(Closed) Lubing it up for the Ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would be really worried that it would slip off. 🙁

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee

@KaitlinHudson:  My suggestion, don’t wear your engagement ring then.  Wear it on the opposite hand.  Then have a hanky or cloth in your FH’s pocket. So as you two depart, he can hand you the cloth and you can wipe the excess vaseline off your finger.

Post # 6
2867 posts
Sugar bee

@KaitlinHudson:  Could you not wear your engagement ring during the ceremony and then slip it on when you two are walking/driving to the reception location?

Post # 7
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My finger swelled for some reason that day, much to my surprise! My husband had quite the time getting the ring on (and was attempting to do so during his vows!– he even mentioned it jokingly!). I ended up having to help him push it on, and it was all good and kind of funny/cute, but yeah, not sure what I could have done differently except keep myself hydrated. Vaseline may have been a good idea… Good luck and don’t worry too much. It will be organic no matter what. 

Post # 9
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

KaitlinHudson @ octoberosa:  @ Sausage fingers = LOL

Right before my husband proposed to me my best friend and Maid/Matron of Honor told me I had Sausage fingers. Great way to ruffle my feathers minutes before I was ecstatic.

Although I have no suggestions. My Hubby had a hard time getting my ring on.

Post # 10
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

When my fingers swell up and I need to get a ring on/off, I hold my hand straight up over my head (like a little kid in class) to reduce the swelling. Obviously that won’t work in front of all your guests, but maybe for a minute or two while you’re waiting in the wings before you walk in. Or even holding an ice pack or a bag of frozen peas could help to temporarily reduce the swelling right before your entrance. Maybe these ‘preventative measures’ will last long enough to avoid issues putting on the ring during the ceremony? 

Post # 11
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

wash your hands right before the ceremony… then just put on a little tiny bit of lube… once the ceremony is over you can go wash your hands again to get the oil/vasoline or whatever off your hands to ensure your ring doesnt fall off after the fact.  

Post # 12
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

stick your hand in a tub of ice water for a few minutes before you walk down the aisle… btw though there is a spray (jewelers usually have it) for getting rings off,.. they also work for getting them on, go ask a jeweler and see if he has a bottle… its way less greasy than vaseline

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