An Ode To The Significance of Wedding Rings

Wedding Rings in ShellIt is rare these days when both partners in a couple do not exchange wedding bands in their ceremony. And for good reason—the symbolism of a wedding band is plentiful and oh, so lovely.

Here are some meaningful and splendid reasons to love your wedding rings!

Rings are circles. Rings form circles that are rich with symbolism. Circles surround—they hug you. They are inclusive of you and everything in life. Circles are never-ending—they are infinite! And thus you are connected forever.

Rings symbolize cycles. Rings are emblematic of cycles in life. There are cycles in everything, from the cycles of seasons and time to the cycle from birth to death. And there are cycles in marriage. Your ring reminds you to have faith that things will come around when you hit rough spots (so true not just in marriages but in all aspects of life).

Rings link. Rings act as a conduit of energy that connect you to each other, whether you are beside each other or physically distant. You are powerfully linked together through your rings.

Rings are solid. Rings made of solid gold or other metal to signify the solid bond that you have formed. And metal comes from the earth, provide grounding and security as you stretch and grow individually and as a couple.

Rings are tactile. Rings are real, tactile reminders of your union. You can feel them on yourself and you can feel them on each other when you take each other’s hands during the ceremony and forever in the future.

Rings are gateways. Rings are not only important because of their round physical presence. The space in between—the hole—is as important. The hole of your ring serves as a gateway to all that is possible in your future.

Silly Wedding Ring Finger PeopleRings are on hands. Rings are on hands that are for embracing. When taking each other’s hands during the ceremony, you are containing your love and providing comfort and stability.

Rings are on fingers connected to heart. Rings are placed on the “heart finger” in weddings with the belief that this finger has a direct line of connection to your heart. Your union is a coming together of heart love.

Rings are visible. Rings are visible evidence of your promise to another. Your wedding rings are an outward sign to the world of your love and a constant reminder of your vows.

Rings shine brightly. Rings shine and reflect your inner and outer beauty and love, never dimming in clarity and brilliance.

Rings ring. Rings ring in celebration of something new. Let your wedding bands ring in celebration and abundance of love, life and prosperity in your marriage.

Cherish your wedding ring for all of its beauty and significance!

XOXO Rachel

Published by Rachel Mueller-Lust

I'm a writer, executive & life coach, wedding officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant®, psychologist, media researcher and teacher. I explore language, relationship & connection, living a fulfilling life and the beauty & wonder of the world.

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