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All right, we definitely have coveredsomething old, a lot of new ((peepour last, everything is in fashion / new / what is fashionable in weddings RN)), and lately a lotsomething blue, but borrowed is not so obvious. Unless we're talking about wearing mom's or grandma's dress... or donating yours after the wedding. So I thought today was a good time to talk about wedding ceremonies. Because? As couples have been getting married for thousands of years and as weddings have recently become very personal, the basic structure/format of a wedding ceremony is essentially the same. So as you can imagine the wording will sound pretty familiar from one wedding to the next, it truly is the most shameless #borrowed thing there is.

In fact, my husband will be celebrating my sister and future brother-in-law's wedding next month, and he's been carefully considering what he's going to say on his big day for at least half a year. And for the past few months, he's spent whatever free time he has at night exploring sample scripts and finding verses and word choices that he feels fit his overall style and personality. That's where credit comes in, very hot. Because there is certainly nothing wrong with a little wedding plagiarism, at least it is somethingA practical marriagetell us!

Most couples who marry in a religious ceremony usually respect the religious leader's preferences and the typical traditions of their place of worship, but when it comes to secular/non-religious weddings, ceremonies can be a much bigger slate. In this case, it is up to the soon-to-be married and the elected officers to design the service flow strategy. Only the declaration of intent is essential/required(i.e. the formal "Yes, I will" and the legal endorsement that "Yes, I want to marry this person and yes, I am here voluntarily" and the statement, with the official confirming that the two are officially married. Everything else is an open book, waiting to be filled with as much or as little emotion as the couple desires. It's your day!

I'm in the process of helping my husbandget ready and get marriedmy sister and brother-in-law, I have put together some thoughts on what makes a bespoke wedding ceremony very special and successful (although don't get bogged down in words, the whole ceremony will be successful, you will be married - it's a success, no matter what). Basically, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May wedding ceremony might as well be viewed as a modern muse: it was multicultural, included current/modern vows (with a nod to equal couples in marriage), and music from an amazing gospel choir. .

And I've included a few sample scripts that you're welcome to incorporate into your own wedding anniversaries. Thewebsiteis fantastic for some formulaic hints and this is aGreat wedding script generator! Just enter the bride and groom's names, add personal details, proofread and print!

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Whether you and your partner decide to write your ceremony yourself or have your officiant write the script, it's important that you are on the same page. This ceremony is about you and your loved ones, so it must be your own way. My husband knows my sister and brother-in-law almost as well as I do, and he's hellbent on making sure the ceremony reflects them as a couple. Before he even started putting together a sample script, he made an appointment to sit down with the two and get a feel for what they wanted. Neither of us wanted to include religious elements (since my sister is Catholic and my brother-in-law is Jewish), they really just wanted a ceremony that reflected their own love story, included sweet and relatable vows, and who married them without much pomp and circumstance. Standing on one side with your registrar is crucial to the authenticity of the wedding and your overall well-being at the ceremony.

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Not every couple wants to exchange handwritten vows, and that's okay! Custom tuning is certainly not a substitute for more traditional tuning. That aside if you wantwrite your own vows, it is important that you and your fiancé spend enough time perfecting your prose. They make promises to each other, reminisce about the most epic and monumental moments of their relationship (as much as they're willing to share), and commit to spending a lifetime together, so their words should be studied sensibly. Know that your vows are truly for both of you, so you don't need to feel pressured to attract one of your guests. However, if you coordinate with your officiant, you should have a game plan for how much time to devote to each part of your ceremony, and together you will agree on an appropriate length of time for your vows exchange.

Programs have a purpose.

We repeat: Weddings have a fairly familiar format, from one to the other, in the sense that they all usually have a procession, greeting, readings or some sort of anecdote/speech/sermon, vows, exchange of rings, proclamation. , first kiss and recession. But aside from that, they can be as personalized and tailored as possible. For this reason, wedding programs aren't just for show, they serve a purpose, especially when the bride and groom are having a religious ceremony or one that might be extraordinarily unique. Giving guests something to look up to when they sit down for the ceremony goes a long way: 1) to make guests feel included in the day, and 2) to help them understand what happened during the wedding ceremony. I won't lie, I love the shows and I think they're the perfect place for couples to share messages with their guests and tell them anything that's especially important to them or their love story. Naturally,Creation of your own wedding websitecan help with that too!

