(Closed) What do I do with my engagement ring before the wedding band exchange?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Its my understanding that you put your engagement ring on your other hand, that is what I will be doing with mine.  If it doesnt fit I would have your Maid/Matron of Honor hold it and put it on after the ceremony.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I actually let the ring bearer carry mine with the wedding band. During the ceremony my husband gave me both bands, the wedding band first and then engagement rings.  It was a catholic ceremony so the wording was "Take these rings as a sign of my love and fidelity".

The other option is to not wear it all and place it on your finger after the ceremony.

Good Luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I wouldn’t let anyone HOLD it, because then they could DROP it or MISPLACE it.

I was my sister’s MOH- she had me WEAR her ring on my finger for the ceremony and I gave it back to her afterwards.  So I would say have one of your BMs wear it.

Or, just slip it off when it’s time to put on the wedding band and then put it back.

I wore my ering on my right hand and after the ring exchange (and before the end of the ceremony) I just slipped it back onto my left hand.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m actually just planning to wear it on my ring finger.  I don’t think anyone will notice but me, fiance, and the pastor, and it doesn’t really bother me that he’ll just add the band to the ring.  After the ceremony, I’ll just switch them so the band is on the other side.  I can’t fit my ring on my right hand either…and I didn’t want to have to hand it off!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Good Post I wondering about this.  I was planning on letting the ring bearer carry both just as Spacec06 did.

 

Thanks

Post # 9
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Busy bee

My husband just added the wedding band "on top" of my engagement ring, and I just reversed them after the ceremony — no big deal.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Usually you would wear your engagement ring on your other hand. Your wedding band always goes first on your ring finger (closest to the heart) and then your engagement ring.  If your Maid/Matron of Honor is okay with wearing it I would do that just don’t put it on your other hands fingers and then have to get butter to get it off!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was going to wear mine on my other hand, but I realized, my other fingers are bigger… funny hey? And it doesn’t fit, so i am just going to give mine to my maid of honor or mother.

 

I think if I had it on my other hand I would confuse my poor fh anyways when he is trying to put on the band!! lol…

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Good question, I hadn’t thought too much about this.  I think I’m going to put my e-ring on my right hand during the ceremony and just switch it over after it’s done.  I would be afraid to give it to someone else.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I think usually you put it on your other hand. Mine did not fit so I gave it to one of my bridesmaids and she wore it as it fit perfectly on her finger. She then gave it back to me once we got outside the church.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

I love your idea of incorporating it into your ceremony!

I just put it on the other hand. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

<font face=”Times New Roman” size=”3″>We are doing an "engagement ring ceremony" … like you mentioned.  Just a sentence or two about the promise that was made that led to this day.  So the best man will have all the rings.  I love this idea, because that ring is just as special as our wedding bands!</font>

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Mine doesn’t fit on my other hand either! I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do, so thanks for posting this. There are lots of good ideas.

 And Hummarock- my Fiance says the same thing. Whenever he has a random question, he’s like "Can you go ask the people on that bee place?" 

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