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Simple Non Religious Wedding Ceremony With Rings Exchange

This simple non-religious wedding ceremony script was written by American Marriage Ministries to serve as a starting point for your own wedding ceremony. This simple ceremony has all the essential parts of a wedding ceremony for couples who want to have a short and sweet 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.

INVOCATION

officiant to the reception

"We are gathered here today to unite [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] in the bonds of matrimony. If any one can show just cause why they may not be lawfully joined together, let them speak now or forever hold their peace."

DECLARATION OF INTENT

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A

"Do you, [PARTNER A], take [PARTNER B] to be your lawfully wedded wife? From this day forward, to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do you part?"

PARTNER A TO PARTNER B

"I do."

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B

"Do you, [PARTNER B], take [PARTNER A] to be your lawfully wedded wife? From this day forward, to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do you part?"

PARTNER B TO PARTNER A

"I do."

RINGS EXCHANGE

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A

"[PARTNER A], please take the ring you have selected for [PARTNER B]. As you place it on her finger, repeat after me:

[PARTNER B], I give you this ring, as a symbol of my love. I ask you to wear it as a sign to the world that you are my wife. With this ring, I thee wed."

  • PARTNER A REPEATS THE WORDS AS THEY PLACE THE RING ON PARTNER B'S FINGER.

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B

"[PARTNER B], please take the ring you have selected for [PARTNER A]. As you place it on her finger, repeat after me:

[PARTNER A], I give you this ring, as a symbol of my love. I ask you to wear it as a sign to the world that you are my wife. With this ring, I thee wed."

  • PARTNER B REPEATS THE WORDS AS THEY PLACE THE RING ON PARTNER A'S FINGER.

PRONOUNCEMENT

OFFICIANT TO THE RECEPTION

"In so much as the two of you have consented together in matrimony, and have witnessed the same before this company, by authority vested in me by the State of [WEDDING STATE], I now pronounce you husband and wife.

[PARTNER A], you may kiss your bride!"

RECESSIONAL

End of the Wedding Ceremony.



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