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This Pirate Themed Wedding Ceremony Script Will Have You Saying ‘Aye!’ to Love

Published Monday, Mar. 6th, 2023

Ahoy, mateys! And welcome ye rogues, mermaids, and scallywags, to a celebration of the deepest love upon the high seas of life! 

We’ve added a new script to the Script Library:


Pirate Themed Wedding Ceremony Script with Reading & Rum Toast

This original wedding ceremony script is non-stop fun from bow to stern, and from the officiant’s welcoming speech to the exciting pronouncement and introduction of the newlyweds. 


Filled with festive seafaring slang, nautical imagery, and meaningful rituals, this ceremony is truly a treasure fit for a… Well, a pirate! 


In addition to a unique vow and ring exchange (with plundered gold, of course), this officiant script includes a reading of the lyrics to Ben Harper’s “Gold to Me,” a declaration of support from the couple’s shipmates (guests), a traditional hand blessing ceremony, and a unity rum shot or toast. 


From the script: 


“[Partner A] and [Partner B], your marriage today is the ceremonial joining of your souls that have already been united as one in your hearts. This means you must enter into commitment with no lien on your ships, and be willing to sail together until one or both of you sink with the ship. 


To go the distance, you will need strength, courage, patience, a good sense of humor, and sometimes, lots of RUM!”


This fun ceremony stays the course, perfectly balancing the fun of a pirate theme with heartfelt authenticity. It’s non-religious and funny, and can be easily modified for the participation of friends, relatives, and children. 


And because it’s written by a professional ordained wedding officiant – AMM Minister Sherri Crawford (of Officiant Sherri wedding officiant service in North Carolina) – it’s sure to meet all the legal requirements for a marriage ceremony too, including the Declaration of Intent.


A little salty and plenty sweet, this wedding script is the perfect choice for any couple ready to set sail for marriage, especially if they have a taste for the sea, good rum, and lasting love.


See the full wedding script here. 



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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 Wedding 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, fun, and lighthearted officiant scripts.




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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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