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Basic Non Religious Wedding Ceremony With Rings Exchange

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

"Family and Friends, Thank you all for coming today to share in this wonderful occasion. Today we are here together to unite [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] in marriage."

DECLARATION OF INTENT

Officiant To PARTNER A

"Do you [PARTNER A], take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife, to live together in matrimony, to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, to have and to hold, from this day forward, as long as you both shall live?"

PARTNER A TO PARTNER B

"I do."

Officiant To PARTNER B

"Do you [PARTNER B] take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, to live together in matrimony, to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, to have and to hold, from this day forward, as long as you both shall live?"

PARTNER B TO PARTNER A

"I do."

RINGS EXCHANGE

OFFICIANT TO THE RECEPTION

"[PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] have chosen rings to exchange with each other as a symbol of their unending love."

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A

"[PARTNER A], as you place this ring on [PARTNER B]'s finger, please repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed, and pledge you my love, now and forever."

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

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B
"[PARTNER B], as you place this ring on [PARTNER A]'s finger, please repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed, and pledge you my love, now and forever."

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

PRONOUNCEMENT

officiant to the reception

"By the authority vested in me by the State of [WEDDING STATE], I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.You may now kiss the bride!"

RECESSIONAL

End of the Wedding Ceremony.



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