The giving of the wedding ring in most wedding ceremonies is the most famous and instantly recognizable symbol of the joining of a man and a woman as husband and wife in the institution of marriage, has a long, wide spread and mysterious history.
The wedding ring is of course a circle and this was the symbol of eternity – No beginning, No end. Fashioned in precious metals (usually gold), it reminds the bearer of the value within the symbol for their own marriage. Although not practiced in every culture, it has been received within most of world as a token gift(s) exchanged within the wedding ceremony. Feel free to ask your wedding officiant about some of the various styles and traditions of wedding rings, their uniqueness and personalized ways of having them shared within your wedding ceremony.
The symbolic exchange of rings represents a token of the couples trust and love for one another. The rings are made from precious metal representing the value and importance we place on this commitment and promise. They are made of an unending circle representing the continuity of undying love and the unending quality of love.
Two flames, one light. ______________, I offer you this ring as a sign of life, and myself as your (husband/wife). Let us walk together always, and let us always walk towards the light.
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