Ring Exchange

Whilst not a legal part of the wedding ceremony, the majority of couples will want to exchange rings. There are two ways we usually have this occur, in a call and response style by exchanging rings whilst repeating a few lines after me or with the couple not talking, which I call celebrant phrasing. 


Call and response example with Olivia and James- 

James would you now please repeat after me as you place the ring on Olivia's finger- 


Olivia, Today I give you this ring, 

as a symbol of my commitment, 

to always be there, 

as your partner, your love and now your husband. 


Thank you James, now Olivia, would you please repeat after me as you place the ring on James's finger-

 

James, Today I give you this ring,

as a symbol of my commitment,

to always be there, 

as your partner, your love and now your wife. 


Celebrant Phrasing example for Josie and Beau- 

In a moment you are going to be exchanging wedding rings as a symbol of the promises you have made to each other.

These rings will be a symbol on the hand of your best friend, the hand that is holding yours on your wedding day.

They will remind you of today.

They will remind you of the plans and goals you created together.

But most importantly they will always remind you that you are loved so unconditionally by another person and that you have found your other half.

The rings you are about to exchange will be your first gifts to one another as husband and wife, treasure them and this moment forever.

Beau would you now please place the ring on Josie’s finger

Josie would you now please place the ring on Beau’s finger 



Some details to consider in regards to the ring exchange-

Who will be holding the rings and will they be asked by name to present them.

Will they be in a box and is the box important to you, decide who is to be responsible for the box if it is important.

Try to angle each other’s hands to the camera when placing each other’s rings.

If your ring is a little tight, nerves and excitement can make them even tighter, if you push up onto the bottom of the finger it will help slide over the knuckle.

Don’t force if not behaving, just wiggle it on a bit later.

Some brides like to move their engagement ring to the other hand for the ceremony as well to make it a special moment when receiving your newest ring.

The wedding ring will go below the engagement ring after the day as well. 

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