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The Ring Ceremony


Officiant: From the earliest times, the circle has been a symbol of completeness, a symbol of committed love. An unbroken and never ending circle symbolizing a commitment of love that is also never ending. As often as either of you looks at this symbol, I hope that you will be reminded of the commitment to love each other, which you have made today.

Officiant: You have chosen these rings as the symbol of your marriage covenant. They are made of gold, a metal that does not tarnish and is most enduring. These rings represent the ties that bind you together as husband and wife. They are an endless circle representing your marriage union, which shall continue, broken only by death.

Officiant: The wedding ring is the outward and the visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love. The circle, the emblem of eternity; the gold, the type of what is least tarnished and most enduring--it is to show how lasting and imperishable is the faith now pledged. Let the ring, a fit token of that which is unending, continue to be to you both a symbol of the value, the purity, and the constancy of true wedded love, and the seal of the vows in which you have both pledged your most solemn and sacred honor.

Officiant: Now we will have the blessing of the rings: May these rings be blessed as the symbol of this affectionate unity. These two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. Wherever they go, they will always return to one another in their togetherness. These two find in each other the love for which all mena and women yearn. They promise to grow in understanding and in compassion. The home which they establish together will be such a place of sanctuary that many will find there a friend. These rings, on their fingers, sybmolize the touch of the Spirit of Love in their hearts.


As the ring never ends, so my love will be never-ending
As the cords bind to each other, so to you will I be bound
As precious as the gold it is made from, so precious are you to me
I love you, ________, as this ring will always remind you.

Groom: _______, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. As it encircles your finer, may it remind you always that you are surrounded by my enduring love.
Bride: I will wear it gladly. Whenever I look at it, I will remember this joyous day and the vows we've made. _______, 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.
Groom: This ring is an emblem of my love. It signifies that our souls are joined in life-long ties.
Bride: This ring is beautiful - shining, and pure. I will strive to keep our marriage beautiful, too.
Groom: This ring is hard - sturdy, and stron. I will strive to keep our marriage strong, too.

________, wear this ring as a sign of my friendship, love and trust. You are my love and my best friend.