Do You Wear Your Engagement Ring on the Wedding Day?

Of all the tiny details you need to look into in the most beautiful fiasco that is your wedding prep, this engagement-ring concern looks minuscule! But forgetting about it can cause serious last-minute panic as well. We want every little thing to be perfect, so let’s handle this query before your big day arrives.

Do You Wear Your Engagement Ring on the Wedding Day


Women usually wear both the engagement ring and the wedding ring (also called the wedding band) on the same finger. Both rings are worn on the ring finger of the left hand. The wedding ring is worn first being closest to the heart and is then followed by the engagement ring:

Wearing the wedding ring closer to the heart

The reason for this constellation is that the wedding ring as the symbol of everlasting love is more important than the engagement ring which is a symbol of commitment to one another.

So, do you wear your engagement ring on your wedding day? It’s really up to you, but it would be nice if you do. A diamond engagement ring is a reminder of the day when the big question that would lead to a lifelong commitment to each other was asked.

Here are things you need to pay attention to should you decide to wear the engagement ring on your wedding day:

Before the Wedding Ceremony

Depending on how long you’ve already worn your engagement ring, it might be a good time for a checkup! It would be awful if something happened to the ring exactly on the wedding day. So, you might consider having the engagement ring checked by a professional jeweler who is able to find signs of damage or other weaknesses.

If you’re keen on having your engagement ring a part of the ceremony, you can have it soldered together with the wedding ring so your future husband can put both on your finger during your vows.

You should also make sure that it’s thoroughly cleaned before the wedding ceremony begins. Typically, most couples love to pose with their new wedding rings and take close-ups of their hands. You would want your diamond engagement ring to sparkle as its best during this immortalization.

During the Wedding Ceremony

You basically have three options for the wedding ceremony. The first one is you can place your engagement ring on your right ring finger till after the ceremony. You can later on – and with nobody seeing it – put it to your left ring finger so that both rings are then placed in the right order.

Bride wearing the engagement ring on the right finger and the wedding ring on the left finger

Although if you plan on wearing the engagement ring on your right hand, just make sure it fits. You don’t want a stuck piece of jewelry on your wedding day!

The next option would be to simply leave the engagement ring on the left ring finger and put the wedding ring on top of it. Afterward, the order of the rings can be changed. This isn’t a conventional wedding tradition, and your wedding band won’t have its own “moment” as the typically grander engagement ring will steal the spotlight.

Now, if you don’t want to wear it, you can always have your maid of honor or family member hold onto it during the ceremony. Especially if you’re wearing gloves as the pointy diamond will definitely go against the fabric.

After the Wedding Ceremony

Let the festivities begin! Just try to make sure your rings stay clean during the day. Typical danger spots are when a woman puts on makeup or hairspray.

Cake frivolities on wedding day

Do not get involved in any cake pranks like smashing cakes into each other’s faces if you’re still wearing the rings. This might cause you to find cake chunks in the prongs which you will have to clean up. That said, it might be wise to remove the rings for this instance.

The Takeaway

So, to wear or not to wear? Honestly, this shouldn’t be a question. If you haven’t thought about it in the first place, then there’s no need for concern. A lot of bride-to-bes don’t even think about it and simply leave their engagement ring on.

It’s nice for you to take time polishing every detail. But do remember that there are no rules. Rather, you make up the rules. It’s your day anyway!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to write to me. Or comment down below!

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