It is almost time to say I do! You have your dress, your shoes, and your accessories, but then you realize one thing. You don’t know whether you are supposed to wear your engagement ring on your wedding day or not. And if you are not, then what do you do with it? While it is absolutely a personal preference, there is no reason why you should take your engagement ring off on your wedding day.
What Does Tradition Say?
Traditionally, brides were required to wear the engagement ring on their right hand as they walk down the aisle. This is simply to keep their left hand free for the wedding band. Once the ring ceremony takes place, the groom would place the band on the bride's left hand. After this is complete, then the groom can take the engagement ring and place it on top of the wedding band on the bride's left hand. The band would be a blessed item, which is why it should be closest to the heart and the engagement ring protected this sacred item.
What Should You Do?
If you are getting married in a church, it might be a good idea to talk to your priest or pastor before deciding how you will wear your rings as they might have certain requirements. If they leave it up to you, then you can decide whether you want to follow the tradition or not.
What Are Your Options?
There are different ways that you might consider wearing your engagement ring on your wedding day. You can simply wear it on your left hand and have the groom palace the band on top of it during the ceremony. Some women choose to leave the rings like this while others will flip them to still follow some of the traditional aspects.
Another option you have is to have the engagement ring and the band soldered together. If you do this, you can walk down the aisle without your rings on and then have the groom place them on your left hand together, at the same time.
As you can see, it really comes down to personal preference in how you wear your engagement ring on your wedding day. Without a doubt, though, there is no reason why you shouldn’t wear it. After all, it is the best day of your life and you want that engagement ring to show off its shine!
At Mervis Damond Importers , our professional staff will help you with some of the difficult decisions. While we may not have all the answers, we certainly have the best selection of wedding rings.