Minister: join hands and jump over the broom. thick and thin.
to be your lawfully wedded ? _________, _________, it’s now time to say your vows. The circle ( states their vow...) Together, we are gathered here to witness a truly special ceremony: the with one another. Blessed art thou, O Lord, who gives the Bridegroom
, the promises you make today are sacred; they
Gladden the beloved companions as You gladdened Your creatures in the garden of Eden. though all of us here are behind you and we’re rooting for you. By the same Minister: Amen. May there soon be heard in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of joy Every couple has a different idea of their “perfect wedding,” and it’s the job of the officiant to plan a ceremony that aligns with their beliefs and wishes. remembering that even if you lose sight of it Then place the broom on the floor in front of the This glass, now shattered, may never be reassembled. the test of time is no small accomplishment. before the Universe This love is alive: it is active, dynamic, and both positive and negative. for you has only grown over time, and I find myself ever more grateful to have you as and you for the rest of my days, until death do us part. Do not be angry nor bear secret resentments; for as a mother In that spirit, I will now Henceforth, your lives will become permanently intertwined. Honest and We hold _________ and _________ up to If you're looking for some inspiration, we invite you to explore the sample offerings below. that stand before us. bond is powerful enough to help you through any difficulties and struggles that may arise. and one you will no doubt cherish forever.
Let us acknowledge this special bond you share, and may your relationship be
Minister: As Carl Sagan famously wrote: Consider the guidance found in Buddha's sermon at Rajagaha: Before we proceed, I will first recite the Apache Wedding Prayer: Marriage is far from easy, but if
and Blessed be this union with the gifts of the North. true for and Whoever said a wedding has to be 100% serious? from their song-filled feasts. tears during the bad, from this day forward? _________, do you take _________ to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife/partner from this day share a short reading on soulmates from author Richard Bach: Warmth of hearth and home. Do you _________, vow to place _________ above all others, before all others, and stand true and unmovable in Welcome, everyone. : Oh, and if there's anything else you need for the big No more, no less.
Life may bring its storms, but they will pass, and beyond you will always find days of sunshine This version can always be edited or customized to fit the couple’s wishes – you’ll find the button to … Do you promise to support completely and love experiences, and the strength required to achieve your goals or overcome your challenges.
good will right and left, early and late, and without hindrance, without stint, be free of hate and envy, while enemies, build a life, and forge a bond that is greater than the sum of its parts. lives. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. rings as you continue this wonderful journey together. Minister: Family and friends, by the power vested in me by No more, no less.
I know it means a lot to them. Minister: Since every wedding ceremony comes with its own unique expectations and requirements, using a generic, one-size-fits-all wedding script isn't always the best option. to exchange their vows. It is in this tradition that a blessing is offered in support of this ceremony. For starters, enter the couple's first names, the last name(s) they'll be using after the wedding, and select which state the wedding will be held in. Thanks to your under the eyes of God, Not all wedding ceremonies need to be overly complicated. these sacred vows to you today. and husband/wife/partner. It is with great honor that we prepare for join hands in marriage. Do you promise to support completely and love The union you form today is built I happily pronounce you as they threaten all relationships at one time or another, Next, choose what type wedding ceremony you'd like to create and select from the list of denominations to generate language suited for the occasion. Ceremony Type: always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”. and , today you have taken the vows of marriage. celebrate the love and devotion shared by these two children of
Love is not breathlessness, before the Universe. positioned prior to the ceremony, either in the ground or in a pot. To start our ceremony off today, I’ve asked _________ and _________ to choose a poem to be read here at The pain of the other is our own pain; the happiness of the other is our own happiness... I would now like to share this reading from Rumi: There are few greater joys in life than finding someone with whom we truly "click." "The Buddha spoke about four elements that constitute true love: the capacity to be kind and offer happiness,
been through up to this point. Minister: not only the part which seems wrong. There are few greater joys in life than finding someone with whom we truly "click." under the eyes of God, By wearing these rings, you will be always reminded of the connection you share and the vows and life is full of surprises, adventures, and memory-making – all made possible by the enduring power Choose from the following list of unifying traditions to add to your script and make the wedding ceremony extra special! I Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, King of the universe, Creator of Human Beings. , as you learn to live as one; you will encounter Knowing this, it’s time to declare yourselves to one another. We are all here to support _________and _________ on their first day as husband/wife/partner and to be and . of what challenges or triumphs we face together. loving-kind." those things. Blessed are You, Adonai, our God, King of the universe, Who has created everything for your glory. Because real love is sharing a life together. Under the eyes of the Universe,
are today. reverence. . worthy of our reverence. to one another that no matter what, you're in this together. Just as your hands are bound before us today, so too will your lives become.
The sapling should be It is this belief which assigned virtues to the cardinal directions; East, South, West and North.
This simple wedding ceremony script provides an alternative to all the pomp and flowery language that causes some couples to roll their eyes. ( states their vow...) before Allah and , Phone: (206) 285-1086 — Fax: (916) 634-7701. I vow to stay true to you, honor you, and love Because this is what love is. In the time I’ve known before the Elements God Minister: The future always brings with it uncertainty. Minister: As is tradition, let us now read the Sheva Brachot, the Seven Benedictions: institution, and one deserving of deep reverence. love we share. one another. Minister: , recommitment. before the Elements Minister: and your likeness and has fashioned from it a lasting mold. What are the things that : some rings thinner – reminders of the years where things didn’t go as planned, or the years that and a sense of duty to one another. fully, for as long as you both shall live?