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New Script! A Wedding Ceremony with Two Officiants

Published Tuesday, Mar. 14th, 2023

A wedding with two officiants brings twice the love and support!



Can’t choose just one special person to officiate your wedding ceremony? 


Ask TWO wedding officiants to marry you, instead! 


Asking two close friends or family members to co-officiate your ceremony is a creative and popular way to share your wedding day with the people who mean the most to you. 


With this in mind, we’ve added a new officiant script to our Ceremony Script Library:  


Two Officiants Wedding Ceremony Script


This sweet and simple wedding script includes speaking parts for two wedding officiants, as well as a heartwarming moment of remembrance for lost or absent loved ones, suggestions for a wedding reading, joint ‘We do!’ style wedding vows, a heartfelt charge to the couple, and everything else you’ll need for a memorable and legal marriage ceremony.



From the script:


(Welcome & Invocation)


Officiant A to Guests:

“Welcome, all! This is indeed a joyous occasion, as we prepare to witness and celebrate the marriage of (Partner A) and (Partner B). Though all of us gathered here have known them in different ways and through different parts of their lives, we have this in common: we hold them as two distinct and beloved individuals, and we rejoice that they have found and committed to one another.


Officiant B to Guests:

Whatever our relationship to (Partner B) and (Partner A), we honor both their individual paths and the fact that they have thrown their lots in together—that they stand before us, pledging to travel together on the wondrous, challenging, unknowable road before them.

Your presence allows them to promise this to one another in the smiling presence of those who are dearest and most important to them.”



See the full wedding script here. 

This original wedding script was written by professional officiant AMM Minister Dan Henkel. Dan has over 25 years of experience marrying couples and has co-officiated many weddings with his wife and partner, Beth Henkel. See all original wedding scripts by Officiant Dan Henkel here.  


It’s a great choice for couples who want to have two close friends, parents, grandparents, or elders to marry them… or any other pair of people who love and support their marriage! It’s short, non-religious, and can be easily personalized to include special readings, music, a custom unity ceremony, and more.





Not what you're looking for? 
Visit the 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 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 and spiritual wedding scripts.


Read next: 


Co-Officiating a Wedding Ceremony: 
The More the Marrier? 


A list of simple advice to keep in mind when asking more than one person to officiate your wedding, including tips for great communication, how to split up readings and speeches, and more! 


Read the full article here. 



Close up of a bride and groom holding hands on their wedding day




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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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