(Closed) Wear your e-ring down the aisle?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

im planning on wearing it on my right hand and then slipping it back to the left once the wedding band is on

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with eloping – I’ve heard many people switch their e-ring to the right hand, since your wedding band is the closest to your heart.  They then put the e-ring back on the left hand after the ceremony so that both are together.  I plan on doing that myself.  Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’ve heard of people switching hands…but mine doesn’t fit on my right hand! So I’m still not sure what to do…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think you can do whatever you want.

I planned to wear mine on my right hand, but then my Darling Husband bought me a gorgeous blue topaz ring to wear as my "something blue"  – so that took up my right hand.  I decided to just wear my Engagement Ring and Darling Husband slid my wedding band over the Engagement Ring.  I guarantee you no one noticed!

I have friends that have given their e-ring to the Maid/Matron of Honor to hold during the ceremony – but my Maid/Matron of Honor was extremely pregnant (went into labor at our wedding) and her fingers were way too swollen!! 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hmm, never thought to give it to Maid/Matron of Honor. My little sister will be mine, so I will just have her wear it … ahhh

Scary to not wear it and trust someone else with it. What if it’s lost accidentally or … even stolen. That would be the worst.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

What if the ring doesn’t fit in your right hand? I have that problem, the fingers on my right hand are thicker than the fingers on my left hand, so yeah, ring doesn’t fit…

I’ve also developed kind of a "ring indentation" in my ring finger due to my engagement ring. It’s weird, the ring isn’t chokingly tight. It has always fit perfectly, in fact. But it leaves an indentation and it makes me self-conscious when I take it off… so I kinda don’t want to take the e-ring off at the ceremony either. What do you do in such a situation? 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m probably going to have to give mine to my Maid/Matron of Honor to wear on her pinky (my finger is tiny).  I can’t get the ring on past my knuckle on my right hand. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

What I’ve heard is that you switch your engagement ring on your right hand during the ceremony, and then switch it over afterwards, because your wedding ring is supposed to be "closest to your heart". =) I’m actually thinking of wearing it on my left hand, and incorporating taking off the engagement ring, and sliding it and the wedding ring back on as part of the ring vows. ^.^

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’d planned to wear mine on my right hand – even reminded him that it would be on my right hand, so make sure you don’t put my wedding ring on the wrong hand – and ended up not wearing it at all til after the ceremony.  I knew we’d have photos taken of our rings, so I’d had my e-ring cleaned & re-plated (it’s white gold) and then didn’t wear it til the wedding. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I’m just going to wear mine on my left ring finger, where it belongs. To me – and I hadn’t really thought about this until just now – the engagement ring is the first half of the commitment "set". Then, when the wedding ring is slid into place next to it, the set is complete… the two rings belong together.

To me, to take off the engagement ring or switch it to the other hand seems to demote it in importance. But it’s not all about the wedding ring. That promise was made earlier, when the engagement ring was given.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

azula, I’m sure you can just leave it on and no one will notice at all! Then just switch the 2 after the ceremony 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It is traditional to wear it on your right hand for the ceremony but my right hand is definitely bigger than my left so I am having my Maid/Matron of Honor wear it for me until the ceremony is over.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Mine doesn’t fit on my right hand either, at least not without turning my finger purple! I think I will probably just slide my engagement ring on my pinkie finger before we walk down the aisle and then put it back on where it belongs right after the ceremony.  As much as I love my girls, I don’t want to risk anyone else losing it.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wore a blue topaz ring on my right hand and my e-ring didn’t really fit anywhere else.  So I had my mom wear it and she gave it back after the ceremony.

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