Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

Civil wedding. Exchange of wedding rings.
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Looking for a way to personalize your wedding rings? Engrave your bands with something romantic, personal and meaningful to you, whether simple, humorous, romantic or religious. Because the engraving goes on the inside of the band, it can be private: a secret for only the two of you to know.

Before you engrave your wedding bands, make sure the length of whatever you choose will fit on your rings, and that your jeweler has the skill to do it.

Simple, Traditional Wedding Ring Engravings

  • Names/Nicknames: John and Margaret / Jack and Meg / Jack & Meg / Jack Loves Meg / Angel and Buttercup
  • Your wedding date
  • Initials: JN + MD / JN & MD
  • Names/initials and wedding date: Jack & Meg 05*03*16
  • I love you
  • Forever
  • I promise
  • The title or meaningful lyrics from your first dance song
  • An excerpt from your ring ceremony vows
  • Till death do us part
  • Beloved
  • The infinity symbol: ∞

Humorous Wedding Ring Engravings

  • May The Force Be With Us
  • Put it back on, buster!
  • A deal's a deal
  • Non-refundable
  • Pookums loves Honeybear forever
  • Property of JN
  • One ring to rule them all (J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings)
  • You're stuck with me now!
  • Worth the wait
  • I call dibs
  • I know (What Han Solo says to Princess Leia when she says, "I love you," in Star Wars)

Romantic Wedding Ring Engravings

  • From this moment on
  • Truly, madly, deeply
  • Love, honor and cherish
  • Mon cœur est a vous (French for "My heart is yours")
  • You are my heart
  • You are my home
  • You are my life
  • You are so beautiful
  • Yours forever

Literary Wedding Ring Engravings

Along with these examples, there are many appropriate lines in Wedding Readings from Books and Novels and Wedding Readings from Classic Love Poems.

  • Let us go then, you and I (from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot)
  • If ever two were one, then surely we (from "To My Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet)
  • Never doubt I love (from Hamlet by William Shakespeare)
  • Wing to Wing / Oar to Oar (from "The Master Speed" by Robert Frost)
  • You held out your hand; I took it. (from "The Saint's First Wife Said" by G.E. Patterson, appears in the popular book Twilight)

Religious Wedding Ring Engravings

  • Deus Nos Iunxit (Latin for "God joined us")
  • Whom God has joined together let no man put asunder
  • In God and thee my joy shall be
  • Joined under God
  • God bless this marriage
  • Ani L'Dodi v'Dodi Li (From the "Song of Solomon," Hebrew for "I am My Beloved's and My Beloved is Mine")
  • Our Unity is Christ
  • Mizpah and/or Galeed (from Genesis 31:48-49 -- "Then Laban declared, 'This pile of stones will stand as a witness to remind us of the covenant we have made today.' This explains why it was called Galeed -- 'Witness Pile.' But it was also called Mizpah (which means 'watchtower'), for Laban said, 'May the LORD keep watch between us to make sure that we keep this covenant when we are out of each other's sight.'")

Latin Wedding Ring Engravings

  • Amor Vincit Omnia ("Love conquers all")
  • Semper Amemus ("Love always")
  • Semper Fidelis ("Always faithful")
  • Da mi basia mille ("Give me a thousand kisses," from a love poem by Catullus)
  • Quos amor verus tenuit, tenebit ("True love will hold on to those whom it has held," from a love poem by Seneca)
  • In perpetuum et unum diem ("Forever and a day")