4 – The Rose Ceremony

03 Apr
April 3, 2012

One version of the rose ceremony occurs after the vows and rings have been exchanged. The officiant asks the bride and groom to exchange a rose as the first gift as husband and wife, and talks about the couple setting up a special place in their home where a rose can be placed to deliver a message of love when words fail.

Another version is to have the bride and/or groom present a rose to their mother. This is usually done at the beginning of the ceremony with the officiant saying,

‘The bride and groom wish to begin their ceremony with a symbolic gift of love and gratitude to the women who gave the bride and groom life – their mothers.’

This is always so touching especially when the mothers are surprised.

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