(Closed) Ring Ceremonies

posted 10 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
Member
4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2007

First of all, I have to say that I’m so freakin excited that there’s an LDS bee!

We had a ring ceremony at our reception because most of our guests couldn’t attend the temple ceremony. I’d never seen anyone elses, so I didn’t really know what we should do or say in ours. I just knew I didn’t want it to be like a second wedding because we were in fact already married, but at the same time it had to be special enough to appease my mom who is not a member of the Church. 

Our compromise was a unity candle that the mothers lit, and we stood under an archway while our singles ward bishop said a few words. At the end we exchanged rings and kissed and that was it! Simple, but enough to bring tears to my mom’s eyes! 

The only tip I have for you is sit down and talk with whoever will be officiating and discuss how things are going to go/what’s going to be said. And then if you’re going to have a wedding party stand up there with you, have them practice it too! We had a ringbearer, flowergirl, Bridesmaid or Best Man, and Groomsmen and didn’t practice any of it, so the whole walking in and taking places at the front of the room thing didn’t go as smoothly as it could have. 

Post # 5
Member
2 posts
Wannabee

a rehearsal is a GREAT idea. I say this as an officiant. That way whoever is leading the ceremony will make sure that it stays smooth and if need be put things back on course ( in case someone get nervous and forgets).

Post # 6
Member
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We didn’t have one, after much debating, but his older brother did, and it’s the only one I’ve seen. Allibug’s sounds fancier, which I would appreciate. For his brother, they walked in the chapel, parents first and then the bride and groom. It was a couple weeks after the wedding, since they got married in SLC, and this was in Austin. They had a reading of part of Genesis, a soloist and a piano solo, my dad spoke on the importance of temple weddings, and then they exchanged rings. I really didn’t like it, which is why I’m glad we didn’t do one. They left his mom to totally plan it though, so she had a hard time.

 When we discussed it, I thought it would be more fun to have people who’ve known us growing up tell short, fun stories, or something like that. We’ve known each other since we were 4, so it was a unique thing we could share with everyone.

I would suggest finding something unique to the two of you that could be incorporated, perhaps a Polish tradition or decoration, or something that is meaningful to your relationship. Also, I think it is important to explain to nonmembers why we get married in the temple and help them to understand this isn’t another wedding, but a chance to exchange rings and share your love with everyone, regardless of their religion.

Hope this helps! Also, if you have questions about stuff, you can ask me. Stuff you might not want to publicly ask, I was confused and had to learn a few tricks on the fly. Good luck with your planning, it sounds like it will be amazing

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