Basic Wedding Ceremony

Greeting and Statement of Purpose
We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, The Joining of two hearts and to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes to the words which shall unite BRIDE and GROOM in marriage.

Who Gives this Woman to this Man?

Today we have come together to witness the joining of these two lives. For them, out of the routine of ordinary life, the extraordinary has happened. They met each other, fell in love and are finalizing it with their wedding. A good marriage must be created. It is never being too old to hold hands. It’s remembering to say I love you every day and it is not just marrying the right person its being the right partner.


Exchange of Vows
(face each other and hold hands)
I, GROOM take you BRIDE to be my wife,
my partner in life and my one true love.
I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.

I, BRIDE take you GROOM to be my HUSBAND,
my partner in life and my one true love.
I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.


I Do’s

GROOM do you take BRIDE to be your Wife?
GROOM says, “I do”.

Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her?
GROOM says, “I do”.

BRIDE do you take GROOM to be your Husband?
BRIDE says, “I do”.

Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto him?

BRIDE says, “I do”.


Blessing of the Rings
(who has the rings?)
Wedding rings are an unbroken circle of love, signifying to all the union of this man and this woman in marriage.

Exchange of Rings
As you place the ring on BRIDE’s finger, repeat after me.
BRIDE, This ring is my sacred gift,
with my promise that I will always love you,
cherish you and honor you all the days of my life.
And with this ring, I thee wed.

As you place the ring on GROOM’s finger, repeat after me
GROOM, This ring is my sacred gift,
with my promise that I will always love you,
cherish you and honor you all the days of my life.
And with this ring, I thee wed.


Pronouncement

By the power vested in me I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

You may kiss your bride.


Presentation of Couple

I present to you Mr. and Mrs. BRIDE and GROOM.