Q: After I am married, does my engagement ring or my wedding ring go on my hand first? My aunt swears to me that the engagement ring goes on and then the band. But I wear the band closest to my heart and my engagement ring in front of it. Which one of us is right?
A: Well, in a way, you are both correct. Technically, the wedding band should be worn closest to your heart. This would mean taking off the engagement ring, putting on the wedding band and then the engagement ring. (Some brides will wear their engagement ring on their right hand for the day of the wedding to facilitate this process.) However, many modern brides feel that since they received the engagement ring first, it should stay on the finger, adding the wedding band after the ceremony. Fortunately there are no jewelry police; so what you decide to do is really up to you.