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Two Officiants Wedding Ceremony Script

A sweet & simple wedding ceremony with two officiants! This original non-religious wedding script is perfect for couples who want two friends or relatives to share the honor of officiating their marriage. It includes a moment of remembrance and charge to the couple, and everything you'll need to make the ceremony legally binding. Written by professional officiant and ordained AMM Minister Dan Henkel.

This is an original non-religious wedding ceremony script written by professional officiant and AMM Minister Dan Henkel.

 

This creative ceremony is designed for two officiants to perform together, such as two close friends of the couple, or two parents / elders who share a close relationship with the couple. You'll find an optional Moment of Remembrance, a sweet 'Charge to the Couple' with words of advice, and time for a special wedding reading.  

 

Note: Although there are two officiants delivering this ceremony, only one officiant will be in charge of completing and signing the marriage license. This 'primary' officiant (Officiant A) must be legally authorized to marry you and is the officiant responsible for leading the Declaration of Intent and pronouncing you married. Otherwise, each part of the ceremony can be shared between officiants in whatever way you like! 

 

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PROCESSION / PROCESSIONAL

  • Ceremony begins
  • The two officiants walk in together, either taking their places at front before the wedding party processes in or as the first couple to process in.

INVOCATION

OFFICIANT A TO GUESTS

Welcome, all! This is indeed a joyous occasion, as we prepare to witness and celebrate the marriage of (Partner A) and (Partner B). Though all of us gathered here have known them in different ways and through different parts of their lives, we have this in common: we hold them as two distinct and beloved individuals, and we rejoice that they have found and committed to one another.

OFFICIANT B TO GUESTS

Whatever our relationship to (Partner B) and (Partner A), we honor both their individual paths and the fact that they have thrown their lots in together—that they stand before us, pledging to travel together on the wondrous, challenging, unknowable road before them.

Your presence allows them to promise this to one another in the smiling presence of those who are dearest and most important to them.

Moment of Remembrance

OFFICIANT A TO GUESTS

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.

OFFICIANT B TO GUESTS

Though they may not be physically present here, today, they remain with us in spirit—for they are linked forever with our lives and our shared memories.

SPECIAL READING

  • Before the ceremony, ask the couple to choose a brief reading that's meaningful to them. This might be a traditional wedding reading, contemporary writings or an excerpt from literature, song lyrics, or a reading from religious texts. 

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OFFICIANT A TO GUESTS

Now, for a little insight into marriage, we turn to the wisdom of (author).

  • OFFICIANT A READS A BRIEF SELECTION. FOR A LONGER READING, OR IF THERE ARE TWO READINGS, THE OFFICIANTS CAN ALTERNATE.  

DECLARATION OF INTENT / statement of intent

  • Note: The authorized Officiant who signs the marriage license must be the one who leads the declaration of intent, expliciting asking the couple if they agree to enter into the contract of marriage. 

OFFICIANT A TO THE COUPLE

(Partner B) and (Partner A), do you now commit to melding your individual lives into a shared quest for meaning, support and fulfillment as partner is marriage?

OFFICIANT b TO GUESTS

Do you affirm that, even as you face together the challenges and opportunities that you are bound to encounter as a married couple, you will respect each other’s individuality and support your respective growth, needs and wishes?

PARTNER A AND PARTNER B

(Together) We do!

CHARGE TO THE COUPLE

OFFICIANT B TO THE COUPLE

It’s often been noted that marriage is one of the most complex and rewarding of human endeavors. This duality manifests in many ways. Your partner’s most innate qualities may be at one moment what endears them to you, and yet at another time may be a source of vexation.

I urge you to develop the perspective that will allow you always to remember what drew you to your spouse, and let it spark that feeling once again.

OFFICIANT A TO THE COUPLE

Whatever is most important in your life can be the source of your greatest reward, but that reward must be earned with patience, compassion and an endless store of goodwill.

Treasure one another. Be your partner’s rock when they feel fragile. Soothe them when they’re anxious. Rejoice in every small victory, and celebrate the big ones as the milestones they are.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS AND marriage VOWS

  • Note from the Officiant: Before the ceremony, designate two members of the wedding party (or two family members or other special individuals) to present the wedding rings. One will hold Partner A’s ring, and the other will hold Partner B’s ring. These guests should sit near the front, where they can come up quickly when requested during the ceremony. The rings may be in boxes, but they will place the rings in the officiants’ open hands.

OFFICIANT B TO WHOEVER HAS THE RINGS

May we have the rings, please? 

  • THE DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS COME FORWARD AND PLACE THE RINGS IN THE OFFICIANTS’ OPEN PALMS. PARTNER A’S RING GOES TO OFFICIANT B, AND PARTNER B’S RING GOES TO OFFICIANT A. 

OFFICIANT A TO GUESTS

(Partner A) and (Partner B) have chosen to exchange rings as a sign of their commitment. These rings have been forged from precious metals and carefully crafted to fit their respective fingers. Their innate, timeless value and the significance they bear through their role in this ritual will serve as a reminder to (Partner B) and (Partner A) of the binding promises they are about to make before us.

OFFICIANT B TO THE Partner B

(Partner B), please place (Partner A)’s rings on (her/ their/ his) finger and make your vow to (her/ them/ him).

  • PARTNER B PLACES THE RING AND READS OR RECITES THE PERSONAL VOWS THEY’VE WRITTEN.

Officiant B to Partner A

(Partner A), please place (Partner B)’s ring on (her/ their/ his) finger 
and make your vow to (her/ them/ him).

  • PARTNER A PLACES THE RING AND READS OR RECITES THE PERSONAL VOWS THEY’VE WRITTEN. 

PRONOUNCEMENT

OFFICIANT a TO GUESTS

  • Note: The authorized Officiant who signs the marriage license must be the one to make the pronouncement.

By the power vested in us by the State of [WEDDING STATE] and American Marriage Ministries—and through the witness of all here present, we now (Pronounce you husband and wife/ Declare this union joined / Pronounce you married). You may exchange a sign of your affection.

[ THE COUPLE KISS ]

RECESSION / recessional

OFFICIANT b TO GUESTS

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

  • APPLAUSE, RECESSIONAL / the couple make their exit
     

 

 

ORIGINAL WEDDING SCRIPT BY OFFICIANT 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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