Do you wear your engagement ring when you get married?


From the proposal you may have worn your engagement ring every day. However, with your wedding a few days away, you may wonder what to do with the engagement ring during the ceremony.

If you’re unsure about the etiquette behind wearing an engagement ring when you get married, the quick answer is yes, you should wear it. You’ve been wearing your engagement every other day and your wedding day doesn’t have to be any different.

How should I wear my engagement ring?

While leaving your engagement ring in your room is a viable option while you’re getting married, it’s only normal to want to show it off as much as possible. Instead there are two easy options to ensure you’re wearing your engagement ring down the aisle.

  • Wear it on your right hand: While tradition suggests the ring should be worn on the left, placing it on your other hand won’t cause a huge upset. This means you get all eyes on your wedding ring and after the ceremony, you can simply place your engagement ring back onto the correct finger.
  • Leave it be: While the wedding ring should be placed before the engagement ring, this doesn’t have to happen right away. The new ring can be simply placed on top of the engagement ring and you can change them round later.

What order should I wear my rings?

Typically, the wedding band is the first ring that sits on your finger followed by the engagement ring. With two important rings on one finger, it helps if they fit flush together and that’s why we recommend Wedfit engagement rings.

The order in which the wedding and engagement rings are placed is a tradition that originated from the Greeks and Romans. It was believed that the vein in the ring finger of your left hand connected straight to your heart and therefore, your wedding ring would be connected directly to your heart.

While modern science has proven that the ‘Vein of Love’ isn’t actually real, the romantic sentiment behind the myth has kept the tradition alive for centuries.


Wearing your engagement ring to your wedding is perfectly normal and whether you decide to swap fingers for a day, or just leave it on, it will have no impact on the wedding itself.

If you are planning on wearing your engagement ring, then you will want to make sure it looks its best. If it was bought from us, then you can bring it to our showroom for a free annual cleaning a few days prior. Once it’s been cleaned, taking it off when using products such as make-up or hairspray can ensure that the band and diamond are looking as good as new on your wedding day.


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