(Closed) Legal ceremony – exchange rings?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband and I did the ring exchange, but we also chose to wear the rings after as well.  We just took them off for the wedding to do the ring exchange again.  🙂

Post # 5
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My husband and I did the same exact thing as dodgercpkl and we loved it since we already felt married after our legal ceremony:)

Post # 6
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We wore ours after the legal part, and he will just take it off before the ceremony. I took mine off this weekend–so 10 weeks without the wedding band. (BUT I do have an engagement band now, so I’m not completely ringless.)

Post # 7
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hmm I don’t think I personally would exchange rings if I had to have a legal ceremony beforehand. It would make me feel like that was my “real” wedding, instead of the one to come. I would just want to remove as much of the emotional ties to it as possible and save them for my actual wedding to avoid making it feel less special. But that’s just me!

Post # 8
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

This is an interesting question – Fiance and I are doing a courthouse ceremony a week or so before our wedding because we wanted my dad to marry us but he’s not ordained in OH (and the state has pain in the ass rules about who can marry you).  I hadn’t thought about the ring thing yet.  I think we’ll probably wait, too, since we’re considering our ceremony with our friends and family to be our “real” wedding.

Post # 9
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was a witness for friends who had a legal ceremony. They just wanted to have the paperwork done and didn’t exchange rings. They are choosing to do it during the Destination Wedding where they consider that their real wedding day.

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