3 Wedding Ceremony Scripts Including Children


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    Many couples getting married these days have children from previous marriages. These wedding ceremony scripts are written to include children so that they can also play a role in the wedding ceremony. You can use these wedding ceremony scripts for inspiration in writing a ceremony that includes children.

    CHRISTIAN WEDDING CEREMONY SCRIPT WITH RECOGNITION OF CHILDRENTOP

    This is a Christian wedding ceremony script that includes a recognition of children, sermon, Bible Reading, and prayer.

    PROCESSIONAL

    Beginning of the Wedding Ceremony. Guests are seated followed by the entrance of the Bridal Party.

    INVOCATION

    We are gathered here today to celebrate a time of gratitude, gladness, and joy. It is one of life's greatest miracles when two people love each other so much that they are willing to commit their lives together, as one in spirit. The ability to love is a miraculous gift that God has given us, and a wedding is a celebration of that gift. Today, we have been invited to share and to rejoice with and , and to vow our unconditional love and support to them as they begin their journey as husband and wife. Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing more courageous, nothing higher, nothing wider, nothing more pleasant, nothing fuller nor better in heaven or earth, because love is born of God, and cannot exist but in God; it is above all created things. Love is the reason we are here. According to God's plan for their lives and have chosen each other, and we are gathered here to witness their vows of love and to offer our blessings and support for their marriage. And they, would like to thank all their guests for being here today. And we take a moment now to recognize the family members of XXX and XXY and to thank them for their love, support and devotion, as these two grew from adolescence and into the beautiful individuals who stand here before us on this special day. Thank you for teaching them values and showing them the beauty and joy of loving another person.

    At this time, we would also like to honor those who could not be with us today. Although some our loved ones are not here with us physically, we feel blessed they are with us in spirit on this beautiful day. We offer a moment of silence to honor their memory.

    RECOGNITION OF CHILDREN

    and have enough love for each other to share with all of us, but also to envelope three very special hearts with a love and protection stronger than any other. Their children are a constant source of joy, inspiration, and hope for them. CHILD1’s curiosity, humor, and determination remind them to look at things with a light heart and focus. CHILD2’s compassion, acceptance, and forgiving nature remind them to tend to the others needs and forgive moments of imbalance. CHILD3’s playfulness, affection, and flexibility remind them to be open to new changes and to find the fun in every step they take. Without you, [CHILD1], [CHILD2], and [CHILD3], this day would not be complete.

    SERMON ON RELATIONSHIPS

    The two of you know quite well that life is difficult and relationships are challenging . . . but as you travel through life together you'll always have someone to share the good, the bad & the ugly!

    But what I’d like you to do now, is reflect on the here and now . . . how you are feeling; what does the air feel on your skin, how does the sun feel, how do your hands feel in each others. Soak it all in. Look (out of the corner of your eye) and see your friends and family. Who is sitting where and next to whom? Who's smiling or crying (why are they crying?). Soak the day in and remember it . . . treasure it, so you can forever remember what this moment felt like. You'll need this memory to face the challenging times when you disagree.

    BIBLE QUOTE

    The Bible the book of Revelation is an odd place to reference during a wedding ceremony, but . . . there is one verse in Rev. 2:4-5 that has great advice for you today: Don't forsake your first love . . . repent and do the things you did at first. This applies to our relationship with God and with our spouses. When things get rough, do the things you did at first: dancing, cards, songs, letters, a special dinner, or those quiet moments curled up together to read.

    And , during the times when is just plain unreasonable or thinks she's right; or , when forgets the grocery list or has a stubborn moment; or the times when you both just plain disagree and feel angry, remember your first love, remember today, and when you've had a chance to cool off remember your rule. Ask for those things that you love and cherish about the other. By doing this you will provide a safeguard to protect everything you both cherish in your relationship.

    and , marriage is a sacred relationship. It requires much of two people sometimes more than you feel you can give each other. But God promises to be with you in the marriage and help you with its responsibilities. Especially as you give him first place in your lives. The Bible speaks of a single strand of cord as fragile and breakable, but a cord of two strands becomes much stronger. A cord of three is stronger yet. May your marriage always be a cord of three strands you, your beloved, and the presence of God. May God fill your spirit with love and truth.

