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Wedding Ceremony Samples

Wedding Ceremony Samples

We are Happy to Share Some Wedding Ceremony Samples

Heartlight Weddings provides wedding scripts, poems, suggestions for readings and any assistance you request in the creation of your wedding ceremony. On this page you will find examples of abbreviated wedding ceremonies that have been favorites of couples through the years. Your final ceremony may take as long as twenty minutes or as little as ten minutes. The length depends on the ceremony you choose and any readings, songs, poems you may like to add. You may also like to add a unity ritual such as the unity candle, sand ceremony, salt ceremony, planting ceremony, ring warming, love letter box, wine ceremony, rose ceremony and jumping the broom. Rev. Hannah and Rev. Tom are available to answer any questions you may have and lend assistance, assuring your ceremony will be perfect.

A Sample of The Celebration of Love Script

Opening Words
We are here to celebrate love.  Love organizes our large and sometimes unpredictable world.  Enshrining and ennobling our human experience, it is the basis for the peace of family, and the peace of the peoples of the earth.  The greatest gift bestowed upon humans is the gift of love freely given between two persons.

Statement of Intention To BRIDE: Do you bride now take groom to be your husband, your partner in life, your lover and your friend? Answer: I do.
To GROOM: Do you groom now take bride to be your wife, your partner in life, your lover and your friend? Answer: I do.

Ring Exchange
To BRIDE: As you place this ring on groom’s finger, please repeat after me, “I give you this ring, to wear upon your hand, as a symbol of my endless love and commitment to you.”

To GROOM: As you place this ring on groom’s finger, please repeat after me, “I give you this ring, to wear upon your hand, as a symbol of my endless love and commitment to you.”

Final Blessing for Your Marriage: May your days be filled with happiness and a gracious spirit.  Despite all changes of fortune and time, may that which is noble and lovely and true remain abundantly in your hearts, giving you strength for all that lies ahead.

A Sample from The Wedding of Heart, Mind, and Body

Opening Words
We are here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes to the words and ceremony which shall unite [Bride’s Name] and [Groom’s Name] in marriage. This ceremony affirms your love for each other and your commitment to a life full of love, laughter, respect and tenderness.Bride and Groom please face each other and join your hands, and in so doing, join your hearts.

Wedding Vows
To BRIDE: With a ground of solid foundation, the breath of knowledge, the flame of inspiration and an ocean of understanding, do you now take [Groom’s Name] as your husband?  Answer: I DO.
To GROOM: With a ground of solid foundation, the breath of knowledge, the flame of inspiration and an ocean of understanding, do you now take [Bride’s Name] as your wife?  Answer: I DO.

Exchange of Rings
The bride and groom must repeat after the officiant during this section.
To GROOM: Please place the ring on Brides finger and repeat after me:
As a sign of my love and that I am choosing to share my whole life’s journey with you, I give you this ring and pledge you my love

To BRIDE: Please place the ring on grooms finger and repeat after me:
As a sign of my love and that I am choosing to share my whole life’s journey with you, I give you this ring and pledge you my love

Final Kiss and Presentation
And now as you [Bride’s Name] and you [Groom’s Name], have pledged yourselves to each other for all the days of your lives, it gives me great joy to pronounce you husband and wife.
You may kiss.
You are now Mr. and Mrs. [Name of the Bride and Groom].

1 Comment

  1. Thanks, glad you were able to use the info.
    Hannah

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