Personal Style Ceremonies

Remember, your wedding can be as simple as you want it to be. Do you want to choose to go the non-traditional route? You can be married by a friend or family member or crafting your own wedding ceremony and vows.

Simple Wedding Ceremony Script Non-Religious

There is no standard wedding ceremony order for a nice simple wedding; but think about including some readings, poetry, or religious scripture. Your witnesses will sign the wedding certificate. Also, it is customary to have some symbol of the couple uniting like lighting a candle together. I call upon these persons here present to witness that I, (Name) do take you, (Name), to be my lawful wedded (wife/husband/spouse/partner). And I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad. I give you my hand, my heart and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live. Vows and rings are exchanged, and the pronouncement is made: (Name) and (Name) in as much as you have pledged yourself, one to the other, by the exchanging of vows and rings I, [Name of Officiant] , by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Marriage Act, do hereby pronounce you (Name) and (Name) to be married. You may exchange a kiss as a token of your joy.

Wedding Ceremony Script For A Virtual Wedding

A virtual wedding ceremony is a wonderful alternative given the issues with Covid-19. It may just be a placeholder until you can celebrate in person with family and friends. Also, you can share this day with family members who can not be with you physically. Zoom can help you set the stage for a magical event. The wedding ceremony script will be as a standard ceremony script, but without a few details. Also, you can personalize it depends on your religion and preferences. Opening and welcome Expression of intent (“I do…”) Readings, hymns, music, prayers (in a virtual wedding, it’s better to focus on readings, and skip musical offerings) An address or a sermon (skip this in a virtual wedding) Vows Ring ceremony Pronouncement The kiss

Notary Wedding Ceremony Script

Only a few states allow notaries to officiate at weddings. They have also obtained a license as an officiate through a recognized program. If they have become ordained, be sure to vet them carefully to find out if they are reputable, what fees they will charge; and if they are recognized in the place you are to be married. Be sure your officiate is able to marry you and file all the important paperwork. Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today (tonight) to join this man and this woman in (holy) matrimony. Exchange of Vows (Name), do you take this woman to be your wife, to live together in (holy) matrimony, to love her, to honor her, to comfort her, and to keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live? “I do.” (Name), do you take this man to be your husband, to live together in (holy) matrimony, to love him, to honor him, to comfort him, and to keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live? “I do.” “Repeat after me.” I, (Name) take you (Name), to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. I, (Name), take you (Name), to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. Exchange of Rings I give you this ring as a token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love. Pronouncement Notary asks the couple to join hands, then declares, By virtue of the authority vested in me under the laws of the State, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.

Short Funny Wedding Ceremony Script

A funny wedding script starts often with the officiant. They set the mood. If that’s what you want and you have an officiant who can carry off a light-hearted approach to the ceremony, go with it! Be sure to not resort to dark humor, you want to remember the beauty of the day. Do you want to add humor to your wedding script? Remember you will have a wide range of family and friends at the ceremony, be sure you don’t offend anyone. “I promise to hold off secretly watching episodes of Game of Thrones – until we are actually together.” “In front of our friends and family gathered here, I promise to love and cherish you in good times and in bad. I promise to put down the toilet seat – and to replace the toilet roll when it’s over and to never, ever, ever forget our wedding anniversary or your birthday.” “I vow to stand by your side when the zombie apocalypse comes and, should you be turned into one, I promise to let you bite me, so I can too be one and, therefore, stay by your side forever.” Now that’s love! Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony Scripts Do you want to have a secular or non-religious wedding ceremony? Talk to the officiant to add your own personal touches to the vows including anecdotes and special memories. You can craft the ceremony to include anything important to you as a couple. Since there are no special rules you can include family and friends in so many different ways during the ceremony.

Secular Wedding Ceremony Script

If your wedding is a secular affair vs. a religious one; you have more leeway in how you want the script to go. No matter how traditional or untraditional the ceremony it still should be beautiful, personal, and memorable. Make it your own by adding readings from authors you admire. Bring family and friends into the ceremony by asking them to participate. Often in a secular ceremony, the officiant is someone the couple has asked to marry them and they were ordained for that purpose. Be sure they have the legal standing to marry you and file the important papers. We come now to the words (Name) and (Name) want to hear the most today…the words that take them across the threshold from being engaged to being married. A marriage, as most of us understand it, is a voluntary and full commitment. It is made in the deepest sense to the exclusion of all others, and it is entered into with the desire and hope that it will last for life. Before you declare your vows to one another, I want to hear you confirm that it is indeed your intention to be married today. (Name), do you come here freely and without reservation to give yourself to (Name) in marriage? If so, answer “I do.”

