Thursday, January 8, 2009

Traditions:: The Rose Ceremony

This is a simple yet meaningful ceremony that involves the bride and the groom exchanging roses. The bride and groom exchange two red roses, symbolizing the giving and receiving of their love for each other throughout their entire marriage.

The rose also conveys how to use the rose and its symbolism in difficult times of the marriage.

During the rose ceremony, your officiant may say something like this:

"In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single rose always meant only one thing-it meant the words I LOVE YOU. So it is appropriate that your first gift as husband and wife be a single rose...."

Other variations of the rose ceremony may include the husband and wife giving the roses to their mothers after they have exchanged with each other.

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