Photo take at Neidhammer
By Leah Rife
By Leah Rife
The Ring Exchange
To me, there is nothing like the classic "With this ring, I, thee, wed." Unless of course, the couple getting married has never heard it before and they repeat after me and it comes out, "With this ring, I BE WED!" It's not proper English, but you certainly can't argue with it!!
Some couples will share their own personal vows as they exchange rings. Often, when I'm marrying a couple who doesn't speak English as a first language, I simply tell them to exchange rings and say what they would like to each other in their own language.
You don't have to say anything as you exchange rings, sometimes, with quick elopements, the couple is already wearing their rings. Here are some additional options to choose from to personalize your elopement ceremony.
Elopement Ring Exchange Option 1
Please place the rings on each other's fingers and say: With this ring, I marry you.
Elopement Ring Exchange Option 2
I, Name, give you Name this ring as a symbol of my love. As I place it on your finger, I commit the whole of my heart and soul to you. I promise to cherish you for the rest of my days. I give you all that I am and accept all that you are.
Elopement Ring Exchange Option 3
Let this ring be a symbol of my promises to you and a reminder of my devotion to you. I am honored to call you my wife/husband/spouse.
Elopement Ring Exchange Option 4
Name, this ring is my promise to accept your imperfections and appreciate all that makes you unique and beautiful.
Elopement Ring Exchange Option 5
Name, I give you this ring with all that I am and all that I ever will be. Wear it and know that I love you. With this ring, I marry you.