(Closed) Engagement ring on right hand? Wedding band on Left?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You can wear them however you want.  I wear both on my left.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I’ve considered this although I haven’t done so yet. I may move my e-ring over eventually. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I ALWAYS thought the e-ring went on the right hand until you were married, then switched to the left. When my FH proposed he tried to put it on my left but I told him it was supposed to go on the other hand. BUT when I sent pics to friends, they ALL said it was onthe wrong hand! Apparently in Europe they do the right hand thing–maybe that’s where I got it!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@FallBee1:  I think you can do whatever you want.  And as pp stated, different traditions are prevalent in different places.  Where I come from it is tradition to wear the engagment ring on your left hand.  Then only for the ceremony put the ering on your right hand.  When you are married the wedding band goes on the left hand first (“closer to your heart”) then the engagement ring goes on the same finger as the wedding band.  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had to do this… there is no wedding band that goes with my ering and it sits up way to high… I know a few people that do it, but get a lot of comments & weird reactions from people when they see it. If I had a choice, I would prefer to wear everything on one hand.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I thought about wearing my wedding band on my left and my engagement ring on my right.  I liked the way it looked, but my husband was NOT happy with that arrangement.  He really likes the look of the two rings together and thought maybe someone might think something was “wrong” because I wasn’t wearing them together. Since it meant so much to him, I switched them back.

But really, I don’t think it matters. Whatever you prefer and whatever looks best with your rings is fine.  But realize your FI/DH may have strong feelings about it!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have seen this a lot online, but never in person. I won’t be doing it. I want a “set” together on my left hand, which is why I chose a solitaire. But I do think it looks nice when some woman do it. There’s one in particular that I LOVE… she’s on weddingbee but I don’t know her username. Anyway, she has a split shank halo on her right and and her eternity on her left and it’s to die for!

Do whatever you want! There aren’t really rules anymore.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m going to do the left hand/right hand ring thing. My e-ring is designed to be a wedding band as well-you just flip it around so the crown faces your heart to show you are married. I thought I was happy until I spotted a gorgeous diamond half-eternity band with a prong setting at a bridal expo just before my wedding. Don’t need but gotta have. Lol

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Maybe this is just ignorance here- but I’ve seen a lot of women in the Jewish tradition do the right hand engagement ring/left hand wedding ring.  I could be totally wrong though, so don’t hold me to that- I’m Catholic.

In Europe they do right hand only- my mom always wears her engagement ring and wedding ring on her right hand (when she bothers wearing them lol) and that’s how I used to think you were supposed to wear them, only nope, I was wrong.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I plan on wearing mine as a set.  I currently wear my promise ring on my right hand…not willing to put it away yet 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wear my ering on my left hand and my wedding ring on my right hand and then when I am married i will wear both my ering and my wedding ring on my left since they are a set.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

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@jouissance: I actually wear both my wedding band and my engagement ring on my right hand. I’m pretty sure it’s a European tradition from way long ago.

I’m Russian Orthodox (very similar to Greek Orthodox), and we are married on our right hands. Some people switch them to their left, but I like the idea of wearing my rings on the hand I was married on. I contemplated wearing my engagement ring on my left and my wedding band on my right, but my husband also didn’t like that. He told me that he picked out my engagement ring purposefully b/c of how it looked with the matching band.

Usually, the only times I wear them on my left is when we’re going to a wedding (it gets tiring explaining to a ton of people why I wear them on my right), and if I ever go out or to a happy hour. I’d rather deter men than attract them!

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