I love the idea of having someone (family or friend) marry you. It make the day that much more special! I think that if you decided to go with someone else you will look back and be like wow i wish (enter best friends name here) was the one that married us. A wedding is suppose to be about you and your Fiance coming together and starting a life together…why not enter in to it the way you want…not how someone else thinks you should!
FH and I are being married by my brother…he was super excited to do it….we got him ordained and everything. My grandmother is having a fit over it….she believes you should be married by someone offiliated with a church…she is off her rocker because she eloped to marry her husband on a cruise ship…nothing like the pot calling the kettle black there right???? LOL!
I just feel it make it more special when a friend or family memebr does it. Plus like you we are not very religious so we will be able to have a ceremony that is done to our life style and our views. Ours is all about the love…. here is our wedding ceremony…i got it off of a website and pasted like 3 together because i liked little parts from each one:
Minister: With great joy, we come together to join this man, Fred (lastname), and this woman, Dawn (lastname), in matrimony.
To make your marriage work will take love.
Love should be the core of your marriage, love is the reason you are here. But it also will take trust- to know in your hearts you want the best for each other. It will take dedication- to stay open to one another; to learn and to grow together even when this is not always so easy to do.
UNITY CANDLE CEREMONY
MINISTER: This candle you are about to light is a candle of Marriage. Its fire is magical because it represents the light of two people in love.
This candle before you is a candle of commitment because it takes two people working together to keep it aflame
This candle is also a candle of Unity because both come together, giving a spark of themselves, to create the new light.
As you light this candle today, may the brightness of the flame shine throughout your lives. May it give you courage and reassurance in darkness, warmth and safety in the cold, Strength and joy in your bodies, minds, and spirits.
MINISTER: Fred, will you have this woman to be thy wedded wife, to live, to live together in marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, and honor her, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, so long as you both shall live?
GROOM: “I WILL”
MINISTER: Dawn, will you have this man to be thy wedded husband, to live, to live together in marriage? Will you love him, comfort him, and honor him, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, so long as you both shall live?
BRIDE: “I WILL”
CEREMONY OF THE RINGS
These rings are a symbol of the unbroken circle of love. Love freely given has no beginning or no end, no giver, and no receiver for each is the giver, and each is the receiver.
-Fred would you place this ring on Dawn’s finger? Would you hold it there and repeat after me:
Dawn, I give this ring, as a visible token of my love, and I give it to you as my own life.
-Dawn would you place this ring on Fred’s finger? Would you hold it there and repeat after me:
Fred, I give this ring, as a visible token of my love, and I give it to you as my own life.
MINISTER: Fred and Dawn, as the two of you come into this marriage uniting you 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 for each other.
I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.
Groom you may kiss your bride!!