Well, here are some sample wedding ceremony scripts to peruse! But before you jump in, just one really important thing to note...


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This is our number one piece of advice, especially when considering yoursbiggest budget killer.People who don't attend your ceremony (without a good reason, of course) don't deserve to celebrate with you. And yes it will happen. Trust us when we say this because there will be people who will notice that they are not there. And these good ones aren't really okay, they suck👎. The wedding ceremony is the most important part of your big day and the happy ending afterwards, so guests need to be there.for all.

If only there were a way to make it clear that you expect your guests to be present EVERY part of your wedding day, not just on the dance floor and at the open bar... I could do it; However, create your own custom invites (we have manyFREE printables) and add small FYIs... if you like.


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Officer: Please have a seat.

First of all I would like to start by welcoming everyone and thanking each and every one of you for being here on this very happy day. It is no coincidence that each of you are here today, and each of you have been invited to be here because you represent someone important in the individual and collective lives of NAME and NAME.

I really can't think of a better place than _________ ['paradise' for a destination wedding, 'this beautiful church' for a more religious event, etc.] for an occasion that I know is monumental for more than just the bride and groom is -a- to be, but for all of us fortunate enough to know and love them as individuals; but even more than perfect pairing.

The most remarkable moment in life is when you meet the person who makes you feel complete. The person who makes the world a beautiful and magical place. The person with whom you share such a special bond that transcends normal relationships and becomes something so pure and wonderful that you cannot imagine living another day of your life without them. For NAME that happened about 20 years ago when he met me and we became best friends [add a little humor if your officer is a friend]. But about X years ago he met NAME who is also wonderful. I know how much you care for and love these two, and I feel privileged to be here with all of you today as a witness of your lifelong commitment to love one another.

I think I've been fortunate enough to meet most of you here at some point today, but for those I haven't met, my name is [brief biographical info on how the officer knows the couple].

The Love Story.

Official: Well, NAME and NAME have asked me to keep this speech short, elegant and familiar and have kindly asked me to omit any stories unflattering to either of them. So I've had to change the stories about past affairs...drugs or alcohol...running into police encounters...but I'm comfortable saying, "I told you so." That's exactly what I said when I found out that NAME and NAME's relationship was getting really serious.

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As an outside viewer of their budding love, it was abundantly clear that the two are a perfect match because they complement each other so well. They balance each other out, and while each of them are great individuals on their own, they're even better together. And getting better together, as a team, as a unit and as partners, is what has been in the making for many years and ultimately drives us to be here today and to witness your commitment to one another in front of those you love most.

I wish I could tell you a single story about NAME and NAME that encapsulates their relationship and how they enrich each other's lives and the lives of each of us, but the truth is there is no single event that makes a good one Summary of what they mean to me, to others and to all of us. But what I do know is that they both care deeply and passionately about each other; they protect each other; they make themselves laugh and think beyond themselves; This time seems to magically fly by and slow down when they are together. They help each other in ways that are obvious and unnoticed, but always appreciated.

I also know that it's not just everyone you can communicate with with a glance, or remember each other's weirdest Lyft driver names, or be surprised with reservations at a restaurant you've been visiting for years keeping an eye, or to say, "I'm sorry. " " whenever warranted (... eventually). You do it for and with others.

But it's also my personal experiences with NAME and NAME that underscore the quality of their love. It doesn't matter if I'm with them personally or just in a weird texting group with them - when I'm dealing with NAME and NAME I always have fun. And I'm sure that's part of what makes them so special to each of us: how happy and content we feel when we're with them. And what I wish them on their wedding day is that their life together as a team is one of complete contentment; filled with those moments that we wish would never end and that continue to make us smile and laugh as they do each of us.

So without further ado...

The voices.

Dear and honored guests:

We are gathered here to unite NAME and NAME in the union of marriage.

This contract should not be taken lightly, but rather with thought and seriousness, and with a deep understanding of your duties and responsibilities.

The friends have prepared vows which they will read now.

[exchange vows]

Officer: And now:

NAME, do you accept NAME as your husband/wife?

