Post # 1
So since my last post is all over the place & now that we have talked to the Preacher VIA phone I can better explain what we will do/what will happen.
So since my husband & I do not have our rings that we got married with we decided while vacationing in Myrtle Beach to get our rings blessed by a preacher who also does vow renewals.
We are doing it on July 3rd in Northern Myrtle Beach around 7:30 PM. Basically the preacher & us will walk out onto the beach. He will do a prayer on our marriage & bless our rings. Something along the lines of this will be said:
Lord, please bless these rings that ________ and __________ are about to exchange. May these rings forever remind them of their covenant with one another, as well as the circle of love they have publicly created here today. May their compassion and kindness for one another always be like these rings, with no beginning and no end. May the precious metal remind them of their precious commitment, and if either begins to tarnish, may they joyfully undertake the sacred duty to make it shine brightly again. May their relationship always be like these rings, separate but close, simple but beautiful. May these rings always belong to their hands, and their love always belong in each other’s hearts. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Then we will each give one another the rings saying “With this ring I thee bless our marriage.” Then kiss!
It will last between 10-15 minutes. They will take 100 photos of us & give them all to us on a SD memory card. Pictures will be taken before, during & after. They have picked a beautiful location spot on the beach near our hotel that they say will be great for pictures.
I will be wearing a orange long dress & my husband will be wearing tan shorts & a button up shirt. Very informal & casual. I will DIY a bouquet, also btw.
Here is the dress I will wear:
Post # 3
That’s sweet! Especially since they aren’t your original rings. I’m not Christian or really religious, but I know that it’s important to people who are so its a great idea! Cute dress too btw.
Post # 4
I don’t know if you wrote this or the preacher did but I think the word rings becomes extremely repetitive and makes it seem as if that is the most important part of your marriage. I understand he is blessing them but they are just a representation not the actual meaning of marriage. It comes off slightly obsessive. Maybe you could use synonyms or metaphors for the word ring so he isn’t saying it over and over again.
Post # 5
@MsBrooklynA: I found it on a ring blessing site. That is only the ring blessing part. The ceremony is longer than that. He will start off talking about our marriage, then bless our marriage, then bless the rings.
Here is the entire ceremony:
Friends, we have come together to share in the joy of this renewal of commitment and blessing between _____ and ______
Introduction / Opening:Good relationships never stop growing. Like fine wine, they get better with age. Denny and Mary you have now been married 1 year and your journey together, you have now come to this beautiful setting, so that you could renew your vow and commitment of love for each other and the blessing upon your new wedding rings.
No marriage is perfect. As you continue in this union, you already know that it will continue to take a lot of love and work to keep your relationship an ongoing success.
Marriage has often been seen as a 50/50 proposition. Actually, the best relationships are 90/10. If you both will give 90% and take only 10%, you will have a formula likely to continue to bring both of you happiness for a lifetime.
Then he will say a prayer on our marriage (bless our marriage) then bless the rings. I don’t want it to sound obessive though! So I will keep looking at different ones. This one just seemed to fit the bill for us. Its a ring blessing prayer so they usually say the word “ring” a few times in them. lol
Here is the marriage blessing:
Bless this marriage, as ____________ and ______________ begin their journey down the road of life together. May they respect each other’s likes and dislikes, opinions and beliefs,
hopes and dreams, and fears even though they may not always understand each other.
May they rest in the knowledge that no matter what happens by holding on to each other things will work out for the best.
Most of all, dear God, help them to keep the torch of love burning with the fire that they now share in their hearts.