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A Wedding Ceremony Template

This wedding ceremony template follows the format described on our page, The Parts of a Wedding Ceremony Script.

The template wedding script below focuses on the names of the parts of the ceremony. Speaking stage directions are included to clarify when the officiant is addressing the couple versus the wedding reception.

A Sample Wedding Ceremony

PROCESSION

[Start of the Wedding Ceremony - The guests are seated followed by the entrance of the wedding party.]

INVOCATION

(Officiant to the Reception)

"Dearly Beloved and Honored Guests, We are gathered together here today to join and in marriage.

This is a serious contract requiring a deep understanding of its obligations and responsibilities. Remember that love, loyalty, and empathy are the foundations of a happy and enduring marriage."

DECLARATION OF INTENT

(Officiant to Partner A)

"Do you take this person to be your lawfully wedded partner, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and bad, for richer or poorer, for as long as you both shall live?"


(Partner A to Partner B)

"I do"


(Officiant to Partner B)

"Do you take this person to be your lawfully wedded partner, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and bad, for richer or poorer, for as long as you both shall live?"


(Partner B to Partner A)

"I do"

VOWS AND RINGS EXCHANGE

(Officiant to the Reception)

" and will now exchange their vows and rings to show their love and commitment."

[ Vows and Rings are Exchanged]

PRONOUNCEMENT

(Officiant to the Reception)

"By the authority vested in me by American Marriage Ministries and the State of I now pronounce you married."

RECESSION

[End of the Wedding Ceremony - The couple kisses and leaves followed by the Wedding Reception.]



You should now have a better understanding of what a wedding ceremony script looks like. Check out our page on How To Write a Wedding Ceremony Script to take the next step.



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