(Closed) What if you drop the ring?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I haven’t had nightmares, but I’m pretty clumsy in real life. Ought to make for an interesting wedding for me.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I think it would just be a funny moment in the ceremony.  Unless it’s an outdoor ceremony where the ring could roll into a lake nearby.  Eek!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

It’s funny the things that we worry about before our weddings!  I had similar (if not a bit irrational) fears leading up to my wedding as well! 

Look at it this way: Worst case scenario is you’ll drop the ring, be embarrassed and FI will probably have to pick it up for you.  At the end of the day you will still be married and you will have a fun story to tell your kids some day!  😉

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If you drop it, pick it up again! Hopefully it would be a cute moment. I agree that it would make a cute story someday 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Actually, this happened at my parent’s wedding.  In the wedding video, you can see a sparkly thing (the ring) fall from the best man’s pocket into into the river below.  They got the ring back when the garden drained the lake a few months later. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

it is funny the things we worry about when it comes to our wedding! i think it would be a funny story to tell later, and it would make everyone even more relaxed at the wedding. my friend’s dad actually passed out during his ceremony, dropping the ring when he did. they had to cut the wedding short and take him to the ER. not funny then…but such a cute story now!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

 I was actually petrified I’d pass out during the ceremony , I have a vascular condition. It didn’t happen thank goodness. Are you wearing gloves? the only wedding I went to where the ring was dropped the bride was wearing gloves and they made it more slippery. But I do remember it. They had a great photo of her expression when she dropped it too. everyone laughed it off and the ring was returned .

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I haven’t thought about it but I’m sure I’d just laugh and make an OOPSIE face! I’m know for dropping everything so I’m sure the chances of it happening are GREAT! LOL

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh dear! I think it would be okay and just a sweet moment to remember as long as it doesn’t go into a lake like MissMelissaB’s story!

I heard an old supersition that whoever drops the ring is supposed to die first. I looked quickly to see where I read that and couldn’t find it. Maybe it’s not true.

Post # 13
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Newbee

Hehe… it’s so funny to hear what other brides have nightmares about! They always seem so irrational *after* the wedding, but before hand, you can’t convince us that we’re just stressed, and not thinking like a rational adult!! HAHAHA.

I swear, I kept having nightmares that I would "ugly cry" (you know make up pouring down my dress, mascara *everywhere*, snot pouring out of my nose, that terrible scrunched up flushed red face… U.G.L.Y cry)… when my wedding day came, I cried ALL DAY LONG- (you know, small tears rolling down my cheek- not sobbing or anything). I was soooooo happy I would tear up over *everything*… and I mean EVERYTHING!! I saw my shoes and thought "I’m going to marry the love of my life in those shoes!!" *tear*… I saw my flowers and thought "I’m going to be carrying those flowers when I marry the love of my life" *tear*… You get the picture- it was ridiculous!!! …So, then the ceremony began, they opened the double doors, I emerged and saw my hubby for the first time that day, and *SMILES* (like a child on Christmas morning) all the way… not one tear the whole ceremony!!! Crazy, huh?!?!?! HAHAHA. The thing I feared the worst is completely opposite of what happened, and looking back, I can see how silly I was for worrying over it!!

Don’t worry, hun!! If something goes wrong, oh well! You’ll still be his "Mrs." by the end of the day, and dropping a ring won’t change that!! Woo hoo!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

One thing to keep in mind – if it DOES drop – do not bend for it!!  Chances are he will to and you will knock heads!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

You know, I was MOH in a wedding for a friend and I held her husband’s ring.  I was terrified that I was going to drop it during the ceremony.  The officiant suggested that I just open my hand and he would take the ring out of my palm, rather than having me hand it to him.  It worked out and I didn’t have to stress about being the one to drop it!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

If it makes you feel any better, we somehow didn’t get his ring before the ceremony, so my MOH had to get her hubby’s ring (and he was a GM, so this involved passing it all the way across the wedding party).  His ring was much too small to fit my husband’s finger, so I slipped it on his pinky.  After the ceremony, we tracked down his ring and everyone got their wedding band back.  

It was great – whispering to him "where’s your ring? we don’t have your ring" totally kept me from bawling during my ceremony, and it’s a memory I’ll always treasure! 

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