Exchange of Rings
To exchange a ring – to give and to receive - is an emblem of the sincerity and permanence of a couple’s love for one another and their mutual regard for their marriage.
The giving and receiving of rings is an important part of a marriage ceremony, because the rings are made in the symbol of that which is eternal.
"The circle of a wedding ring has no beginning nor end. It is round like the sun, like the moon, like the earth … like arms that embrace. An unbroken and never-ending circle symbolising a commitment to love that is forever and infinite."
I give you this ring
as a reminder
that I will love, honour, and cherish you,
In all times,
In all places.
And in all ways, forever
I take you, .......to be my wife, my friend and my soulmate.
I will walk by your side wherever our journey together takes us.
Throughout our journey I promise you faithfulness, respect and solidarity.
I will celebrate with you your successes and provide strength when you are weakened.
I am my best when I am with you.
Loving you makes my heart beat and my face smile.
I will love and cherish you – now and forever.
With this ring, I marry you:
With my loving heart.
With my willing body.
And with my eternal soul.
This ring I give you in token of my love and devotion
and with my heart,
I pledge to you all that I am.
With this ring, I marry you and join my life to yours
With this ring I thee wed
and with it I bestow
all of the treasures of my mind, heart and hands
On this day…
I marry my best friend…
The one who shares my life, my love and my dreams.
BRIDE, I give you this ring
As a symbol of my love and devotion
I offer you my heart, my hand, and my love
I join my life with yours
To cherish and to protect you as my wife
With all that I am…With all that I have…
I honour you as my wife forever more
.................I give you this ring to wear
As a symbol of my abiding love,
My eternal faith, and my undying devotion.
It is an outward reminder of our inner unity.
............. this ring is a token of my love.
I marry you with this ring,
with all that I have and all that I am.
You were my yesterday,
you are my today,
you will be my tomorrow.
All that I am I give to you
I give this ring in remembrance of this hour,
a symbol of love
that is complete, beautiful and endless