Parts of a Wedding Ceremony
Photo taken at the Scottish Rite Cathedral
by Halee Betzner Photography
by Halee Betzner Photography
Secular Ring Exchange Scripts
What you say when you exchange your rings is up to you. Some couples choose to say nothing, most couples speak some sort of vow as placing the ring on their spouses finger. Some couples don't exchange rings! it's up to you!
Secular Ring Exchange 1
I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day.
Secular Ring Exchange 2
This ring is a token of my love. I marry you with this ring, with all that I have and all that I am. Wear this ring as a sign of my commitment and the desire of my heart.
Secular Ring Exchange 3
I give you this ring to wear with love and joy. As a ring has no end, neither shall my love for you. I choose you to be my wife/husband/spouse this day and forevermore.
Secular Ring Exchange 4
This ring I give to you as a token of my love and devotion to you. I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be as your husband/wife/spouse, and partner in life.
Secular Ring Exchange 5
I give you this ring as a visible and constant symbol of my promise to be with you as long as I live
Secular Ring Exchange 6
I give you this ring as a symbol of my love for you. Let it be a reminder that I am always by your side and that I will always be a faithful partner to you.
Secular Ring Exchange 7
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.
Secular Ring Exchange 8
This ring is perfectly symmetrical, signifying the perfection of true love. As I place it on your finger, I give you all that I am and ever hope to be.
Secular Ring Exchange 9
I give you this ring as a symbol of my abiding love, my eternal faith, and my undying devotion. It is an outward reminder of our inner unity.
Secular Ring Exchange 10
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.
Secular Ring Exchange 11
Name, as you place the ring on Name’s finger, please repeat after me:
I Name, take you, Name to be my Wife/Husband/Spouse. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, in joy and sorrow, and I promise my love to you. And with this ring, I take you as my Wife/Husband/Spouse, for as long as we both shall live.
Secular Ring Exchange 12
You are more precious to me today than yesterday, and you will be more cherished tomorrow than you are today. Please wear this ring as a symbol of my eternal love for you, a love that transcends all our yesterdays, all our today's, and all our tomorrows.
Secular Ring Exchange 13
I give you this ring, as a symbol of our marriage, for today and tomorrow, and for all the days to come. Wear it as a sign of what we have promised and done this day
Secular Ring Exchange 14
This is the point in the ceremony where we usually talk about the wedding bands being a perfect circle, with no beginning and no end. But we all know that these rings do have a beginning. Rock is dug up from the earth. Metal is liquefied in a furnace at a thousand degrees, then molded, cooled, and painstakingly polished. Something beautiful is made from raw elements. Love is like that. It comes from humble beginnings, made by imperfect beings. It's the process of making something beautiful where there was once nothing at all.
Couple to repeat during ring exchange:
This ring is my promise to accept your imperfections and appreciate all that makes you unique and beautiful.