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Christian Ceremony Script With Reading From Genesis

This Christian wedding ceremony script includes a bible reading from Genesis. This script was written by American Marriage Ministries to serve as a starting point for couples that want to have a Christian wedding ceremony. It includes a reading from Genesis for a more traditional wedding ceremony. We encourage you to use this script as is or build on this script for a more personalized ceremony for the couple.

PROCESSIONAL

  • Guests are seated followed by the entrance of the Bridal Party.

INVOCATION

officiant to the reception

"Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the Holy Matrimony of [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B]."

BIBLE READING

OFFICIANT TO THE RECEPTION

"Reading: Genesis 29:18-20

Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, 'I work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel. Laban said, better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.

This is not be taken lightly. This is a vow to love unconditionally as in one flesh. To lift each other up spiritually and not lead each other into temptation."

DECLARATION OF INTENT

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B

"[PARTNER B] - repeat after me:

I, [PARTNER B], take you, [PARTNER A], to be my lawfully wedded wife,

my constant friend,

my faithful partner

and my love from this day forward.

In the presence of God, our family and friends,

I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner

in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad,

and in joy as well as in sorrow.

I promise to love you unconditionally,

to support you in your goals,

to honor and respect you,

to laugh with you and cry with you,

and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live."

  • PARTNER B REPEATS THE WORDS LINE BY LINE.

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A

"[PARTNER A] - repeat after me:

I, [PARTNER A], take you, [PARTNER B], to be my lawfully wedded wife,

my constant friend,

my faithful partner

and my love from this day forward.

In the presence of God, our family and friends,

I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner

in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad,

and in joy as well as in sorrow.

I promise to love you unconditionally,

to support you in your goals,

to honor and respect you,

to laugh with you and cry with you,

and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live."

  • PARTNER A REPEATS THE WORDS LINE BY LINE.

VOWS & RINGS EXCHANGE

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

"Now if you have any personal vows or words you would like to exchange, now would be the time."

  • THE COUPLE EXCHANGES THEIR PREPARED VOWS.

"Now for The rings:

Place the ring half way one each finger than hold each others hands."

  • the couple does as instructed.

"The ring is a circle, that circle is a symbol of trust. That trust is not to be broken. For now you enter a covenant between husband, wife and the Lord, Almighty."

You may now take the time to place the rings all the way down the finger."

  • the couple completes the ring exchange.

PRONOUNCEMENT

officiant to the reception

"By the power vested in me by the state of [WEDDING STATE] and American Marriage Ministries, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride."

  • THE COUPLE ENJOYS THEIR FIRST MARRIED KISS.

"It is my pleasure to present Mr. and Mrs. ____________."

RECESSIONAL

End of the Wedding Ceremony.



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