Whether you are getting married in Our Lady of Remedies or Binondo Church, there is one element of a wedding that is forever present, and that is the wedding rings. Save for some superstitions surrounding them, the rings are regarded as a symbol of union between two persons.
Some lovers, however, take their rings to the next level by personalizing their wedding rings as they engrave sentiments that truly reflect them as a couple or something that they truly cherish.
Options are endless, but here are the most common sentiments.
1) Love quotes
- I am who I am because of you. – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
- The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. – Audrey Hepburn
- My heart is, and always will be, yours. – Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
2) Important dates
These are highly subjective since the date is based on your history together. This could be the date you met, the first time you kiss or the date he proposed. Some lovers chose to engrave their anniversary, so both will not forget.
3) Lines from poems
- How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- If music be the food of love, play on. – Shakespeare
- For this is Wisdom: to love, to live – Laurence Hope
- For love is heaven, and heaven is love – Walter Scott
- Eternally yours
- To have and to hold
- Together forever
- Happy ever after
- ‘Till death do us part
Majority of the couples have a pet name for one another. To show their fondness to their unique monikers as well as for each other, they chose to engrave them on their bands. You know the drill – his and hers. Examples are Pooh Bear, Honey Bunch and the all-time-favorite ‘Bhe.’
Some couples love to goof around, and their wedding rings are not excluded. Funny phrases or private jokes that can give both of you a good laugh (even for the many years to come) are the most common options. It is a reminder of the humor that binds the two of you together. One couple had their wedding bands engraved with ‘What’s the password?’
Technological advancements make it possible to engrave whatever character or symbol you want on your wedding rings. Before only letters and numbers can be engraved on the rings. Some couples say their sentiments with graphics like fingerprints. Guilty with this one; we had ours engraved with ‘J ♥ J.’
While not necessarily into music, some couples have a special song. It can be their favorite, the background when they met or the song of their first dance. In most instances, the song title or their favorite line is engraved on the insides of their wedding bands.
Some couples agonize over what to put on their wedding rings. There is no hard rule. However, keeping it simple might do the trick. It doesn’t have to be original if you cannot come up with the perfect quote. Again, you have so many choices. What’s important is it will reflect your love and commitment to one another.
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