(Closed) wedding ceremony scripts?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our minister had a book which went great it had several scripts which could be mix and matched till it was perfect. Sorry not of much help.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t have mine on this computer, it’s not very traditional, so it probably won’t help much if that’s what you’re looking for. I’ll try and remember to post when I get home. These sites helped me, and I used pieces from a friend’s script too:

http://www.angelfire.com/id/vancuren/wedscript.html

http://2000dollarwedding.com/2008/07/wedding-ceremony-script.html

http://ask.metafilter.com/101690/MatrimonyFilter-Sample-wedding-ceremony-scripts-for-officiating-my-best-friends-wedding

Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@X0JLYNN03:  You’re welcome!

Here’s my ceremony, it’s really short. We wanted to keep it at about 10 minutes.

The ceremony begins:

Dear Guests, On behalf of A and J, I would like to welcome you all here today. Your presence here demonstrates your friendship and love for them.

We do not create this marriage, because we cannot. We can and do, however, celebrate with A and J the wondrous and joyful occurrence that has already taken place in their lives, and the commitment they make today.

 (Reading)

To love is not to possess, to own or imprison,
Nor to lose one’s self in another.
Love is to join and separate,
To walk alone and together,
To find a laughing freedom  that lonely isolation does not permit.
It is finally to be able to be who we really are
No longer clinging in dependency
Nor docilely living separate lives in silence,
It is to be perfectly one’s self
And perfectly joined in permanent commitment to another
Love only endures when it moves like waves,
Receding and returning gently or passionately,
Moving lovingly like the tide in it’s own predictable harmony.
We are openly free to be who we really are–and always were in the core of our being,
where true and lasting love can alone abide.

No other human ties are more tender and no other vows more important than those you are about to take. The rings you exchange are symbols of the love and vows you have promised to each other. As you wear these symbols, let them remind you of the love you share.

(Hand the bible to A so he can read)

A reads:  Today as I join my life with yours, I promise you will never walk alone.
                    May my heart be your shelter
                    And my arms be your home.
                    May you feel deeply loved, for indeed you are.
                    I give to you my heart, 
                   all I am and all I am to become.
                   I have no greater gift to give.
                   Take this ring, and with it my vow of faith, patience, and love.
                   I chose you for the rest of my life.

 

(L Takes bible back and hands A J’s ring, A puts J’s ring on)

A, do you take J to be your wife?

(A responds)

 

(After A responds and J receives her ring, L hands the bible to J)

J Reads: Today as I join my life with yours, I promise you will never walk alone.
                        May my heart be your shelter
                        And my arms be your home.
                        May you feel deeply loved, for indeed you are.
                        I give to you my heart, 
                        all I am and all I am to become.
                        I have no greater gift to give.
                        Take this ring, and with it my vow of faith, patience, and love.
                        I chose you for the rest of my life.

(L takes the bible back and hands J A’s ring, J puts A’s ring on)

 

J, do you take A to be your husband?

(J responds)

 

As you move from your wedding day into the years of your marriage, may you forever cherish each other, may you always confide in one another, may you find laughter in even the darkest of times, and may you be each other’s strength in times of weakness. Most of all, may you live all your married days in love.  

            J and A, we have witnessed the pledging of your love and commitment to one another. It is my joy and privilege to declare you husband and wife, A you may kiss your bride!

Friends and family, it is my pleasure to for the first time, A and J Last Name!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

bookmarking this!

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