Here’s what I have so far. I didn’t write it myself, I just took bits from a whole bunch that I have read.
Marriage is a gift shared by two people who are in love and it also touches the family members and friends who, in various ways, have contributed to the relationship. All of you are …… and ……’s community. Each of you has played some part in bringing them to this moment. They would like to thank you for being here today.
….. and …… have shown a desire for a lifelong companionship and a generous sharing of the help and comfort a husband and wife should have for each other through whatever circumstances of joy or sorrow, prosperity or adversity or sickness and health the lives of these two people may experience.
Then come the I do’s, then the exchange of rings:
Wedding rings are made precious by our wearing of them. Your rings say that even in your uniqueness you have chosen to be bound together. Let these rings also be a sign that love has substance as well as soul, a present as well as a past, and that despite its occasional sorrows, love is a circle of happiness, wonder, and delight.
Groom, please place the ring on Brise’s third finger of her left hand, and repeat after me
I ….. take you, ….. to be my lawful wedded wife, my constant friend, my faithful companion, and my love from this day forward. In the presence of our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to support you in sickness or health, in good times and bad, and in joy as well as sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honour you and respect you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
We are also doing a sand ceremony, and I am working on that. I am pretty sure that his vows are said first, so does that mean that when the marriage commissioner says our names together that his name also comes first?