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There wouldn’t be any weddings without a wedding band. We’ve all seen wedding ceremony take place and it’s never without the part where the wedding couple exchange rings. Wedding rings are supposed to be worn for the rest of your married life representing a never-ending love you share with your partner.
The Custom Of Wearing Of The Wedding Ring There wouldn’t be any weddings without a wedding band. We’ve all seen wedding ceremony take place and it’s never without the part where the wedding couple exchange rings. Wedding rings are supposed to be worn for the rest of your married life representing a never-ending love you share with your partner. The circular sign of wedding bands represents eternity, no beginning and no end. The continuous circle also means two halves have been joined together as one. The space of the ring signifies a gateway to what the future will bring for the husband and wife. This tradition all began centuries in the past, way back in ancient Egypt as well as Greece and Rome. Those days, only the husbands give rings to their wives as a symbol of their love and commitment. When the wife accepts the rings, she will become the property of the husband and should only be devoted to him alone. As time went by, wedding rings were to be worn by both the husband and wife with the symbol remaining the same, as a pledge of affection and faithfulness to one another. It was also then that a wedding band is to be worn on the fourth finger because of the belief that the fourth finger is connected to the heart. The Romans called it “Vena Amoris,” the vein of love which is a myth that is still observed by a many. The custom of wearing of the ring on the fourth finger has been carried over to the present with the fourth finger now referred as the ring finger. Back then, papyrus, rushes and reeds were the first materials to be used woven together to make wedding rings. Since the wedding bands were only made of plant materials, it will only last for a period of time and it will eventually wear out. Later on, these materials were substituted with more long lasting materials such as lead, copper and brass to last for a long period of time. Then in more recent times, gold have become the metal of choice now widely worn by married couples. Plain gold or silver and sometimes decorated with precious gems, wedding rings have become more stylish than ever. As what the kind of love that wedding bands symbolizes, the choices of wedding rings in the market are also endless. Because wedding rings hold a very important meaning to married couples, some want their wedding bands to be the most valuable out the jewelry they own. Married couples spend a good amount of time in selecting the style of wedding band they want to have. It’s very important that both the bride and groom will come to an agreement in selecting a certain material and design because this is to be worn permanently. When it comes to the wedding ring itself, there is another practice where each of the couple’s name is laser engraved inside the ring together with the date of their marriage. Others also use text or combination of characters that have great significance to the wedding couple. There are many customs of a marriage ceremony depending on what the kind of customs the bride and groom have and what their beliefs are. One thing can’t be opted out, the exchange of the wedding bands.
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