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Do you know what a ring ceremony is? It is not as strange as it sounds and it can serve as a fantastic way of including all of your family and friends in your wedding ceremony.
If a couple decide to have a ring warming ceremony as part of their wedding it usually takes place near the beginning. The celebrant will inform the guests that the wedding rings will be passed around to everybody to take in their hands and hold for a moment. As the rings are held the person holding them is asked to make a wish for the newly married couple and then pass them on to the next person. The rings are passed around to all of the guests as the ceremony progresses and then when we come to the part where the rings are exchanged between the couple, the celebrant will ask that they be given to the best man (or woman!) and brought to the top of the room.
The feeling behind this ceremony is that when the rings are presented to the couple they are not only made of precocious metal but that they hold now something altogether more precious - the love, hopes and good wishes of their dearest family and friends.
There is a practicality to remember here though - if you plan on having a ring warming ceremony it is always a good idea to have the rings ties together using a ribbon or placed on a small cushion. The last thing we want is for them to roll away and fall between the floorboards.
Ring warming ceremonies are not for everbody but I have found that those couples who have used them have found it to be very meaningful.
Would you love to renew your Wedding Vows? Would you like to recommit yourself to the one you love? Would you like to reaffirm the promises you made all those years ago? Unsure of how to go about it? Then look no further because I am here to help.
WHAT IS A VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY?
To put it simply, a vow renewal ceremony is a little bit like a wedding, you and your partner revisit the vows that you made in your wedding and recommit yourselves to each other for the next stage of your life. Some couples choose to use the same vows and promises while others like to write new ones to reflect the new phase of your lives together. Vow renewal ceremonies tend to be less formal than wedding ceremonies but are not any less romantic. They should be fun and very often involve many members of the extended family.
WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
Because a vow renewal ceremony is not a legal proceeding it can take place anywhere. It could be in the family home, a place of special significance to the couple, the original hotel venue, a beach, a forest, the possibilities are endless.
WHO SHOULD WE INVITE?
Again this is individual to every couple. A vow renewal ceremony can be as intimate or as ostentatious as you wish. If possible, it is common for the original best man or maid of honour to play a part in the ceremony.
WHY SHOULD WE USE AN ACCREDITED CELEBRANT FOR THE CEREMONY?
You wouldn't want your wedding to be celebrated by an amateur and so it should be with a vow renewal. With an accredited Celebrant you will know that you will have a ceremony that will be bespoke, unique and very romantic. The celebrant will tell the love story of the couple and make sure that the ceremony flows beautifully. The celebrant can also help with choosing readings and poetry and the all important picking or writing of vows.
WHERE CAN WE GO FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to discuss the possibility of having a vow renewal ceremony please get in touch on the contact page. I would love to hear from you.