Romantic Wedding Ceremony Example

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Welcome family and friends of (Groom) and (Bride).

We have come here today to celebrate love. We see it in the faces of (Groom) and (Bride) who stand before us, and we experience it in our own hearts as well. It is a love which is spoken of in all religions, and is our true home, our true meeting place. It kindles our souls with hope. We are grateful to them for inviting us to witness and share in this precious moment. To this day they bring their love as a treasure to share with one another.

Someone once said that “a marriage makes two fractional lives a whole. It gives to two questioning natures a reason for living. It brings a new gladness to the sunshine, and a new fragrance to the flowers, and new beauty to the earth, a new mystery to life.”

Marriage is dedication. You give yourself, your life and love, into the hands of the one you love. You do so trustingly and generously. By the same token, each of you receives a gift — the life and love of the other. You receive this gift not only from the one you love, but also from the parents who brought you into the world and reared you and from the personal world of friends and family who are joined in friendship and faith in your marriage.

Officiant to Groom:

Do you (Groom) take (Bride) to be your lawful wedded wife?

Groom:

I do.

Officiant:

Will you love, respect and honor her throughout your years together?

Groom:

I Will.

Officiant:

Do you promise to love and cherish her, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto her, for so long as you both shall live?

Groom:

I do.

Officiant to Bride:

Do you (Bride) take (Groom) to be your lawful wedded husband?

Bride:

I do.

Officiant:

Will you love, respect and honor him throughout your years together?

Bride:

I will.

Officiant:

Do you promise to love and cherish him, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto him, for so long as you both shall live?

Bride:

I do.

(Bride and Groom repeat the following to each other in unison, prompted by Officiant):

With all my heart I take you to be my spouse. I will love you through the good and the bad, through the joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you completely. I will make you a part of me and in turn, become a part of you. Together we will face all of life and share one another’s dreams.

Officiant to Groom:

(Groom) , have you a token of your love for (Bride) ?

Groom:

I do.

Officiant to Bride:

(Bride) , have you a token of your love for (Groom) ?

Bride:

I do.

Officiant:

Traditionally, the marking of the passage to the status of husband and wife is marked by the exchange of rings. These rings are a symbol of the unbroken circle of love. Love freely given has no beginning and no end. Love freely given has no giver and no receiver – for each is the giver and each is the receiver. May these rings remind you always of the vows you have taken here today.

(Groom), place this ring on (Bride’s) finger and repeat after me:

This ring, a gift for you, symbolizes my desire that you be my wife from this day forward.

(Bride), place this ring on (Groom’s) finger and repeat after me:

This ring, a gift for you, symbolizes my desire that you be my husband from this day forward.

Let these rings serve not as locks binding you together, but as keys, unlocking the secrets of your hearts for each other to know, and thus bringing you closer together forever.

(Groom) and (Bride), having witnessed your vows for marriage with all who are assembled here, and by the authority vested in me, I announce with great joy that from this time on, you are husband and wife.

You may now seal your vows with a kiss.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you (Bride) and (Groom).