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As Southern California's preferred wedding officiants... Put A Ring On It Weddings proudly offers: Optional blessings that individualize your wedding!!

There are many, many blessings or add-on's available!! Below you will find some samples to get you started!!

PLEASE NOTE: ANY AND ALL NAMES, (INCLUDING BRIDE/ GROOM, HE/SHE, HUSBAND/WIFE AND SO ON) CAN AND WILL BE CHANGED TO MEET YOUR SPECIFIC WEDDING NEEDS/ DETAILS



Apache Blessing

 

A beautiful benediction for the end of your ceremony:

 

Now you will feel no rain for each of you will be shelter to the other.

 

Now you will feel no cold for each of you will be warmth to the other.

 

Now there is no more loneliness.

 

Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you.

 

Go now to your dwelling place to enter the days of your togetherness.


And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

 

 

Breaking of Glass

 

Very traditional in Jewish weddings, this ceremony has become 


popular in in interfaith wedding ceremonies as well.


In the Jewish faith the breaking of the glass signifies the destruction 


of the great temple in Jerusalem. Its spiritual significance is our 


reaffirmation of our faith in God. Our prayer today is that their lives 


together would be longer than it would take to fit these broken pieces 


of glass back together again.

 

 


Alternate Glass Breaking Ceremony

 

The breaking of the glass at the end of a wedding ceremony serves 


to remind of two very important aspects of a marriage. The bride and 


groom – and everyone– should consider these marriage vows as an 


IRREVOCABLE ACT – just as permanent and final as the breaking of 


this glass is unchangeable. 


But, the breaking of the glass also is a warning of the FRAILTY of a 


marriage. That sometimes a single thoughtless act, breech of trust, or 


infidelity can damage a marriage in ways that are very difficult to undo 


– just as it would be so difficult to undo the breaking of this 


glass. Bride and Groom , knowing that this marriage is permanent, you 


should strive to show each other the love and respect befitting your 


spouse and love of your life.” Our prayer today is that their lives 


together would be longer than it would take to fit these broken pieces 


of glass back together again.

 

 


Hand Ceremony

 

The Hand Ceremony is a beautiful addition to a wedding ceremony, 


with great symbolism and thoughts on your wedding day.


(Bride), please face (Groom) and hold his hands, palms up, so that 


you may see the gift that they are to you. 



These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you 


through the years, for a lifetime of happiness. These are the hands 


that will countless times wipe the 


tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the 


hands that will comfort you in illness and hold you when fear or grief 


fills you.



These are the hands that will give you support and celebrate with you 


in your accomplishments.

 

(Groom), please hold (Bride) hands, palms up, so that you may see the 


gift that they are to you. These are the hands that will hold you tight 


as you struggle through difficult times. They are the hands that will 


comfort you when you are sick or console you when you are grieving. 


These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you 


through the year, for a lifetime of happiness. These are the hands that 


will give you support as she encourages you to fulfill your dreams. 


Our prayer for you today is that both of you will use these hands to 


build a marriage where all your dreams come true.

 



 Irish Blessing

 

There are many versions of the Irish Wedding Blessing.  


This is probably the most popular:


May the road rise to meet you,

 

May the wind be always at your back,

 

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

 

The rains fall upon your fields,

 

And until we meet again,

 

May the Lord hold you in the hollow of his hand

 


Rose Ceremony

 

Not requested very often, this ceremony is sure to make your 


ceremony unique and memorable: The Rose Ceremony is simple yet 


profoundly moving. The bride and groom exchange two red roses, 


symbolizing the giving and receiving of their love for each other 


throughout their entire married life. The Rose Ceremony also 


conveys how to use the rose and its symbolism in difficult times in 


order to forgive each other. 



“Your gift to each other for your wedding today has been 


your wedding rings – which shall always be an outward demonstration 


of your vows of love and respect; and a public showing of your 


commitment to each other. You now have what remains the most 


honorable title which may exist between a man and a woman – the title 


of “husband” and “wife.” For your first gift as husband and wife, that 


gift will be a single rose.

 


In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single rose


always meant only one thing – it meant the words “I love you.” So it is 


appropriate that for your first gift – as husband and wife – that gift 


would be a single rose. 


Please exchange your first gift as husband and wife. In some ways it 


seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you 


were holding one small rose – and now you are holding one small rose. 


In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this. In some 


ways, tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday. 



But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of 


the most valuable and precious gifts of life – one I hope you always 


remember – the gift of true and abiding l love within the devotion of 


marriage. _________ and _____________, I would ask that where 


ever you make your home in the future – whether it be a large and 


elegant home – or a small and graceful one – that you both pick one 


very special location for roses; so that on each anniversary of this 


truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both 


as a re-commitment to your marriage – and a re-commitment that THIS 


will be a marriage based upon love. 



In every marriage there are times where it is difficult to find the right 


words. It is easiest to hurt who we most love. It is easiest to be most 


hurt by who we most love. It might be difficult some time to words to 


say “I am sorry” or “I forgive you”; “I need you” or “I am hurting”. If this 


should happen, if you simply can not find these words, leave a rose at 


that spot which both of you have selected – for that rose than says 


what matters most of all and should overpower all other things and all 


other words. 



That rose says the words: “I still love you.” The other should accept 


this rose for the words which cannot be found, and remember the love 


and hope that you both share today. __________ and ________, if 


there is anything you remember of this marriage ceremony, it is that it 


was love that brought you here today, it is only love which can make it 


a glorious union, and it is by love which your marriage shall endure.

