Wedding Ceremony Samples

Below you will find a collection of Wedding Ceremony Samples which will help you and your fiancé build your dream wedding ceremony.

 

Ceremony by the Sea

“Welcome
Today we celebrate the joining of __ and __ in the sacred bond of 
marriage. I ask all who are gathered here, amidst this natural setting to offer peace 
and loving kindness to this couple as they share a path marked with beauty and truth. 

This ceremony is a symbol of their journey's beginning. May they be blessed with courage, compassion, and divine guidance..

Blessing  

Minister to Bride and Groom:

"As we stand by the ocean, may your love always  be as constant and unchanging as these never-ending waves that break beneath our feet, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. 

Your  love came softly upon each others hearts, just as the foam breaks softly before us, and just as there will never be a morning without the ocean's flow, may there never be a day without your love for each other. 

Pledge yourselves to each other this day and promise to be as faithful,  unchanging and dependable as the tide.

As these Waters nourish the earth and sustain life, may  your constant love nourish and sustain each other until  the end of time."

Declaration

__, do you take __ as your husband, in happiness and with patience, 

understanding and kindness, through times of darkness and through times of light? ( I do)

__, do you take __ as your wife, in happiness and with patience,  

understanding and kindness, through times of darkness and through times of light? ( I do)

Ring Exchange

__, please take the ring and place it on __'s finger, and repeat 

after me, "Accept this ring as a token of my vows. With it I give to you my Love,my Honor, and my Friendship."

__, please take the ring and place it on __'s finger, and repeat 

after me, " Accept this ring as a token of my vows. With it I give to you my Love,my Honor, and my Friendship."

Closing              

"Inasmuch as __ and __ have declared their love to each other 
before the sky and the deep eternal sea, I now greet them as husband and wife. 

May these two find happiness in their union. May they live faithfully together, executing the vows they have made between them; and may they ever remain compassionate and encouraging, that their years may be rich with the joys of life, and their days be long upon the Earth."

FUN & SPIRITUAL

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have come here today, not to join two people together, 

but rather to recognize that such a joining has already taken place.  

We live in a Universe governed by Natural Laws, set in place at the beginning of time by God. 

All aspects of His creation are joined together. 

I am joined to all of you, you are joined to the Earth, 

The Earth is joined to the Solar System 

and the Solar System is joined to all of Creation. 

In fact, every atom is joined to every other atom, because we are all part of God's masterpiece.

Yet some things are held in greater attraction than others. 

Some stars have companion stars, some elements bond naturally with others 

and some people are naturally joined together.

These bondings create something that is greater than the sum of their parts. 

Just as the solar system is more than a bunch of rocks with one big fire at the center, it is our home. 

In this way, you are each other's home.

We are here to recognize that such a bonding has occurred. 

This bonding of marriage was intended by God when He created the Universe, for it is the natural way of things. 

We are here to recognize that ____and____are joined in such a way that they have become a single entity, 

greater than either of them could ever be alone.

While this ceremony is for them, it is also for us. 

It is our first chance to formally meet this new creation. 

From this day forth, when we speak of___and____, we must all realize that there is a "he" and a "she", and also now a "them".

____,do you acknowledge before God, His Creation, and these witnesses, that you and____are joined? 

That you are now One being with two side, just like a coin? 

And to acknowledge that this binding is of a strength that it can never be broken, 

not only in this life, but in whatever it is that may come?

____,do you acknowledge before God, His Creation and these witnesses that you and ____are joined?

That you are  now One being with two sides, just like a coin? 

And to acknowledge that this binding is of a strength that it can never be broken, 

not only in this life, but in whatever it is that may come?

As they have now annouced this fact to all of us, it is our duty to them and to God to recognize and accept that fact.

I will not ask if anyone opposes this binding, because we have no place or right to do so. 

In any event, there is nothing to oppose, for the joining of ____and____was a fact long before we arrived here today.

I ask the witnesses, Do you acknowledge that ____and____are now joined? (Everyone says yes, we hope!)

___,Do you accept____ as your wife? Do you accept her for better or worse, for richer of poorer, in sickness and in

health, forsaking all others from now until the end of time?

___,Do you accept ____as your husband? Do you accept him for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness

and in health, forsaking all others from now until the end of time?

Please repeat after me: 

I,____take you____to be my wife. I promise to be a loving and faithful husband, 

to love you, to support you, to protect you, and most importantly, to cherish you as the amazing person that you are, for all the days of my life. These promises are made with love, kept in faith and eternally made new. 

I will be proud to be your husband.

Please repeat after me; 

I____take you____, to be my husband. I promise to be a loving and faithful wife. 

