The Groom’s Role: Rings

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
March 28, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Rings and the words that go with them mark an important time in a persons life. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)
Rings and the words that go with them mark an important time in a persons life. (Cat Rooney/The Epoch Times)
Wedding planning requires the bride’s attention for most of the decisions, but one important part of the ceremony is mainly for the groom to plan. It is his responsibility to buy the engagement and wedding rings.

Often the engagement ring will be something he decides on by himself, making it a surprise when he proposes. Then he joins with the bride-to-be to decide on the wedding rings. Selecting the rings is a major decision; the groom should keep in mind that a small object like a ring can carry huge significance. He will do well to determine his preferences and desires about what kind of ring to offer his fiancée, and then listen and watch closely to take in her feelings and thoughts so that the choice fits her tastes and preferences, too.

This ring is the symbol of a couple’s love, and will remain a reminder of it all the years down the road, so it deserves a lot of thought. If she feels that family is the most important thing in her life, then the best ring might be one that comes from a grandmother. If she values delicacy and femininity, she will most appreciate a smaller diamond; if she likes bold statements, a larger diamond will suit her.

Craftsmanship and intricate detail appeal to some brides and a sleek, modern design to others. If she is not a bargain shopper, she will feel better about a smaller ring bought from a high-class jeweler than a big ring from a discount dealer. So many details, aren’t there?

One lady tells of going shopping for a ring and the sales clerk saying, after having measured her finger, “I don’t have many rings that big.” How many times has the shadow of such a comment clouded the enjoyment of the ring? So it might not hurt for the groom to go into the jewelry store before they go together and check out the service level. Finding a good clerk or ring expert who can work with a couple can increase the pleasure of their shopping trip.

The circular form of the ring symbolizes eternity. Remembering this can help the groom make a wise and loving choice.