(Closed) Putting the Band On

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    Wearing my e-ring on my right hand for the ceremony so he can put the band on my left : (30 votes)
    48 %
    Having him put the wedding ring on top of the e-ring during the ceremony : (20 votes)
    32 %
    Taking the e-ring off during the wedding band exchange and putting in on slyly during the ceremony : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Other (explained below) : (9 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m not sure if for the option you meant to have the engagement ring on the right and then put the wedding band on the left but that’s what we did.  And then when we turned around to sign the marriage license, I took the engagement ring off my right hand and put it on top the band on my left.

    Post # 4
    Member
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    We’re adding a little e-ring bit to our ceremony, which I am borrowing from another board bee, though I for the life of me cannot remember who…  So, if you’re out there, please do take credit…. and thank you a zillion times for the inspiration!

    Basically, my e-ring will be with our wedding rings – after we exchange bands, our reverend will say something lovely about how the engagement ring represents our promise to each other and the wedding band is the fulfillment of said promise.  He will then ask FH to place the e-ring on my hand so that we will always be reminded of the love that brought us to this promise of eternity.  Though I’m sure that the reverend will be far more eloquent.  🙂 

    I was thrilled when I stumbled upon this idea – my e-ring belonged to my late grandmother & I really wanted to bring it into the ceremony as a tribute to her memory. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am doing a little e-ring ceremony bit just like Miss Meepsie that I also got from another poster and I just loved it!

    This is the quote I got from the bee:

    “The engagement ring is a symbol of promise and intention. Now
the intention is realized and the promise fulfilled. Please place your
engagement ring on “bride’s name” finger over her wedding band to
symbolize that the love that brought you together will always protect
and sustain your marriage.”

    Post # 7
    Member
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I always ask people how they did this or how they plan to do this!  Or, I’ll ask where they plan to wear the wedding band.  Some people wear it in front, others behind.  Is there a ‘right’ way?  Or a significance at all in the placement? 

    Post # 8
    Member
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    I just wore my engagement ring on my right hand for the ceremony then added it after we were done.  The sizing wasn’t a big deal–my right hand is a little bigger than my left, but the ring still fit okay.

    @jennifer_espos–I wear my engagment ring on top of my wedding band.  I’ve heard that people most often wear there wedding band on the inside, that way it’s “closer to your heart”.

    Post # 9
    Member
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I might have the e-ring on my right hand and then move it over after.

    OR I might have the rings soldered together before the ceremony and have him put both on my finger during the ring exchange.

    Post # 10
    Member
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I kept my e-rng on the left hand. I wore somethign else on my right hand anyways…so we just put it on on top and then after the ceremony i put the other band on. i have 2

    Post # 11
    Member
    3124 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    omg, we just got married and I can hardly remember how this happened! I remember I was wearing it to walk down the aisle.  I think that when we did the ring thing that the rev. asked me to take it off and J held it in his palm with the wedding band, and slipped it on second. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would wear my e-ring on my right hand, but it doesn’t fit. So I’m going to have my Maid/Matron of Honor wear it on her right hand during the ceremony, and then I’ll put it over my wedding band after the ceremony. She’s pretty excited to get to wear the bling for that little bit 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am getting 2 thin diamond wedding bands.  We are planning on getting the whole set soldered together the week before the wedding.  I won’t wear it until the ceremony, when he will slide the whole set on.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @FutureMrsMartin – that was from me =o)  I was going to post it as well!  So anyhow, one of my bridesmaids held me e-ring during the ceremony, then the pastor asked for it and went through that lil sweet schpiel (that had like EVERYONE in tears) then had him place it on my finger.  And he got down on one knee to do it.  So sweet 🙂

    Post # 15
    Member
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I will be wearing my e-ring on my right hand. After he places the wedding band on my finger, the officiant will read this:

    “The engagement ring is a symbol of promise and intention. Now the intention is realized and the promise fulfilled. Please place your engagement ring on *Brides’s Name* finger over her wedding band to symbolize that the love that brought you together will always protect and sustain your marriage.”

    Post # 16
    Member
    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We have two options and it depends on our (conservative) officiant.

    1.  Wear my ering and have him put the wedding band on top.   Switch it after the ceremony before pics.

    2.  Have the pastor say a few words about the ering (“An engagement ring is a promise, and as a symbol of the promise fulfilled, please place the engagement ring on top of the wedding band.” etc etc) and make it part of the ceremony.

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