Post # 1
At the typical end of a wedding ceremony you get introduced as “I now pronounce you husband and wife”. To me “I now pronounce you wife and wife” just seems to not flow. We considered “I now pronounce you married”.
However on a side note, at the very end before we walk out of the church I do want our minister to announce the he is proud to introduce for the first time “Mrs. and Mrs. Jody Lynn Lastname”. ( I am taking her last name)
What did ya’ll do? Just curious.
Side Note: did you do traditional vows, make your own, or borrow some?
Post # 3
@rhiannonzdanowicz: Our rabbi said, “Now by the authority vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the presence of these witnesses, I declare you married under the laws of Massachusetts and the traditions of Moses and of Israel, and join with this happy company in wishing you every success and every joy in the days ahead.”
We did traditional vows. We figured they had more solemnity than stuff we could come up with on our own. And it’s not as though the promises to clean the kitchen regularly or “always be friends” or whatever are legally enforceable anyway.
Post # 4
And now, for as much as you, C and you, S, have in my presence and before your witnesses, your very dear family and friends, who are surrounding you with their love and support today, exchanged your vows, and have given each other beautiful rings as a symbol of your love and commitment and have declared your solemn promises, now upon the authority vested in me by The Province of British Columbia, I am now deeply honoured to declare you lawfully married. May you be blessed with a lifetime of happiness.
C and S ~ You may seal your vows with a Kiss!!
And now, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you for the first time, the newly married couple, C and S.
Please join me in giving C and S a warm welcome as they begin their married life together. (Bubbles)
Post # 5
Not sure exactly what we’re doing yet, but we’re thinking about “I now pronounce you partners in life, for life.”
We’re writing our own vows — we wanted something personal, and none of the traditional vows seemed to fit (we’re both atheists).
Post # 6
We were married unofficially (ie. our state does not recognize it and did not yet offer civil unions) and a relative, who has no legal authority, officiated, so we had the following:
“Now, because you have pledged your love and devotion in front of these witnesses,I pronounce you married. You may kiss your bride.”
We stuck with the traditional vows though. I love the history and solidness that they carry with them.
Post # 7
Our officiant said “I now pronounce you partners for life”.