Rings Warming Ceremony

Incorporating a ring warming into your wedding is such a special way to involve all of your guests in your ceremony. A ring warming is when you give your loved ones the opportunity to hold and imbue your wedding bands with a wish, blessing or prayer for your marriage. By the time your rings make it on to your fingers they will be saturated with the love of your friends and family.  I also think that this is a fantastic option for couples having a non-religious ceremony but want to consider their religious loved ones. With a ring warming everyone will be welcome to take a moment to bring their own beliefs into your ceremony in a private but meaningful way.

You will want to put someone in charge of your ring warming, to explain to guests how it works and make sure that it runs smoothly. Depending on the type of ceremony you’re having you have a few options. The most common option is to pass the rings around through out the ceremony and have your ring chaperone(s) keep an eye on things to make sure the rings are moving along and will be ready when it is time. If you have a larger guest list you may want to have everyone “warm” your rings as they arrive, before they take their seat. If all of this just sounds like too much trouble but you still love the idea, you can always just do this with your parents and wedding party before the ceremony. If you decide to invite all of your guests to warm your rings here are some great ways to keep the rings safe and together.

Run a string or ribbon down the rows of seats, then as part of your ceremony you can have someone introduce the ring warming and start the rings on their voyage through your sea of guests.

Other options would be to simply tie the rings together or to use a little dish.


I really love the sentiment behind a ring warming and aside from this being a unique addition to your ceremony, its also kind of the perfect way to show off the rings that you made yourselves to all of your guests! Are you thinking about doing a ring warming at your wedding?

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