Where should you put your engagement ring during the ceremony?

Question Asked: 20/05/2019 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018


Most Helpful Response

GS Diamonds

Australia Wide

(14) Posted: 13/04/2021

Traditionally, the wedding band goes first on the finger so it's closest to the heart. To ensure the proper position, some brides temporarily move their engagement ring to their right hand. Then, after the nuptials, they return the ring to their left hand over the wedding band. 

The engagement ring is usually worn during the ceremony. Either place it on the right hand so it can be transferred to the left once you have your wedding band.

It's possible to remove the ring from your left hand before the ceremony or after, but it's important to keep in mind that you need to choose carefully or you'll risk damaging the ring.

Kind regards,

GS Diamonds.

(26) Posted: 17/06/2019

The engagement ring is usually worn during the ceremony. Either place it on the right hand so it can be transferred to the left once you have your wedding ring. Or just leave it on your left hand and move the wedding ring to the back after the ceremony but before photography of the signing.


The Diamond Guys

Melbourne and surrounding areas

(2) Posted: 21/05/2019

This is a great way to honour someone in your family or bridal party that you really trust.

Put the ring in a pouch or box to avoid it scratching or falling out of ones pocket. 

You definitely want that beautiful ring in the photos after the ceremony. So ensure the person you leaving the rings with is nearby to safetly pass it back to you.

Just dont go tying the ring to your poodles collar or providing to that dodgy friend who you know will be drunk before even climbing in the limo.........

That will not end well


Jasmine Fraser

Melbourne & Surrounding Suburbs

(11) Posted: 21/05/2019

Most brides wear their engagement ring on their right hand during the ceremony and then switch back to the left afterwards. Although if it doesn't fit your right hand please do not force it on as generally your right hand is slightly bigger than you left. All the best for your wedding day!


Argyle Jewellers

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Surroundings

(8) Posted: 21/05/2019

The obvious answer is somewhere safe! However, Brides often don't want to part with their Engagement Ring particularly if they're in unfamiliar surroundings. In the past, Brides have opted to leave their Engagement Ring at home safe and sound and waiting to be united with the Wedding Band but an increasing number of Brides are opting to wear their Engagement Ring on their right hand and then once the ceremony is complete popping it onto their left hand. 

Often photographers want to complete photos with the two Wedding Bands but rarely include the Engagement Ring in these photos although there is the option to have final photos taken with Engagement Ring and both Wedding Bands.


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