A visible and constant symbol

One of the areas that often gets overlooked when planning your wedding is the part where you present your rings. I guess this is because in many ways it’s very generic. You put a ring on your spouse’s finger and they do the same.

But in fact the ring is very important. Your wedding day is just one day. 10 years down the track you’ll have the photos to remember the day, but that little platinum circle that you will put on each other’s finger will stay with you the rest of your life. So it raises the obvious question, why not make a big deal of this within your ceremony?

Mr response is, you should. You should make a huge deal of this because the importance warrants the attention. When planning your ceremony, ask your marriage celebrant for advice on what you can do to bring more of a focus on this.

In many of the weddings I’ve taken over the years, I tend to get each couple to declare a second collection of vows, this time about the ring. It generally goes along the lines of:

I give you this ring as a visible and constant symbol of my love for you, may you wear it and think of me and know that I will always love you.

I think the above declaration adds a lot more flavour to this section of your ceremony. What’s your thought?