Q Should both brides get to wear their rings before the wedding day?

A Are you referring to the engagement ring(s)? The answer is yes, absolutely! Or do you mean the wedding bands? If you are asking about wearing wedding bands before the wedding day, traditionally they’re exchanged during wedding vows and then worn forever after as a symbol of your commitment that you made to each other on your wedding day.

Many of our lesbian readers have both proposed to each other—at different times. Everyone’s different though.

In the situation you’re asking about, if one bride didn’t get an engagement ring and instead proposed with one, but wants to wear something now to show the world she’s engaged, then perhaps that’s a hint that she’s looking for proposal and an engagement ring, too!

Kirsten Ott Palladino is the co-founder and editor in chief of Equally Wed, the nation’s leading gay and lesbian wedding and honeymoon magazine. Follow her on Twitter. Connect with her on Facebook. Write her with your gay wedding questions. If she can’t answer it, she’ll find another expert who can!