Ring Warming Wedding Ritual, also known as Warming of the Rings is recognising that your family and friends know things about you, your beloved, your relationship and marriage that you need to know. This is part of the reason that you invite them to participate in your ceremony and to offer you their support. You may look at a relative or friend’s marriage and think, “wow, that’s not the marriage for me.” But if they’ve been making it work for a long time, even if it’s not a relationship you want to create, chances are they know something about being married and staying married which you could hear and even grow from. The rings you are about to put on your hand represent the wedding vows into which you are committing to live. Asking a blessing from individuals and couples will only enrich your marriage.
Incorporating a Ring Warming Wedding Ritual 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 make sure it runs smoothly. Your celebrant will explain to guests how it works. 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 there are many ways to keep the rings safe and together.