Secular Wedding Ceremony Script

Want to throw out the old “playbook” when planning your wedding? Then maybe you want to plan an alternative wedding. Alternative weddings often include the use of items not normally seen in more traditional ceremonies. You can start with music and art that are meaningful to you as a couple in creating a theme that sets the tone for the ceremony. Think outside the box and make it truly your own when choosing your wedding attire, witnesses, and officiant. Wedding processional/introduction Once everyone is in and seated, the officiant gives an address. This will touch on a couple of things including prayer, reading, and meaning of marriage or giving away the couple. Friends, we have been invited here today to share with (Name) and (Name) a very important moment in their lives. In the years they have been together, their love and understanding of each other have grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband/wife and wife/husband. Wedding readings Choose something from your favorite movies, books, songs, literature, or religious book. Wedding vows/wedding exchanges Create a a wedding ceremony script with your own vows for this part to fit your wedding style. The officiant will say a few things about marriage before you exchange rings or its alternative, using similar words. I, (Name), give you, (Name) this ring as an eternal symbol of my love and commitment to you. After the exercise, you can include any ritual of choice, like the unity ceremony. Then the couple, parents, and assigned witnesses to sign the wedding register or any alternative of valid marriage document. Closing remark, pronouncement, kiss and processional The officiant gives their final thought in a closing remark and they conclude with similar words… By the power vested in me by the state of _______, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss. And this heralds the first legal kiss of the couple, the officiant presents the couple. The officiant may use “Mr. and Mrs. the agreed last name” if a party decides to change their name. If that’s not the case, the officiant will use their first names. The guests rise up and give a clapping ovation and everyone gets in line for the processional.

Modern Wedding Ceremony Script

Even traditional ceremonies can have a modern twist. Add modern touches by including elements important to you and your extended family. Include children from a blended family, cherished pets, and even elderly family members as an official part of the wedding party. Make the vows and readings as modern as you are as a couple. Procession The groom will wait for his bride at the aisle, as she walks down with her father. Welcome address The officiant will say Dear friends, we are here to witness (Name) and (Name) get married. We watched their love blossom and here they are today. Thank you for taking the time out to be part of their day, it means a lot. Today is all about love and it is serious business. Love is the strength of the world, a universal language that binds everyone. I pray this love we are here to witness will spread in our hearts and to all that’s ours. We will support them on the journey of their love which begins today. Reading They will take readings from pieces like the The Art Of Marriage. You can also take readings from the Holy Books or favorite movies and poems. Vows The couple will create their own vow, something from the heart. Below is one I created. You can tweak it to suit any gender. You may also personalize it by putting your name and other things unique to you. I, (Name) take you (Name) as my husband. The man of my youth who makes my heart race. Today, you become my husband. I promise to love you like I can’t do without air. To respect you will everything I am. To support you and be your biggest cheerleader. I promise to stand with you against the world, and be your safe haven always. To grow with you and laugh with you. Your joy will be mine and so will your pain. I love you today, forever, till the end of time and a day. This is my sacred vow to you. Rings exchange The best man will present the ring to the officiant and then to the couple. Each of them will pick a ring and say; “I take you (Name) as my wife/husband/partner with this ring. Let it always be a symbol of my undying love for you.” Closing remarks The celebrant will say; We all witnessed this and we are well satisfied with everything. With the power vested in me, I pronounce you a couple. You can kiss the bride. Marriage is Joyful with the right person. And the person is right when they love, understand, care for and are patient with each other. Marriage is a gift box, you put in your best, to get the best out of it. I hope your love lasts forever. I give you my best wishes. Cheers!

Unique Wedding Ceremony Script

Want a wedding ceremony that is as extraordinarily unique as you are as a couple? It may take a little more time and hard work to create a truly unique ceremony; but the end result will be well worth the effort. As a couple, you share many unique experiences and you can build on these when writing your vows and designing the ceremony. Talk about how you meet, the things about each other that made you fall in love and other important aspects of your relationship. They are unique to you as a couple and will make your ceremony unique as well. I’ve been wanting to say this for years and I can do that today finally. I willingly take you as my wife with this ring. To hold your hands through the years, loving you, cherishing you and protecting you. Wear this ring always, as it is a symbol of my undying love. I will put you above everything else. All I have is yours and all of me is yours. I love you strongly like the wind and as deep as the sea. I’ll be with you forever, till we are old and grey. The bride will say the same or create something of her own. The celebrant will then say “with the authority given to me, I pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss now.

Basic Wedding Ceremony Script

The wedding ceremony is your time to celebrate your special relationship. Pick vows and readings that tell your unique story. Make the ceremony special by sharing how you meet and how you’ve both come to love each other. Give your friends and family the chance to share in the joy of your loving and unshakeable bond. Processional Invocation or Greeting Welcome to the wedding of (name) and (name). We’re here today to celebrate the enduring love of these two women. Readings The Anactoria Poem by Sappho makes a beautiful reading at a lesbian wedding ceremony. Same-Sex Wedding Vows I, (Name), take you, (Name), to be my lifelong spouse. I will support, honor, and cherish you through all the circumstances we may face, and I will never stop celebrating our love. Exchange of Rings The Kiss Recessional Wedding Ceremony Scripts For Officiants Most officiants like to use an outline to help them organize the ceremony and the script. It is important to consider what the couple being married wants for their wedding day. Take the time to talk to the couple; so that your words reflect what they believe about marriage and their relationship.

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