Wedding Ceremony Script Library

Handfasting Ceremony Scripts.

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A Modern Humanist Handfasting Script

  1. If there is a conventional procession, this happens at the start of the ceremony.
  2. The couple and officiant stand at the front of the group. This can be indoors or outdoors, and the space can be decorated (or not) with fragrant flowers, photos, incense, candles, or any other meaningful items.
  3. The officiant greets the guests and announces the purpose of the day (engagement or wedding), introducing the couple by name.

The Handfasting Script

Hello all! Welcome, and thank you for joining us today to celebrate the handfasting of (gives names of the two partners).

Handfasting is an age old symbol of strength and love, of continued commitment and steady devotion. It signifies a willingness and desire to grow alongside one another, facing each new day as a team. Drawing on individual strengths while learning to accept each other's help and support. It communicates the belief that together you will meet challenges you could never meet alone.

(Says names), you have taken this time to learn about each other, to let love grow stronger naturally and patiently, and to invest in one another fully. You've shared laughter and excitement, and met challenges with curiosity and joint efforts.

(Says names), you have both come here to become handfasted to one another. To pledge to yourselves and to your family and friends that you will continue to love and support one another, growing stronger together each day. Is this true?

(Says the name of the first partner), will you share what you've prepared for (says the name of the second partner).

(Says the name of the second partner), will you share what you've prepared for (says the name of the first partner).

(Says names), I pronounce you handfasted and partners in this life. Thank you for sharing this day with us, and may this bond continue to strengthen the love you already feel for one another.

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