The oathing stone is an ancient Scottish tradition & a lovely way to echo the sentiment "set in stone". I officiated my first oathing stone ceremony last Fall, & since then I've seen quite a few. I love this addition to ceremonies! Etching your vows in stone is a sacred symbol across cultures. In the Scottish tradition an oath given near a stone or water was considered more binding.
There are various ways to use the oathing stone in your wedding ceremony. One is to have a bowl or basket of stones for your guests to select from & hold during the ceremony, breathing their wishes & hopes & prayers into the stone for a happy married life ahead. Another is to have guests write their wedding wishes onto the stones themselves. My personal favorite is the stone engraved with the couple's names or wedding date, which the couple holds as I bless the marriage. There are so many beautiful options!
For great oathing stone ideas, visit my Pinterest board!