A Sample Wedding Ceremony Script

The wedding ceremony below is a basic ceremony based on the format described on the Wedding Ceremony Format page. You can use this ceremony as-is, or as a starting point to create your own ceremony. Additionally, as an AMM minister you can get a personalized ceremony script based on this format when you register you wedding.

Sample Wedding Ceremony Script


Procession

[Beginning of the Wedding Ceremony]

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."

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”

Vows and Rings Exchange

(Minister to the Audience)

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

Pronouncement

(Minister to the Audience)

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

Recession

[End of the Wedding Ceremony]

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