Ring Blessing

Bless the symbols of your union that you wear with this special ceremony.

Rings mean many things to many people. Commitment, love, fidelity, eternity, the never ending continuity of life. These are just a few of those meanings.

The circle is a sacred symbol representing the oneness of all life. It symbolizes the perfection of the universe without a beginning or an ending. The ring encloses your finger the same way that your commitments encircle your life. It's not binding unless you wish it to be. As you have chosen to place the ring on your finger, so you are choosing to be committed to the marriage vows you are making to your partner.

I like to explain the symbolism of the rings in your marriage ceremony. Rather than hurry through so you can get your vows done, take the time to incorporate this simple ceremony in as well. It will be a beautiful, meaningful reminder that the expensive metal and gem piece that you have placed on your finger was given with love, not just money.

Below is an example of a Ring Blessing.

Nicole: May these rings be blessed as the symbol of affectionate unity. These two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. Wherever they go, may they always return to one another in their togetherness. May These two find in each other the love for which all men and women yearn. May they grow in understanding and in compassion. May the home which they establish together be such a place of sanctuary that many will find there a friend. May these rings on their fingers symbolize the touch of the spirit of love in their hearts.

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 illumine your lives. Round like arms that embrace, may these rings remind you that human love is a gift to this world.

Below are some examples of Ring Exchange wording.

I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. Today, I commit my heart and soul to you. Wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken.

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

Ideas For You


Some ideas for the special words of your union.

Unity Candle

Unite you both together symbolically, lighting one flame with your two individual flames.

Rose Ceremony

Honour the blending of your families by presenting a rose to you mothers.

Sand Ceremony

Blend two lives into one with the mixing of sands.

Wine Ceremony

Toast for the future happiness of your marriage.

Wedding Ceremonies

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Lovers' Knot

Literally Tie the Knot, binding physically as well as symbolically.


Some ideas to get others involved in your special day by reading special passages.