Personalizing your Ceremony – Part 4

Don't worry if the ring doesn't go on smoothly - laugh about it!

 Now that the vows are done it is time to exchange the rings.  The ring exchange is fairly straight forward – here are the rings, repeat after me, and done.

Why not include a few words about what the ring symbolizes to you?  It doesn’t have to be lengthy to personalize it.  Does the circle represent your never-ending love?  Or is it a reminder of the vows you have spoken?  Maybe both?

The vows are usually a repeat after me and can be traditional “With this ring, I thee wed…” to the comical “Wear this ring ’til thee be dead…”.  Or perhaps a little something in between.

I mentioned before a couple that included an explanation of why you wear the wedding ring on the fourth finger.  The groom had found this explanation on the web and I worked it into their ceremony…the couple held their hands together as I explained the meaning behind it.  It was definitely something their guests had not seen before (and I hadn’t either).

Another couple also included a small bit about the engagement ring.  Traditionally the engagement ring is worn on the right hand during the ceremony.  In this instance, I  spoke about how the engagement ring is a symbol of a promise and now that the promise is fulfilled, I asked the groom to place the engagement ring on her finger as well.

Remember it doesn’t have to be a big, flashy moment to add your personal touch – keep it appropriate to you.

Be Carefree,



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