Do you promise to love, honor, care for and protect him/her, abandoning everyone else and holding only to him/her forever?


And NAME, do you accept NAME as your husband/wife?

Do you promise to love, honor, care for and protect him/her, abandoning everyone else and holding only to him/her forever?


The Rings.

Officers: NAME and NAME will now exchange rings as a symbol of mutual love and connection. The rings are a precious metal; They also become valuable when you wear them. Your wedding rings are special; they enhance who you are. They mark the beginning of their long journey together. Your wedding ring is a circle, a symbol of love that never ends. It is the seal of the vows you have just made to love one another unendingly.

NAME, put the ring on NAME's left hand and repeat after me:

as a token of my love

["As a Token of My Love"]

that I chose you

[That I chose you"]

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Above all

["Above all"]

I got engaged to you with this ring.

["With this ring I will marry you."]

And NAME, put the ring on NAME's left hand and repeat after me:

as a token of my love

["As a Token of My Love"]

that I chose you

[That I chose you"]

Above all

["Above all"]

I got engaged to you with this ring.

["With this ring I will marry you."]

The good wishes.

Official: For your relationship to work, you need love. Keep going out together. Take time to show each other that your love and marriage will grow stronger with time.

It will take trust to know that in your heart you really want the best for others.

It will take dedication to stay open to each other and to learn and grow together.

Loyalty is needed to move forward together without knowing exactly what the future holds.

And it will take commitment to stay true to the journey you both promised today.

The Marriage Declaration / "The Kiss"

Officer: And now, by virtue of the power of attorney bestowed upon me by ________, it is my honor and my pleasure to declare you married. Get out there and live each day to the fullest. You can seal this statement with a kiss.


I am very pleased to introduce you to the NAMES bride and groom.

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Officers: Welcome, family, friends and loved ones. We gather here today to celebrate the marriage of NAME and NAME. You have come here to share this formal commitment you are making to one another, to offer your love and support to this association, and to allow NAME and NAME to begin their married life together, surrounded by the people they love and love the most are most important. Welcome to all who have traveled from near and far. NAME and NAME thank you for being here today and I ask for your blessings, encouragement and lifelong support in your decision to marry.

Definition of Marriage.

Official: Marriage is perhaps the greatest and most challenging adventure in human relationships. No ceremony can create your marriage; only you can do this through love and patience; through devotion and perseverance; talking and listening to each other, helping and supporting and believing in each other; through tenderness and laughter; Learn to forgive, learn to appreciate your differences, and learn to prioritize the important things and let go of the rest. What this ceremony can do is witness and validate the decision you are making to stay together as life partners and partners.

letter of intent.

Official: Do you, NAME, want to take this woman as your wife?

Friend: I will

Official: Do you, NAME, want to take this man to be your husband?

Girlfriend: I will


Officers: In the spirit of the importance of strong friendships in marriage, NAME and NAME asked two friends to read selections about the love that speaks to them most. FIRST READING, then SECOND READING.

community support.

Officiant: Two lovers do not live in isolation. Their love is a source of strength with which they can nourish not only each other but also the world around them. And in return, we, their community of friends and family, have a responsibility to this couple. With our unwavering care, respect, and love, we can support your marriage and the new family you are starting today.

Officer: Everyone please stand up. Will you, who are here today, enfold NAME and NAME in love, offer them the joys of their friendship, and support them in their marriage?

All: We will

Officer: You may sit down.


Official: We have reached the point in your ceremony where you will exchange your vows. But before you do that, I ask you to remember that love rooted in faith, trust and acceptance will be the foundation of a deeper and lasting relationship. There are no bonds more delicate, no vows holier than what you make now. If you are able to keep the vows you are making here today, not because of any religious or civil law, but because of a desire to love and be loved by another person fully and unconditionally, then your will Live joy and have the home in it that you will live. The foundation will be a place where both will find the direction of their growth, freedom and responsibility. Now please read the vows you wrote for each other.

