*It's understandable that you'd be nervous about traveling with these new treasures, and while the safest place for your rings is always on your finger, our wedding experts weigh in on when you should opt to leave them behind. *
If you're already nervous about traveling with your rings, considering leaving them at home. Your gut is probably sounding off warning bells for a reason, so listen to it. Truth is, there are plenty of popular honeymoon destinations where a diamond ring will stand out, and the last thing you want to do is feel awkward — or even like a target — on such a relaxing vacation. If you're too excited to finally be flashing your left hand with pride, consider removing just the engagement ring. There will be times in life when you opt for a more modest style, so you might as well start the habit now of consistently stashing the engagement ring in the same safe spot. And if you think you'll be taking them on and off during the honeymoon for any reason, then definitely keep them at home rather than leaving them in a hotel room.
Whichever you decide, remember this: Do not voluntarily remove your rings at airport security. Platinum, silver and gold will not set off the alarm, and all that TSA confusion provides the perfect distraction for a leering eye to swipe a sparkler. And if you choose to travel without them, everyone will be able to tell you're newlyweds, rings or no rings.