This religious wedding ceremony script includes non specific Christian language to cater to all Christian denominations. This script was written by American Marriage Ministries to serve as a starting point for couples that want to have a slightly 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.
officiant to the reception
"Welcome everyone, and thank you for being here to celebrate [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B]'s love!"
OFFICIANT TO THE RECEPTION
"Now, let us Pray,
Heavenly Father we are here on this day to give thanks for the love you have shared with these two individuals. We ask that you help [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] to always remember when they first met and to remember the strong love that grew between them. To work that love into practical things so that nothing divides them. Please help them find words both kind and loving and hearts, always ready to ask for forgiveness as well as able to forgive. Father, we put this marriage in your hands.
officiant to the couple
"[PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B], today you join your separate lives to make one. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families, and separate sets of friends: they represent all that you are and all that you will ever be as an individual.They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are emptied, the individual containers of sand no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. And just as these grains of sand can never be separated neither will your love."
officiant to partner a
"Do you [PARTNER A] take [PARTNER B] to be your husband and other half, to take care of him and cherish your relationship? To love him today, tomorrow, and forever? To always be open, honest, and faithful to him. Do you take him to be your husband, to have and to hold from this day forward in sickness and in health, in good times and bad, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto him for as long as you both shall live?"
officiant to partner b
"Do you [PARTNER B] take [PARTNER A] to be your wife and better half, to take care of her and cherish your relationship? To love her today, tomorrow, and forever? To always be open, honest, and faithful to her. Do you take her to be your wife, to have and to hold from this day forward in sickness and in health, in good times and bad, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto her for as long as you both shall live?"
officiant to the couple
"By the power vested in me by the state of [WEDDING STATE] and American Marriage Ministries, I pronounce you Husband and Wife!
[PARTNER A], you may now kiss your bride."
End of the Wedding Ceremony.