This tradition was popularized through the marriage of Queen Victoria.Some say Victoria's choice of a white gown may have simply been a sign of extravagance, but may have also been influenced by the values she held which emphasized sexual purity.
Thus, when a couple wore rings on this finger, their hearts were connected.
A wedding is a ceremony where two people or a couple are united in marriage.
Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.
As with all sacraments, it is seen as having been instituted by Jesus himself (see Gospel of Matthew 19:1–2, Catechism of the Catholic Church §1614–1615).
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, it is one of the Mysteries, and is seen as an ordination and a martyrdom.