A Personal FavoriteDearly beloved, we are gathered here today, in the sight of god and this company, to witness and celebrate one of life's greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes and blessings to the union of <bride full> and <groom full>.
Marriage is an institution ordained of god, and it is not to be entered into lightly or unadvisedly, but reverently, deliberately, and only after much consideration, for in coming together in marriage you are committing yourselves exclusively, the one to the other, for as long as you both shall live. the ceremony of marriage in which you come to be united is one of the first and oldest ceremonies in all the world, celebrated in the beginning in the presence of god himself. marriage is a gift in that we give ourselves totally to one another. I believe that marriage is a gift given to comfort the sorrows of life and to magnify life's joys.
Marriage is the clasping of hands, the blending of two hearts, the union of two lives into one and your marriage must stand, not by the authority of the state, nor by the seal on your wedding certificate, but by the strength and power of the faith and love you have in one another.
Now, will you please pass your flowers, turn and face one another and join hands to express your vows of love and devotion each to the other.
Do you G__________, take B_________ to be your wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, or for poorer, in sickness and in health, until the end of your forever?
Do you B__________, take G_________ to be your husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, or for poorer, in sickness and in health, until the end of your forever?
The word of god tells us what love is like and what love does: "Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, it does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, it is not provoked, and it does not take into account a wrong suffered, it does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; for love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things, but above all, love never fails."
Having this kind of love in your hearts for one another, you have chosen to exchange rings as the sign and seal of the promises you are making to one another today.
(Groom): Do you have a ring for B__________?
May I have the ring?
(Bride): Do you have a ring for G________?
May I have the ring?
Rings are very large in their significance. They are made of a precious metal and precious stone and that reminds us that love is not cheap nor common; but indeed love is very costly and dear to us. These rings are also made in a circle and their design tells us that we must keep love continuous throughout our whole lives even as the circle of the ring is continuous. As you wear these rings, whether you are together or apart. May these rings be a constant reminder of the promises you are making to one another this day.
G__________, will you please take this ring and place it upon B_________'s finger and please repeat this promise to B_________.
With this ring, I seal my promise, to be your faithful and loving husband, as god is my witness.
B__________ will you please take this ring and place it upon G__________'s finger and please repeat this promise to G_________.
With this ring, I seal my promise, to be your faithful and loving wife, as god is my witness.
Pronouncement of marriage
B__________ and G__________, you have come here today before us and before god and have expressed your desire to become husband and wife. You have shown your love and affection by joining hands, and have made promises of faith and devotion, each to the other, and have sealed these promises by the giving and the receiving of the rings. Therefore, it is my privilege that I now pronounce that you are husband and wife.
G___________, you may kiss your wife.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to introduce to you for the first time Mr. and Mrs. __________________.