“A promise ring ceremony is a special event celebrating a couple’s commitment to one another. It is similar to a wedding ceremony, however it does not need to be performed by an ordained officiant. This is your ceremony—so make it as small or large as you’d like.
In a traditional wedding ceremony order, the vows are followed by the ring exchange. The groom usually goes first, though we invite you to be progressive. He puts the wedding band on the bride’s finger while repeating a phrase like, “I give this ring as a sign of my love.” Then, it’s the bride’s turn.
If you’re unsure about the etiquette behind wearing an engagement ring when you get married, the quick answer is yes, you should wear it. You‘ve been wearing your engagement every other day and your wedding day doesn’t have to be any different.
“I give this ring as my gift to you. Wear it and think of me and know that I love you.” “I give you this ring in God’s name, as a symbol of all that we have promised and all that we shall share.” “I give you this ring as a visible and constant symbol of my promise to be with you as long as I live.”