- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
First of all…. our wedding is Beauty and the Beast inspired… second of all, there are only 18 guests and my best friend is officiating for us. Also it needs to be around 15 minutes or less.
This is just a first draft. Please give opinons.
Messieurs and Mademoiselles, it is with deepest pride
and greatest pleasure that we welcome you today.
And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a
chair as we and Disney World proudly presents –
Specifically, Dave and Kelli’s wedding. We are here to witness the joining of these two and to celebrate their deep, abiding, and very very mushy love.
Who, today, will give away this bride?
(dad says “i do”, lifts veil and kisses kelli on forhead, then sits down)
First of all, Dave and Kelli would like to declare their love for each other with their family and friends here to witness.
(dave says his unique, original, and totally eloquent pre-vow that makes everyone tear up and fall in love with him)
(kelli, not being nearly as good with words, says something along the lines of “you’re awesome and stuff”)
And now that we know your love for each other is true…
Dave, will you take this woman, whose hands you hold, to be your wedded wife? Will you live with her in the state of true matrimony? Will you love her, comfort her, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor her at all times, and be faithful to her?
(dave says “i will”)
Kelli , will you take this man, whose hands you hold, to be your wedded husband? Will you live with him in the state of true matrimony? Will you love him, comfort him, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor him at all times, and be faithful to him?
(kelli says “i will”)
As a symbol of your endless love for one another, you have rings to exchange.
(you either have the rings already, or Connor will be ring bearer… if he is, then you ask him for the rings… otherwise just pull them out and hand them to us when it’s that person’s turn to give the ring)
(dave “With this ring… I, David Andrew ______, take you, Kelli Ann _____, to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know, I will respect your integrity and have faith in your abiding love for me, through all our years, and in all that life may bring us. As this gold band goes on forever, so will my love for you.”)
(kelli “With this ring… I, Kelli Ann ______, take you, David Andrew _______, to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know, I will respect your integrity and have faith in your abiding love for me, through all our years, and in all that life may bring us. As this gold band goes on forever, so will my love for you.”)
Kelli and Dave, as the two of you have joined this marriage uniting as husband and wife, and as you this day affirm your faith and love for one another, I would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special and unique individuals, that you respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one another. Be able to forgive, do not hold grudges, and live each day that you may share it together – as from this day forward you shall be each other’s home, comfort and refuge, your marriage strengthened by your love and respect.
You two have consented together in the union of matrimony and you have pledged your faith each to the other in the presence of God and this company.
Now by the authority vested in me, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife!
You may kiss your Bride!
….. (wait while we kiss)….
Ladies and Gentlemen, I now present Mr. and Mrs. ________!