RING TRANSITION

OPTION 1
May I have the rings please?

These rings are made of precious metal, but they are made more precious by your wearing them, for they will adorn your loving hands.  May they be a symbol of your eternal love for one another.  As you wear them, may they be a constant reminder to you of one another, and of the deep bond of faith, trust and love which they represent.


OPTION 2
At this time will you take out the rings you have for each other.

Rings are very large in their significance. They are made of precious metal, which symbolizes that your love is the most precious element in each other’s life. The ring has no beginning and no ending, which symbolizes that the love between the two of you will never cease.


OPTION 3
At this time will you take out the rings you have for each other?


OPTION 4
"May I have the rings. Let us pray.

Bless, O Lord, the giving and receiving of these rings. May ________and ________ abide in Thy peace and grow in their knowledge of Your presence through their loving union. May the seamless circle of these rings become the symbol of their endless love and serve to remind them of the holy covenant they have entered into today to be faithful, loving, and kind to each other.

Dear God, may they live in Your grace and be forever true to this union. Amen."


OPTION 5
"The ring is the symbol of the commitment which binds these two together. There are two rings because there are two people, each to make a contribution to the life of the other, and to their new life together. Let us pray: Bless, O Lord, the giving of these rings, that they who wear them may abide together in your peace and grow in one another's eyes."


OPTION 6
"Father, bless these rings which ____ and ____ have set apart to be visible signs of the inward and spiritual bond which unites their hearts. As they give and receive these rings, may they testify to the world of the covenant made between them here."


OPTION 7
Do you have your rings?

The circle has long been a symbol of God. Without beginning or end and with no point of weakness, the circle is a reminder of the eternal quality of God and of unending strength.

Let the seamless circle of these rings become the symbol of your endless love.

Your wedding rings are most special because they say that even in your uniqueness you have chosen to be bonded, to allow the presence of another human being to enhance who you are.


OPTION 8
At this time will you take out the rings you have for each other.

As you wear these things, they will speak to the community you live in, the people you work with, and strangers you run across. The ring is a symbol which proclaims to the world that you share a love with another and that you are deeply connect in the bond of marriage.

We know what it means when other people see your wedding ring, but before you exchange your rings, I want you to listen to what these ring will speaks to you. As you go from this celebration with the ring on your finger, allow it to remind you of this day. Allow it to awaken the deep passionate feelings that are stirring in your hearts at this moment. Let it remind you of the love that you have just professed with your vows.

But also allow it to speak of more than just symbolism. Your ring should not only remind you of what you already feel. Hear the ring’s plea for action. Hear how it whispers to once again profess your love to your spouse. Listen to its call to live out your love by doing romantic acts, thoughtful gestures, and caring deeds. Let it be a reminder that love needs to be offered and not just felt.

When others see the ring they will know you’re married. When you see your ring and when you feel it on your hand, you should be reminded that your love needs to displayed and conveyed in action.


OPTION 9
At this time will you take out the rings you have for each other.

_________ & _________ you have just made promises love and devotion to each other. These rings are symbols of the those vows you have just spoken. Words are intangible and difficult to hold onto, so the rings becomes a vessel which will hold the words you have given to one another. The words of “loving and cherishing,” “for better and for worse,” “honor and respecting,” are now encased in the ring. It is a physical way to hold on to the promises made to you.

When you first put on a new ring it feels unnatural. You feel the weight and you hear it clank against objects. It’s a foreign object on your hand. But then there is a shift that happens. You become comfortable with the ring. It begins to mold your finger and feel comfortable until the day it just becomes a part of your hand. The ring is no longer a piece of jewelry that you wear. It becomes an extension of your hand.

So this ring that embodies your vows...your promises eventually becomes an extension of your hand. In other words, you become your ring....you become your vows. At first, the ring is a symbol of the vows you have made...it contains them, but during that change when the ring begins to mold to your finger, you become the ring, because you begin to embody the vows. Instead of the ring being only a symbol of the the promise “ to love and cherish” you become the love and you display the action of one who cherishes. You are no longer holding onto promises of sticking around through better and worse, but you begin to live it out....You hold on...you work through. You take on the process of honoring and respecting that you said you would. As you place the rings on each other’s finger, the ring is a symbol, a promise, that one day...many days...many years... you will fulfill.


OPTION 10
At this time will you take out the rings you have for each other, for these rings will be a visible sign of the vows you have made. The hand you place this ring on will not stay the same. In time, wrinkles will form, calluses will come and go, and different scars may appear. Not only will each of you change physically over time, but internally you will change as well. Your ideals, values, hopes may evolve. Things that are important to you today may not be the same over time. In 10, 20, 30 years you will change, but your rings, which represent your vows, will be constant. The promises to love, cherish, and respect one another no matter what life brings or what paths you take will always be worn around your finger. Your love will be constant as you walk together into the unknown. Your rings and your vows will cling to your finger and hold you together no matter what may come


Option 11
“The wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love. And now as a token of your love and of your deep desire to be forever united in heart and soul, you ________, may place a ring on the finger of your bride


 

PURPOSE
The RING TRANSITION is used to explain the symbolism & meaning behind the giving of the rings.

PLACEMENT
The RING TRANSITION follows the VOWS and precedes the PRONOUNCEMENT.