Laura
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Wedding Superstitions - Wearing ring on left ring finger

Laura, on April 17, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 32
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How much do you buy into this wedding superstition ?

Superstition led to a tradition of wearing the wedding ring on the left third finger because it is said that a vein in this finger runs directly to the heart. It's a sweet idea, but science tells us that it's a myth. That doesn't seem to affect the left third finger's standing as the expected place to wear your wedding band. And brides who have an engagement ring and a wedding band often remove their engagement ring then place it back on their finger after the wedding band is in place, leaving the wedding band closest to the heart.

Will you be wearing your wedding band closest to your heart on your left third finger?


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{photo from Chrissy & Anthony's Industrial Chic New York Wedding}


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32 Comments

  • CarrieAndBert
    Expert June 2018
    CarrieAndBert ·
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    Just the custom. Will be wearing on my left hand.
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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    I will be wearing my wedding band on the bottom. It looks weird to me when people wear it the other way around even though it makes sense to wear it that way since you get the wedding band last lol

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  • Stephanie
    Devoted July 2018
    Stephanie ·
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    Yes I will. ❤️
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  • PrincessLawrence
    VIP June 2018
    PrincessLawrence ·
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    I wouldnt have it any other way. Will wear my engagement ring at the wedding and will switch so the band is on the bottom closest to the heart after

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  • Ericha
    Devoted November 2018
    Ericha ·
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    My FH entirely believes in this superstition, so if he had bought a single wedding band instead of the enhancer he went with, I would have wore the band on the inside.
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  • A
    Devoted March 2019
    Amanda ·
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    I have a cradle band so one on top and bottom, but I will be wearing them on my left ring finger.
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  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
    KarenO ·
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    Yes, I will be wearing the wedding band under the engagement ring. My mom wears hers the other way (to make sure the e-ring stays on), but it looks weird to me with the set I have. So, more for the look than for superstition.

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  • Kaylyn
    Super May 2019
    Kaylyn ·
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    I will be wearing the wedding band then my engagement ring, only because I want a plain band so when I go to work or the gym I just need to slip the engagement ring off
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  • Brianna
    VIP May 2018
    Brianna ·
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    Yes, I am planning on wearing the wedding band under the engagement ring mainly because our jeweler said you wear the wedding band closest to your heart.

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  • O
    Master October 2017
    O ·
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    Yes, this is how I wear my rings. I did consider wearing my rings on my right hand like my family does, but it didn't feel comfortable.
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  • Happy Hedgie
    VIP September 2018
    Happy Hedgie ·
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    Yes, this is how I plan to wear my band.

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  • Mrs. Sponge
    Master April 2018
    Mrs. Sponge ·
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    Yes I will. This is one of those traditional things that is really important to me. I think it looks odd to wear them any differently. I like the symbolism behind the wedding set and why it is worn that way.

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  • Mmssecrets
    Devoted March 2019
    Mmssecrets ·
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    For me again this is more tradition then superstition. But yes this is what I plan to do.
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  • Xandria
    VIP December 2018
    Xandria ·
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    Yup! Wedding band closest to my heart. Part of that is how its designed, its a claddagh ring, so that point of the hart is facing towards me, and the wedding band is designed to wrap around the point of the heart.

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  • Liana
    VIP March 2017
    Liana ·
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    Yes! I am wearing my wedding band closest to my heart on my left finger.

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  • SoKatiiee
    Devoted June 2018
    SoKatiiee ·
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    Not because of superstition- although I think I've heard this one before- I'll still be wearing it on the left though. Smiley smile

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  • Cassie
    Super April 2018
    Cassie ·
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    I only have one ring (didn't want a fancy engagement ring) and it's on my left ring finger hand, didn't really realize there was another option! lol.

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  • Brenda
    Devoted May 2018
    Brenda ·
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    I will but not because of the superstition.
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  • P
    Super January 2019
    PalmTrees ·
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    Won’t be wearing a band at all, so no.
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  • Laura
    WeddingWire Administrator June 2010
    Laura Online ·
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    I do wear my wedding band on my left ring finger, closest to my heart. But it's because that's what's considered the norm, not because I'm superstitious about it.

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