    PRAYER

    Let's pray...Heavenly Father, we gather to celebrate your gift of love, and its presence among us. We rejoice that these two people have chosen to commit themselves to a life of loving faithfulness to one another. We praise you, Lord, for the ways you have touched all our lives with a variety of loving relationships, and we give thanks today for and and for the special love and friendship you have put in their hearts. Renew within us an affectionate and loving spirit. Enrich our lives with the gracious gift of your love so that we may embrace others with that same love. May our participation in this celebration of love and commitment, given to us a new joy and responsiveness to the relationships that we cherish. In your loving arms we pray, Amen. The covenant of marriage is one that can be entered into only by persons who are both legally and spiritually free to offer themselves to each other.

    Therefore, in the presence of God and in the presence of all of the witnesses here, I will ask and to state their intention. Have the two of you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in the holy state of matrimony?

    ( & respond:) "We have"

    DECLARATION OF INTENT

    please repeat after me: , I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our lives.

    please repeat after me: , I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our lives.

    RINGS EXCHANGE

    May I have the rings please?

    Lord, please bless these rings that XXX and XXY are about to exchange. May these rings forever remind them of their covenant with one another, as well as the circle of love they have publicly created here today. May their compassion and kindness for one another always be like these rings, with no beginning and no end. May the precious metal remind them of their precious commitment, and if either begins to tarnish, may they joyfully undertake the sacred duty to make it shine brightly again. May their relationship always be like these rings, separate but close, simple but beautiful. May these rings always belong to their hands, and their love always belongs in each others hearts.

    Amen.

    , please take this ring and place it on 's finger and repeat after me: , I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow to devote my life and love to you, with all that I am and that we are, and all that I have to share in life, honor and cherish you in the name of God.

    , please take this ring and place it on finger and repeat after me: , I give you this ring as a symbol of my unending love and sincere vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, and respect you, in the name of God.

    PRONOUNCEMENT

    We close with a final blessing for your marriage: Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you. Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your togetherness. And may your days be good and long upon the earth. Amen.

    In as much as and have truly and openly chosen each other, declared their love and purpose before family, friends, and God, and have made their pledge to each other, symbolized by the giving and receiving of rings. It is my pleasure to pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss!

    Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honor and privilege to present to you for the very first time, Mr. and Mrs. .

    RECESSIONAL

    End of the Wedding Ceremony.





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    FUN NON-RELIGIOUS WEDDING CEREMONY SCRIPT WITH REFERENCE TO CHILDRENTOP

    This is a short fun and funny non-religious wedding ceremony script that recognizes the children from the bride and/or groom's previous marriage.

    PROCESSIONAL

    Beginning of the Wedding Ceremony. Guests are seated followed by the entrance of the Bridal Party.

    INVOCATION

    Welcome, everyone.

    I know that and appreciate you coming to this event. We have guests from near, far and even so far they are virtual. Having you here is part of what makes this event special for them. Today we finally get to see and get married. Let me be the first to say “It's about damn time” Holy smoke, I was beginning to think they were going to wait until the next millennium. So before they change their minds, let’s get this ball rolling.

    DECLARATION OF INTENT

    Alright, Dude, repeat after me: I, , take you, , for my lawful wife. To have and hold, from this day forward. For better and for worse. For richer for poorer. In sickness and health. Until death do us part.

    , your turn now. Repeat after me: I, , take you, , for my lawful husband. To have and hold, from this day forward. For better and for worse. For richer for poorer. In sickness and health. Until death do us part.

    RINGS & VOWS EXCHANGE

    Minister To Groom: Do you give this ring to as a token for your love for her? Groom: I do.

    Minister To Bride: Will you take this ring from as a token of his love for you. And will you wear it as an expression for your love for him?

    Bride: I will.

    Minister to bride: Do you give this ring to John as an expression for your love for him.

    Bride: I do.

    Minister to groom: Will you take this ring from as a token for her love for you and will you wear it as an expression for your love for her?

    Groom: I will.

    PRONOUNCEMENT

    I now pronounce you husband and wife. I would say go forth and multiply, but you’ve already done a great job of doing that. So in this case, I’ll just say you may kiss the bride.

    Now I present to you and .

    RECESSIONAL

    End of the Wedding Ceremony.





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    WEDDING CEREMONY SCRIPT WITH COVENANT OF CHILDRENTOP

    This wedding ceremony script includes a covenant of children, in which they play an active role in the wedding ceremony.

    PROCESSIONAL

    Beginning of the Wedding Ceremony. Guests are seated followed by the entrance of the Bridal Party.

