The Rose Gift is placed near the beginning of the ceremony, just after the Celebrants's welcoming statements and introduction to the ceremony. A Wedding is also a celebration of family. It is the blending of two families, separate up to this moment, but united from this day forward -- blending their different traditions, strengthening the family tree. Parents plant so that their children may harvest. Mothers cry when their children hurt, and welcome pain and burden to give their sons and daughters the gift of life.
The Rose Gift Ceremony honours this blending of the families by presenting a rose to their Mothers -- to thank their parents for the many selfless sacrifices they have made and for their unconditional love so freely given to their children. Bride & Groom exchange hugs with His & Her parents and present a rose to each mother.