Wearing your engagement ring on your wedding day: Yes or no?
Do I have to put my engagement ring on after my wedding band?
Here’s the thing – your engagement ring is a symbol of yours and your partner’s commitment to one another. Your wedding band, also known as your eternity ring, is a symbol of everlasting love and is worn on the finger first as it is closest to your heart.
Ways to wear your engagement ring on your wedding day
Wear your engagement ring on the opposite hand
Let’s face it, it’s your wedding day, you’re going to want to wear your engagement ring. You may find it helpful – given that your fingers are of a similar size – to wear your engagement ring on your right ring finger instead of your left. That way you can easily slip it on and into its correct position once you’ve exchanged vows.
Wear your engagement ring on a bracelet
Another way of wearing your engagement ring on your wedding day is to add it to a piece of bridal jewellery you’re already wearing, like a bracelet. That way you can easily clip it off when you need it and pop it on your ring finger after your ceremony.
Let your maid of honour hold your engagement ring
As you’d entrust your best man to carry your wedding ring, you may like to entrust your maid of honour to hold onto your engagement ring before and during your wedding ceremony. In saying that, your maid of honour may not have anywhere discreet to hold your engagement ring, so you may prefer to give it to the best man to carry and hand over when the time is right.
Let your family hold your engagement ring
When all else fails, you can always count on your family, right? This can be a great way to include a family member who perhaps doesn’t have a ‘job’ or have been as heavily involved in your wedding day.
Organise a jewellery box for your engagement ring before your big day
At the end of the day, it’s entirely up to the bride to choose how she’d like to wear her engagement ring, or who will hold. Our only piece of advice? Have a jewellery box or a pouch made for your engagement ring, and ensure that it definitely won’t go missing (every bride’s worst nightmare). Side note: if you’re on the hunt for the perfect jewellery box for your big day, we have just the thing, take a look at our Woodsbury ring box.