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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.