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Exchange of Rings

Traditional
(Officiant speaks to the bride and groom turn, starting first with the groom.)
Officiant: What token do you give as a symbol of your faithfulness?
A ring.
[Take ring from honor attendant]
Officiant: Repeat after me as you place a ring on the other’s finger:
This ring I give thee in token of the covenant made this day between us. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Contemporary 1
Officiant: What physical sign do you give that symbolizes the vows you have made to one another?
Couple: Rings.
[Receives rings form honor attendant]
Officiant: Repeat after me as you place a ring on the other’s finger:
[Groom first; then bride]
I give you this ring that you may wear it as a symbol of the vows I have made to you today.
Contemporary 2
Officiant:
What outward and visible sign do you give that symbolizes the vows you have made to one another?
Couple: Rings.
[Officiant collects rings]
Officiant: May these beautiful golden rings symbolize the purity and never-ending love you each have for your chosen companion in life.
Officiant: Repeat after me as you place a ring on the other’s finger:
[Groom first; then bride]
I give you this ring, that you may wear it as a symbol of our constant faith and abiding love.
Contemporary 3
Repeat after me
GROOM
With this ring, I give you my promise:
that from this day forward, you shall not walk alone.
May my heart be your shelter, and my arms your home.
May we walk together through all things.
With this ring, I give you my heart.
I have no greater gift to give.
BRIDE
With this ring, I give you my promise:
that from this day forward, you shall not walk alone.
May my heart be your shelter, and my arms your home.
May we walk together through all things.
With this ring, I give you my heart.
I have no greater gift to give.


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