 

 

Sand Ceremony

 

The Sand Ceremony offers beautiful symbolism and 


commemorates beach weddings perfectly. 

 

BRIDE and GROOM you have just sealed your bond by the giving 


and receiving of rings and this covenant is a marital pledge between 


two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one 


another throughout their lives. The most beautiful example of this 


partnership is the marriage union. 



Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these 


two individual containers of sand. One, representing you, BRIDE and 


all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the 


other representing you, GROOM, and all that you were and all that you 


are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand 


are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand 


will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. 



Just as these grains of sand can never be separated, our prayer for 


you today is that your lives together would take longer than the time 


it would take to separate the individual grains of sand.

 

 

Unity Candle (note: best enjoyed indoors)

 

Probably the oldest and most traditional ceremony option, the 


Unity Candle Ceremony is a a perfect way to illustrate your 


union. While I always custom-write my ceremonies, here is some 


possible text for a Unity Candle Ceremony: Bride and Groom, the two 


lighted candles symbolize your separate lives, your separate families 


and your separate sets of friends. I ask that you 



You will each take one candle and that together you light the center 


candle.



The individual candles represent your individual lives before today. 


Lighting the center candle represents that your two lives are now 


joined to one light, and represents the joining of your two families and 


sets of friends to one. ___ and ___ will now extinguish their own 


candles, thus letting the center candle symbolize the union of their 


lives. As one light cannot be divided, neither will their lives be divided.


 


Alternate Unity Candle Ceremony:


In just a moment _____and _____ will light one central candle from 


the two candles you see burning. This ceremony will symbolize the 


merging of their lives into one relationship. 


(During candle lighting I will read) 



One of mankind’s first and greatest gifts was the power of fire. 


Fire whose heat could provide warmth, healing, and nourishment. Fire 


whose brilliance could light the way. Fire whose wrath could destroy 


enemies. 



Yet, other fires exist for man that share these same benefits. These 


fires are inner fires passionate fires which drive us toward 


our destiny. 



Let the lighting of these candles symbolize that inner flame; the 


unending faith, love, and devotion that has brought these two here 


today. And like this flame, may their love burn brightly throughout a 


lifetime of joy and happiness.



Love Letter and Wine Box Ceremony


A love letter exchange is a romantic ceremony that will serve as a 


lasting reminder of the commitments made to one another. Heartfelt 


letters, encapsulating your thoughts and feelings are locked away in a 


wine box to be revealed several years into your marriage.  Whiskey, 


Scotch or Tequila can easily be switched out for the wine.




BRIDE and GROOM have chosen as a couple to perform a Love Letter & Wine Box ceremony.


This box contains a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a love letter from 


each to the other.


The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the 


reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry.


The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen 


what the other has written.



Should BRIDE and GROOM ever find their marriage facing hardships, 


they will open this box, sit and drink the wine together, then read the 


letters they wrote to one another to be reminded of the reasons why 


they are together.



The hope is, however, that BRIDE and GROOM will never have a reason 


to open this box.



And if this is the case, they are to open this box to share and enjoy on 


their 5th year wedding anniversary, replenish and open on their 10th 


anniversary, and so on.



Love Letter and Wine Box Ceremony 2

BRIDE and GROOM have chosen as a couple to perform a Love Letter & Wine Box ceremony.


This box contains a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a love letter from 


each to the other.



The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the 


reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry.


The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen 


what the other has written.



You have created your very own “romantic” time capsule to be opened 


on your 5th wedding anniversary.


I recommend that you keep the box in a place of honor prominently 


displayed in your home as a constant reminder of your commitment to 


each other.



BRIDE and GROOM should you ever find your marriage enduring 


insurmountable hardships, you are to as a couple, open this box, sit 


and drink the wine together, then separate and read the letters you 


wrote to one another when you were united as a couple in marriage.


By reading these love letters you will reflect upon the reasons you fell 


in love and chose to marry each other here today.



The hope is, however, that you will never have a reason to open this box.


And if this is the case, you are to open this box to share and enjoy on 


your 5th year wedding anniversary!



BRIDE and GROOM, you may now seal the box.



Love Letter and Wine Box Ceremony 3


Like good wine, a great love will deepen and mature with age.


As a part of today’s ceremony, BRIDE and GROOM have captured their 


thoughts leading up to this day in personal notes to each other.


Also they have asked their parents (or best man / maid of honor or 


other loved ones) to compose notes as well, containing their thoughts 


and their most important piece of advice to the couple as they journey 


through life together.



These notes will now be sealed in this box to be opened and shared 


together with a bottle of wine on a future anniversary celebration.



It is at this time I would ask the parents to come forward and place 


their note and a bottle of wine inside this box.



These messages and wine will be shared by BRIDE and GROOM on 


their 1st and 5th anniversaries.



And I now ask that BRIDE and GROOM place their notes to each other 


with a bottle of wine they have selected to share on their 10th 


anniversary celebration.



On that joyous day INSERT DATE they will get to reflect on the events 


and emotions they shared on this wonderful day.


They can also reminisce about all of the wonderful memories they will 


have made over the last ten years and dream of all of those yet to 


come.



I will now seal the box.



_________________________________________________


**There are many other blessings and add on's. These are by no means "the only" we are willing to perform or have performed. These are intended as an example page. Let us know.... we work "with" our couples!!


**Please inquire with: 


Put A Ring On It Weddings 


via Christi Wyckoff 


for more information or ideas!!


909-233-3691





 

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