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Gender Neutral Ceremony

This gender neutral wedding ceremony script was written by American Marriage Ministries to serve as a starting point for your own wedding ceremony. This script was written for couple's that don't want to include gender specific pronouns or language in their 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

"Welcome family and friends. We are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the marriage of [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B]. This is not the beginning of a new relationship but an acknowledgement of the next chapter in of their lives together.[PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] have spent the few years getting to know each other, and we now join the to bear witness to what their relationship has become.Today, they will affirm this bond formally and publicly. This affirmation means more because it is shared with their most beloved friends and family members.

As Proust said, 'Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.'[PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] will mark their transition as a couple not only by celebrating the love between themselves, but by also celebrating the love between all of us – including the love of their parents, siblings, extended family, and best friends. Without that love, today would be far less joyous. Thank you all for being here this afternoon.[PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] today you not only marry the right person, you also commit to being the right partner, the one with whom the other can stand and face the world. It's finally time to seal this chapter with questions that will lead us into the next chapter."

DECLARATION OF INTENT

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A

"Do you [PARTNER A] take [PARTNER B] to be your lawfully wedded partner, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and not so good times, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto them for as long as you both shall live?"

  • PARTNER A RESPONDS WITH 'I DO'.

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B
"Do you [PARTNER B] take [PARTNER A] to be your lawfully wedded partner, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and not so good times, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto them for as long as you both shall live?"

  • PARTNER B RESPONDS WITH 'I DO'.

RING EXCHANGE

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

"A ring is an unbroken circle, with ends that have been joined together, and it represents your union. It is also a symbol of completeness, just as you two complete each other. It is a symbol of infinity, and of your infinite love. It encircles an opening, which is the door to your future. When you look at these rings on your hands, be reminded of this moment, your commitment, and the love you now feel for each other."

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A
"[PARTNER A] place the ring [PARTNER B] 's finger and repeat after me:[PARTNER B], I give you this ring as a symbol of my love with the pledge to love you today, tomorrow, always, and forever."

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

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B
"And now, [PARTNER B] place the ring on [PARTNER A]'s finger and repeat after me:[PARTNER A], I give you this ring as a symbol of my love with the pledge to love you today, tomorrow, always, and forever."

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

PRONOUNCEMENT

OFFICIANT TO THE RECEPTION

"[PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B], before these witnesses you have pledged to be joined in marriage. You have now sealed this pledge with your wedding rings. You may now seal this ceremony with a kiss."

RECESSIONAL

End of the Wedding Ceremony.



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