(Closed) Is this okay?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Is there a reason he wants to wear the wedding ring on the right hand?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Is there any particular why he prefers the right hand to the left?  I think it’s different and I definitely wouldn’t put my wedding band on my right hand, I would move my engagement ring.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can see the bride wearing her engagment ring on the right hand and the wedding band on the left…. but why would he want to do this?

Is there a reason?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i’m kinda traditional in that way so i’d only wear mine on my left hand, unless for whatever reason it was unpractical for work or something…why does he want to do this?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I dont have a reason to separate them so i would def keep them both on the left. My set looks too pretty to separate 🙂 Why does your Fiance want you to ?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This sounds a little odd.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Oh, I didn’t know that. I understand wanting to represent your heritage, but personally I think if he’s going to be in America he should be proud to display his wedding ring (a symbol of his love and commitment to you) on his left hand, since that is where us Americans look to see if a person is married or not.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with Baystatebride… but I could see how you would be torn. Everyone associates the left hand with being married but this is your decision!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@KaitlinHudson: I actually wear both my engagement ring and my wedding ring on my right hand. I’m Russian Orthodox Christian, and you’re right, Americans are the only ones who wear their wedding rings on their left hands. Mostly everyone in my faith wears their wedding rings on their right hands, and I didn’t want to separate my engagement and wedding ring, so I wear mine on my right as well. If I’m ever out or at a wedding, I switch them, but I kind of like wearing them on my right!

My brother also does the same thing. I think it’s a really awesome way for him to honor his ancestory. As an anniversary gift, you could always get him something for his left hand if it makes you feel uncomfortable. Or just get a cheaper band for his left? I’m counting on my husband getting me a nice anniversary band sometime down the line for my left hand :o)

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yup, knew that. 😛  But only because my Fiance has scottish ancestory (we toyed with the idea of eloping to his ancestral castle in Scotland, but the plane tickets were outlandish…). 

I’d say go with it, but don’t be surprised if people don’t realize you’re married (at least here in the US.  I wear my engagement ring on my left and my black tungsten elvish love ring on my right (it looks like a wedding back with script on it, really pretty). 

I’ve only had a handful people ask if I was married (friends I worked with, lol) and everyone else thinks I’m a) single or b) engaged.  (my e-ring isn’t the normal diamond, it’s a sapphire, which was actually the VERY FIRST engagement ring, ever, according to history books, anyway :P)

Could you perhaps find a second ring for him to wear on his left?  Then he could wear one on EACH hand, if he wants…  best of both worlds, right?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think when you are here you should do what is the custom…on the left hand….when you travel to other places just put it on your right hand!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think whatever he is most comfortable with is the way you should go.  just be prepared to answer questions about it if he chooses to wear it on the right hand.  

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