During my phone chat with our judge/officiant last week, she mentioned the ring ceremony. This came out as odd for me since couples here exchange rings during the religious ceremony instead of the legal one, but anyway.
When I told her we’re not exchanging rings she proceeded to tell me how it “is a symbol” and “is not about the price of the ring, but what it means.” She said she’s performed ceremonies where couples exchange a loop of string or wire. It’s about what it represents.
All this got me thinking if it’s worth to use just anything as stand-ins in order to get a ring ceremony.
Last Saturday was opening day for our local baseball team, and as part of the opening ceremony shenanigans we got light rings and soon started joking that these will be our wedding rings. We took pictures, we laughed, and then the game started.
By the second inning Mr. Toadstool, who’d been playing with my ring, showed me this:
Not happy with that, he kept messing with it and started playing with it.
Meet Jamie: he is now the face of Mr. Toadstool’s Facebook profile.
So that was it for Mr. Toadstool’s wedding ring, clearly he can’t take care of one, and that’s why we’re not having bands.
OK, I’m kidding, but I seriously considered getting stand-in wedding bands just for the sake of the ceremony. Maybe a string ring that we can have as a keepsake (forever stored in a box in the closet) like this:
This one’s actually silver, but play along. /Antonella Giomarelli ring via Lovedazzle
However, what if the ceremony says something like “this [weak, biodegradable, thin material] ring as a symbol of my love.” Not exactly the symbolism I’d like.
Would you get stand-in rings just for the sake of the ceremony? If so, what kind?