(Closed) Ring warming – How’s the response?

posted 13 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you think of ring-warming ceremonies?

    Like them!

    Dislike them

    Don't really care

  • Post # 32
    Member
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    This is my first time hearing about one, but I would never do one. I would scared that someone would drop them and just thinking about all those people touching my rings… We also have a lot of people attending our ceremony, so it would be a lot of time waiting for people to pass the rings and waiting for them to make its way back to us.

    Post # 33
    Member
    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I tried to read all previous comments to see if anyone put this but, I just read about this yesterday and fell in love with it….. BUT we are not going to be passing them around. We have a ove 200 ppl wedding anticipated and are shooting for a 20-30 minutes ceremony so we are setting up a table with candles and a type of “bowl” so when our guests approach the seating for the ceremony, they will stop at the table and do the “wish/prayer” for us kind of thing then take their seats for the ceremony 🙂 Hope this helps!

    Post # 34
    Member
    1799 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I heard about this after I was married and it was the first thing since having my wedding that made me go “ohhh i wish i had done that”. I really REALLY like the idea of incorporating our guests into the ceremony,,,,in the the wedding..into the marriage…after all thats why they are there. The ring warming idea i think is just fantastic for that, especially since you only have 40 people. It was suggested that everytime someone holds the ring they say a short prayer or wish for the couple 🙂

    Post # 35
    Member
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

    @catchafire:

    Thanks for posting your wording, that really fits with what I want to do (haven’t mentioned a ring warming to P yet though! Not sure what he’ll think,  so I want all my info together before I bring it up!).

    I like that it talks about love and good wishes – we’re definitely not a religious couple, so the verses that ask for people to say a prayer over/bless them just aren’t right for us.

    Post # 36
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee

    @catchafire: I do worry about them getting lost, but I didn’t think about the ribbon thing! We are having a small ceremony, so I am thinking about doing it while we go off and sign the required documents instead at the beginning of the ceremony.

    My best friend is going to marry us, so as he is explaining the ring warming to the guests, he will have passed if off to the first guest. I am thinking about having our bridal party do it before the ceremony or maybe they should be included…but the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man have to sign the certificate with us. lol I’m a mess.

    Post # 37
    Member
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Both Fiance and I are slight germophobes, and I hate having people touch my e-ring because of the pave – I’ll have my rings cleaned before the ceremony, and don’t want finger oil gunk on them! I know that’s not the sweet or meaningful way to approach it, but I like a lot of other people’s suggestions here! 🙂 Also I think as a guest I would get worried I’d lose the rings and would wonder about how much they cost and stuff, because I am like that. Ha.

    Post # 38
    Member
    3930 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i like the idea of all your guests putting their positive energy into the rings.

    Post # 39
    Member
    2 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i  absolutely love this and am doing it in my june garden wedding of 150ppl… here is how i found how to do it but I am planning on using a ribbon and have it done while my friend is singing…

    • Announce that we will be passing the rings through the community so that all may hold them to ask a blessing on the wedding rings, the vows they represent and the couple who will wear them in marriage.
    • Pass the rings to the first bridesmaid, who passes the rings through the women. The last woman hands them to the front row.
    • The rings move through the crowd, more rapidly than you might think.
    • Eventually they will come to the end of the crowd. The last groomsman can retrieve them if the crowd finishes before we get to the wedding ring exchange.
    • If the rings haven’t made it around the crowd by the time I need them to proceed with the wedding ceremony, I simply ask for them.
    • Proceed with the exchange of wedding rings, touched beyond measure by the good will your community has offered.
    • Whether or not you ask people to write down their promises later, if you pay attention at your reception, people will come up, take your hand with your new wedding ring on it and tell you what they hoped for you. This is a very sweet thing that you don’t want to rush by. Take it in and enjoy everyone’s love and good wishes.

    and for those Germ-a-phobes out there… you can keep your candle and sand ceremony… and your 2 cents for that matter

    Post # 40
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee

    @Future Mrs Douggie:That last part was a bit harsh, don’t you think. I think placing the rings in a little baggie is a great idea for those who have germ issues. It doesn’t mean they have to have a whole different ceremony. I’ve seen it on tv where the rings were passed in a see through mesh baggie. It wasn’t any less meaningful.

    Post # 41
    Member
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love this and really hope that we can make it work with out large group. I can’t wait!

    Post # 42
    Member
    4460 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We are doing it. We will probably do it at the beginning of the ceremony and then it should be back to the officiant by the time we do the ring exchange.

    Post # 43
    Member
    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We are doing one, but since we have over 200 guests and 6 ushers, we are setting up a ring warming “station” so people can come by the table on their way into the ceremony.  No distraction while the ceremony is underway or fear of dropping, the rings will be tied with long ribbon, so they don’t ever actually leave their boxes and a spare usher to man the station.  We have some modified verbiage printed and framed to introduce the guests to the concept and purpose.  Just thought I’d share for those of you on the fence, maybe just thinking outside the box and making things your own is the answer, and it sticks out as something your guests will remember.

    Post # 44
    Member
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You could also just do it among your closest family – like the front row people and bridal party. That way you can do it with bigger groups too. I like the idea of putting the rings in a pretty little cloth bag.

    Post # 45
    Member
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I think we are going to do a ring-warming ceremony, but just passing it to the wedding party, since we also have a big guest list (200+). The rings will be in a little bag made out of a piece of my mom’s wedding dress. We wanted to make it out of both my mom and future MIL’s dresses, but she no longer has hers. I did ask her if she wanted to contribute a piece of something else to join with my mom’s wedding dress, but I told her no pressure of course…she might not want to cut up something meaningful to her.

    Post # 46
    Member
    5317 posts
    Bee Keeper

    you learn something new every day!

    I thought I learned about every potential wedding-related party/modern ceremony on weddingbee already, but this is a new one to me.

    Like 90% of them, I’m going to file this under “excessive and not appropriate for me.”

    The topic ‘Ring warming – How’s the response?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors