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New script! Quick & Simple Civil Wedding Ceremony Script

Published Monday, Dec. 12th, 2022


Want to get married in an easy civil ceremony without all the bells and whistles of a traditional wedding? We’ve got the perfect ceremony script and outline for you…

We’ve added a new sample script to the library: 

Quick & Simple Civil Wedding Ceremony Script



This straightforward ceremony script begins with a brief and heartfelt invocation that speaks to the joys and responsibilities of lasting marriage, and captures the deep importance of the wedding day in only a few words.


From the script: 


“Please remember that love, loyalty and understanding are the foundations of a happy and enduring home. No other human ties are more tender and no other vows more important than those you are about to pledge.”


These words of wisdom are followed by a simple and familiar declaration of intent – that’s when you say ‘I do’ to marriage!


Next, the wedding officiant will lead you through a loving exchange of vows as you place the ring on your partner’s finger, and pronounce you married. 


From the script: 


“Now that you have joined yourselves in matrimony, may you strive all your lives to meet this commitment with the same love and devotion that you now possess.


By virtue of the authority vested in me by… American Marriage Ministries, I now pronounce you husband and wife (or "spouses for life," or whatever descriptors the couple prefers).”

Short, simple, and oh so sweet! This script is non-religious and gender neutral and can be easily personalized with your favorite wedding reading or unity ceremony. 

See the full wedding script here. 



See the full wedding script here. 




Original wedding script: This original civil wedding ceremony script was written by AMM Minister Dyanna Volek for American Marriage Ministries. Dyanna lives in California and became a Deputy Marriage Commissioner in 2016. She’s officiated hundreds of weddings of all types and is passionate about uniting couples the way they want to be married. 


See all of Dyanna’s original wedding ceremony scripts here. 




Not what you're looking for? 
Visit the free Wedding Ceremony Scripts 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 wedding ceremony templates and sample scripts for you to choose from. These scripts are a great starting point, with sections to add to, leave out, or reorganize, as you personalize a ceremony. 
You'll find a variety of wedding ceremonies to choose from, including additional non-religious, spiritual and nontraditional ceremony scripts. Browse scripts now. 




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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