    INVOCATION

    Hello and welcome. We have come together today to witness the creation of a marriage. Marriage is the most intimate of all relationships. It is the ultimate commitment to love, share, trust, and grow with another person. It is the beginning of a whole new life. We share with and their delight in finding love with each other, and support their decision to be together from now until the end of time. We are all here to learn about loving and being loved, and to watch the miracle of love exchanged enriches every one of us. Therefore, we appreciate the opportunity to witness the shared love of this beautiful couple. Their enthusiasm is contagious, their certainty of their destiny together is inspiring and their great expectations give us all a glimpse of the heights love can reach. The marriage of and brings together two different families; two unique storylines, so a new chapter in their lives can begin to unfold.

    COVENANT OF CHILDREN

    Though this relationship was formed out of the love these two have found in each other, their marriage will ultimately be blessed by the support of their families. Who stands with this woman to symbolize her family’s support of this union?

    's children: "We do.”

    Who stands with this man to symbolize his family’s support of this union?

    ’s children: "We do.”

    CHARGE TO COUPLE

    This is a new beginning for both of you and I̢’d like to offer some gentle reminders to ease your lifelong task of living and growing together. Be kind to each other. And, when you disagree, do it respectfully. Be gentle and forgiving with each other. When you forgive, your hearts make room for a little more love, a little more understanding and a little more compassion. Communicate with each other. Share the joy that’s in your heart and the sorrow that burdens your soul. Open your hearts to each other and find the love. Laugh. A lot. As often and as much as possible. At yourselves, as well as each other. Together. Sage advice from ’s grandparents who were married more than 65 years; and from 's parents, here today, celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary just two days ago.

    DECLARATION OF INTENT

    , do you come here today, in the presence of these witnesses, with love in your heart and with a conscious desire to be united in marriage with ? Do you promise to share the responsibility for growth and enrichment of your lives together and to give to all the loving support she needs to become the person she is destined to be?

    : I do.

    , do you come here today, in the presence of these witnesses, with love in your heart and with a conscious desire to be united in marriage with ? Do you promise to share the responsibility for growth and enrichment of your lives together and to give to all the loving support he needs to become the person he is destined to be?

    "I do."

    VOWS EXCHANGE

    Please face each other and join hands. , repeat after me:”, I take you to be my wife. To love you with all my heart; to share with you all my soul to be true and faithful to you; to grow with you through all my days; As long as we both shall live.

    , please repeat after me: “, I take you to be my husband; To love you with all my heart; to share with you all my soul; to be true and faithful to you; to grow with you through all my days; As long as we both shall live.

    and , by coming here today, you have reached a crossroads in your lives. You’re turning away from your yesterdays and looking ahead to your tomorrows. Your past is a distant memory. Your future, a waiting adventure. It is a new dawn, a new commitment, a new life. The bonds you are forging today will change your lives forever.

    Do you, , promise to take to be your wife? To play with her and care for her; to make her laugh, and let her cry? To offer your best counsel and give your sincerest support with all the love you have to give?

    : “I do."

    Do you, , promise to take to be your husband? To play with him and care for him; to make him laugh and let him cry? To offer your best counsel and give your sincerest support with all the love you have to give?

    : I do.

    RINGS EXCHANGE

    May I have the rings, please? Though we have heard the vows, which have been shared by and , words, once spoken, are carried away on the wind. Therefore, the wedding ring is a visible symbol of the promises that have been made.

    , as you place the ring on 's finger, please repeat after me. With this ring, I marry you and bind my life to yours. It is a symbol of my eternal love, My everlasting friendship, and the promise of all my tomorrows.

    , as you place the ring on 's finger, please repeat after me: With this ring, I marry you and bind my life to yours. It is a symbol of my eternal love, My everlasting friendship, And the promise of all my tomorrows. May these wedding rings be a reminder to and of the commitment they have made today and be a testimony to all the world of their devotion in marriage. Blessing we wish for you love a love that brings out the best in you, as you bring out the best in each other. One that gives you something to lean on when you need it most. And one that allow you to see each other as you really are, reminding you why you’re together. May you find within yourselves all that you need to nurture your marriage. Finally, we wish for you joy, a joy that makes you laugh out loud. A joy that lights your eyes and fills your soul. And a joy that shouts to the world of your happiness with one another.

    PRONOUNCEMENT

    and , you have heard the words about love and marriage, have exchanged your vows and made your promises, and celebrated your union with the giving and receiving of rings. It is at this time that I pronounce you husband and wife. , you may kiss your bride!

    And now, to all the friends and family who have come to celebrate this marriage, I would like to present, for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. !!

    RECESSIONAL

    End of the Wedding Ceremony.





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