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    Our five Christian Wedding Ceremonies include many variations on how you can officiate a Christian wedding. These Christian Wedding Ceremonies include Prayers, Bible Readings, Salt Covenants, and more. You can use the wedding ceremony scripts as inspiration in writing your own Christian Wedding Ceremony.

    CHRISTIAN CEREMONY SCRIPT WITH A READING AND PRAYERTOP

    This wedding ceremony script includes both a bible reading from Corinthians and a prayer to bless the marriage.

    PROCESSIONAL

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

    INVOCATION

    We are gathered here today in the sight of God and these witnesses to join together and in holy matrimony; which is an honorable estate, instituted of God, since the first man and the first woman walked on the earth. Therefore; it is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently and soberly. Into this holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined. Therefore, if anyone can show just cause why they may not be lawfully joined together, let them speak now or forever hold their peace.

    READING

    A reading from the Apostle Paul, The first letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 13, verses 4 through 7: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Let us pray for this man and woman as they make their marriage vows.

    Father, as and pledge themselves to each other, help them and bless them that their love may be pure, and their vows may be true. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

    DECLARATION OF INTENT

    and , you have come together this day so that the Lord may seal and strengthen your love in the presence of this minister of His word and this community of family and friends and so, in the presence of this gathering, I ask you to state your intentions: Have you both come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage? If so, answer by saying "I have"

    & : "I have."

    RINGS EXCHANGE

    please take the ring you have selected for . As you place it on her finger, repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed.

    , please take the ring you have selected for . As you place it on his finger, repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed.

    PRAYER

    May Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, always be at the center of the new lives you are now starting to build together, that you may know the ways of true love and kindness. May the Lord bless you both all the days of your lives and fill you with His joy. Amen.

    PRONOUNCEMENT

    (The minister now joins their right hands together and says): Those whom God has joined together, let no man put asunder. In so much as XXX and XXY have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company, having given and pledged their faith, each to the other, and having declared same by the giving and receiving of rings, I pronounce that you are husband and wife. I ask you now to seal the promises you have made with each other this day with a kiss. (The couple kisses.) Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Mr. & Mrs. !'

    RECESSIONAL

    End of the Wedding Ceremony.





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    CHRISTIAN CEREMONY SCRIPT WITH READING FROM CORINTHIANSTOP

    This is a nice short religious wedding ceremony script that includes a reading from Corinthians.

    PROCESSIONAL

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

    INVOCATION

    Friends, we have been invited here today to share with and a very important moment in their lives. In the time they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife.

    READING FROM CORINTHIANS

    1; 13 Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited, it is never rude or selfish, it does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's faults, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope. It is always ready to endure whatever comes. True love does not come to an end.

    DECLARATION OF INTENT

    , do you take for your lawful wedded wife, to live in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honour, comfort, and cherish her from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto her for as long as you both shall

    Groom: "I do"

    , do you take for your lawful wedded husband, to live in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honour, comfort, and cherish him from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him for as long as you both shall live?

    Bride: "I do"

    VOWS EXCHANGE

    (Ask couple to turn and face each other)
    (Officiant: addressing the groom who repeats the marriage vows.)

    I take to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, and cherish, 'til death do us part.

    (Officiant: then to the bride who repeats the marriage vows.)

    take thee to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, and cherish, 'til death do us part.

    RINGS EXCHANGE

    The wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love. And now as a token of your love and of your deep desire to be forever united in heart and soul.

    (Officiant then asks for the bride's ring.)

    May this ring be blessed so he who gives it and she who wears it may abide in peace, and continue in love until life's end.

    (Groom placing ring on bride’s finger.)

    With this ring I thee wed. Wear it as a symbol of our love and commitment. Officiant then asks for the grooms ring. May this ring be blessed so that she who gives it and he who wears it may abide in peace, and continue in love until life's end.

    (Bride placing ring on groom's finger.)

    With this ring I thee wed. Wear it as a symbol of our love and commitment.

    PRONOUNCEMENT

    The true art of married life is in this inner spiritual journey. It is a mutual enrichment, a give and take between two personalities, a mingling of two endowments which diminishes neither, but enhances both. Inasmuch as you, , and you , have consented together in the union of matrimony and you have pledged your faith each to the other in the presence of God, your family, and friends.

    By the authority vested in me by the State of I now pronounce you both husband and wife. You may kiss your Bride!

    RECESSIONAL

    End of the Wedding Ceremony.





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    CHRISTIAN CEREMONY SCRIPT WITH SALT COVENANTTOP

    This unique wedding ceremony script includes a blessing from the parents, a prayer, and a salt covenant ritual to represent the union of the bride and groom.

    PROCESSIONAL

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

    BLESSING OF PARENTS

    Minster: Who is giving this woman to be married to this man?

    Parents: WE DO

    Minster:you are not losing a daughter but rather you are gaining a son.

    Minster: Who is giving this man to be married to this women?

    Parents: WE DO

    Minster:you are not losing a son but rather you are gaining a daughter.

    PRAYER

    Let us join in prayer: Lord, we thank you today for Groom and Bride’slove for each other. We thank you for the love and the good news which you have given them. I pray that You would guide their hearts back to You and to each other. I also ask that everyone here would feel the desire to encourage Groom and Bride in their marriage and finally that You would be here with us in this ceremony. In Your name we pray, Amen.

    You may be seated.

