Wedding Officiant Script help

posted 2 months ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

paidersgirl :  Hey any religion or culture involved? 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My brother agreed to be our officiant under the rule that he didn’t have to write the ceremony. So I went to Pinterest, stole 3 non religious ceremonies and put this together with our story. We wanted a quick ceremony, so this may be too short for you but Pinterest was a huge help. 

 

Hello and welcome, everybody!  

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<div>Each person here is an important part of Nicholas and Ashley’s circle of family and friends and they are so glad that you are here with them today.  The bride and groom kindly request an unplugged ceremony so before we start I’d like to ask you all to make sure your cell phones are on silent and put away. </div>
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<div>We are here today to witness the exchange of vows between Nicholas and Ashley, who especially on this day are a prime example of how happy two people can really be together.  They make being in a relationship look easy, and it’s in that effortlessness where we can see how well suited they are for one another.  All of us are here to witness, celebrate, dance, laugh, eat, and be glad because these two have found their teammate and counterpart in each other.</div>
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<div style=”font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>We all have our own love stories. Some are short, others long. Some are yet unwritten, while others are just getting to the good part. </div>
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<div style=”font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Nicholas and Ashley first met in 2005 while working together at Journeys. </div>
<div style=”font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Ashley was Nicholas’ manager. While working together their coworker and friend BWK warned Nicholas  “Not this one, you leave her alone” Much to his surprise,  Nicholas listened.  Over the years Nicholas and Ashley lost touch both pursuing wildly different lives yet still running into each other constantly, a glimpse into the future that they would always be intertwined.  Flash forward to 2013,  it’s Halloween and Ashley is looking just radiant with a zipper glued to her face.  They run into each other at a local bar one last time, both taken by surprise at how easy it was to connect again and how quickly attached they would become.  After a 5 year romance, Nicholas is officially making Ashley his boss for the rest of their lives. </div>
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<div style=”font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>So that brings them here. A time to pause, look back, and smile at all the moments that brought them here. And a time to look ahead at all the moments that are still to come.</div>
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I’m here — we’re all here — because we want those moments for you. We’re here to hope with you, to support you, to be proud of you, and to remind you that love isn’t happily ever after, love is the experience of writing your story. It’s not one moment — not even this moment. It’s every moment. Big ones like saying “I love you,” moving in together, getting engaged — but mostly a million little ones that come in between the big moments. Falling asleep next to one another, making dinner together, spending holidays with your families, binge-watching Investigation Discovery, getting a big hug when you get home from work… These everyday moments fuse together into one big experience.

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You’re about to make promises to each other that you intend to keep. You’re going to vow to take care of each other, to stand up for one another, and find happiness in the other. There’s a simple premise to each of these promises: you’re vowing to be there. You’re teaming up and saying to the other, “Every experience I am going to have, I want you to be a part of.”

Chris:  Do you, Nicholas, promise to keep Ashley as your favorite person — to laugh with her, go on adventures with her, support her through life’s tough moments, be proud of her, grow old with her, and find new reasons to love her every day?

Nicholas: I do 

Chris: Do you, Ashley, promise to keep Nicholas as your favorite person — to laugh with him, go on adventures with him, support him through life’s tough moments, be proud of him,  grow old with him, and find new reasons to love him every day?

Ashley: I do 

Chris: Do you, Nicholas & Ashley vow to be each other’s partners from this day forward? To bring out the best in one another, share your happiest moments together, and love each other absolutely — for the rest of this lifetime and for whatever may come next?

Nick & Ash:  We Do.

(Ask Billy for the rings) 

You’ve both chosen to wear rings as a reminder of these promises. People often say wedding bands are a perfect circle, with no beginning and no end. 

Love is like that. It comes from humble beginnings, and through a combination of serendipity and effort, imperfect beings shape it into something extraordinary. It’s the process of making something beautiful where there was once nothing at all. As you look at these rings over the years, I hope you remember that. You’ve created something invaluable, and just as I know you’ll protect these rings, I’m confident you’ll protect the commitments you’ve made to one other today.

Nicholas,  as you place this ring on Ashley’s  finger, repeat after me:

“Ashley, I give you this ring, as a daily reminder of my love for you.”

Ashley, as you place this ring on Nicholas’ finger, repeat after me: 

“Nicholas, I give you this ring, as a daily reminder of my love for you.”

Officiant: Before I pronounce you husband and wife, I have just one more thing I want you to do.  Your wedding day is one that seems to fly.  It’s a day filled with emotion, friends, family, pictures, and dancing.  Many people remember how fast their own wedding day flew by.  So I want you to take a few seconds to look into each other’s eyes.  Think about the happiness that you’re feeling in this place, in this moment.  Really let that feeling register in your heart and your mind.  Now, I want you to think about your life together in twenty years.  We all know that your visions of the future are not identical, but always complimentary.  John Lennon once said, “A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together, THAT is a reality.”  That new reality starts now.

Nicholas & Ashley, on behalf of all those present I pronounce you husband and wife.  Nicholas, you may kiss your bride.

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