Girlfriend and boyfriend: I NAME/NAME, I take you, NAME/NAME, to be my husband/wife, my constant friend and companion and love. I will work to create a bond of honesty, respect and trust; One that withstands the tides of time and change and grows with us. I promise to honor and respect you for all you are and will be, and to be proud of who we are, both individually and collectively. I promise to challenge you and accept challenges from you. I will join you and our community in an ongoing struggle to create a world we all want to live in, where love and friendship in all their forms are recognized and celebrated. Our home will be a sanctuary and respite for ourselves and those we love. Above all, I will give you my love freely and unconditionally. I promise you that with all my heart, for every day of our lives.

Officer: May I have the rings, please?

Please repeat after me: I give you this ring as a daily reminder of my love for you.

Officiant: By the power of your love and commitment and the power that has been given to me, I now pronounce you husband and wife! You can kiss!

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Officer: Hello. NAME, NAME and I would like to welcome you all to this beautiful day. It is thanks to you all, thanks to this strong community, that the relationship between [NAME] and [NAME] has only grown stronger and has led them to this moment. Thanks for being here, now let's get started.

[NAME] and [NAME] what you have accomplished here today is no small feat. Their journey began long before they sent out the invites, chose this beautiful place, or even decided to spend the rest of their lives together.

Their journey began the moment they met. You've taken the time to learn what makes the other person smile, what makes them laugh, and how best to support them when life isn't that easy. They welcomed each other's families, communities, and lifelong friends and brought them together with warmth and enthusiasm. You have built a new village with your love and have worked every day to support that village as it changes and grows.

Marriages bring difficult days, but also good ones. This day is a reminder of what your love has already achieved and the incredible possibilities you can continue to achieve and exceed in the many, many years ahead.


Officer: During today's reading, [NAME] asked her cousin to recite an original poem to honor her vow.

(read to continue)


Officers: [NAME] and [NAME], please shake hands and repeat after me:

Couple: [NAME], I swear to you/ I will dedicate my life from this day on/ to fill our days with beauty and laughter/ I will celebrate your spirit and all your achievements/ I will work to inspire you / and to be here to remind you of your beauty and your strength. / I take you today as my partner / my confidant / my other half / and I will love you for the rest of my life.

(The officiant turns to the other partner and repeats the vows)

Officers: [NAME] and [NAME], are you partners as husband and wife/husband and husband/wife and wife from this day forward? Please call a "We do!"

(The couple says "We do!")

Official: And do you promise everyone here that you will support this couple, remind them of their vows and be a role model for love and family? Please call a "We do!"

(crowd says "We do!")


Officers: [NAME] and [NAME] chose these rings to represent the unbreakable cycle of life and love. Place them on each other's ring fingers and repeat after me.

Couple: I give you this ring / to commemorate this day / when we swear before our closest community / that our love can overcome all / that our love unites, inspires and celebrates / and will continue to do so for the rest of our lives.

Officers: [NAME] and [NAME], it is with such joy that I now send you out into the world to spread the beautiful light that you share with those around you. By the power conferred upon me, I now, for the first time, declare you married. Kiss and celebrate now!


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What does an officiant say at a wedding script? ›

Do you [Name], take this [woman/man/person] to be your lawfully wedded [husband/wife], to live together in matrimony, to love [her/him/them], comfort [her/him/them], honor and keep [her/him/them], in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, to have and to hold, from this day forward, as long as you both shall live ...

What are the best opening words and introduction of a wedding ceremony? ›

“Welcome to the most important day in the lives of [NAME] and [NAME].” “Today, promises have become permanent and friends have become family.” “Today is a celebration and we are here to celebrate with [NAME] and [NAME].” “Thank you for joining us today on such a wonderful occasion.”

How do you write a wedding ceremony script? ›

How to Write a Perfect Wedding Ceremony Script?
  1. Outline the Rituals. Every wedding has some sets of rituals. ...
  2. Start Early. ...
  3. Talk to Your Marriage Officiant. ...
  4. Write Your Vows Early. ...
  5. Structure Your Day. ...
  6. Help Your Attendees Connect. ...
  7. Involve the Guests. ...
  8. Read to Someone Before Finalizing.
Sep 23, 2021

What needs to be said during a wedding ceremony? ›

Exchange of Vows

Notary asks the man, "(his name), do you take this woman to be your wife, to live together in (holy) matrimony, to love her, to honor her, to comfort her, and to keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?" Man answers, "I do."

