SIMPLE WEDDING CEREMONY

We are gathered together here to witness the union of these two people in matrimony, which is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly. Through marriage, _________ and __________ make a commitment to work together as partners in this life; to face their challenges, embrace their dreams, realize their hopes, and share their love. Each of us here plays an important role as witness to this special event in their lives.

_________ and ___________ you have come here willingly and with full and loving hearts to be married. We as your witnesses support you and affirm your union.

Do you ___________ take ____________ to be your partner? Do you promise to love her/him, comfort her/him, honor and respect her/him, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, in sadness and in joy, to cherish and love him/her as long as you both shall live?

PARTICIPANT: I do.

Do you ___________ take ____________ to be your partner? Do you promise to love her/him, comfort her/him, honor and respect her/him, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, in sadness and in joy, to cherish and love him/her as long as you both shall live?

PARTICIPANT: I do.

Would you place the ring(s) in my hand? May this/these ring(s) become the symbol of this affectionate unity. These two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. Wherever they go – may they always return to one another. 

Handing ring to participant

_______, in placing this ring on _________ finger, repeat after me: ________, from this day forward you are my wife/husband and I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and as the symbol of our commitment. With this ring, I thee wed.

Handing ring to the participant

__________, in placing this ring on _________ finger, repeat after me: _____________, from this day forward you are my wife/husband and I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and as the symbol of our commitment. With this ring, I thee wed.

May the rings on your finger/s serve as a reminder of the commitment you have made here today. May you always find in each other love, respect, and friendship. May you grow in understanding and in compassion. May your home together be such a place that many will find there a friend.

We have witnessed___________ and _____________ in their vows and commitments made today. Based on the love and dedication they have affirmed today the two of them are now joined and so by the power vested in me by the state of Texas I now pronounced you married. 

you may now kiss (the bride)

 

 

SIMPLE SPIRITUAL WEDDING CEREMONY

We are gathered together here to witness the union of these two people in sacred matrimony. Through marriage, _________ and __________ make a commitment to work together as partners in this life; to face their challenges, embrace their dreams, realize their hopes, and share their love. Each of us here plays an important role as witness to this special event in their lives, I invite you to join me in prayer as we bless and them together.

Almighty God, We ask that you bless _________ and _________ as they enter into a marriage today. May you watch over and support their love for one another in the years to come. May their union be a strong and lasting example of your peace and love in the world. Amen.

_________ and ___________ you have come here willingly and with full and loving hearts to be married. We as your witnesses support you and affirm your union and so please take hands.

Do you ___________ take ____________ to be your partner? Do you promise to love her/him, comfort her/him, honor and respect her/him, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, in sadness and in joy, to cherish and love him/her as long as you both shall live?

PARTICIPANT: I do.

Do you ___________ take ____________ to be your partner? Do you promise to love her/him, comfort her/him, honor and respect her/him, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, in sadness and in joy, to cherish and love him/her as long as you both shall live?

PARTICIPANT: I do.

Would you place the ring(s) in my hand?I bless this/these ring(s) with the love of God as the symbol of this affectionate unity. These two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. Wherever they go – may they always return to one another. Amen.

Handing ring to participant

_______, in placing this ring on _________ finger, repeat after me: ________, from this day forward you are my wife/husband and I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and as the symbol of our commitment. With this ring, I thee wed.

Handing ring to the participant

__________, in placing this ring on _________ finger, repeat after me: _____________, from this day forward you are my wife/husband and I give you this ring as the pledge of my love and as the symbol of our commitment. With this ring, I thee wed.

May the rings on your finger/s serve as a reminder of the commitment you have made here today.

Join me in a closing prayer. Almighty God, we a grateful for the love we have witnessed today in the union of __________ and ___________. May these two people always find in each other the love, respect, and friendship that they feel now. May they grow in understanding and in compassion. May their home together be such a place that many will find there a friend. Amen.

We have witnessed___________ and _____________ in their vows and commitments made today. Based on the love and dedication they have affirmed today the two of them are now joined and so by the power vested in me by God and the state of Texas I now pronounced you to be married. 

you may kiss (the bride)