This short non-religious wedding ceremony script was written by American Marriage Ministries to serve as a starting point for your own wedding ceremony. It is short but has an expanded heartfelt invocation for couples that want a quick wedding ceremony packed with extra good feels. We encourage you to use this script as is or build on this script for a more personalized ceremony for the couple.
officiant to the reception
"Dear friends and family, we are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the union of [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B]. In the years that they have been together, their love for each other has grown, turning them into the couple you see before you. Now, they are ready to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
A true marriage begins well before the wedding day, and the efforts of marriage continue well beyond the ceremony. A brief moment in time and the stroke of the pen are all that is required to create the legal bond of marriage, but it takes a lifetime of love, commitment, and compromise to make marriage durable and everlasting.
Today you declare your commitment to each other before family and friends."
OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A
"Do you [PARTNER A], take [PARTNER B] to be your wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do you part?"
OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B
"Do you [PARTNER B], take [PARTNER A] to be your Husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do you part?"
PARTNER A TO PARTNER B
"[PARTNER B], I give you this ring as a symbol of my love."
PARTNER B TO PARTNER A
"[PARTNER A], I give you this ring as a symbol of my love."
OFFICIANT TO THE RECEPTION
"By the power vested in me by the State of [WEDDING STATE], I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride.
Family and Friends I present to you for the first time [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B]!"
End of the Wedding Ceremony.