(Closed) What to do with engagement ring?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i think most people wear their engagement ring on their right hand and then put it on for the reception. my mom asked me to wear her mom’s ring during the ceremony, so i won’t be wearing my engagement ring at all until the reception. you definitely only put on the wedding band during the I DO’s!

Post # 4
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10 posts
Newbee

I am going sans engagement ring for the ceremony.  Apparantly my right hand is bigger than my left, because the ring doesn’t fit.  After the ceremony I will  stack the engagement ring for pictures.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Omg. I cannot even breathe if I leave the house without my engagement ring! Never knew that I shouldn’t wear it. I am sure that I will wear it. I don’t like not wearing it.

Post # 6
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I agree with theantihot. I am going to put my engagement ring on my right hand so that only my wedding band is on my left hand during the ceremony. But after that I’ll move move my e-ring back over to my left hand for the reception.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I’m with @surfgirl – my ring doesn’t fit on my right hand! Maybe I’ll have my mom wear it or something like that during the ceremony.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

The ring bearer actually cared our wedding bands and my engagement ring.  When it came time to exchange bands my husband placed both rings on my finger (individually) wedding band first.

I don’t think there is a set rule for this so whatever you are most comfortable with!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine doesn’t fit either! I’m going to have my Maid/Matron of Honor hold it. I’d love to have have my mom wear it on her right hand, but depending on how many diamonds my mom is already wearing that would be crazy. She tends to bling out for stuff like my wedding =]. Plus she’s doing our tea ceremony so i don’t want her dropping it since her hands are smaller than mine.

I have 2 wedding bands so my Fiance is just going to slide one on my finger for the ceremony, but i’m going to stack them in their correct orders IMMEDIATELY for pictures =]

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Like Ejs, I am giving my ring to my Maid/Matron of Honor, my right hand finger is smaller so the ring feels like its always going to fall off, and that sets off all kinds od anxiety! So I think it will be fine with her, no big deal.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper

I have wondered this too. A lot of people I have talked to said that they go ahead and wear their engagement ring on their left hand per usual on the wedding day, and then after the ceremony, switch it. They say no one notices except their husband and the officiant. I am like some other bees — my engagement ring does not fit my right hand. But it is important to me and I want to wear it, so I will probably just wear it on my left hand anyway and then switch them to the correct order after the ceremony.

Post # 12
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92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I already wear my aggie ring on my right hand, and plan to wear it on my wedding day, so I am going to have my MOH/sister wear my engagement ring. After the ceremony (and before pictures) I will put it on with my wedding band.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I’m just wearing my Ering on my left hand and then moving the band to the "back" after the ceremony. I’ll feel nekkid without it on my left hand. haha

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i’m planning to wear on my right hand and then switch to on top of my wedding band on left after the ceremony. it will feel weird, though!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I was at a wedding recently where they actually incorporated the engagement ring as part of the exchanging of the rings ceremony.  First they exchanged wedding bands and then the officiant asked the groom to take the engagement ring and place it over her wedding band.  Something like it was a symbol of promise and now that promise has been fulfilled and it symbolizes protection of the marriage, something like that.  I loved it so much I decided to have it as part of my ceremony too!  Just another option for what to do with the e-ring on the wedding day.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have a "complicated" ring, so mine will already be soldered to the bands.  Even before we picked the complicated one, jewelers suggested getting it soldered before so that it didn’t slide around, etc. during our honeymoon.

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