Simple Wedding Ceremony

Simple Wedding
  • 748020 Views
  • ~11 Minute Ceremony

Not all marriage ceremony scripts need to be 10 pages long. This simple wedding ceremony script provides an alternative to all the pomp and flowery language that causes some couples to roll their eyes. Just the basics: a short introduction, a declaration of intent, the ring exchange, and the pronouncement.

Introduction

OFFICIANT (to congregation):

Welcome and please be seated.

Thank you all for making the commitment to be here today as _________ and _________ pledge their love for one another and make a truly wonderful commitment of their own.

Life is made up of a series of commitments: work, friends, family, community, even to ourselves.

But making this marriage commitment to the one you love can be the most fulfilling of one’s entire life.

Yes, it is a commitment of time, resources and emotion to another, but

marriage is the commitment you also make to yourself.

You commit to bettering yourself each and every day working to be the best possible partner you can be for your beloved.

And It’s not just a commitment to give love, but also to allow yourself to be open enough to receive it back.

Many of us have experienced the seemingly counterintuitive feeling that giving feels a lot more rewarding than receiving. Your whole body, your mind, your heart is filled with content and joy when you give and see how positively it affects those who are receiving. A healthy, happy marriage consists of two partners who are whole heartedly ready and willing to give and receive just as _________ and _________ so obviously are.

And so now is the time for _________ and _________ to officially make the marriage commitment.

Declaration of Intent

OFFICIANT (to _________):

Do you, _________ take _________ to be your husband/wife/partner? To not only give love, support and understanding, but also to fully accept these things as well?

_________: I do.

OFFICIANT (to _________):

And do you, _________ take _________ to be your husband/wife/partner? To not only give love, support and understanding, but also to fully accept these things as well?

_________: I do.

Vow/Ring Exchange

OFFICIANT (to congregation):

Wedding rings are our emotions brought into the physical world. They are a symbol of everlasting love, as well as a symbol to show the world that you have been fortunate enough to enter into this marriage commitment.

Each time you slip your ring on or off remember this day and how you feel now and let each and every day of your marriage be full of the same love and adoration for each other you experience now.

And now the future couple will present each other with their rings as they repeat after me.

OFFICIANT (to _________):

_________:

Please accept this ring as a symbol of my love for you above all others. It’s my promise that wherever our journey takes us, I will be there for you whole heartedly. With this ring I thee wed.

OFFICIANT (to _________):

_________:

Please accept this ring as a symbol of my love for you above all others. It’s my promise that wherever our journey takes us, I will be there for you whole heartedly. With this ring I thee wed.

Closing Statement

OFFICIANT (to congregation):

Marriage is that wonderful commitment that allows you to give of yourself fully and freely each and every day. For each new day is a new opportunity to make your partner feel loved and appreciated which in turn fills you with that special feeling of joy. When both partners commit to each other fully, marriage becomes a never-ending circle of love and support.

The Pronouncement

OFFICIANT (to congregation):

And so marriage is one of the most selfless and at the same time wonderfully selfish commitments one can make and I am overjoyed to now officially introduce Mr./Mrs./Mx. and Mr./Mrs./Mx. _______. You may now enjoy your first official married kiss.