We all know the Roman tradition of wearing the wedding band on your left ring finger since it is believed that the vein there is directly connected to the heart. But if you want to ditch the traditional ways and shake things up, you can try these alternative styles to wear your engagement and wedding bands. These ways are recommended by the founder of the fine jewelry brand Eriness, Erin Sachse.
Choose Your Right Hand
Even though traditionally the left hand is preferred for the engagement ring, to change things up, you can switch it to the right hand. And if you feel your left hand is empty, you can move your wedding band to the left. Although, some cultures suggest wearing the engagement ring on the left hand so that there’s less weight on your dominant hand.
Stacking Your Wedding Band
There is no hard and fast rule about wearing only one wedding band; instead, you can go for a stack. According to Erin, the first rule of stacking is taking your time while deciding. The second rule is that there is no such thing as a sufficient number of rings.
Skip the Band
Again, there is no compulsion to wear a wedding band. If you think the engagement ring is enough, then go for it. It is your marital commitment, and it is all about you and your partner. Another way to spice things up is by getting matching tattoos or maybe a bracelet with your favorite stone.
Wearing the Ring as a Necklace
On days when you want zero weight on your fingers, you can style your engagement ring or wedding band as a necklace; that way, it can stay close to your heart too. Erin believes that it’s the significance of the engagement ring that matters and not the actual ring. It symbolizes your relationship with your partner, so you should wear it the way you want.
Sophia Bush and Grant Hughes, who got engaged over the holidays, got married on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event was joined by some of the couple’s closest friends and family. Sophia and her husband, engaged for a year, took the vows to eternal commitment to each other. Confirming the news, the Tulsa County Court Clerk also informed that the couple bought their marriage license on Wednesday, June 8, and returned it on Monday, June 13.
The wedding took place at a private home in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. In a statement to People Magazine, Sophia Bush said she was proud of her home state. She shared that she was proud to call Tulsa her hometown and felt incredibly honored that they got to celebrate their marriage with all of their family and friends. It was a special moment for them as she grew up there and had some of her fondest memories there. The two wed at the Philbrook Museum of Art, a historic villa of Italian Renaissance design. They wanted to read out the nuptials in a place full of love, history, and beauty, where they could really celebrate their love with all their friends and family. The idea of having a beach wedding or a big party just wasn’t for them.
On the guest list were celebrities like Aaron Paul, Colton Underwood, and Jordan Brown, and a few of Bush’s former teen-drama One Tree Hill co-stars, such as Danneel Ackles and Hilarie Burton. The duo got engaged a year ago when Hughes proposed to Bush while they were enjoying a vacation in Lake Como, Italy. The Chicago P.D. star took to Instagram to share the happy news. This is Sophia Bush’s second wedding. In 2005, she married Chad Michael Murray, her One Tree Hill co-star, for a brief period.