Post # 1
Hi Bees 🙂
Been meaning to write a post on this for a while now. Will try to keep it short and sweet, but basically for anyone considering a ring warming ceremony here is how ours went:
I actually hadn’t heard of it before our officiant suggested it. We had about 70 guests at our wedding and I think our ceremony was about half-an-hour. But that was more than enough time for the rings to be passed around.
Our officiant started with my mother-in-law and the rings eventually made their way back to my mom.
I was honestly a bit worried about the logistics, would there be enough time, who would make sure the rings end up in the right place … etc. But everything went smoothly and it was actually one of the best parts of our ceremony! Plus so many guests told us how much they liked it.
(Oh and also — I put the rings in a small gauze bag tied with lots of ribbons, so guests could see the rings and feel them, but they would be less likely to drop on the ground and roll away!)
Post # 2
Oh that’s so sweet! I’ve never heard of such a thing, and I’m already married, so I can’t do it now, but I think this is very lovely!
Post # 3
We did this at our wedding in 2010. The most precious thing is that we got photos of both sets of my grandparents holding them, and then the following year both my grandfathers passed away. It is a beautiful memory.
I am glad your guests loved it, it is a really nice way for people to feel more connected at the ceremony.
Post # 4
This is awesome! Thank you for sharing – I have never heard of this before, and now I want to do it!
Post # 5
I’ve never heard of this but just reading your recap and looking at those photos made me teary eyed. What a lovely ceremony to include in your wedding!
Post # 6
That is such a meaningful thing to do. So lovely.
Post # 7
Ah this is so lovely. We plan to do this but didn’t know it was called ‘ring warming’.
Post # 8
Friends did this. They had two people from their party standing outside and asked us to do it then. I thought it was really sweet.
Post # 9
l.bee: Great pix! We did that, too! We had 15 guests and while they were passed around we had a song played on the piano that my husband wrote for me. :o)
Post # 10
That is so sweet!!! I have never heard of that but would have loved to do something like that. I love when guests are involved. It makes it such a personal experience!!
Post # 11
thank you for all the lovely comments!
RedHeadKel: that is so beautiful! there must not have been a dry eye in the house!
Post # 12
That’s so damn sweet! I never heard of this but those pictures you’ve posted are everything!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2016 - Glen Island Harbour Club
So glad I saw this! I want to do this for our wedding but Fiance is a bit skeptical. I’m still trying to convince him. The pics are so beautiful.
Post # 14
beautiful! We’ve been thinking about doing it but didn’t want the rings dropped/lost–love the little bag thing! It’s perfect.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2015 - Marshall Park/Parsons Garden, Seattle, WA
We did a ring warming, as well, and it was so well received! My Mother-In-Law made a beautiful little dish for us. Here’s a picture.