For thousands of years lovers have exchanged rings as a token of their vows. These bands are not of great value in themselves, but are made precious by our wearing of them and the commitment they honor. Let these rings be a sign that love has a past, a present and a future, and that love is a circle of joyous wonder, and delight. (*************THIS IS ALSO WHERE I AM HAVING TROUBLE***********)
Spouse 1, take Spouse 2's ring, place it on her finger and repeat after me: “With this ring, / I, Spouse 1, take you, Spouse 2, to be my wife / and partner for life. / Just as this circle is without end, / my love for you is never-ending.”
Spouse 2, take Spouse 1's ring, place it on his finger and repeat after me: “With this ring, / I, Spouse 2, take you, Spouse 1, to be my husband / and partner for life. / Just as this circle is without end, / my love for you is never-ending.”
Should be skip the repeat after me and somehow form that into and "I DO" question? If we do make it an "I DO" question then when do we exchange rings?
Please help. I kind of want to say I DO after the vows but I don't know where to exchange rings or how to phrase the "questions"
Also, how long is too long for written vows? **