|Three generations of wedding rings|
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Five Things About Wedding Rings
It is said, “Every life shared, begins with a question. Will you?” and it usually is asked as he gets down on one knee with a ring in his hand. An Engagement Ring symbolizes the love of two people and captures the spirit of a life shared together. Placed on the left hand, second finger from the left, it remains there all through the engagement.
When wedding day arrives, let the ring bearer carry his pillow, but not the real rings! The best man should have the brides ring, and the maid of honor has the grooms wedding band.
One question I am often asked on wedding day is “What do I do with my Engagement Ring for the ceremony?” And the answer is the traditional, move it to your right hand, second finger and after the ceremony it goes back on your left hand.
On wedding day, and immediately after the ceremony, move the engagement ring back to the left hand. The engagement ring should now be on your left hand on top of the wedding band.
In the late 19th century, the US jewelry industry started a marketing campaign aimed at encouraging the practice of a double ring where both the groom and the bride wear a wedding ring. Today a double ring ceremony is most common. Outside the United States, it is still practiced for just the bride to wear a wedding ring.
Wedding rings date back as far as 3000 years ago as being exchanged among a wedded couple. The ring is a symbol of eternity and serves as a never-ending love between husband and wife. Early Egyptians believed the wearing the wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand, led to a special vein that connected directly to the heart.