(Closed) rings

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Traditionally, the groom puts the ring (which is to be a plain gold band, with no stones or engraving) on the bride’s right index finger.  And traditionally, the bride does not give the groom a ring at all.

Depending on how Orthodox your rabbi is, these traditions may be modified.  Moreover, even if the ring is initially put on the right ring finger, there is no objection to moving it to the left ring finger after the ceremony.  Or if you had a plain gold band for the ceremony, it can be replaced with a more ornate ring after that.

I would, however, recommend against doing it the way I did at my first wedding.  I knew the ring was supposed to be on my right index finger.  He didn’t.  We ended up practically having a wrestling match under the chuppah.  Laughing

Post # 4
5 posts
  • Wedding: March 2011

The ring is a plain band with not stones or piercings so that it’s value will not be misunderstood. The groom needs to give the bride an item of value and if she accepts then they are marreid.

There are several reasons why it goes ont he right index finger, but the one that I like is that the witnesses will clarly be able to see that he gave and she accepted.

Ask your rabbi.

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