same problem Skybride, my ering will only fit on my left ring finger. I was going to have the ring bearer hold all three rings but now I like the soldered together idea Mrs Grape suggested.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My ering did not fit on my right ring finger and was too big for my pinky so my Maid/Matron of Honor just held it for me during the ceremony. Once we walked out after the ceremony I put it back on, it worked out great.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

O.o I always thought you just wear your engagement ring and put the wedding ring over it, no?

It is practical/ergonomic – with the e-ring usually the higer one and thus better suited tu sit nearer the palm.

Also it is logical – you got your engagement ring first and by placing the wedding band over it you are “sealing the deal for good.”

Can this be our country’s specific custom? Or my personal delusion?

Also, In My Humble Opinion it looks 100x better (aesthetically) with the e-ring under the band…

Are there any given “reasons” why one should wear the e-ring over the band?

Edit: After I hit the send button, I came up with one reason why I would be willing to wear them “band first, e-ring over” – if my e-ring was really really enormous and the extending setting would scratch my finger, I would consider placing the band on my finger first to space it a little… But I am pretty sure that’s not going to happen to me 😉

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I plan on making the e-ring part of our ring exchange: so we’ll exchange wedding bands, then the officiant will say a few words about the promise and intent that the e-ring represents, then Fiance will put my e-ring back on my finger, with the wedding band. So I think it makes sense to keep it with the wedding bands, since it doesn’t fit any of my other fingers well and I’m wearing an heirloom ring on my right hand.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Vlcatko: I’m not sure which country you live in, so I don’t know what their specific customs are, but in the U.S., the tradition is that the wedding band goes on first, because it’s supposed to be closest to your heart. 

I have seen women wear it the other way around, but I personally like the way mine looks with the wedding band on the bottom best, and it is actually more comfortable to wear that way, IMO. 

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