Post # 1
Im thikning of having a ring warming ritual. the officient will annouce the protocol at the beginning of the ceremony and the rings will be passed within 100 guests until the ring exchange.
HAs anyone done this? is it distracting for the guests and does it take their focus away from the rest of the ceremony?
also: How do they pass across the aisle?
Post # 3
I have never heard of this! How interesting! Personally I would be freaked that someone might drop them! Eeeek!
Post # 4
It’s usually used in secular weddings where there isn’t a “blessing” said over the rings.
Here is the accompanying lingo it kind of explains it 🙂
“During this ceremony John and Britney will exchange rings. They have entrusted the keeping of the rings with Eric who will be passing them around to each and every one of you individually. As this ceremony proceeds I ask that each person place the rings in their own hands and warm them with your hopes, wishes and love, then pass them on to the next person. These rings are the visible signs of their commitment to one another.When these rings come back to the alter,they will contain, in their precious metal, that which is more precious and yet is priceless, your love and pledge of support to this marriage which you are witnessing today.
The rings are in some kind of draw-string bag so that they aren’t free to fall or be lost 🙂
Post # 5
@Misswa2011: I personally suggest a ring pillow that the rings can be tied to with a little bit of ribbon, that way they can actually be touched and the meaning of the ring warming wont be lost.
I’m kind of wondering the same thing though, like except with streamers going from pew to pew down the asile, how do people get in and out with out messing up the streamers?
Post # 6
We didn’t do it for that exact reason — plus, it would be hard to predict how long it would take to go through all the guests. Instead, we did a mini-ring warming at our rehearsal dinner with just our families. It was good compromise for us!
Post # 7
I went to a wedding with one of these. Most people looked kind of like “Uhm… okay.” and some guests just held on to the rings for a while and “looked” at them. More people were focused on where the rings were than the wedding, and actually they had to stop the “warming” to get the rings because they’d already “stalled” long enough and the rings hadn’t made it around.
I would do as MrsJJC said, and do a mini-warming at the rehearsal dinner!
Post # 8
I love this idea!! …we are having 20ish guests so I think it might work out and not take away from the whole ceremony.