    INVOCATION

    Greetings. We have come together in the presence of God to witness the joining together of this man and this woman in the bond of marriage. The sacred relationship of marriage was established by God as an example to be followed, and is meant to show true love for one another It is at once one of man̢’s greatest blessings and also one of his most awesome responsibilities. Marriage is not to be entered into lightly, but intentionally as a way to honor God and one another. Groom and Bride thank you for joining them and sharing in this very special day. Groom and Bride also wish for me to share with you part of what makes this day significant for them. In the bible and in the book Ephesians 5, Paul writes to us that marriage is an analogy for Christ and the church. The church submits to Christ and Christ gave himself up, gave up his position in heaven for the church. The church is synonymous for the wife and Christ is synonymous for the husband. At first glance it seems that wives are being asked to be submissive and husbands are being asked to give up things for their families. However, this is done out of love and a desire to submit to one another. So, in a way, this IS the good news - the gospel. This marriage is the good news and the gift represented that God is love, that God has given freely. If you have never heard the gospel put in such terms, Groom and Bride both want to encourage you to join their joy and find the time to come to - or recommit - to Jesus.

    , , your lives will not be all about sacredness and seriousness, but I pray that you would find sacredness in the joy, laughing, arguing and loving that you two have been given. The only thing that should ever come between you two from now on should be God and your love for Him and one another.

    DECLARATION OF INTENT

    Please join hands.

    Do you take this woman whose hand you hold to be your lawful wedded wife; and do you pledge before God and man to love, honor, and protect her through good and bad times; keeping yourself unto her alone until death do you part? If so, answer “I Do̢”

    Do you take this man, whose hand you hold, to be your lawful wedded husband; and do you pledge before God and man to be to him a loving and true wife, through good and bad times, keeping yourself unto him alone, until death do you part? If so, answer “I Do”

    VOWS EXCHANGE

    These vows are a promise to one another and an important marker of your dedication to one another. Use these to keep in mind the importance of today.

    , repeat after me: I, take you , to be my wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, excluding all others, as long as we both shall live. With God as my witness, I give you my pledge.

    , repeat after me: I, take you , to be my husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, excluding all others, as long as we both shall live. With God as my witness, I give you my pledge.

    RINGS EXCHANGE

    You have chosen to seal your vows by the giving and receiving of rings. The ring forms a perfect circle, without a beginning or an end, and is thereby a symbol of eternity and signifies the duration of the commitment you are making. The metal of which the rings are made signify the purity and value of the relationship into which you enter. Let us now exchange these rings.

    The ring made of precious metals which was crafted so carefully is there to remind you of your commitment to one another. It should always be a reminder and an outward sign of who your heart belongs to. Repeat after me: I give you this ring, as a symbol of my love, and with all that I am, and with all that I have, I will honor you.

    SALT COVENANT

    Traditionally we might be lighting a unity candle, but and have chosen to do something a little different. In biblical times people would often perform a salt covenant. Salt being important to life it was used in a ceremony that unites and binds. In this ceremony two people might pour salt into a container symbolizing how inseparable they are and their lives. No matter what happens these two will have become One. If ever there is a time when they forget this they can look to this container and remember how tied together they are. Groom and Bride have chosen to use sand, knowing that their sands can never be separated from each other and neither Groom or Bride can ever take back theirs and leave the rest. This is done to show their dedication to one another as a family.

    PRONOUNCEMENT

    Lord, please bless this new family as they navigate the times ahead, help them to know what Your will is and the decisions they need to make. We ask that you would continue to bless them and help them to know You are near. In Your name we pray, Amen.

    RECESSIONAL

    End of the Wedding Ceremony.





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    CHRISTIAN CEREMONY SCRIPT WITH READING FROM GENESISTOP

    This is a nice short christian wedding ceremony script that includes a bible reading from Genesis.

    PROCESSIONAL

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

    INVOCATION

    Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the Holy Matrimony of and .

    BIBLE READING

    Reading: Genesis 29:18-20 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel. Laban said, better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. This is not be taken lightly. This is a vow to love unconditionally as in one flesh. To lift each other up spiritually and not lead each other into temptation.

    DECLARATION OF INTENT

    - repeat after me: I, , take you, , to be my lawfully wedded wife, my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

    : repeat after me I, , take you, , to be my lawfully wedded husband, my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

    VOWS & RINGS EXCHANGE

    Now if you have any personal vows or words you would like to exchange, now would be the time. The rings- place the ring half way one each finger than hold each others hands. The ring is a circle, that circle is a symbol of trust. That trust is not to be broken. For now you enter a covenant between husband, wife and the Lord, Almighty. You may now take the time to place the rings all the way down the finger.

    PRONOUNCEMENT

    By the power vested in me by the state of and American Marriage Ministries, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.

    It is my pleasure to present Mr. and Mrs. .

    RECESSIONAL

    End of the Wedding Ceremony.





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    SHORT CHRISTIAN CEREMONY SCRIPTTOP

    This is a short and sweet wedding ceremony script that references God as a witness to the union of the bride and groom.

    PROCESSIONAL

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

    INVOCATION

    We are gathered here today in the sight of God and these witnesses to unite and in the bonds of holy matrimony. If any one can show just cause why they may not be lawfully joined together, let them speak now or forever hold their peace. & , if it is your desire to take the vows which will legally unite you at this time, please respond, "It is."

    Couple: "It is."

    DECLARATION OF INTENT

    Do you, , take to be your lawfully wedded wife? From this day forward, to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do you part?

    : "I do."

    Do you, , take to be your lawfully wedded husband? From this day forward, to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do you part?

    : "I do."

    RINGS EXCHANGE

    , please take the ring you have selected for . As you place it on her finger, repeat after me: “With this ring, I thee wed."

    , please take the ring you have selected for . As you place it on his finger, repeat after me: “With this ring, I thee wed.”

    PRONOUNCEMENT

    In so much as the two of you have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company, by authority vested in me by the State of , I now pronounce you husband and wife. you may kiss your bride!'

    RECESSIONAL

    End of the Wedding Ceremony.





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