Wedding Accessories: What Are the Rules for Wearing Wedding Gloves?


I want to wear gloves during the wedding ceremony, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do when we exchange wedding rings during the ceremony. Should I take the left glove off and put it back on after, or take both of them off at that point and leave them off?


Carefully unstitch the seam of the wedding ring finger on the left glove so you have a small opening. During the ring swap, slip your finger out, and, once the wedding band is in place, slip it back in. You could also just take the glove off and hand it to your honor attendant during the exchange, but if the gloves are long, you may be left struggling and fumbling at the altar, so practice beforehand. You'll also want to leave them off in the receiving line and while eating and drinking during the reception.

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