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Unity Puzzle Wedding Ceremony Script

This creative wedding ceremony script includes a unique unity ceremony: the unity puzzle ritual! With examples of what to say, a sweet exchange of wedding vows and rings, a moment of remembrance for lost loved ones, declaration of intent, and a simple pronouncement by the officiant. The perfect wording for your wedding, written by ordained AMM Minister Dan Henkel.

This is an original wedding ceremony script written by professional officiant Dan Henkel.

 

This officiant script opens with a warm welcome, followed by a moving moment of silence / moment of remembrance for lost or absent loved ones. 

 

A unique unity puzzle ceremony is included to symbolize the life the couple is building together, and how they can work together to create a loving marriage. This unity ceremony can be performed as-is, or invite friends and relatives to participate in completing the puzzle, to represent the role the couple's family and community play in their relationship. 

 

PRE-CEREMONY SETUP

  • EITHER AT THE CENTER OF THE CEREMONY SPACE, BEHIND THE COUPLE AND OFFICIANT, OR TO ONE SIDE, IS A TABLE WITH A UNITY PUZZLE READY TO ASSEMBLE.

PROCESSION / processional

  • Ceremony begins

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INVOCATION

OFFICIANT TO GUESTS

Welcome, family, friends and loved ones. We are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the marriage of (Partner A) and (Partner B). 

Your presence serves as a symbol of the love and support that each of you offers, and allows them to officially start their life together surrounded by the people dearest and most important to them.

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

(Partner A) and (Partner B), we welcome you to this moment in your lives and to the place you have earned in each other’s hearts.  

We join with you on this day, as you commit before God and everyone present, that from this point forward you shall live as one.

MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE

OFFICIANT TO GUESTS AND COUPLE

Let us take a moment to remember those who can’t be with us today, either because of distance or because they have gone before us. In particular, we lift up [Name any family members or others whom the couple chooses to memorialize.]

DECLARATION OF INTENT

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

(Partner B) and (Partner A), are you now prepared to tackle together the most intricate, most rewarding and most consequential challenge of your lives?

THE COUPLE TO OFFICIANT

We are!

UNITY ceremony: unity PUZZLE RITUAL

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

(Partner A) and (Partner B), today you join together your separate journeys. As a symbol of that remarkable endeavor, I now invite you to approach the unity puzzle, side by side.

  • THE COUPLE WALKS TO THE TABLE the holds the UNITY PUZZLE.

Officiant to the couple

This puzzle represents the many challenges you will face during your life together. Some of these will be easy, and others will be hard. You can expect times when you will struggle to find the way, and times when you need to try several approaches to find the one that works.

  • THE couple BEGINs TO ASSEMBLE THE PUZZLE.

Like the many facets of your individual lives and your life together, each piece of this puzzle is unique. The contours and outlines vary from one to another, yet there IS a solution—they complement one another and, together, they constitute something meaningful and lovely that is greater than any of the separate parts.

May your marriage be like this puzzle: rich and inspiring, full of challenges that hone your ability to understand, to cope and to enhance one another’s efforts.

May you grow together, strengthened by what you have accomplished in tandem and firm in your resolve to master any problem that life brings you.

May your joyful search for solutions inspire those around you in their own quests. 

  • THE couple COMPLETEs THE PUZZLE AND REJOIN THE OFFICIANT AT FRONT.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS AND VOWS

OFFICIANT TO WHOEVER HAS THE RINGS

May I have the rings, please? 

  • THE GUEST PLACES THE RINGS IN THE OFFICIANT’S OPEN PALM.

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

(Partner A) and (Partner B), I now invite you to commit to one another that you will each serve as a respite and a resource for the other—that you will strive together to solve the problems that come your way.

Officiant to Partner B

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

I, (Partner B), take you, (Partner A), to be my partner in this great adventure.
I promise to work at your side to master any challenges that come our way.
I will cheerfully support your efforts and treasure your guidance and insights.
I will devote my full energies to our shared life
and celebrate each riddle we solve together.

  • The officiant pauses after each line, as Partner B repeats it. After the last vow, Partner B places the ring on Partner A's finger.

Officiant to Partner A

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

I, (Partner A), take you, (Partner AB, to be my partner in this great adventure.
I promise to work at your side to master any challenges that come our way.
I will cheerfully support your efforts and treasure your guidance and insights.
I will devote my full energies to our shared life
and celebrate each riddle we solve together.

  • The officiant pauses after each line, as Partner A repeats it. After the last vow, Partner A places the ring on Partner b's finger.

PRONOUNCEMENT

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

By the power vested in me by the State of (Name of Wedding State) and American Marriage Ministries, and through the witness of all here present, I now (Prounounce you husband and wife/ Declare this union joined / Pronounce you married).

You may exchange a sign of your affection.

  • THE COUPLE KISS

presentation of the newlyweds

OFFICIANT TO THE GUESTS

It is my pleasure to present, for the first time as a married couple, (ANNOUNCE COUPLE IN THEIR PREFERRED MANNER.)

RECESSION/ recessional

  • Applause, recessional

 

 

ORIGINAL WEDDING SCRIPT BY DAN HENKEL. 

 

Dan Henkel is a professional wedding officiant who believes guests should come away saying “That was so cool… and so THEM!” Since 1995, Dan has united loving, diverse couples in one-of-a-kind weddings. His upbeat, inclusive style reflects his background as an award-winning communicator, entertainer and advocate. Couples describe Dan as "the perfect fit for us" ... "an amazing officiant" ... "kind, genuine...a delightful presence” … “warm, welcoming, and responsive.” 

 

Dan's wedding business is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 


 

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