They say that “Love is in the air” and I guess that saying cannot be any truer than on someone’s wedding day. Marriage is not just any ceremony. On the contrary, it is the bonding of two souls, of two beliefs and two families that vow to go through every thick and thin of life as one! Though there are many rituals and ceremonies that different couples perform on their wedding ceremony, one thing that remains common in all of them is the wedding rings exchange. Whether gold or diamond, the rings certainly serve a greater purpose than what meets the eye. So without further ado, here is a list of the four significance of wedding rings
Significance of wedding rings
A sign of commitment
Though it may be obvious for everyone, but that does not undermine the importance and significance of the wedding ring. A person wearing the wedding ring openly admits that he/she is in a relationship with their significant other. It signifies a sign of commitment to not only your spouse but to your marriage as well. It is a symbol of devotion to your current life that you plan to spend with that special one.
Symbol of Eternity
If one thinks about it just for a little while, it comes as no surprise that a wedding ring is almost always in the shape of a circle. You may think it is obvious due to the shape of the human finger but it may also hold a much more divine meaning. A circle is the symbol of perpetuity, infinity and eternity. A circle has no beginning and no end, no bends, no cuts and no irregularity with its shape. This signifies the marriage life of the husband and wife that they would spend an eternity in the arms of each other without any bend, cut or irregularity.
Throughout history, wedding rings have been worn on different rings of different hands. It is believed that the Romans were the first to wear it on the ring finger of their left hand, a practice which is done even to this day. The reason? The “Vena Amoris” also known as the vein of love is a vein that runs into the left-hand ring finger straight from the heart hence forming a symbolic connection between the ring and the heart.
The Last Gift
Once a wedding ring is slipped on, it signifies that the two people standing at the altar are no longer separate but are one! One soul and one body and cannot continue to grow without each other. A wedding ring, hence, also signifies the last gift that the two people exchange with each other as before their wedding. It symbolizes that the two people are no longer apart but belong to each other in this life and the next.