You may have participated for bunch of wedding functions and engagement functions in your life time. And you have seen that the wedding ring is worn in left hand at the first time when the exchanging their rings.But why is the wedding ring worn on the left hand in the first place? And do brides and grooms absolutely have to??
This tradition comes from the ancient times and have built on some beliefs of Romans.In that era, the Romans believed that the vein in the ring finger (the fourth finger) on the left hand ran directly to one’s heart. Because of this belief, they called that vein of love. To symbolize that the ring is placed in the fourth finger of the left hand of the girl at the first place in front of the audience.But, our modern-day understanding of biology suggests that all your fingers have vein connections to the heart. But, screw science! If you want to designate the fourth finger vein from the right on the left hand as the most special of veins, power to you.