(Closed) What to do with engagement ring during ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My e-ring doesn’t fit on my right hand so I was wearing it on my left during the ceremony. It didn’t get in the way at all and no one noticed.

Post # 4
725 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I ended up doubling rings on my right hand.  I have a ring from my grandmother (a wide band) I wanted to wear but also wanted my ring finger free for my wedding band.  It worked well and was only minutes until I was able to switch my e ring (a 2mm micropave halo) from my right to left hand after the ceremony.

You can kinda see the double up of my rings here:

Post # 5
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

mine doesn’t fit on my right hand so my sister held onto it for me and i put it back on right after the ceremony.

Post # 6
716 posts
Busy bee

I say keep it on and have your SO put the wedding band on top of it.  later, you can switch them around if you want.

Post # 7
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I kept mine on.  Our pastor suggested to both of us to not try to put the ring on all the way, just to the knuckle, and to “fix” it after the ceremony.  I swapped their position after we got outside and were waiting to our guests to come out.

My engagement ring didn’t fit on my right hand, and I didn’t want to not wear it.


Post # 8
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I kept my ering on.  I switched it around (wedding band on the inside) as soon as I could; no one knew the difference. 

Post # 10
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I kept mine on, took it off for the 2 seconds that it took him to put the wedding ring on, and then put it back on. 

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ll probably just keep mine on my left hand and switch the ring and band later. My ring won’t fit on my right hand, haha.

Post # 12
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I heard somewhere that it is good luck for a single girl to hold the brides engagement ring during the ceremony.  I made my friend give me hers for her ceremony (I gave it right back after), I guess it worked because I did get engaged.  For my wedding I gave it to one of my bridesmaids who is single to wear.

Post # 13
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am planning to keep mine at home for that day, it is Jewish tradition not to have any gem stones on your hands when you get married.  My wedding band for the ceremony is a solid white gold band that is literally the same design (just thinner since I have tiny fingers) as my Fiance.

We both will get our “sparkly” bands later that year, since the ones we want are a little spendy and I will wear my engagement ring with that band and use the white gold band from the ceremony to wear when I am traveling.

Post # 14
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Why don’t you give your e-ring to the groom or the best man before the ceremony? When it comes time to change rings he could just give you both and put them on in the “right” order.


Post # 15
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I heard somewhere that it is good luck for a single girl to hold the brides engagement ring during the ceremony. 

@amandasf:  Very cute idea! I can’t fit my ring on any of my other fingers so this would be a neat way to get a girlfriend more involved.

Post # 16
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In all the chaos of the day I forgot to move my ring over to my right hand until right before he was going to put the wedding band on! lol

I was sly about moving it but looking at my hand now, I think it is just fine to leave it on and have him slip the band onto your finger the e-ring still there! 

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