Sara
Devoted bride November 2017 Ontario

Engagement ring during the ceremony?

Sara, on 31/August/2017 at 10:57 Posted in Wedding ceremony

Hi! I've been wondering lately if you wear your engagement ring during the ceremony or if you tuck it away until afterwards? My band fits perfectly into my engagement ring (in a square shape) so it looks really weird when I don't have my engagement ring on... I'm curious what everyone else is doing!

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  • H
    Curious bride June 2019 Ontario
    Hj ·

    I hadn't even thought about that. Both my future wife and I have men's wedding bands for engagement rings and will be getting men's bands for our wedding bands as well. But we both have very small hands and two thick bands on one finger for me would almost come up to my knuckle and probably be uncomfortable and look kind of silly.

  • Chanelle
    Curious bride September 2019 British Columbia
    Chanelle ·

    I always thought you wore your engagement ring down the aisle, then when rings were exchanged you put the wedding band on top, and just flipped them back to the normal way (wedding band below) afterwards.

    Is that just me??

  • Katelyn
    Frequent user bride August 2018 Alberta
    Katelyn ·
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    Written by Hayley:

    Something that I saw was giving the engagement ring to the best man (or whoever will have your rings) along with the wedding band. The exchanging of bands would go like this:

    Officiant [to groom]: "[Groom], please take [Bride's engagement ring]. This ring is a symbol of promise and intent. Today that intention is realized, and the promise is fulfilled. Please place this ring above [Bride]'s wedding band to symbolize the love that brought you together and will always protect and sustain your marriage."

    Just kind of a nice way to have them both involved.

    This definitely never occurred to me! However, I love your idea, Hayley!
  • Sarah
    Beginner bride January 2019 Alberta
    Sarah ·

    My wedding band will be a funny shape on its own due to my engagement ring shape. Glad this was brought up. As I'm not one to wear a lot of jewelry I like the idea of the MOH holding my engagement ring for me until the end of the ceremony and putting it back on before photos and reception.

    thanks!!!! this was helpful

  • Melissa
    Devoted bride November 2017 Ontario
    Melissa ·

    My engagement ring is a really odd shape, so I've had to have a custom wedding band created for it, so it looks funny on it's own. My right ring finger is bigger than my left (thanks to an old fracture) so I can't wear my engagement ring on my right for the ceremony. I'll pass my engagement ring off to my MOH just before the ceremony and I'll have her pass it back to me after my FH puts my wedding ring on me.

  • Melissa
    Frequent user bride August 2018 British Columbia
    Melissa ·
    Yep I plan to wear mine on my right hand until after the ceremony. I just hope my finger doesn't expand from the heat of my summer wedding! Something for summer brides to think about.
  • Ashley
    Featured June 2018 Alberta
    Ashley ·
    I’m stuck cause my fiancé got mine as a set, and the band I wanted to get melded together. But I’m thinking maybe I should do that after the wedding. I’m unsure of what to do. But if I get it melded before I defintely can’t wear it on my left hand then. Haha. But if I wait til after I will wear my engagement ring and then he can put on the wedding band after we say I do. 👍🏻❤️
  • Carol
    Featured March 2018 Ontario
    Carol ·
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    Written by Simone:

    I found out on the day of, I can wear my engagement ring during the ceremony. This is up to you and there is nothing wrong with it.
    Simone how was your wedding day?? I was hoping to see some posts.
    Hey Carol,The wedding day went well and I will be putting up a post about it soon. I work late shifts and I can't wait to be on days. Hope all is well with you.
    That's great to hear! Looking forward to the post!
  • Simone
    Featured August 2017 Manitoba
    Simone ·
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    Written by Simone:

    I found out on the day of, I can wear my engagement ring during the ceremony. This is up to you and there is nothing wrong with it.
    Simone how was your wedding day?? I was hoping to see some posts.
    Hey Carol,The wedding day went well and I will be putting up a post about it soon. I work late shifts and I can't wait to be on days. Hope all is well with you.
  • Shelby
    Frequent user bride October 2017 British Columbia
    Shelby ·
    My engagement ring doesn't fit on my other hand. I will have my maid of honour hold onto it until after the ceremony then I will put it on.


  • Vanessa
    Devoted bride August 2018 Manitoba
    Vanessa ·

    Another thing I never consider before. Thanks for bringing this up.

  • Carol
    Featured March 2018 Ontario
    Carol ·
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    Written by Simone:

    I found out on the day of, I can wear my engagement ring during the ceremony. This is up to you and there is nothing wrong with it.
    Simone how was your wedding day?? I was hoping to see some posts.
  • Simone
    Featured August 2017 Manitoba
    Simone ·
    I found out on the day of, I can wear my engagement ring during the ceremony. This is up to you and there is nothing wrong with it.
  • Jen
    Super bride June 2018 Ontario
    Jen ·

    I'll be wearing mine! My rings came as a set. I can't wait to wear them both together.

  • Sonja
    Featured September 2017 Ontario
    Sonja ·

    I'll be wearing mine but I'll switch it to the right hand for the ceremony. That way I can put it back on the left hand after the band has been placed there. This is mainly because the band is slightly tighter than the engagement ring so placing it closer to the hand is a better fit.

  • Chelsea
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·

    I wore my engagement ring during the ceremony, because my band fits around my engagement ring. He put the wedding band on, and then after the ceremony, I switched places of my wedding band and my engagement ring because they weren't in the right place, but it was the easiest way for me as my engagement ring doesn't fit on any of my fingers on my right hand.

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