Should You Bury Someone with Their Wedding Ring?

Should You Bury Someone with Their Wedding Ring?


When a loved one passes away, there are many decisions to be made about their final arrangements. One question that often arises is whether or not to bury them with their wedding ring. While there is no right or wrong answer, there are some factors to consider before making a decision.


Sentimental Value

For many people, a wedding ring holds significant sentimental value. It's a symbol of love and commitment that has been worn for years or even decades. Burying someone with their wedding ring can be a way to honor that love and commitment and to provide comfort to surviving family members.


Intrinsic Value

If the ring is worth quite a bit of money, it may benefit the surviving family members in a practical way to sell it instead of bury it.


Family Tradition

In some families, it's a tradition to bury loved ones with their wedding rings. This can be a way to honor the family's history and to provide a sense of continuity across generations. The opposite can also be true: some families have the tradition of passing down a wedding or engagement ring to the next generation.


Practical Considerations

On the other hand, there are some practical considerations to keep in mind. If the deceased has multiple heirs, there may be disagreements about who should inherit the wedding ring so burying it solves the issue in an agreeable way. If the deceased leaves behind a will, there may be instructions as to what to do with a wedding ring.


Personal Preference

Ultimately, the decision about whether or not to bury someone with their wedding ring should be based on personal preference. If the deceased expressed a desire to be buried with their ring, or if it would provide comfort to their surviving family members, it may be the right choice to bury the ring. Any decision made with good intentions in your heart is right for your situation. ♥


At Snyder Funeral Homes, we understand that every family has unique traditions and preferences when it comes to final arrangements. Our experienced staff can help you make informed decisions about all aspects of the funeral process, including whether or not to bury someone with their wedding ring. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you through this difficult time.

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