Why do we exchange rings?
One of the most important parts of a wedding is the exchanging of rings. The tradition of placing a wedding band on your loved one’s finger as part of a wedding ceremony goes back as far as Ancient Egyptian times, when rings made of braided reeds were placed on the fourth finger of the left hand due to the belief that a vein ran from that finger straight to the heart. Nowadays, we give wedding rings as a sign of commitment and loyalty to our partner.
According to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, rings are not required to legally bind a marriage in the UK. However, most couples choose to exchange rings as a visible symbol of their promise to each other.
The Ring Bearer
A ring bearer has an extremely important role to play in any wedding ceremony where the couple has chosen to …