Here's why you can "forget" to exchange rings at your ceremony #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#steal-this-idea April 13 2017 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Love Stories by Halie + Alec Photos by Love Stories by Halie + Alec Related Post Capture your post-ceremony glow with a ceremony selfie Remember this totally off-the-wall and awesome guacamole unity ceremony? Within that kick-ass ceremony was another nugget of a great idea: a ceremony selfie! We're totally... Read more Bryan and Chris had a little snafu in their ceremony that turned into a killer moment that they actually recommend! We agreed and couldn't wait to recommend totally forgetting to exchange your rings at the ceremony. Yep, you read that right. Here's what happened… We wrote our own vows, and we hadn't read them to each other before the ceremony, so we ended up in tears. My grandfather (our officiant) was so moved by our vows he totally forgot to tell us to exchange rings! As we were walking back down the aisle we realized we had forgotten them. We snuck away before we entered our reception and exchanged rings privately. It was so intimate. I highly recommend forgetting them. If you're wanting your own special ceremony moment to yourself away from prying guest eyes, maybe having a separate ring exchange is exactly what you need. Or if not your ring exchange, maybe some of your own personal vows? We know how nerve-wracking it can be to exchange vows in front of a crowd. Here's your chance for that special moment between the two of you. Oh, and maybe your photographer, too. Miss this wedding? Take another peek: An homage to Athens wedding & a Halloween-in-June dance party This wedding was an homage to the couple's hometown of Athens, GA, and featured Halloween costumes, lovely blended family traditions, and an amazing tribute to Prince and Purple Rain... literally!… Read More Would you break up your ceremony into public and private moments with a private ring exchange? Share your take in the comments! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A 1950s meets comic book wedding with serious retro style NEXT We have big red heart emoji eyes for these red heart boots from Dr. Martens Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.