1. ____. Today you bring a beautiful ring for____ as a symbol of the love, and promises you will make here today. The ring has been a symbol of many things to many people. First of all the ring is created of a material that will never tarnish, symbolizing your love as it is today will stay forever untarnished. The ring is created also in a perfect circle; it has no end, signifying that your love for each other will remain forever, without end.
2. In marriage, rings are often exchanged and, be they simple or elaborate in design, the symbolism associated with them is great. A wedding ring is, of course, a universal sign to the outside world that the wearer is committed to another. To the individual, the ring provides a tangible reminder of the marriage union and the promises that have been made. The rings you bring here today are, in many ways, representative of the very nature of love and marriage. Made in a circle, their design tells us that love must never come to an end; it must always be continuous. The rings will not always shine as brightly as they do today. Like the marriage relationship, they are subject to the wear and tear of daily life. From time to time they must be cleaned and polished up, just as from time to time the marriage relationship must be refreshed and renewed. ____ and ____, as you exchange these rings today, be aware that in you life together you will go through many cycles, this is just the beginning of a long journey. As you go through many cycles, this is just the beginning of a long journey. As you go through life together, remember that you love for each other and commitments to one another are never ending, they are rare and precious and will sustain you throughout the journey ahead.
3. Your wedding rings are most special because they say that even in your uniqueness you have chosen to be honored, to allow the presence of another human being to enhance who you are. Your rings carry the potent double message: We are individuals and yet we belong; we are not alone. As you wear them through time, they will reflect not only who you are but also the union you are making, the fact that through the rest of lives, each of you will be complimented by the other, yet as yourself remain. Wear these rings as a sign of the love ignited between you, the love unquenchable, which now your hearts embody and your words express.
4. The vows that have been exchanged by ____ and ____ have been offered in our presence. But words are fleeting, and the sound of them is soon gone. Therefore the wedding ring becomes an enduring symbol of promises that have been made. The circle has long been a symbol of unending strength. Without beginning or end and with no point of weakness, these rings serve to remind us of the relationship ____ and ____ have with one another. These rings are symbols of their vows and the enduring love they have for each other.
5. The giving and accepting of wedding rings is an important and significant symbol of the wedding ritual. ___ and ___, when you place your rings on each others finger today your rings will become ever-present symbols of your mutual love and the vows you have made to each other.
6. From the earliest of times, the circle has been a symbol of completeness, a symbol of committed love. An unbroken and never ending circle symbolizes a commitment of love that is also never ending. As often as either of you looks at this symbol, I hope that you will be reminded of the commitment to love each other, which you have made here today.
7. Though the ring is small in size it is very large in significance. It is made of a precious metal, and that reminds us that love is neither cheap nor common, but indeed love is very valuable and very dear. Its design is in a circle and its design tells us that love must never come to an end. It is you that must keep love continuous weather together or apart for just a moment. As you wear these rings, may they be a constant reminder of the love you share and the promises you are making here today.
8. In ancient times it was believed that the vein in the 4th finger of your left hand lead directly to your heart. SO by encircling this finger, your heart is forever touched by the one who loves you. The ring with no beginning and no end represents the eternal love that you both will share from this day forward.
9. ___and ___, these wedding rings symbolize the holiness, perfection and peace that is available to you in your marriage. They are symbols of the love, friendship, and faithfulness that you will share. As circles, they have no beginning or end. They are round like the sun, moon and earth. Just as these rings have no points of weakness, may your union be strong and may you be blessed with joy as you journey through life together surrounded by the circle of your love.
10. ___ and ___, you are now holding the hands of your beloved. We all understand the gesture that your are now making. To reach out to someone and be acknowledged, held and loved is what we all want. Taking the hand of the one who loves you is the symbol of that unspoken bond. Your hands are also the part of you that you use the most. Every day you look down at your hands as they do their job and this is also why we wear a token of our wedding vows there. Every day, as you look down, you will see a brief flash of light, a sparkle, as the ring placed on your finger today will shine. It will remind you, again and again, over and over, of your promise to your loved one. Every time you take each others hands, you will feel that wedding ring on your partners hand and you will both be reminded again in turn. It will always be with you, visible, worn openly and with pride. It will say to the world that someone loves me enough to make me a promise to share a life.
11. On your wedding day, the rings that you are exchanging are what you will take with you. The flowers will wilt, and the reception will end, but your wedding ring will be there to remind you day after day that you are loved, that you have been chosen.
12. These rings are symbols of love that joins you spirit to spirit. They represent the oneness, eternity and renewal inherent in the marriage union. May these rings serve you and those who see them upon your fingers as reminders of the vows you have made here today.
13. Made from metals drawn from deep within the earth, may these rings remind you that your love , also, must be drawn from deep within you. Forged in heat and with great effort, may these rings remind you that your marriage is also crafted daily and tempered in the forge of daily giving and forgiving. Bright like the sun, may these rings remind you that your love is meant to illuminate your lives. Round like arms that they embrace, may these rings remind you that human love is a gift to this world.
14. You have both chosen to wear rings as a reminder of the promises you are making today. People often say that wedding bands are a perfect circle, with no beginning and no end. But these rings did have a beginning. The stones were formed a long time ago deep within the earth. Eventually a series of lucky events brought them to the surface where someone dug them up. The metal was then liquefied in a furnace of a thousand degrees – molded, cooled, and painstakingly polished. Something beautiful was made from raw elements. Love is like that. It comes from humble beginnings, and through a combination of serendipity and effort, imperfect beings shape it into something extraordinary. It is the process of making something beautiful where there was once nothing at all. As you look at these rings over the years, I hope that you remember that you’ve created something invaluable, and just as I know you will protect these rings, I’m confident that you will also protect the commitments you have made to each other today.
15. THE BLESSING OF THE RINGS
The Wedding Ring is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond, which unites two loyal hearts in endless love. It is a seal of the vows ____ and ___ will make to one another. We ask Gods blessing on these rings that ___ and ___, who give them, and who wear them, may ever abide in Gods peace. Living together in unity, love and happiness for the rest of their lives.