What does an officiant usually say? ›

These can include words of welcome, passages about marriage, sharing your love story and giving your guests instructions for after the ceremony.

What does the officiant say before I do? ›

The only things that are must-haves/requirements are the declaration of intent (i.e. the formal “I dos” and legal acknowledgement that 'yes, I want to marry this person, and yes, I'm here by choice” and the pronouncement, whereby the officiant confirms the two are officially married.

How do you start a wedding speech example? ›

"Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. As (name's friend/relative), I'm delighted to welcome you all here tonight." "Thank you so much, (name), for such a wonderful introduction. I only hope I can live up to your kind words!"

What is a short opening prayer for wedding? ›

Gracious God, our hearts are filled with great happiness on this the wedding day of NAME and NAME. They come before you, pledging their lives and their hearts to one another. Grant that they may be ever true and loving, living together in such a way as to never bring heartbreak into their marriage.

What do you say when opening a ceremony? ›

Start with something like this: “Good morning/afternoon/evening. Thank you to each and every one of you for being here with us today. We are pleased to be able to welcome those of you that have been with us for years now as well as those of you who are new to the (group/community/association/etc.).”

What does the officiant say at a wedding before the vows? ›

Officiant: We are gathered here today to witness the sacred union of ________ and ________. We stand here to honor and celebrate the love shared between these two people, as they come together to start their new life with a solemn vow, surrounded by their closest family and friends.

How do you introduce yourself as an officiant? ›

The audience will want to know who you are and why you're up there. So, start by introducing yourself—briefly—and explain why you were chosen or how you know the couple. Then, share those two or three specific stories you brainstormed or crowd-sourced. And lastly, zoom out.

How do you write a good officiant speech? ›

Dos and Don'ts
  1. Do include an endearing short story about the bride and/or groom. ...
  2. Don't tell embarrassing stories about the bride or groom. ...
  3. Do write a unique introduction. ...
  4. Don't go into too much detail. ...
  5. Do type up a nice copy of your speech for the couple to keep afterward.
Jul 15, 2020

What should you not say in a wedding vow? ›

9 Things You Should Never Include in Your Wedding Vows
  • #1: Do Not Include Gross Words… ...
  • #2: Do Not Mention Exes. ...
  • #3: Do Not Joke Too Much. ...
  • #4: Do Not Highlight Your Partner's Weaknesses or Vulnerabilities. ...
  • #5: Do Not Talk About Sex. ...
  • #6: Do Not Mention Your Divorce. ...
  • #7: Do Not Include Random Quotes.
Aug 17, 2020

Do you still say I do if you write your own vows? ›

Wedding vows can be recited in three different ways. If you and your partner write your own vows, you will be speaking directly to one another. Laura: “I, Laura, take thee, Susan.” Your third option to declare, “I do,” to your officiant who recites vows in a question-answer format.

What do you say at the end of a wedding ceremony? ›

Most wedding pronouncements end with the line, “You may now kiss the bride!” If that gives you the icks (and we totally get why it might), you don't have to include it. You can remove the line altogether or change it to: You may seal your promise/union/marriage with a kiss.

Does the officiant say anything before the processional? ›

Normally there is a separate piece of music for the Bride's processional, and the officiant will usually say “If everyone will please rise,” in order to invite your guests to stand.

How long should a wedding officiant script be? ›

It's then the officiant's job to get the bride and groom ready for their journey ahead. This message can be anywhere from 5-15 minutes, depending on the stories they tell and wisdom they inspire.

How long should a wedding ceremony script be? ›

The perfect length for a typical wedding ceremony is anywhere between 20 and 30 minutes. This is good enough to cover the most important elements, including readings, welcome remarks, exchange of vows, and the final pronouncement.

Do I introduce myself as the wedding officiant? ›

Introduce Yourself As the Wedding Officiant.

Your introduction is your first opportunity to set the tone for your wedding officiant speech, so it's important to make it count.

Who speaks first at a wedding ceremony? ›

Traditionally the father of the bride is the first to speak in the wedding speech order, especially if he, as one of the bride's parents, has provided money toward the wedding. The father of the bride: Welcomes the guests and thanks them for coming to and participating in the wedding day.

