LDS Ring Ceremony

posted 2 years ago in Christian
Post # 2
4028 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Not LDS, but I live in Utah and most of mine and DH’s family are LDS. I think a ring ceremony at the reception is nice because so many important people in your life may not have their temple recommend, and so won’t be able to witness you guys getting sealed so doing the ring exchange at the reception would give them a chance to feel included. If you do it in the temple, you’ll just sort of slip the rings on each other without any ceremony to it, you know? I would have somebody (maybe your Bishop? Your parents?) say something nice and then you guys could just take turns putting the rings on. I wouldn’t have them announce you guys as married right then though because you will have already done that at the temple. Maybe they could say something about why you’re doing the ring ceremony there. 

Honestly though, I’ve been to about a million LDS receptions after people got sealed and I’ve never seen anyone do a ring ceremony… But I can see wanting to do it if you have a bunch of people who aren’t familiar with your faith… 

Post # 4
2573 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

anabolina :  I have only been to one ring ceremony, and I’m really struggling to remember what was said!  It was quite a while ago.  I’m LDS as well, so you would think I would have been to more ring ceremonies, but I’ve mainly just been to either the temple sealings or the receptions.

While I don’t remember what was said exactly, I do remember it being short.  Your on the right track with looking up the guidelines.  I would just follow that up with the Bishop you would ask to conduct the ring ceremony.  He should be able to give you a pretty good idea of what to expect and what can be done/said.

Congrats!  Any idea which temple you want to be sealed in?

Post # 5
7059 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not LDS but have a few friends who are, and I’m also a wedding photographer and photographed a couple of LDS weddings (well you know…pre temple sealing and after plus reception) and I’ve not had anyone do a ring ceremony thus far.

Not being LDS myself, I would maybe just welcome everyone to gather round and maybe say your own vows to each other about how you’ll support each other throughout marriage, and just exchange rings.

Post # 6
2249 posts
Buzzing bee

Look at LDS wedding videos on YouTube.

That’s how I found out about ring ceremonies. There should be enough to give you some good ideas and show you how they can be done.

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