(Closed) And Then the Reverard Asked If We Had Our Ceremony Ready . . . .

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our ceremony text, including the vows, can be found at this link. The service is mostly Jewish, but the vows are the traditional Church of England ones.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Try looking it up on google, under “sample wedding ceremony” or something like that. That’s what we did and we were able to find lots of different wordings that we could choose from or revise to fit our own.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

the indie bride kvetch forum was so super helpful for us, def check it out!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d reccomend checking out two books, which are really helpful: Joining Hands & Heart by Susanna Macomb and the Wedding Ceremony Planner by Judith Johnson.  If you’re concerned about cost, you can get them from the library or probably sell them on the boards here after your wedding – but they’re amazing resources, and there’s only so much information free online.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I bought a book called the ceremony planner from Amazon. It has a pink cover and had great reviews. We’re essentially in the same position and this book is a life saver.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Here’s ours. Pretty untraditional but perfectly perfect for us. The whole ceremony is longer, but here are the vows and the ring exchange.

I,___, ask you, ____ to be my partner, my lover, my friend, and my wife… I announce and declare my intention to give you my deepest friendship and love… not only when your moments are high, but when they are low. Not only when you remember clearly who you are, but when you forget. Not only when you are acting with love, but when you are not. I further announce before those here present, that I will seek always to see the light within you and seek always to share the light within me… even, and especially… in whatever moments of darkness may come.

___, do you choose to grant __’s request that you be his wife.

I do.

Other repeats same vows and other says I do.

Then, with this ring I thee wed (place ring on finger) that all may see and know of my love for you.

Minister:

We recongize with full awareness that only a copule can administer the sacrament of marriage to each other, and only a couple can sanctify it. Neither my church, nor any power vested in me by the state can grant me the authority to declare what only two hearts can declare, and what only two souls can make real.

And now, inasmuch as you, ____ & ____, have announced the truths that are already written in your hearts, and have witnessed the same in the presence of these, your family and friends, we observe joyfully that you have declared yourself to be… husband and wife.

___, you may kiss your bride!

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Newbee

Here’s Ours:

Vows- Please repeat after me:  I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love.

I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. 

 I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you,  loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. 

 I give you my hand, my heart, and my love,  from this day forward, for as long as we both shall live.

Exchange of Rings: Please repeat after me:  I give you this ring to wear with love and joy.  As a ring has no end, neither shall my love for you.  I choose you to be my (wife / husband) this day and forevermore.

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