A Rose Ceremony is a Beautiful Addition to Your Wedding, Commitment or Renewal of Vow Ceremony


A Rose Ceremony is an absolutely beautiful addition to a wedding, commitment or renewal of vow ceremony.

If you would like to add something different to your ceremony, something special and symbolic, yet simple and extremely meaningful to your future together, a Rose Ceremony may be a perfect option for you.

The ceremony involves the couple giving each other a single red rose. A single red rose has always meant "I love you". Family members can play a special role in the rose ceremony e.g. the roses could be handed to the couple by the mothers as recognition of their acceptance of their new son or daughter-in-law into the family or by step children. The couple can be asked to make a special place in their home for roses. When a rose is placed in this special place by one of the couple it may done so to say 'I Love You, I'm Sorry or I Forgive You' a way of saying words which can sometimes be difficult.

Refer below for an example Rose Ceremony...

Celebrant: I would now like to ask the mothers of the Bride and Groom to stand.

Jane, as a symbol of your acceptance of Phil into your family, I ask that you hand your future son-in-law the rose that you are holding.

Anne, as a symbol of your acceptance of Jessica into your family, I ask that you hand your future daughter-in-law the rose that you are holding.

Phil and Jessica, your first gift to each other for your wedding today has been your wedding rings - which shall always be an outward demonstration of your vows of love and respect; and a public showing of your commitment to each other.
You will have what remains the most honorable title which may exist between a man and a woman – the title of “husband” and “wife.” Your next gift to each other will be a single rose.

In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single rose always meant only one thing – it meant “I love you.” So it is appropriate that you give it as your next gift. Please exchange this gift.

In some ways it seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were holding one rose – and now you are still holding one rose. In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this. In some ways, tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday. But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life – one I hope you always remember - the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.

I would ask that where ever you make your home in the future – whether it be a large and elegant home – or a small and graceful one – that you both pick one very special location for roses; so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion, you both may take a rose to that spot both as a recommitment to your marriage – and a recommitment that this will be a marriage based upon love.

In every marriage there are times where it is difficult to find the right words. It is easiest to hurt who we most love. It might be difficult some times to be able say “I am sorry” or “I forgive you”; “I need you” or “I am hurting”. If this should happen, if you simply cannot find these words, leave a rose at that spot which both of you have selected - for that rose will say what matters most of all and should overpower all other things and all other words. That rose says the words: “I love you.” The other should accept this rose for the words which cannot be found, and remember the love and hope that you both share today.

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