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A Courthouse Style Wedding Ceremony Script

This simple script follows the same format and outline of a short courthouse wedding ceremony. It only takes a few minutes to perform and includes a warm welcome, a few words on the meaning of marriage, a statement of intent to marry, an exchange of rings and vows, and the pronouncement of marriage. It is non religious and secular.

Courthouse weddings are popular in large part because they are a simple, respectable, and time-honored method of tying the knot for couples that don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on their wedding. No matter what sort of wedding you have planned, this ceremony captures that timeless simplicity with its no-nonsense declaration of commitment and love.

 

Feel free to adapt this ceremony to your needs, or use it verbatim as have thousands of other couples for decades.

 

This simple script follows the same format and outline of a typical city hall or courthouse marriage ceremony. It only takes a few minutes to perform, and includes a brief welcome, a few words on the meaning of marriage, a statement of intent to marry, an exchange of rings and vows, and the pronouncement of marriage. It is non religious and secular.

 

 

welcome / invocation

Officiant to all present

We’re here today to witness the union of (Partner A) and (Partner B) in marriage. 

officiant to couple

Today, you begin a new life together, founded in love, laughter, honesty, respect, and friendship. The promises you make to each other today should not be taken lightly. A marriage is more than a ceremony – it is a lasting and lifelong commitment.  

The future promises many happy days ahead, filled with unique opportunities, adventures, and challenges. It is through trust, love, and the unfailing support of each other that you will meet these inevitable ups and downs. 

officiant to partner a

Do you, Partner A, take Partner B to be your spouse and to live together as partners, to treat them with love and respect, and to build a marriage that grows stronger and more loving as time passes? 

(Partner A says Yes, I do.)

Officiant to partner b

And do you, Partner B, take Partner A to be your spouse and to live together as partners, to treat them with love and respect, and to build a marriage that grows stronger and more loving as time passes?

(Partner B says Yes, I do.)

Officiant to the couple

If you have rings, please take them out now. 

The wedding ring represents the promises and potential of marriage. It has no beginning and no end, and is a timeless symbol of the love and commitment you have pledged. As you wear your ring, let it remind you of the love you feel here today. 

officiant to partner b

Partner B, please place the ring on Partner A’s finger, and repeat after me: 

“I give you this ring 
As a symbol of my love and devotion, 
As we join our lives together,
Today, 
Tomorrow, 
And for as long 
As our love shall last.”

(Partner B repeats each line after the Officiant)


officiant to partner a

And Partner A, please place the ring on Partner B’s finger. 

“I give you this ring 
As a symbol of my love and devotion, 
As we join our lives together,
Today, 
Tomorrow, 
And for as long 
As our love shall last.”

(Partner A repeats each line after the Officiant)

Officiant to the couple

True marriage is more than just a ceremony or a piece of paper – it is a lasting bond that joins two lives and two hearts. Marriage is love. Companionship. Trust. And Respect. May you always find strength in each other, laugh with each other, and find safety and comfort in each other’s words and company. May you celebrate many joyful seasons together, support each other when days are difficult, and continue to learn and grow closer together with each passing year. 

By the virtue of the authority vested in me by the State of (Name of State) and American Marriage Ministries, I now pronounce you married. 

You may kiss! 

Congratulations! 

 

 

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