Then, after a litany, and a prayer at which everybody bows, he places the bride’s ring on the ring finger of the groom’s proper hand, and the groom’s ring on the bride’s finger. The rings are subsequently exchanged thrice, both by the priest or by the best man, after which the priest says a ultimate prayer. Traditionally, the betrothal service takes place at the time the engagement is announced, though in certain localities it may carried out instantly before the marriage ceremony itself. The exchange of rings is not a part of the wedding service in the Eastern Churches, but solely occurs on the betrothal ceremony. Traditionally, the groom’s ring is gold and the bride’s ring is silver. Soon-to-be married couples can set priorities for gifts on their registry.