Published: Monday, Nov. 1st, 2021
Wedding officiants: Want to help avoid this wedding day disaster?
This simple-but-brilliant piece of advice might be a ceremony-saver:
This way, you’ll have them on hand (no pun intended…) if your couple needs a backup for their ring exchange.
Like we said, simple but brilliant, right?
If you officiate enough weddings, you’re bound to work with a couple that forgets to bring one or both of their wedding bands to the venue, or who lose one along the way. This can be understandably stressful for two people about to be married, but that’s where you come to the rescue!
Lend your couple a backup ring for their vows and ring ceremony, choosing one that’s close to their size and won’t slip off easily.
After the photos have been snapped and the confetti’s been tossed, be sure to place the ring back in your ‘officiant emergency kit’ for your next ceremony.
Absolutely! In fact, prop wedding rings are more common than many people realize. For example, ring-bearers are often given prop rings, since they might lose them, or not want to let go of them when the time comes.
Either way, wedding ceremonies are inherently representational, meaning that the gestures and words are symbolic stand-ins for the intangibles like love, spirit, and community. So yeah, go ahead and grab those plastic rings.
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