(Closed) Sample Wedding Ceremony?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


So this was printed on an officiant site. i have been looking at different officiants for our wedding and they considered this to one of their most popular ceremonies? you might google “wedding ceremony script”

Welcome relatives and friends.

We are gathered here, in the presence of God and his beautiful creation, that
_______ and _______  may be united in holy matrimony. We are also here to 
celebrate and share in the glorious act that God is about to perform-the act by which 
He converts their love for one another into the holy and sacred estate of marriage.

I would like to read a poetic synopsis of verses found in Paul’s first letter to the 

Love is patient, Love is kind.
It does not envy, It does not boast,
It is not proud. It is not rude,
It is not self-seeking,It is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects,
Always trusts,
Always hopes,
Always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Let us pray:

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for bringing all of us together today so we can see 
your plan for _______  and _______ unfold before our very eyes. Thank you for 
bringing them together so that they may help each other overcome the hardships of 
life. Thank you also for doubling their joy because the happiness of one is the 
happiness of the other. I pray that they be a haven for each other’s hearts, as you 
have intended. Let them have faith in each other and believe in love, which is the 
greatest gift you have given all mankind. Amen.

Please join hands and repeat after me.

I _______  take you _______ , to be my lawful wife, to love you, honor and keep you, 
in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep only unto you, so long as we 
both shall live.

I _______  take you _______  to be my lawful husband, to love you, honor and keep 
you, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep only unto you, so long 
as we both shall live.

Officiant: (Prelude to Ring Exchange):
(ask for rings)

Let us pray:
I hold these rings up to you O Lord that you may bless this sacred union. May 
________________abide in peace and grow in their knowledge of your presence 
through their marriage.

May the seamless circle of these rings become the symbol of their endless love and 
serve to remind them of the covenant they have entered into today-to be faithful, 
loving and kind to each other.

Beloved God, may they abide in your grace and forever be true to this union.

_______ take the ring you have selected, place it on _______  finger and say these 
words:_______  with this ring I thee wed.

_______ take the ring you have selected, place it on _______  finger and say these 
words:_______  with this ring I thee wed.

I pray that you do not expect of each other the perfection that belongs only to God. 
May you minimize each other’s weaknesses, be swift to praise and magnify each 
other’s strengths, and see each other through a lover’s kind and patient eyes.

As you have consented together to be bound to one another in lawful marriage, you 
have made special promises to each other, which have been symbolized by the 
joining of hands, taking of vows, and by the giving and receiving of rings. By the 
authority of the State of South Carolina, I now pronounce you to be husband and wife.

You may kiss the bride.

I present to you Mr. and Mrs. _______      

Post # 4
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We googled “wedding ceremony wording” and all combinations thereof.  We chose the hand ceremony which says exactly what we wanted it to.  The FH wrote our whole ceremony and ones for several of his family members all from looking at samples online.  Sometimes you actually need to go to wedding officiant sites.

Post # 5
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

A lot of times officiants (if their pastors or priests) go by their denomination’s book on weddings. Most of the ceremonie’s they go by can be found in a hymnal book. Perhaps you can talk to a local church and read their specific ceremony for weddings while you’re there. If not, I would just look online and see what you like and what you don’t like.

My brother is marrying my finance and I. I guess I should ask him what he will say/do. He is a pastor though, so he probably has some idea about it. But I’m telling you.. most people don’t come up with it on their own 🙂

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