Examples of ceremonies; **note** you can customize the scripts to fit your needs.

A Simple Ceremony

ProcessionalEntrance of the wedding party

InvocationIntroduction of the ceremony

Minister Introduction

“Dearly Beloved and Honored Guests,

We are gathered here to join ________________and __________________ in the spiritual union of marriage. 
This contract is not to be entered into lightly but thoughtfully and seriously, and with a deep realization of its obligations and responsibilities. Please remember that love, loyalty, and understanding are the foundations of a happy and enduring home”

Vow ExchangeThe couple exchange prepared vows

Declaration of intentThe Verbal Declaration to web.

Minister (to Groom/Bride, Groom/Groom or Bride/Bride):

“Do you ___________, take ______________ to be your lawfully wedded (wife/husband, wife/wife or husband/husband), to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto (her/him, her/her or him/him) for as long as you both shall live?

(Groom/Bride, Bride/Bride and Groom/Groom):

I do”

Repeat

Ring ExchangeThe couple exchange rings

Minister:

“_____________________ and _____________________ will now exchange rings as a symbol of their love and fidelity.”

PronouncementThe marriage is declared official

Minister:

By the authority vested in me by (American Marriage Ministries or Universal Life Church) and the State of New Jersey, I now pronounce you married! (You kiss the bride/groom)” Deleted: Deleted:

RecessionalThe wedding party exits


Simple Wedding

Welcome Statement

Minister:

Thank you to the friends and family that are here today to celebrate the union of Bride________________________ and Groom________________________. This occasion not only marks the beginning of their marriage commitment together, but it is a commemoration of the love nurtured and shared between these two. Together, they embark today on a new life together, built on the foundations of trust, compassion, and mutual respect.

Exchange of Vows

Minister:

At this time, before proceeding with the bonding ceremony, I would invite the couple to share their vows. Bride/Groom, would you please deliver yours first? Fill in________________________: [BRIDE’s/GROOM’S VOW] Minister: And now Groom________________________, would you deliver your vows? Fill in________________________: [GROOM’s/BRIDE’S VOW]

Declaration of Intent

Minister:

Bride/Groom________________________ and Groom/Bride________________________ please join hands. Bride/Groom________________________, do you take Groom/Bride ________________________ as your cherished husband, in front of these witnesses, and promise to stay by his side through sickness and health, joy and sorrow, so long as you both shall live? Bride___________________ I do.

Minister:
Groom/Bride________________________, will you take Bride/Groom ________________________ as your cherished wife, in front of these witnesses, and promise to stay by her side through sickness and health, joy and sorrow, so long as you both shall live? Groom/Bride________________________: I do.

Exchange of Rings Minister:

The wedding rings perfectly symbolize the never-ending love you two have for each other. By exchanging these rings, you solidify a lifelong commitment to one another. The rings serve as a welcome and constant reminder of the bond you’ve formed with your partner.

Please repeat after me:

I, Bride________________________, give you, Groom________________________ this ring as a symbol of my enduring love. Just as the circle of the ring completes itself, so you complete me.

I, Groom________________________, give you, Bride________________________ this ring as a symbol of my enduring love. Just as the circle of the ring completes itself, so you complete me.

Pronouncement Minister:

Bride________________________ and Groom________________________ ,by the power vested in me by the Universal Life Church and the state of New Jersey, I am pleased to pronounce you wife and husband, sealed together today both in law and in love.

Kiss Minister:

Groom _______________________ , you may kiss the bride. Presentation

Minister:

Ladies and gentlemen, I now have the privilege of presenting (for the first time) Mrs. and Mr. Last name______________________!

Recessional ~ Exit Music ~


Short & Sweet 

Opening/greeting:

Officiant:

Dearly beloved, today you celebrate one of life’s greatest moments to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, as you join together in vows of marriage.

Officiant:

NAME

Will you, _____________, have ___________to be your wife/husband? Will you love her/him, comfort and keep her/him, and forsaking all others remain true to her as long as you both shall live?

____________: I will

Officiant:

Name

Will you, _____________, have ___________to be your wife/husband? Will you love her/him, comfort and keep her/him, and forsaking all others remain true to her as long as you both shall live?

____________: I will
Vows:

Officiant:

Now that you have declared your intentions, I invite you to share your vows with one another.

Officiant:

Name__________ and Name _______________ it is my understanding you have written your own vows. 

Groom and/or Bride both answer: Yes, we have.

Officiant:

NAME_____ would you like to begin…

Then the NAME______ will begin…

Exchange of rings, the blessing..

Officiant:

May I have the rings please…

Please join hands. 

These rings have no beginning and no end. They set forth the eternal nature of real love. They will represent the love and trust that NAME________ and NAME___________ promise to each other this day.

Officiant:

Name___________ will you take this ring and place it upon NAME___________ ’s finger, and as you do, repeat after me:

Groom

I give you this ring…. NAME repeats

As I give you myself…. NAME repeats

With love and affection….NAME repeats

Wear it in peace always…. NAME repeats

Bride

NAME___________ will you take this ring and place it upon NAME___________ ’s finger, and as you do, repeat after me:

I give you this ring…. NAME repeats

As I give you myself…. NAME repeats

With love and affection….NAME repeats

Wear it in peace always…. NAME repeats

NAME___________ and NAME____________, may you find happiness in your matrimony. May you live faithfully together, may you ever remain compassionate with one another. May your years be rich in the joys of life, and your days be long upon the earth.

Pronouncement:

Officiant:

As you both ___________NAME, and _____________NAME, have promised your love for each other by these vows, the joining of your hands and the giving of these rings, by virtue of the authority vested in me as an Officiant, and the laws of New Jersey, I pronounce you husband and wife.

You may kiss your bride/groom.