Civil Ceremony

This may be asked to the one walking down the aisle with their loved one:  Who presents this person to marry?

Response: Our family does

Opening Remarks:

Weddings are happy occasion – a time when families and friends come together to share the joy and happiness of two people who have chosen to spend their lives together.

Weddings are also a time for celebration – and today we celebrate the love that is shared between two very special people, __________ and ____________.

Marriage is a relationship where two people in love with each other pledge to share their lives together and become as one.

This type of relationship is one of the highest, most important, and most enduring of all human ties.

No one promises that marriage will be easy or that everything will always go smoothly in the marriage relationship.  However, a couple who has a deep love and commitment to each other can work through the hard times that do come if they have a loving, forgiving and open spirit when troubles threaten.

_____ do you take ________ to be your _____?

_____ do you take ________ to be your _____?


I _____, take you _____ to be my  _________, from this day forward.
I promise to love you
And to cherish you
And to be faithful to you
As long as we both shall live.

May I have the rings please:

Repeat after me:
With this ring, I thee wed.

And now, by the authority vested in me by the state of ____________ , I pronounce you _________ and ________!

You may kiss

Couple may be introduced

Sample Dialogue