(Closed) Ceremony and actually saying “I do”

posted 12 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

we did both – pastor said stuff, we said "i will," then there was the repeat after part. i’m not sure why there’s both, but there is. you’re correct! 🙂

Post # 4
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My dad has mentioned that in his 3 marriages, he only said "I do" in one of them (the last one). So I suppose there are ceremonies where it’s not said, so make sure if you want it said, I guess speak up! 🙂

Post # 5
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

IndieBride has a great ceremony repository where you can read how others have put their ceremonies together–it really is a matter of personal preference:


For our self-written ceremony, we have opening words/welcome, charge for the couple, a reading, then the following:


Officiant: G and C, you may now read the vows that you have written for one another.

G: TBA at wedding

C: TBA at wedding

Officiant: To this you have now come, and you stand here, ready to declare your love and loyalty to each other.  I therefore ask you:

G, do you take C, to be your lawfully wedded wife, to love and to cherish, from this day forward?

G: I do.

Officiant: C, do you take G, to be your lawfully wedded husband, to love and to cherish, from this day forward?

C: I do.

Then, we’ll do the ring exchange, a blessing, and the pronouncement.  It’s a secular ceremony, but religious ones often run in a similar way.  Hope this helps! 


Post # 6
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008 - Ceremony in a historic church, tented lawn reception at a golf and country club

The "i do" part is called the "consent," the "I take you to be my husband, for richer for poorer, etc" is called the "betrothal."

The traditional wording you may be thinking of is from the Anglican marriage ceremony (church of england) – we’re getting married in an anglican church, so this is why I know this!

the whole shebang is here:


The topic ‘Ceremony and actually saying “I do”’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors