Who Puts Ring On First In Wedding?

Weddings are special occasions that mark the start of a new chapter in a couple’s life. It’s a day filled with love, joy, and a lot of traditions that have been passed down for generations. One of the most important traditions in a wedding ceremony is the exchange of rings. However, many couples are often confused about who puts the ring on first. Should

the bride put the ring on first, or should the groom? In this article, we’ll explore wedding ring etiquette and answer the question: Who puts the ring on first in a wedding?


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Ring Exchange Tradition

– While there is no right or wrong way to exchange rings, there are some common traditions to follow.

– In traditional wedding etiquette, the groom puts the wedding band on first, followed by the bride.

– The symbolism behind the groom putting the ring on first signifies that the groom is the head of the family.

– However, many modern couples are choosing to break with tradition and have the bride put the ring on first.

– Some couples prefer to wear their rings during the ceremony, while others choose to hold them.

– The best man is typically responsible for holding the rings during the ceremony.


Q: Should the bride put the ring on first?

A: While it’s traditional for the groom to put the ring on first, many modern couples are choosing to have the bride put the ring on first as a symbol of equality in their relationship.

Q: Who should hold the rings during the ceremony?

A: It’s typically the best man’s duty to hold the rings during the ceremony, but the rings can also be held by a trusted family member or friend.


The exchange of rings is a wedding tradition that has been passed down for generations. While there are traditionally accepted ways of exchanging wedding rings, the decision ultimately lies with the couple. Who puts the ring on first is a personal choice that should be made based on the couple’s beliefs and values. Whether the groom puts the ring on first, or the bride does, the most important thing is the love and commitment between the couple.

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