You may never have even asked the question? Too embarrassed to ask? Everyone just knows the answer, right? Wearing a wedding ring is one of those things that a lot of people do, and for good reason. A wedding ring, is just that, a ring that is a symbol of a marriage. Often vows that surround the ring in a wedding ceremony talk about how it is a symbol of the ongoing commitment that one person makes to another. A ring is a perfect circle, symbolising continuity, with the metal symbolising strength. Rings are generally made out of durable metal, with the idea that, well ’til death do us part’.
Wedding rings are not new, in fact they are an ancient tradition in many cultures. So depending on who you are, it may mean a different thing from the person next to you, and might be worn in a different way. In Australia, generally the wedding band is worn on the fourth finger on the left hand. It became common for men to wear a wedding band in the early 20th century.
Some people choose to have no ring, some get a ring tattooed on, some buy another gift they deem more symbolic. Of course it is completely up to you what you choose. So good luck. And remember, in the end its all about the promise of commitment that you will make to each other.