What is a Bridal Set?
(The Jane bridal set with engagement ring on top and wedding ring on bottom.)
What is the Difference Between an Engagement Ring, Wedding Ring, and Bridal set?
When Do You Wear Your Wedding Ring and Engagement Ring?
Do You Wear Your Engagement Ring on Your Wedding Day?
Assuming that your engagement ring is a showstopper and holds incredible sentimental value, there is a good chance you will want to it to be a part of your wedding day. And good news! You can absolutely do so (it is YOUR day after all). Generally, if you decide to wear your engagement ring during the ceremony, it’s worn on the ring finger of your right hand to make room on for your wedding band on your left hand, wedding ring finger.
Do You Wear Your Wedding Band on Top or Bottom?
(The Valerie double band ruby engagement ring.)
To wrap it up: the most traditional meaning of a bridal set is a women’s engagement ring and wedding band worn together. As brides become less beholden to tradition and more into embracing their uniqueness, we’re seeing a lot more variation. Double band engagement rings guarantee you’re looking at at least three bands when you add a wedding ring. We also have brides that stack two wedding bands on either side of the engagement ring, for a more symmetrical stacked look. And still, there are brides that opt for engagement ring only or wedding ring only.
The truth is, no piece of jewelry is able to make you and your spouse any less or more married, that’s the job of a marriage license. So whether you live for some nice bling or if glittery jewelry really isn’t your preference, you have complete control on what you decide to be a symbol for your partnership. You may choose to have one ring play both parts of engagement ring and wedding band or you can opt to create that iconic two-ring stack. This pairing will never go out of style but there’s always room to put your own spin on it. And one last thing: think about what you’ll want in your wedding pictures. With the ubiquity of First Look photos, we see some couples regret that they weren’t wearing their wedding rings yet. Remember that you’re in control and you get to choose what’s on your finger.