Post # 1
It drives me crazy when I hear in movies, posts on this board, and elsewhere: I now pronounce you Man and Wife.
It sounds to me like Man and His Possession.
I prefer: I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.
And for those LGBTQ, Husband and Husband or Wife and Wife would be preferred.
I have never heard Man and Husband, etc.
What do you think?
Post # 3
Yeah, I don’t like that phrasing either. Makes me uncomfortable. I much prefer “husband and wife” or “wife and wife” or “husband and husband” or something gender netural altogether.
Post # 4
I don’t like it either… and neither does my husband! Good thing our priest said husband and wife.
Post # 5
I don’t like most of the stereotypical vows. I once was at a wedding done by an officiant/JOP who may have been new. She wasn’t very good, and seemed to think you needed to use that ‘official’ languange. I suppose the couple may have wanted it, but it just seemed odd to me!
Post # 6
I hear you. I’m actually going to request that not be used at our wedding. I like “Husband and wife” I think 🙂
Post # 7
@vorpalette: oh that’s very true. Gender neutral is good.
Post # 8
This thread makes me want to watch our wedding ceremony. I am starting to wonder if anything similar was said. I’m not sure if we were ‘pronounced’ anything.