Ring Warming Ceremony

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A great way to personalize a ceremony and to include everyone is with a Ring Warming Ceremony. This also serves as a physical “connection” with everyone who attended the ceremony.
Here is a sample of how I’ve done this in the past….

During this ceremony our Bride and Groom will exchange rings. These rings are visible sign of their commitment to one another. As this ceremony proceeds, we invite family and friends to take part in the warming of the rings. We ask that you wish them health and happiness, and all that is noble in life.

I ask that each guest hold them for a moment, warm them with your love and make a silent wish for this couple, and their future together.

When these rings come back they will contain, in their precious metal, that which is more precious, that which is priceless – your love and hope and pledge of support for their union.

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((The wedding rings are secured together with a ribbon or in a small bag and passed to each guest in turn. The guest has the opportunity to offer, a prayer, blessing or a wish for the wedding couple. This may be done either silently or whispered out loud. In this manner the rings are “warmed” with many blessings before being returned to the Rev. Joe))

((Once the rings are “warmed” this is said))

These rings, now warmed by those you love the most will forever show the world you are encircled by the love and blessings of family and friends and that the two of you are now of one heart.

((Rings are now exchanged as normal)).

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  1. Reblogged this on Optimistic Voice and commented:
    I was never the little girl or young adult that planned my wedding, but this is really beautiful and I think necessary for me.

    • Thank you for your comment and re-blog.

      I wish my wedding ring was “warmed” at the ceremony too.

  2. That is a great idea. I have officiated a few weddings for friends and will suggest this as a possible ceremony for the a wedding I am doing in the spring.

    How long does this ceremony take? Does the entire audience warm the rings or only the immediate family? Just curious.

    Thanks,

    John

    • Thanks!

      The time of the ritual can vary, depending on the size of the crowd and how quickly the rings move through it. Sometimes we have assigned an usher with the task of “escorting” the rings through the ritual to keep them moving.

      Normally, we have done this through the entire crowd, although doing just family would certainly be an option.

      I love the way this connects everyone to the ceremony and the couple.

  3. Lovely I have heard of this once before

    • The few times we have done it, it really worked out well. And the best part is that the rings have never “disappeared” on their way to the altar!

  4. Reblogged this on A Woods Cove Wedding and commented:
    Simple divine idea!

    • It really is a special touch for couples who wish to do it!

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  6. I LOVE this idea!!! Thanks for sharing, I think I will incorporate this into my upcoming ceremony!!

    • Thank you very much.

      It is a great way to include all your guests in the ceremony!

  7. Thank you for your post…LOVE THIS IDEA!

    • Thank you.

      Whenever I have done that at ceremonies, it is always well received. 🙂


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