(Closed) Planning the ceremony

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

Here is the standard list of parts for a wedding ceremony. You do not need to use all of these parts, nor do you need to use them in the order they are presented in this order.

This is the parts you need for your wedding ceremony –

©      Introduction – Column A

©      Marriage vows – Column D

©      Pronouncement – Column F

©      Presentation of the Couple – Column G

Every other part is just if you want it to be added. What you see below is the “part” and an example of what the part can look like. Your wedding does not need to be religious. 

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Column A

Introduction

 

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness as (Love O) and (Love X) join their lives together in Holy Matrimony, the most sacred of relationships. Because you have known and loved them as individuals, you have been invited to share in the joyous moment as they join their lives together as one.

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Column B

Charge to Couple

 

This is the time which you have chosen to become husband and wife. We are here not only to witness your commitment to each other, but to wish you both every happiness in your future life together. If anyone has reason why these two should not be so joined, let him speak now, or forever hold his peace.

 

Within its framework of loyalty and commitment, marriage enables the establishment of a home, where through tolerance, patience and respect, the love and affection which you have for each other may develop into a deep and lasting relationship.

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Column C

Reading or Bible Verse or Prayers

 

The Bible has given us what may be the world’s best definition of what it means to love. I’d like to share with you a well-known passage from 1 Corinthians 13, and offer it as a model to you for the new life you are creating here today:

 

Love is patient and kind, it is never jealous.

Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish.

It does not take offence and is not resentful.

Love takes no pleasure in other people’s faults, but delights in the truth.

It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope.

It is always ready to endure whatever comes.

True love does not come to an end.

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Column D

Marriage Vows

 

Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these, your family, friends and witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and enduring nature of the relationship into which you are about to enter.

 

I take you, _______, this day as my wife/husband, and I promise to walk by your side forever, as your best friend, your lover and your soul mate. You are my beloved one and I am proud to marry you. I promise to support your dreams and to be there for you for all our lives.

 

I take you, _______, this day as my wife/husband, and I promise to walk by your side forever, as your best friend, your lover and your soul mate. You are my beloved one and I am proud to marry you. I promise to support your dreams and to be there for you for all our lives.

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Column E

Ring Vows

 

What token of your devotion do you offer your beloved?

 

______, I give you this ring that you may wear it as a symbol of our marriage.

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Column F

Pronouncement

 

(Love O and Love X), you have expressed your love to one another by the giving of a commitment and the promises you have just made.  So it is with these in mind and by the authority given to me, I pronounce that you are husband and wife.

 

(Love O and Love X), you may seal your promises with a kiss.

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Column G

Presentation of the Couple

 

It is with pleasure that I pronounce the joining together in Holy Matrimony of (Mr. and Mrs., Mr. and Mr, or Mrs. and Mrs.) Name.

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“Extra”

Acts of Celebration

 

Ring Warming, Unity Candle,  Rose unity, Sand unity, Lasso, Handfasting, Wine/Sparkling Juice or Family blending ceremony.

 

 

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