(Closed) What hand do you wear your engagment ring on BEFORE you walk down the aisle?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wore it on my right hand. And switched it over right after the ceremony. I have known brides to keep it on their left though.

Post # 4
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve always heard wear it on your right hand during ceremony then switch. Really, it’syour preference. If you want to wear it on your left then go for it!

Post # 5
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t know if this was correct, but before the ceremony I wore my e-ring on my right hand so that my left was clear for the wedding ring, then later in the day i stacked the wedding band under the engagement ring on my left hand 🙂


I don’t know how some ppl wear gloves! glove removal would stress me out!

Post # 6
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Traditionally, you move it to your right hand so he can put the band on your left, then move it back after the ceremony.

Post # 8
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I left both in the ring box with my DH’s ring because my e-ring does not fit on my right hand at all (dominant hand is always bigger than the other xD). during the ring exchange and vows, he just put both on my finger at the same time.

Post # 9
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

But what if your engagement ring doesn’t fit on any fingers on your right hand?

Things that make you go hmmmm.  😉 

 Perhaps that’s one of the reasons some brides choose to keep their e-rings on their left hand?




Post # 10
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree that you’re supposed to switch it to your right hand and then put it back on your left after the ceremony…

…however, my ring is way too small to fit on any of the fingers of my right hand except my pinky, which it’s about a full size too big for. I can fit it to the top of the second knuckle on each finger of my right hand.

Post # 11
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was thinking about getting my wedding band welded to my ering (I have a 3 stone that has been very annoying to find the perfect band to fit!) and thus I would give both of them to him to put on me but they would be one unit by then…

I just switched my e-ring onto my right hand to see what it was like and ick! it feels so wrong and my left hand misses it already. lol

I think its probably safest to have it on your right for the few minutes until you’re husband and wife then put it back on its proper finger after the ceremony… no chance of losing it then!

Post # 12
7753 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wore it on my left hand as usual, and my husband put the wedding ring over the top. After the ceremony (but before the photos and reception) I switched them around. It just didn’t seem right (no pun intended) on my right hand.

Post # 13
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am leaving my e ring on my left hand.  If its on my right it will feel werid and bother me during the ceremony.  I will have df put the band on top of the e ring and then fix it when its all over.  My left finger feels funny without the e ring on it and I dont want to be distracted during the ceremony.

Post # 14
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had my band and engagement ring soldered together a couple of days before the wedding so I actually didn’t wear it at all for 3 days before our wedding.  It felt really strange.  During the ceremony my Darling Husband put the ring on with the band closest to my heart and no one was any the wiser.  And my rings were soldered for our honeymoon which was a bonus.

But like another bee mentioned, my engagement ring doesn’t fit on my right hand so that wouldn’t have worked.  

Post # 15
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I left it on my left right up until the ring exchange part of the ceremony.  I slipped it off and back on again (so he could put my wedding band on a bare finger) and NO ONE noticed!

ETA: I should have mentioned that I already wear 2 rings on my ring finger of my right hand so wearing my e-ring on my right hand would have looked kind of goofy with all those rings piled up on there, haha. 🙂

Post # 16
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with sweetpea87: , traditionally the E-Ring would be moved to your Right Hand, and then moved back into place after the Ceremony.

Of course as Juliepants:  mentioned lots of Brides also just let it be, and take it off at the last minute.

Honestly there is no right and wrong… but the idea is that the WBand can go onto your Wedding Ring Finger unimpeded… infact there are many women who NEVER take their W-Band off.

I can only think of a few times in my first marriage where I removed mine… one of which was to switch my Bridal Set to my pinky finger later in my Pregnancy when the swelling was at its worst.

Hope this helps,


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