Weddings are lovely occasions to cherish for the newlyweds. It is the start of their new life together and it is the only moment in their lives where they are the center of attraction. That means, they are stars or celebrities for a day because all eyes are on them.
And weddings are also good opportunities to bequeath those heirlooms like mothers rings. Mothers always have a piece of valuable jewelry that they are willing to pass on to their daughters or daughters in law when they are ready to walk down the aisle. It is such an emotional thing to do.