Ring Warming ceremony logistics

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are having a ring warming as part of our ceremony but only passing it to our parents. I think 80 people is excessive and time consuming. Perhaps just have your wedding party and parents/grandparents? 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

LeBonbon:  We are having around the same number of people come to our wedding and we are definitely not sending the rings to all 80 people. We are going to have them go through the bridal party and then down to the first two rows of people or so while our officiant gives a (very brief) history of the ring warming ceremony and while we gear up for our vows. I am very close with some aunts and cousins and want them to be apart of it. We are having our ushers stand at the ends of the aisle to stop the rings from going too far and then bringing them back up to us as we start our vows. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We passed through every guest, but our guests only totaled 27. That took about 4 minutes. To get through 80 people, you’d need to make sure you had at least 10 minutes of ceremony, but 12-15 would be better in order to give yourself a buffer. Also, make sure you have someone responsible assigned to oversee this, as the passing around can get confusing to guests,. Do they pass it up and down each row, including passing it across the aisle, or do they pass it up and down the left half of the room and then the right half? What if there are gaps/empty areas and you need to walk to pass it along?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

LeBonbon:  There are options if you want everyone to warm your rings. One option is to start them early on in the ceremony and have someone keeping track of them (I’ve read that some people string a ribbon or something along the seats and the rings go along there so they can’t be dropped). We did a ringwarming but had our rings tied to a manzanita tree next to our programs in the entryway with a sign so people could hold them for a moment and move on. Then during the ceremony they just went around our wedding party, since they hadn’t been able to warm them earlier, as we were all getting ready together 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

LeBonbon:  We had a sign, although the idea had been to have my SMIL there, too, I think. I can’t remember now for sure 🙂

 

Post # 10
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110 posts
Blushing bee

Hello All,

 

We are doing it and sending it through 100 people.  With our two readings and our personal vows, we’ll have enought time (says are well versed officiant).  

 

Do any of you have a history or explanation of the ring warming that I could include?

 

Mak

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