Ring exchange alternatives are for couples who want to celebrate thier love and commitment in a non-traditional way.
The wedding ring can be traced back to ancient Rome and Greece where it was associated with a dowry and promise of fidelity. The modern wedding ring exchange derives from the middle age customs of European Christianity. The exchange symbolises a couple’s love and commitment to each other and shows that they are married.
The giving and receiving of rings during a ceremony is not a legal requirement. So if you decide to get married without a wedding ring your marriage will still be valid.