I designed my engagement ring, and every time I look at it I love it. Then it came to adding the wedding ring to fit with this ring I enjoy so much.
There we hit a snag....I thought it looked silly. The wedding ring and engagement ring just didn't work together. I thought, I wonder if I can cut the ring in half and have two rings, so they will sit one on each side of the engagement ring. The jeweller said l could do whatever l wanted, so that’s what we did. Now I have two wedding rings.
It’s true- you can do whatever you want. Wedding rings are not part of the legal requirements to get married, but they are a long held tradition that most couples go with.
Generally both partners exchange wedding rings during their wedding ceremony. Often one of three things is said
- Will you wear this ring? A question, like when you got engaged.
- Wear this ring. A statement, given that the rings usually follow the vows, at this stage they have already said ‘yes’
- Someone else (aka Celebrant) says ‘wear these rings’
Wedding rings are usually described as representing the endless of true love, having no beginning and no end.
Most people in Australia wear it on the fourth digit on the left hand. In ancient times it was thought that a vein ran directly from this finger to the heart.
Whilst wedding rings hold thousands of years of tradition, if they are meaningless to you – don’t make them part of your day. It’s your wedding and you really should have only the symbols that you find important.
Beautiful wedding rings often come with large price tags. You might find that at this stage in your life that money might be better spent on a holiday, house deposit or the wedding.
If you still want to exchange something; what about a necklace, watch or even get matching tattoos.
Like all rituals within a ceremony, a Wedding Ring only represents what you believe it stands for.
If it means something to you – then great; l know an awesome jeweller.
If a wedding ring is not for you – then let’s chat about what you do want in your wedding ceremony, because guess what ... you too can do whatever you want!