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Simple Civil Wedding Ceremony

This simple civil wedding ceremony script was written by American Marriage Ministries to serve as a starting point for your own wedding ceremony. We encourage you to use this script as is or build on this script for a more personalized ceremony for the couple.

PROCESSION

Beginning of the Wedding Ceremony.

INVOCATION

Officiant to the Reception

"Welcome everyone, thank you for gathering here to witness [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B]'s marriage vows.

You are all here because you share a bond with at least one of the two people here before you on this stage, be it family member or friend. This reception is a community. And at the heart of this community are [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B].

They care about you, just as they care about each other. And as such, we are all gathered here today to solemnize the marriage of these two beautiful people. And without further ado..."

DECLARATION OF INTENT

Officiant to PARTNER A

"Do you [PARTNER A] take this woman [PARTNER B] to be your wife, your companion, your friend, and your confidant, to respect and support in bad times and good?"

PARTNER A to PARTNER B

"I do."

Officiant to PARTNER B

"Do you [PARTNER A] take this man [PARTNER B] to be your husband, your companion, your friend, and your confidant, to respect and support in bad times and good?"

PARTNER B to PARTNER A

"I do."

VOWS EXCHANGE

Officiant to the Reception

"[PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] will now share their vows."

Officiant to the Couple

"So who wants to go first?"

  • The Couple Exchange Their Vows.

RINGS EXCHANGE

Officiant to the Reception

"Let us all now witness the exchange of the wedding rings."

  • Officiant Produces Rings and Gives Them To Each Partner.

PRONOUNCEMENT

Officiant to the Reception

"By the authority vested in me by American Marriage Ministries and the Great State of [WEDDING STATE] ..."

Officiant to the Couple

"...I now pronounce you Husband and Wife!"

RECESSION

End of the Wedding Ceremony.



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