Ring Exchange

It is traditional for a couple to exchange wedding rings after they say their vows. Since the ring is a symbol of the marriage, the words said during a ring exchange should reflect the couple’s hopes for their marriage. These words may be simply incorporated into the wedding vows  or treated as a separate ritual.


Listed below are loving words to use during your ring exchange.



I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day.

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This ring is a token of my love. I marry you with this ring, with all that I have and all that I am

Response:
I will forever wear this ring as a sign of my commitment and the desire of my heart

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I give you this ring to wear with love and joy. As a ring has no end, neither shall my love for you. I choose you to be my (wife / husband) this day and forevermore.

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This ring I give to you as a token of my love and devotion to you. I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be as your (husband/wife). With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours.

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I give this ring as my gift to you. Wear it and think of me and know that I love you.

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I give you this ring in God’s name, as a symbol of all that we have promised and all that we shall share.

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I give you this ring as a visible and constant symbol of my promise to be with you as long as I live.

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I give you this ring as a symbol of my love for you. Let it be a reminder that I am always by your side and that I will always be a faithful partner to you.

I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, my faith in our strength together, and my covenant to learn and grow with you

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Let this ring be a symbol of my promises to you and a reminder of my devotion to you. I am honored to call you my (wife/husband).

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With this ring, I thee wed, and with it, I bestow upon thee all the treasures of my mind, heart, and hands.

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(Name), I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. As it encircles your finger, may it remind you always that you are surrounded by my enduring love.

Response: I will wear it gladly. Whenever I look at it, I will remember this joyous day and the vows we’ve made.

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I have for you a golden ring. The most precious metal symbolizes that your love is the most precious element in my life. The ring has no beginning and no ending, which symbolizes that the love between us will never cease. I place it on your finger as a visible sign of the vows which have made us husband and wife.

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Because this ring is perfectly symmetrical, it signifies the perfection of true love. As I place it on your finger, I give you all that I am and ever hope to be.

Response: Because this ring has no end or beginning, it signifies the continuation of true love. As I place it on your finger, I give you all that I am and ever hope to be.

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I, Name, take thee, Name, to be my husband/wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, in joy and in sorrow, and I promise my love to you. And with this ring, I take you as my husband/wife, for as long as we both shall live.


Beautiful weddings are an expression of the love, hope and dreams of every couple.

Ring Blessings

  

A circle is the symbol of the sun and the earth and the universe. In these rings it is the symbol of unity, in which your lives are now joined in one unbroken circle, wherever you go, you will always return to one another and to your togetherness.

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The ring is a symbol of the unbroken circle of love. Love freely given has no beginning and no end, no giver and no receiver for each is the giver and each is the receiver. May these rings always remind you of the vows you have taken today. 

Please face each other and hold hands

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EXPANDING CIRCLES

The ring, a circle, is one of nature’s simplest forms. The arc of the rainbow, the halo of the moon and the smallest of raindrops simulate the circle. When a stone is cast upon a pond, it generates waves in ever expanding circles.

Consider this marriage as being two stones striking the water simultaneously. The ensuing waves interlock, and the growth of the enlarging circles show the combined energies of the lives of ____ and ______. The interlocking of these two lives will be symbolized in the exchange of rings.

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These rings are an endless circle, the symbol of the Universe, of Infinity. It is neither a beginning nor an end.  It is complete in itself, always in peace and harmony.  These wedding rings are the symbols of the unending love and friendship that the two of you share.  Let your lives come together today and forever, like the unbroken circles of these rings. 

Please repeat after me:

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Here is something lovely for after the exchange:


Now may those who wear these rings live in love all their days. Now may the love, which has brought you together, continue to grow and enrich your lives. May you continue to meet with courage any problems, which may arise to challenge you. May your relationship always be one of love and trust. May the happiness you share today be with you always. And may everything you have said and done here today become a living truth in your lives.

This new journey will be at times richly rewarding and extremely difficult, but, most importantly, it will be a journey you take together. May you live each day in honesty, patience, truth and love.