Post # 1
One week to go and I have some last minute logistic questions. Should I wear my engagement ring while we are exchanging vows? I have heard of some women wearing it and then having their husband put the band on above which is technically improper form as the band should be worn closer to the heart or something cheesy like that. Yes everyone knows that she will just flip it later privately. I have also heard many women say not to wear it at all and put it on after the ceremony. Or is it possible that the best man can hold both rings and the groom can put on both during the vows. Or certainly he can take it off of my finger if it is already on and then slip the band on and then put my engagement ring back on. If you can’t tell, I have been over thinking this a little. What do you all think is the best way to do this? If you are married how did you do it? Met with the pastor today who admits that he has never really noticed how it is typically done. Thanks in advance.
Post # 3
@RobotBabooshka: I think I’m going to wear it on my right hand, then switch it over after the ceremony (on top of the wedding ring)
Post # 4
I was planning on having it on my right hand but it was so hot it wouldn’t fit. So he just ended up putting the band on top.
Post # 5
@RobotBabooshka: No right or wrong way. I don’t think there’s even a single tradition on this because I’ve seen it done all the ways you listed. Do whatever feels best for you.
Post # 6
I wore it on my right hand and then switched after the ceremony. BUT, I think the best man holding both the rings is a really great idea. i wished I had thoght of that. It is nice to see my engagement ring in our actual ceremony pictures though. Even though it is on the wrong hand…
Post # 7
I had both rings held by the ringbearer and both were put on at the same time 🙂
Post # 9
I’m planning on wearing mine on my right hand and then switching it after the ceremony.
Post # 10
@RobotBabooshka: I’m wearing mine on my right hand at ceremony, and then after the ceremony putting the engagement ring on my left hand.
Post # 11
I wore mine on my right hand (pinky finger, as it didn’t fit on my right ring finger).
Post # 12
Just added a new vote option for the right hand thing. Why did I remember this one? Great idea ladies. Except the ring is really hard to get on and off of my right hand. My fingers are bigger on that side from writing and what not.
Post # 13
Well I plan on having my e-ring on my right hand during the ceremony and them i’m going to switch it back after i have my band on 1st
Post # 14
First time round… (and this time when it happens)
I’ll be wearing my E-Ring on my right hand… and then just transfer it over.
You are not alone in this Question on what to do… I answered a similar Question yesterday. As I suggested then, if you do give your rings to someone else, you will want to ensure that they make their way up the aisle safely
With a ring bearer, that typically involves lacing them onto a pillow… with the Bestman or Groom it might be best to consider a ring box. They make double ring boxes (if you don’t already own one) and they can be gotten from any Jewellery Store
Post # 15
My wedding band is a ring guard so I will have to have the best man holding both in place. However, if I had a band I would leave the engagement ring on and have the wedding band placed over. I have seen it worn either way but I hate to feel naked with out the ring o my left hand. I see it as you promise to be married ( e-ring on ) to being married ( wedding band on too) taking the e-ring off almost is a step backwards rather then forward.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’ve been married twice and both times the wedding band went on with the engagement ring already on my left hand and then I switched them soon after, but I’ve had friends wear theirs on the right hand and then move it to the left after the ceremony. I personally would not want to not wear my ring to the wedding. It just seems weird to take off your engagement ring to walk down the aisle.