Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ring Dilemma

T-minus 11 days until our knot-tying and we are not yet in possession of the rings.

I've run different scenarios through my mind.

The first solution involves deception: We would simply borrow rings from someone else (we'll have lots of friends and family around) and use them as stunt doubles for our own rings.

However, I do have pudgy little fingers (my mom has called me Play-Doh Hands since I was five), so finding the right fit might be difficult. Also, seeing as how our whole wedding is about authenticity and sincerity, it doesn't seem right to tell a downright lie in the middle of the ceremony.

That led me to option #2: Rewrite the part about the rings. Here's how it currently reads:

Officiant:

  • Now Matt and Sara will exchange rings to embody the commitments they have made to each other and the world.
  • Just as circles contain no end and no beginning, these rings are linked to the past and the future. They are connected to the headpiece that Matt’s grandmother wore during her wedding 54 years ago, and they are made from the recycled metal of old jewelry from friends and family. They are worn on the third finger because of an ancient Greek belief that a vein from that finger goes directly to the heart.

Matt:

  • [Chong-Hao walks to the front and Matt and Sara remove each other’s rings.]
  • [Andy holds the microphone in front of Matt; Sara puts Matt’s ring on his finger]
  • I will wear this ring as a celebration of our commitments to each other and the world.

Sara:

  • [Andy holds the microphone in front of Sara; Matt puts Sara’s ring on her finger]
  • I will wear this ring as a celebration of our commitments to each other and the world.

If worse comes to worse, I guess we'll just rewrite it to say something more conditional, like, "When the rings arrive..."

How tacky!


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