The Rose Ceremony
The Rose Ceremony is a great option for acknowledging your mothers during your wedding ceremony. Feel free to honor your dad too!
The Rose Ceremony can also be a unity ceremony for the couple. If sending flowers is something you do, it could be perfect for you!
Your gift to each other for your wedding today has been your wedding rings – which shall always be an outward demonstration of your vows of love and respect and a public showing of your commitment to each other.
You now have what remains the most honorable title that may exist between two people – the title of “husband," “wife.” (Or Spouse.) For your first gift as a married couple, that gift will be a single rose.
In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love, and a single rose always meant only one thing – it meant the words “I love you.” So it is appropriate that for your first gift – as a married couple – that gift would be a single rose.
Please exchange your first gift as husband and wife. In some way, it seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago, you were holding one small rose – and now you are holding one small rose. In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this. In some ways, tomorrow is going to seem no different from yesterday. But in fact, today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life – one I hope you always remember – the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.
Name and Name, I would ask that wherever you make your home in the future – whether it be a large and elegant home – or a small and graceful one – that you both pick one very special location for roses so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both as a re-commitment to your marriage – and a re-commitment that THIS will be a marriage based upon love.
In every marriage, there are times when it is difficult to find the right words. It is easiest to hurt who we love most. It is easiest to be hurt by who we love most. It might be difficult sometimes to words to say “I am sorry,” or “I forgive you,”; “I need you,” or “I am hurting.” If this should happen, if you simply cannot find these words, leave a rose at that spot which both of you have selected – for that rose then says what matters most of all and should overpower all other things and all other words.
That rose says the words: “I still love you.” The other should accept this rose for the words that cannot be found and remember the love and hope that you both share today.
Name and Name, if there is anything you remember of this marriage ceremony, it is that it was love that brought you here today; it is only love that can make it a glorious union, and it is by love which your marriage shall endure.”
Rose Ceremony with Mothers 1
Marriage is a coming together of two lives, and a celebration of the love of two people. But it is more. The love that you feel for one another is the flowering of a seed your mothers planted in your hearts many years ago. When you were first born, you were a bundle of diapers and tears, and your mothers lost sleep caring for you. Their love for you has brought them great happiness and great challenges, and their love did not diminish as they met these challenges. That is the great lesson you can bring into your marriage. As you embrace one another in your love, so too do you embrace the families that have been brought together on this happy occasion. As a token of your gratitude for your families, I would like to ask you to offer these symbols of eternal love, these roses, to your mothers.
Rose Ceremony with Mothers 2
This wedding is also a celebration of family. It is the blending of two families, separate up to this moment, but united from this day forward.
Name and Name wish to honor this blending of families by presenting a rose to their mothers …to thank them for their wisdom, support, and for the unconditional love that has been so freely given to them throughout their lives.
Rose Ceremony with Mothers 3
Long before today, your parents provided you with a foundation of love and caring, which has brought you to this point. At this time, Name and Name would like to acknowledge the love and sacrifice that each mother has made to make their children who they are today….two people who are ready to be committed to a loving marriage of their own. They honor their mothers (parents) with the symbolic gift of beauty, the giving of a rose.
Rose Ceremony Mentioning Family 1
Marriage is the celebration of the coming together of two lives, and it is a celebration of two people in love. The love that Name and Name feel for one another is a seed that their parents planted in their hearts years ago, and today, it has blossomed.
Today, as they embrace each other in their love, they also embrace the families that have come together on this happy occasion.
As a sign of their love for their families, Name and Name would like to offer these roses to their mothers as symbols of their eternal love.
These Roses are a promise that no matter how far away you are that you are not forgotten and that you are always in their hearts.
Rose Ceremony Mentioning Family 2
This wedding celebration is a joining of two unique families who stood separate until today. Today, we unite these families by the marriage of Name and Name. They would each like to honor the separateness of their families and, now, the togetherness with the giving of a rose to their mothers. They would also like to acknowledge the love and sacrifice that each mother has made to make her children who they are today – two people who are ready to be in a committed, loving marriage of their own.