Wedding Rings (Origin Of). The singular custom of wearing wedding-rings appears to have taken its rise among the .Romans. Before the celebration of their nuptials there was a meeting of friends at the house of the lady's father, to settle articles of the marriage contract, when it was agreed that the dowry should be paid down on the wedding-day, or soon after. On this occasion there was commonly a feast, at the conclusion of which the man crave to the woman, as a pledge, a ring, which she put on the forth ringer.