Our Ceremony will have two parts:
Incorporating E-ring into ceremony
I got this verse and inspiration from our very own jackieg
. I really liked the idea of incorporating the switcheroo of the e-ring from the right hand, or best man's pocket, and having it be a part of the ceremony.
Here is the verse that she provided me which her and her DH used.
"Groom," please take "Bride's" engagement ring. The engagement ring is a symbol of promise and intention. Now the intention is realized and the promise fulfilled. Please place the engagement ring on "Bride's" finger over her wedding band to symbolize that the love that brought you together will always protect and sustain your marriage.
Rose Ceremony for the Mom's
I saw this on a blog (can't remember which one now) and I really liked the idea of presenting a rose to our parents. Both our parents are helping us tremendously so I wanted a special gesture during the ceremony to honor them and thank them.
"In addition to the celebration of the love between Ashley and Daniel, this wedding is also a celebration of family. It is the blending of two families, separate up to this moment, but united from this day forward. Ashley and Daniel wish to honor this blending of the families by presenting a rose to their mothers — to thank their parents for the many selfless sacrifices they have made and for the unconditional love they’ve so freely given to their children."