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New Script! Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony Script with Unity Sand Ceremony

Published Friday, Dec. 31st, 2021

Love always wins.

Looking for the perfect words to express how overjoyed you are to be marrying the person of your dreams?


Ready to dive head-first into the future, celebrating your individual strengths as you tackle all of life’s unknowns with your partner by your side? 


Want to celebrate your chosen family and friends on your wedding day, and create an intimate community vibe that makes every guest feel like an essential part of your journey? 


We have just the script for you! 

We added a new sample script to our library:

Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony Script with Unity Sand Ceremony



This sweet same-sex wedding ceremony script begins with a meaningful twist on the traditional invocation: Each guest is invited to greet the person sitting next to them, to reflect on the power of friendship, and to channel the warmth and love created by this supportive community into the ceremony itself. 


From the script: 


Before we get started, take a minute to look at the person sitting next to you. Whether you’ve known ___________ and ___________ a short time or for years, each of you brings irreplaceable joy to their lives. Each of you share a special place in their story, and are part of a community they’re incredibly grateful for. You all are their family, the people who make them feel accepted, appreciated, and loved, just the way they are. 


So take a moment to smile at each other. Feel the warmth and love that fills this room! Keep that love in your hearts as we get these two married! 


Wrapped in this warmth and love, the couples share modern ‘We do’ wedding vows in place of traditional ‘I do’s. These joint vows highlight the importance of equality and collaboration in marriage, and are perfect for couples who embrace marriage as a true partnership between independent spirits.  


A simple sand ceremony follows the couple’s wedding ring exchange to fully celebrate the partnership of two vibrant spirits on the path toward lasting love. This timeless unity ritual can be customized with a couple’s favorite song, different colors of sand, inviting family members to join it, or by substituting something unique in place of sand to match the couple’s style and personality (such as ground coffee, gardening soil, sugar and flour, etc.)


Last but not least, you’ll seal it with a kiss, of course! 


This script also includes a reference to marriage equality, and gratitude that the rights of of gay, lesbian, and other LGBTQ+ couples to marry are now honored and protected. 


What to personalize your ceremony even more? 

Ask a friend or family member to get ordained online with American Marriage Ministries to officiate your wedding. 


We have all the wedding officiant training tools they’ll need to do an amazing job.





Not the script you were looking for? 
Visit our Wedding Ceremony Script Library.


We know that writing a ceremony from scratch can be a daunting process, especially if you’re officiating on short notice


To make things easier, we keep our Sample Script Library well stocked, with all kinds of wedding ceremony templates and sample scripts for you to choose from. These scripts make a great starting point for first time officiants – with sections to add to, leave out, or reorganize, as you personalize a ceremony. 


You’ll find dozens of other ceremony scripts to browse, including a Gender Neutral Wedding Ceremony Script, a Celebration Of Community, and this variation on a Pagan Handfasting that incorporates multiple generations.





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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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