Sample Wedding Ceremony Script

You can use this basic ceremony as-is, or as a starting point when creating your own ceremony. There is no legal form for a wedding ceremony, but most ceremonies follow these established conventions.

1. Processional

Beginning of the ceremony

2. Invocation

Minister (to the reception)

Dearly Beloved and Honored Guests,

We are gathered together here to join

_____________________________________________

and

_____________________________________________

in the spiritual union of marriage.

This contract is not to be entered into lightly but thoughtfully and seriously, and with a deep realization of its obligations and responsibilities. Please remember that love, loyalty, and understanding are the foundations of a happy and enduring home.

3. Declaration of Intent

Minister (to the groom)

Do you

_____________________________________________

take this woman

_____________________________________________

to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto her for as long as you both shall live?

Groom (to the bride)

“I do”

Minister (to the bride)

Do you

_____________________________________________

take this man

_____________________________________________

to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto him for as long as you both shall live?

Bride (to the groom)

“I do”

4. Vows and Rings Exchange

Minister

_____________________________________________

and

_____________________________________________

will now exchange rings as a symbol of their love and commitment.

5. Pronouncement

Minister (to the reception)

By the authority vested in me by American Marriage Ministries and the State of ________________________ I now pronounce you husband and wife.

6. Recessional

End of the ceremony.