There are technically two types of rose ceremonies.
A ROSE FOR OUR MOTHERS
This wedding celebration is a joining of two unique families who were separate until today. Today we unite these families by the marriage of < Bride > and < Groom >. < Bride > and < Groom > would each like to honor both their individual families and, now, the families joined together with the giving of a rose to their mothers. They would also like to honor the love and sacrifice that each mother has made to make her children who they are today – - a man and woman who are ready to be in a committed, loving marriage of their own.
(Bride and Groom, together, present a rose to each mother)
(Performed after the exchanging of rings)
After the exchanging of rings, your first gift to each other, as husband and wife, is a single rose. In the elegant language of flowers, a single red rose always means “I love you.” < Bride > and < Groom > have chosen to give each other red roses, as a symbol of their love, and as their first gifts to each other as husband and wife.
I would ask that wherever you may make your home, that you choose a special location. And at those times when words fail, that you leave a red rose at that spot you have both selected — a rose that will say what matters more than all other words…”I still love you.” The other should accept this rose for the words that cannot be found, and remember the love and hope that you both have shared today.
< Bride > and < Groom >, in remembrance of this day, as a reaffirmation of your love and of the vows you have spoken here today please give each other a single red rose each year on your anniversary. In the best of marriages there are difficult times. There are times of hurtful words, times of neglect, times when we must wait patiently to be together again. Those may be times when the words you really need to speak are difficult. I ask that you remember this moment and that when words fail you, that you place a single rose on your spouse’s pillow as a way to say, “I remember our vow,” and “I love you”. Let this exchanging of roses be the beginning of a lifelong tradition of unspoken love.