Who puts the ring on first in a wedding? ›

Traditionally, the groom goes first in the exchange of rings. Although most couples choose to follow tradition, there's no rule that says you can't switch things up. If one of you is more comfortable than the other in front of an audience, then you might want that person to go first, so the other will be less nervous.

How do you make a short and sweet wedding speech? ›

If you're wondering how to write a wedding speech, here are a few “Do's” to keep in mind.
  1. Start planning early.
  2. Introduce yourself and how you know the bride and groom.
  3. Thanks to hosts, guests, and wedding party; congratulate the couple.
  4. Make it personal.
  5. Think of 3 traits with 3 stories.
  6. Talk about the couple.
Nov 29, 2020

What do you say in a short wedding speech? ›

To the bride and groom, may I wish you health, may I wish you happiness, may I wish you wealth – and everything else you could wish for.” “May your love always be added. May it never be subtracted. May your household multiply and may your hearts never be divided!”

What is the most important speech at a wedding? ›

1. The Father of the Bride or Parents of the Bride. The father of the bride speech is often one of the most special and tear-jerking speeches at the wedding reception—and it's usually the first toast given. The father of the bride will typically start off by welcoming guests and thanking them for coming.

What is a simple and beautiful prayer? ›

Simple prayer of thanks

We thank you for your goodness, your mercy and your grace. Help us to carry these wonderful gifts in our own hearts and lives. May we minster these to all the world. Amen.

What is a wedding prayer examples? ›

Wedding Prayer

Heavenly Father, grant I pray that (husband) and (wife) may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant them both with faith and trust. Give them the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony. May they always bear with one another's weaknesses and grow from each others strengths.

What is the best opening prayer? ›

Dear God, we give thanks to you, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for another beautiful day with our loved ones. As we conduct our day, you are forever in our hearts and thoughts. We ask for your love, guidance, and protection in everything we do. Please watch over those who mean the most to us.

What is a good sentence for the word ceremony? ›

There will be a ceremony honoring the town's veterans next week. With great ceremony, the children presented each of the visitors with a gift. He told them abruptly and without ceremony that they would have to leave.

What is an example of an opening remarks? ›

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening, Thank you to each and every one of you for being here with us today. We are very pleased to be able to welcome those of you that have been with us for a long time now as well as those who are new to the (group/community/association etc.)

What should I say in opening speech? ›

15 Ways to Start a Speech + Bonus Tips
  • 1) Thank the Organizers and Audience. ...
  • 2) Start With a Positive Statement. ...
  • 3) Compliment the Audience. ...
  • 4) Start Your Speech By Referring to Current Events. ...
  • 5) Refer to a Historical Event. ...
  • 6) Refer to a Well Known Person. ...
  • 7) Refer to a Recent Conversation. ...
  • 8) Make a Shocking Statement.

How do you introduce yourself in a script? ›

Personal commercial template
  1. Greeting: Hello, my name is (name). ...
  2. Goal: I am looking for (internship/full-time position) at (employer name).
  3. Interest/passion: I am interested in (interests related to the company/industry).
  4. Strengths: I have many skills to contribute including (strengths) and (skills).

What is the most formal way to introduce yourself? ›

Phrases to use when introducing yourself professionally
  • “Hi, my name is __, and I'm a [job title] at [company]”
  • “Let me introduce myself, I'm…”
  • “Nice to meet you, my name is…”
  • “I don't think we've met before — I'm…”
Dec 8, 2022

What is a polite way to introduce yourself? ›

If the introduction is formal, say "Hello, I'm [first name][last name]." If it's informal, just use your first name. Immediately after you've stated your name, ask for the other person's name by saying, "What's your name?" in a pleasant tone.

What are some unique wedding vows? ›

You're my life's joy. You're my delicate rose. You're my life jacket when I feel like I'm drowning. You're my absolute favorite and greatest gift I've ever received.

How do you not cry when reading your vows? ›

5 Tricks to Keep from Crying Throughout Your Entire Ceremony
  1. Practice Reciting Your Vows. ...
  2. Do a First Look. ...
  3. Think About Your Makeup. ...
  4. Reconsider the Music. ...
  5. Keep Your Vows Lighthearted.
Apr 12, 2020

What are the best wedding vows? ›

  • “I promise to love you and always be by your side, through all of the ups and downs.”
  • “I vow to always be faithful, and always be your best friend, no matter what the future might bring.”
  • “I promise to always root for you, cheer you on, and be your biggest fan.”
  • “I promise to love and support you.”

