“I now pronounce you…” what?

posted 7 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

“I now pronounce you happy and in-love!”

It doesn’t have to be ‘role’ specific.

Post # 6
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I really like spouses in life! That is great. Happy and in love is hilarious, love that too!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@MsInterpret: I am glad you like the link; it does sound much better than partners πŸ™‚

I am going crazy with anxiety. I have started stress eating, and that is not a good thing. I am excited and scared all at the same time. And guests keep calling with silly questions. I hope your planning is going well.

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Must there be a ‘pronouncing’ or can you go with a send off? Like ‘And now, as a couple committed to one another for the rest of your lives, supported and loved by all the witnesses here, and always hand in hand and heart to heart with one another, go forth and live each day to the fullest.’ *Kiss* *exit* *party* πŸ™‚ 

I’m keeping my last name, so the ‘I now present to you Mr. and Mrs. xyz’ isn’t going to work well, so I’m looking for different options as well.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@indibee: That would be a good time to let everyone know (in case they didn’t already) or to really drill it home.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@indibee:*Kiss* *exit* *party* πŸ™‚

I know you didn’t mean it this way, but in my head the smile represents the wedding noght. I’m a dirty girl.

 

@MsInterpret: You can say anything! You can say, “Two rad people”, even. Or not be pronounced at all. I love how flexible weddings are!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@helenberrycrunch: Hahaha. No, that would be *kiss* *exit* *no-pants-party* πŸ˜‰

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ours was:

Now by the authority vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the presence of these witnesses, I declare you married under the laws of Massachusetts and the traditions of Moses and of Israel, and join with this happy company in wishing you every success and every joy in the days ahead.

That may be longer that you want. However, having waited eight years to be able to be legally married, we wanted a recognition that we were not just “partners” any more.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Our priest said something like, “And now I have the pleasure of introducing you as a married couple for the first time.  Please show your love and support for Mr. and Mrs. Spring as they seal their marriage covenant with a kiss!”  And everyone clapped.  πŸ™‚ 

Could you use something like that?

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I was going to suggest “I now pronounce you married!” but like some of the above suggestions as well πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What about something like, “I now pronounce you partners in love and in life!”

Ours isn’t going to be a legal ceremony anymore, but we are still planning to get legally married whenever it becomes possible in our state/federally. So I don’t want to say anything about “married” and give people the impression that we have all the rights and everything is fine when it’s not. Otherwise I would like something along the lines of what 2dbride’s ceremony included. So it is kind of tricky. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I saw a wedding on U Tube where the officiant said something along the lines of I am delighted to tell you your union is now official. Key is “union is now official”

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