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Sign & Go Marriage License Signing Ceremony Script

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A short marriage ceremony script for use during a ‘sign and go’ marriage license signing ceremony. This script contains all the requirements for a legally binding civil service, including the declaration of intent and the officiant’s pronouncement. Personalize this wedding script with a favorite quote about love, or use it as is for a quick signature service.

A marriage license signing ceremony, also called a ‘sign and go’ ceremony, a 'signing-only' ceremony, or an officiant ‘signature service,’ focuses on the couple’s legal marriage rather than the ritual aspects of a traditional wedding ceremony. 


This script contains the requirements for a legal marriage ceremony, including a declaration or expression of intent to marry, and the pronouncement of marriage from the wedding officiant.



Officiant to Couple

[Partner A] and [Partner B], I’m here today to join the two of you in marriage. You both expressed to me that it’s your marriage – not a wedding or a big ceremony – that’s most important to you. So today, we sign the document that legally seals this union, to honor the love that binds you. 

Declaration of Intent

Officiant to Couple

If you both come freely, to join together in the partnership of marriage, please take each other by the hands and reply 'we do.'

(The couple responds in the affirmative.) 

Do you promise to respect and honor each other, and uphold the shared values that brought you here today? 

(The couple responds in the affirmative.) 


Officiant to Couple

Then by the power vested in me by the State of (State Name) and American Marriage Ministries, I pronounce you married. 

Marriage License Signing

  • The wedding officiant signs the marriage license, along with the couple and any required witnesses. this is the end of the ceremony... time to celebrate!


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