- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
We just had our second meeting with our offiant last week, and we were showing him how we had customized the service example he had given us, and of the few things we need to revise we’re stuck on a couple things.
-We totally re-wrote the statement of purpose – shortened it by a ton, but we were are technically having a relgious ceremony and our personalization’s aim to to make it relatable to everyone (neither of us are religious, but the officient is my fiance’s uncle) so we kind of missed what the essential bits were that we needed. We left out the aspect of community, can I read how others put this in their statement of purpose?
Our rough draft of this section… very rough, with lines taken from Gabriel Garcia Marquez….
We have come to witness and celebrate the wedding of ___ & ___.
Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them but,… life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. In marriage as husband and wife, they will begin this new life together.
-We created our vows fusing together a bunch of different vows we found, and at the end we had “I will love you always” – because it sounded nice and fit in with the rest, but the officient said that althought it sounds nice, we really might want to consider “until death…” to allow for freedom of re-marriage in case one of us dies…. however, “as long as we both shall live” and “until death do us part” didn’t really fit in with the style of our vows… anyone have any examples/suggestions of something else that might work?
Still needs a bit of editing, but this is what we’re working with right now: