Traditionally, a person's wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger on the left hand. This finger is called the ring finger for this reason.
A wedding ring goes on the finger closest to the pinky on the left hand. One legend says that the Romans originated this tradition, as they believed a vein went from the ring finger to the heart.
The groom wears the wedding ring on the left hand, just like the bride. Some people think this tradition derived from a Roman belief.
The custom of wearing wedding rings on the left hand originated in the third century B.C. in Greece. Physicians of that time incorrectly believed that a vein in the third finger of the left hand ran directly into the heart. Therefore, it made compelling sense that this ...
In the United States, women usually wear their wedding rings on their left hands. This varies by area and culture — for example, in part of Europe, the wedding ring is worn on the right hand.
Engagement and wedding rings are traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand in many Western cultures, including the United States and much of Europe. In India, Spain, Peru, Norway and Denmark, couples wear rings on the fourth finger of the right hand.
According to American etiquette experts, the bride's wedding ring is worn on her left-hand ring finger first, with her engagement ring placed on top of it.