How do you end your own wedding vows? ›

Say thank you

With your personal wedding vows you also have the chance to say: “Thank you!” You can express how grateful you are for having each other and for the qualities that you love in one another: I take you to be my husband. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world today, to be marrying my best friend.

Do you have to repeat vows or just say I do? ›

Depending upon your personal preference, you may opt to either repeat vows after your officiant, or write and speak your own vows. There is no right or wrong way to proclaim your commitment to your partner.

What happens if you don't write your own vows? ›

There are no rules when it comes to vow writing. If you cannot decide whether or not to write your own, consider doing both! You can pick and choose to write some aspects, while still pulling some points from traditional options.

What is it called when the bride and groom leave the reception? ›

A “Formal Exit” takes place at the end of the reception.

Traditionally, after the last song of the reception is played, guests usher the bride & groom off on their honeymoon. Since it is typically at night, sparklers, glow sticks, lanterns, and even fireworks are popular options to make this exit more formal & grand!

What is the closing wedding prayer? ›

Closing Prayer

Our Father, we come here today asking for your blessing upon these two lives and this home being established. We are thankful for the love we see here and even more for the love we feel from You. May we never take this love for granted. We pray that Your love will be a shield for (Groom) and (Bride).

How do you end a wedding last minute? ›

If something comes up last minute, like a serious emergency or illness, give the couple a phone call to let them know you'll no longer be able to make it. If you can't get a hold of them, follow-up with an email or reach out to someone else who can relay the message.

How does an officiant introduce themselves? ›

The audience will want to know who you are and why you're up there. So, start by introducing yourself—briefly—and explain why you were chosen or how you know the couple. Then, share those two or three specific stories you brainstormed or crowd-sourced. And lastly, zoom out.

What does the officiant say at the end of a wedding? ›

Most wedding pronouncements end with the line, “You may now kiss the bride!” If that gives you the icks (and we totally get why it might), you don't have to include it. You can remove the line altogether or change it to: You may seal your promise/union/marriage with a kiss.

What does the officiant say at a non religious wedding? ›

Welcome to the family and friends' speech

Acknowledge all of the wedding couple's family and friends. Let them know how important their presence is. Honour deceased family members and remember absent loved ones (optional). We have gathered today to unite the couple in marriage.

Do you say I do before or after the rings? ›

Here's how it usually works: The wedding vows are exchanged first. The vows are the promises of love and devotion you and your partner make to each other, surrounded by friends, family and loved ones. The exchange of wedding rings comes after you've each said your vows.

What is a simple opening wedding prayer? ›

Gracious God, our hearts are filled with great happiness on this the wedding day of NAME and NAME. They come before you, pledging their lives and their hearts to one another. Grant that they may be ever true and loving, living together in such a way as to never bring heartbreak into their marriage.

What are closing words for wedding? ›

In closing: Groom and Bride as the two of you have joined this marriage uniting as husband and wife, and as you this day affirm your faith and love for one another, I would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special and unique individuals, that you respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one ...

How do I make my wedding not boring? ›

11 Ways to Make Sure Your Wedding Isn't Boring
  1. Make introductions at the rehearsal. ...
  2. Stick to the schedule. ...
  3. Don't let guests go hungry. ...
  4. Plan an exit strategy. ...
  5. Consider your venue. ...
  6. Work your seating chart. ...
  7. Put a time limit on toasts. ...
  8. Bring in the entertainment.

How do I start an officiant speech? ›

Wedding ceremony speeches by officiants begin with a love story about the couple. You may also read a funny poem that makes meaning to the couple. Talk about love, commitment, and faithfulness. Say lines on commitment and ask them to repeat after you.

Who gives the bride away wording? ›

And so, when Bride and – say, her dad – got to the front, the person presiding over the wedding would ask, “Who gives this woman (the bride) to this man (the groom) today?” Or something to that effect. And Dad would answer. “I do.”

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