Post # 1
So…I saw a recent post about this but can’t remember what forum I was on Have you or anyone you know wore your wedding band on your right hand and then switched it over to left hand after marriage? I did not wear my wedding band until my wedding with my first marriage. I am pretty traditional in that sense but since this is my second marriage (and hopefully last!) I am more open to different things and heard of people doing this. I’m just curious about what people think. Obviously, it’s personal and no right answer but I’m curious. Thanks bees!
Post # 2
I’ve never heard of anyone doing this!
Im just going to wear mine from the wedding, I don’t really understand the reason of wearing it before.
Post # 3
In Germany there is a tradition of that, however rh is the wedding band hand. 50 years ago it was common for both of the couple to wear a plain band on the left hand as a sign of being engaged. After the wedding it was switched to the left.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey
You might have seen my comment maybe, because I do wear my wedding band and the diamond ring on the right finger and will switch to the left once we’re married. But I don’t believe there’s a right or wrong way to do it.
Post # 5
We had my engagement ring and wedding band made at the same time and have not set a wedding date yet, so I wear mine on my right hand once in a while. It’s so pretty and sparkly. It is sad seeing it in my jewelry box all the time!
Post # 6
No. Just no. You do not wear a wedding ring before the wedding. Doesn’t matter what hand it’s on. You gotta wait! 🙂
ETA: That’s not to say you can’t secretly wear it around the house because you are just so excited. But not in public! It’s special and should be saved for the wedding!
Post # 7
I think you can wear any ring you want at any time! I won’t get my bands until right before the wedding so I cant try it out myself, but I don’t see a problem with it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2020 - Germany
Yes, can confirm this 🙂 My partner is German and we live in Germany (I’m English) and we’re still not sure whether we’ll wear our wedding rings on the left or the right hand (I wear my engagement ring on my left hand). Neither of us feel really strongly about it one way or another.
We did debate both having plain bands for the engagement but I was quite keen on a traditional – at least in the UK – diamond ring and he obliged 😀
Post # 9
My fiancé’s mom gifted me a family heirloom ring for Christmas. I wear it on my right hand, but I was looking at it the other day thinking what a nice wedding band it would make, so potentially I am wearing my wedding band on my right hand sometimes. I haven’t made my mind up yet.
I’m not sentimental about jewellery at the end of the day a ring on your left hand is just a symbol of your marital status, it doesn’t matter if it’s been worn on your right hand before, it’s the statement your making by wearing a ring on your left hand that counts not the piece of metal itself, that’s just an object.
Post # 10
In my culture (Brazilian) we traditionally don’t do engagement rings – the couple wears plain bands on their right ring finger until the wedding day, when that band is moved over to the left ring finger. Nowadays, engagement rings are becoming more common, however they are usually worn on the left with the tradition remaining the same with the bands.
Post # 11
This is quite common in several European countries where engagement rings are not that common. After engagement, the wedding band is worn on the left hand, and after the wedding it’s switched to the right hand
Post # 12
My grandparents had the same bands for the engagement rings for both of them engraved with the name, and the wedding date was engraved right before the wedding.
My wedding band was actually a gift for our 2 year anniversary, and was kind of repurposed as a wedding band, so I had it for 1.5 years before getting married. I bought a matching band for my husband as an engagement ring, and he did wear it for our 1 year engagement.
Post # 13
Thank you bees! It was so cool to hear about different cultural traditions. It’s a great example of how we can’t assume something without knowing the meaning it holds for someone. I really enjoyed reading your posts :). Congrats to all of you bees and best wishes for happiness and love ❤️