(Closed) Ring order – how do you wear them?

posted 10 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: How is your Ring order?

    Wedding band only

    Wedding band first, then engagement ring second

    Engagement ring first, then wedding band second

    Engagement ring on right hand

  • Post # 3
    6610 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The adage is that the wedding band goes on first, closest to your heart.

    I agree with your logic, but I’m following tradition, so wedding band first!

    Post # 4
    30391 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The wedding band goes closest to your heart.

    Post # 5
    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ve also always heard the wedding band goes closest to your heart. I’m actually getting two bands so I’ll have one on the top and bottom, but if I wasn’t I would put the band on first.

    Post # 6
    378 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    This thred just made me switch them and they look really funny. Having a pear e-ring means I have a top & bottom to it. Besides having always heard that the band goes on first, my band feels a lil bigger so my e-ring hold it on. 

    Post # 7
    3968 posts
    Honey bee

    Since I took my e-ring off to slip my wedding band on – I always figured the wedding band goes first.

    I have a friend who has their ering closest because she said if a ring is going to slip off her finger accidentally, she’d rather it be her wedding band (worth less) than her $$ e-ring. 


    Post # 8
    3974 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Wedding band then engagement ring. That’s the way all the women I know have their rings.

    Post # 9
    2386 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I will be wearing my wedding band first because tradition states it’s supposed to be the one closest to your heart.

    Post # 10
    1563 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I agree with PP that I’ve always heard your wedding band is placed closest to your heart. But I’ve heard the order is reversed in some non-Western cultures. I’ve also heard there are some areas that wear wedding bands on their pointer fingers (I guess the vein in that finger runs directly to the heart?)

    Post # 11
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ll be wearing it with my wedding band first then the engagement ring.  I think because I’ve seen it done more often, I like how it looks better.  

    Post # 12
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I wear my engagement ring first. First of all it’s too big and my husband and I are lazy to have it refitted lol. So my wedding band holds it on. Second, I think it looks better. I’ve always worn rings like that, with the simpler flat band second to a ring with a raised stone/decoration.

    Post # 13
    4858 posts
    Honey bee

    I’ll be wearing my wedding band first and my e-ring on top.  I just like the look of it better.

    Post # 14
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @happyface:  the idea is that you want your wedding band, the symbol of commitment you made when you said I DO to be closest to your heart! Thats why the wedding band ususally goes on first, then the e-ring.  But its also personal preference, whatever you want to do!  I will be wearing my wedding band then the e-ring

    the reason it is placed on your left ring finger is because people use to believe that there was a vein in that finger that ran straight to your heart!

    Post # 15
    1595 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Most of the time I wear the wedding band first, e-ring second…however, if I’m cold/fingers are feeling unusually thin, I’ll flip the order, as my wedding band is slightly smaller and “locks in” the e-ring. 

    Post # 16
    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Yeah, I defer to tradition on this one. Wedding band closest to my heart! 🙂

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