The moment the sun rises, you will be my first thought and when the day ends, it will be you that shares my dreams. 

I will honor you, respect you and cherish you for all of my days. 

These promises are made with love, kept in faith and eternally made new. 

I will be proud to be your wife. 

RINGS:

The ring has come to symbolize marriage in our society. This is appropriate. For the ring is a perfect circle. In that it has no end, it symbolizes the eternal nature of this bonding. In that it is made of metal, it symbolizes the strength of the bond between____and____. And in that they are made of a precious material, it symbolizes the priceless nature of what____and____share.

____,would you place the ring on ____'s finger and say, 

"With this ring, I thee wed. With this ring, I give you my heart for I have no greater gift to give."  

(Repeated by both Bride and Groom)

As you,____and____, have announced to God, His creation and the witnesses assembled here that you have now become one, as you have exchanged sentiments and rings and as the witnesses have accepted this joining and their responsibility for supporting you in this relationship, it is my pleasure to pronounce you husband and wife...

You may kiss to seal your vows.....


CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE

Marriage is a supreme sharing of experience, and an adventure is the most intimate of human relationships. 

It is the joyous union of two people whose comradeship and mutual understanding have flowered in romance. 

Today,____and____ proclaim their love and commitment to the world, 

and we gather here to rejoice, with and for them.

The joy we feel now is solemn joy, because the act of marriage has many consequences, both social and personal.  

Marriage requires "love," a word we often use with vagueness and sentimentality. 

We may assume that love is some rare and mystical event,

when in fact it is out natural state of being. 

So what do we mean by love? 

When we love, we see things other people do not see.

We see beneath the surface, to the qualities which make our beloved special and unique. 

To see with loving eyes, is to know inner beauty. 

And to be loved is to be seen and known, as we are known to no other. 

One who loves us, gives us a unique gift: a piece of ourselves, but a piece that only they could give us. 

We who love can look at each other's life and say, "I touched his life," or "I touched her life," 

just as an artist might say, "I touched this canvas." "

Those brushstrokes in the corner of this magnificent mural, those are mine. 

I was a part of this life, and it is a part of me." 

Marriage is to belong to each other through a unique and diverse collaboration, 

like two threads crossing in different directions, yet weaving one tapestry together.

The secret of love and marriage is similar to that of religion itself.  

It is the emergence of the larger self.  It is the finding of one's life by losing it. 

Such is the privilege of husband and wife - to be each himself, herself and yet another; 

to face the world strong, with the courage of two.  

To make this relationship work, therefore, takes more than love. 

It takes trust, to know in your hearts that you want only the best for each other. 

It takes dedication, to stay open to one another, to learn and grow, 

even (and especially) when it is difficult to do so.

And it takes faith, to go forward, to go forward together without knowing what the future holds for you both. 

While love is our natural state of being, these other qualities are not as easy to come by. 

They are not a destination, but a journey.

The true art of married life is in this an inner spiritual journey. 

It is mutual enrichment, a give and take between two personalities, 

a mingling of two endowments which diminishes neither, but enhances both.

Do you,____take this woman, whose hands you now hold, choosing her to be your wife? 

Will you promise to love her, honor her, and respect her, in times of darkness as well as light?

Do you,____take this man, whose hands you now hold, choosing him to be your husband? 

Will you promise to love him, honor him, and respect him, in times of darkness as well as light?

VOW EXCHANGE

I,____take you,____to be my wife. I will always give you my love, my heart, and my loyalty. 

We shall build together, dream together, and stand together for all of our days, 

in sickness and in health, in plenty and in want.

May my heart be your shelter, my arms be your home. 

These promises are made with love, kept in faith, and eternally made new. 

I will be proud to be your husband.

I,____take you,____to be my husband. I will always give you my love, my heart and my loyalty. 

We shall build together, dream together, and stand together for all of our days, 

in sickness and in health, in plenty and in want. 

May my heart be your shelter, my arms be your home. 

These promises are made with love, kept in faith, and eternally made new. 

I will be proud to be your wife.

RING EXCHANGE:

Marriage is like a golden ring, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity. 

As often as you see these rings, may they be a reminder of this day and the eternal love that you have promised. 

May the Lord bless these rings, that you may  always bide in His love, with good purpose to do His will...

____,please place the ring on ____'s finger and repeat after me, 

"with this ring I thee wed and with all that I am I honor thee. 

With this ring I give to you my heart, for I have no greater gift to give." 
(Repeated by both Bride and Groom)

CLOSING:
As the sea is eternal, so be your love. 

As the wind is all encompassing, so be your love. 

May you two create, with God's help,

a home that places in your hearts; 

love, generosity and kindness.