Post # 1
I’m getting married in 3 weeks. We’re having the ceremony in Jamaica and it will be performed there by my uncle (a Jamaican citizen) We didn’t want to have a Jamaican minister perform the ceremony because we have no ties to any ministers there and we want someone who knows us to perform the ceremony.
We’ve got our marriage license in California and will have it signed here in the states so will be legally married just prior to the wedding.
My problem is : How does my uncle word it..??
He’s uncomfortable saying “I now pronounce you Man and wife” as he is not legally allowed to do so. He is a high ranking member of the military and making that claim can jeopardize his position.
Does anyone have sugestions/alternatives to the typical last statement by officiants of “I now pronounce you man and wife”?
Any help would be greatkly appreciated.
Post # 3
What is he allowed to say? Can you say Mr. and Mrs. Last Name or Mrs. and Mr. Last Name. How about pronounce you husband and wife?
ETA: I’m not sure you’re taking his last name so you can also just say both last names if your not.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
How about: I now pronounce you Mr. and Mrs. LastName.
Post # 5
how about, “i now present to you for the first time, mr. and mrs. last name” ?
Post # 6
@lilchicana: That’s a good one!
Post # 7
Thank you for the replies.We’re trying to stay away from the word “pronounce” alltogether.
@lilchicana.. Thats a good alternative!
Post # 8
Is there someone in the various military support organizations that can offer advice? Being that he is not legally allowed to marry in a different country and that you will already be married by the time he performs the ceremony, it may be worth getting an expert advice from someone who knows the rules inside and out.
Post # 9
I now present to you [fill in the blank]?
Post # 11
@LD333: This is what happens when I get distracted by food haha. I take too long!
Post # 12
Why don’t you get your uncle to get ordained online, and then he can say whatever he wants?
Post # 13
@jumpthegun: LoL. I do that too
Post # 14
He cant sign our license at all since he is not a U.S. citizen. I do think some variation of “I now present to you…” may work, though.
Post # 15
What about “Allow me to introduce Mr & Mrs….”
Post # 16
@Mrs.McMac: Haha, right when I read your option, Jay-z’s song popped in my head. “Allow me to reintroduce myself… my name is Hov!”