I agree - I would imagine if you wanted replacement bands that a priest would bless them for you. I don't know why he wouldn't?
Any way - I also have sentimental thoughts on my wedding and engagement rings. But you did end up learning something valuable when they get stolen. Yes, ours did - both our wedding bands and my engagement ring. I was so upset. It does mean something to us.
Ours were not blessed as we got married in a Protestant Church - although the minister did hold the rings up and talk up the symbolism of them. So in a sense I can understand why it could be important to you.
Going back to the stolen items - we realized that the rings really are just a symbol that the more important thing is your relationship - who the heck really cares if you have a huge expensive ring if you don't care for each other.
And any case, after getting the money from the insurance company - I got a nicer quality ring - it was sorta fun to go shopping for them again. Like going back in time.
Thay shud bring some spare rings to the wedding and have him bless them all.
I saw a lady on TV (on Oprah, maybe) who told of having a very
beautiful and distinctive
wedding ring that she valued a lot.
Thay went out to the country, at a lake, for their honeymoon.
While swimming, she lost her ring and cud not find it.
She said that thay went back to the lake to celebrate
wedding anniversary. There was a commotion
there during the day qua a discovery in the water at shore:
her ring was found and she got it back.