Most consultants know that one of the best ways to get brides talking about their wedding is to work in comments about the history surrounding many of the customs that are part of our American/European wedding traditions.
Nearly all consultants will make comments on the engagement ring the bride-to-be is wearing. Once you have found out who picked it out and the circumstances under which it was given, it is good to add some historical background. For example, primitive brides wore rings of rushes or hemp. These were plentiful but not too durable since they had to be replaced frequently.
Early Romans wore rings of iron to symbolize the permanence of marriage. As more precious metals became available, rings were made from silver, gold and platinum. Luckily, today’s brides have a wide range of choices, as do their grooms. Most legends tell us that the Egyptians started the tradition of placing the ring on the 3rd finger of the left hand because they believed that the vein, which ran through that finger runs straight to the heart. But in Medieval Europe, grooms placed the ring on three of the bride’s fingers in turn to symbolize the Trinity – “the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Starting with the index finger, the ring ended up on and remained on the 3rd finger, and that has since become the customary ring finger for all English-speaking cultures.
However, in many European countries, the wedding ring is worn on the right hand, and a Greek woman may wear her ring on her left hand while she is engaged but move it to her right hand after her marriage.
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