In more tricky weddings, a ring bearer (who is often a part of the family of the bride or groom) may assist in the ceremonial parading of the rings into the rite, every now and then on a unique cushion. Among Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Christians, the trade of rings is not technically part of the wedding provider, but rather are exchanged at the betrothal. It is usually a two-ring set given to her by the priest or by the best man.  The orthodox Christian Church of Greece has these days stopped acting betrothal blessings one at a time, as these were often non-committing, and now a betrothal rite is the preliminary a part of the wedding provider. In many households an off-the-cuff blessing is now performed by the betrothed ones’ parents in a family dinner that formalizes the betrothal. The rite of betrothal is now most likely performed instantly before the marriage (or “crowning” as it is more properly called), and the real symbolic act of marriage is not the trade of rings, but the crowning. It was a band of sterling silver inscribed with a poem or “poesy”. Other stylesDifferent cultures used many other ancient forms of wedding ring. For example, see the picture below of the Byzantine ring depicting Christ uniting bride and groom. Also, in the Middle East the puzzle ring was a historic custom: this ring consisted of a number of pieces that joined together into a cohesive band when worn properly. The object of this style of ring was to render it very difficult to put on the finger correctly such that, if the wife removed it, her husband would know. The fede ring, being a band together with two hands clasped in betrothal, is an alternative old custom of Europe that ostensibly dates from antiquity.