Wearing your wedding band on right hand before marriage

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
5169 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2019

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
1365 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
635 posts
Busy bee

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
437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

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
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2020 - Germany

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eebnamreg :  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
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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
94 posts
Worker bee

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
243 posts
Helper bee

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
414 posts
Helper bee

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.

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