Cristina
Devoted October 2020

Engagement ring?

Cristina, on October 14, 2019 at 1:50 PM Posted in Planning 1 39
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Hello everyone! So super random thought but the day of the wedding what do you do with your engagement ring? I know the best man and maid of honor will hold the bands until it's time to say I do but what about my engagement ring? Do I have my maid of honor hang on to that too? Do I put my engagement ring back on with my band after saying I do? Something I just thought of and wondered what everyone else did or is doing. Thanks!

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  • Gen
    Master June 2019
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    I kept mine on, then right before the ring exchange I took it off and put it on the little table we had. Then after my husband put my wedding band on, I put the engagement ring back on top
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  • Andrea
    Expert May 2020
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    I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet. My right hand ring finger is bigger than my left so i can’t put it on my other hand (which was my first thought).
    I’m probably either going to wear my engagement ring and then pull it off when it’s time to put the band on and have my fiancé put both on, or have him take it off and put them both on. I don’t want to walk down the aisle without my ring on but i guess that’s another option too 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ There’s no set rule so anything you decide will be fine but I hear ya, I don’t know what to do yet either.
    But i will definitely have the engagement ring put back on immediately after the band goes on.
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  • Cristina
    Devoted October 2020
    Cristina ·
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    I definitely want to wear my engagement ring so I think I'll just put it back on top.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    I think this would also depend on whether you are planning on soldering your engagement ring to your wedding band too?

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  • Cristina
    Devoted October 2020
    Cristina ·
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    I suddenly just thought about it and realized I've never seen anyone ask so I wasn't sure what to do. I'll probably have my maid of honor just hold both and after putting on my band have her give me the engagement ring to put on top.

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  • Cristina
    Devoted October 2020
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    I plan to have them separate so I wasn't too sure how that would work.

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  • R
    Devoted September 2018
    Rachel ·
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    Just wear your engagement ring and then have your FH put your band on during the ceremony. After the ceremony you can take the rings off and reverse the order (so wedding band is on the bottom) but even if you forget to I doubt anyone will notice. I think trying to slip on two rings during the ceremony is too much to worry about, so keep it simple. 😁
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  • Cristina
    Devoted October 2020
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    That's true! Like we don't have enough to worry about lol. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  • K
    Dedicated October 2020
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    I am going to have mine soldered together before my wedding so that they will both go on at the same time. My band is shaped to fit my Engagement ring so I don’t want it twisting all night once put together. I have a promise ring that my FH gave me a few years before he proposed that I will wear while the jeweler is working on my other ring and I will wear the promise ring on my right hand on my wedding day.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar August 2020
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    If I was getting a band, I would walk down bare handed and then after the ceremony, put my engagement ring on top. I'll still be walking bare handed because I'm getting an enhancer instead of a band and I'll be getting my engagement ring and enhancer soldered together before the wedding. It would be pretty weird wearing an empty enhancer lol.

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  • Elizabeth
    Just Said Yes May 2020
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    I am going to wear my engagement ring, and my FH will slide the wedding band on during the ceremony. It fits together. I dont think you have to remove the engagement ring or wear it on another finger. But that is up to how the rings fit together
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  • Alyssa
    Expert June 2020
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    Some people put their E ring on their right hand, some people keep it on their left hand and then FH slips the wedding ring on top of it during the ring exchange. Then later, after the ceremony you would reverse the order.

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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
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    I just wore it on my right hand, where it's still residing since my band and engagement ring don't really fit together. But it was more important to me for H and I to have matching wedding bands than for my engagement ring and wedding band to match.

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
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    I wore it on my right hand and then moved it over after the ceremony.
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  • Cristina
    Devoted October 2020
    Cristina ·
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    I think I will go ahead and do this since it seems like the easier way to go about it. Thank you!

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  • Paige
    Dedicated August 2020
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    That’s what I plan on doing. It seems to me we are the minority, but it just seems like the best way to do it! Plus I can get the band resized and soldered at the same time. I have debated getting a cheap silicone ring like the one I wear to work to wear while it’s getting soldered until the ceremony too
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  • Alyssa
    Expert June 2020
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    It's probably what I will do too. It always seemed funny to me that the custom is wedding ring on the bottom-when that's not the order in which they are given!

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  • Devin
    Super October 2019
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    Im going to have my engagement ring on. We’re not adding a band to mine and he already wears his ring so we’re not going to do the ring exchange.
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    I also kept mine on
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I kept mine on and the best man had our wedding bands.

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