The wedding ring is the last present a couple will give one another before their wedding. The very first present a couple gives each other is often times a sort of promise ring - which most think of a pre-engagement ring. Later on as a duet gets more involved, they then give engagement rings to each other.
Most couples cherish the instant when they slip a ring on their beloved. They gaze with enchantment in their eyes during that instant when the ring is put on their finger and they understand that they will be together from then on. What almost all don't imagine is that this has been taking place for years and revolves around the giving of wedding rings. The implication and symbolization behind wedding bands is rich and as complicated as its own love story. It should be told so that couples understand exactly why they exchange wedding rings.
It has two meanings for us and then the origin of the first dance comes from a point in history. First is the image of the bride and groom coming together as a couple and being in new kinds of relationships with parents, siblings, extended family, and friends. The second meaning comes from family systems theory, the core set of ideas behind our program. Relationships are like complex dances, with people moving in synchrony together and apart. You can’t tell what is really going on only by looking closely at one dance partner; you have to step back and look at all the dancers and how they influence one another. We know that not all wedding traditions involve dancing, and do not mean to imply that wedding celebrations must have a “first dance.” It’s a metaphor, not a prescription.