8 Facts You May Not Know About Wedding Bands

Wedding rings have been a tradition for centuries in order to show commitment, love and wealth. Today, the tradition of exchanging wedding rings is deeply rooted in numerous cultures and in most mainstream wedding ceremonies. It comes as no surprise that with its interesting history people are fascinated by the facts, stories and traditions that surround wedding rings. This list of eight facts show just how amazingly diverse the history is about one of the most important symbols in modern day culture.

  • Not every culture keeps to tradition of wearing wedding rings on their ring finger. Some Indian traditions asks that a bride wears a ring on their toe instead.
  • It is common for a groom’s name to be engraved on a wedding ring.
  • The very first recorded wedding ring dates back to Ancient Egypt where couples would exchange circles in order to symbolize eternity.
  • The tradition that both bride and groom are to wear a wedding ring only began during WWII. This is when men began to wear rings as a way of remembering their wives which were waiting back home.
  • Tradition states that a marriage is doomed if the groom is to drop the ring during the wedding ceremony.
  • Wedding rings were traditionally made of gold due to it being considered as the purest metal. Plus, it was seen as the most valuable, and so perfect to symbolize marriage.
  • Roughly 70% of brides wear their rings on the fourth finger of their left hand. This is due to a tradition that states a Roman belief that the vena amoris, or vein of love, is located there.
  • One historical reasoning for exchanging a wedding ring was for the man to prove that he was financially stable to support his new bride. To do this he gifted his bride a precious metal.

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