Short Marriage Wedding Ceremony

We are assembled here to celebrate the joining of ___________ and ___________ in the unity of marriage. There are no obligations on earth sweeter or more tender than those you are about to assume. There are no vows more solemn than those you are about to make. Optional: Who gives this woman in marriage?

Will you please face each other and join hands?

(Groom), will you take this woman to be your wedded wife? Will you love her, comfort her, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor her at all times and be faithful to her? (Answer: I will.)

(Bride), will you take this man to be your wedded husband? Will you love him, comfort him, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor him at all times and be faithful to him?

As you take these preliminary vows, (Groom) and (Bride), I would have you remember: To love is to come together from the pathways of our past and then move forward, hand in hand, along the uncharted roads of our future, ready to risk, to dream, and to dare.

If there is an exchanging of rings, kindly present them.

(Groom), please place the ring on ___________ finger and repeat after me:

I, (Groom), take you (Bride) to be my wife, to love and cherish from this day forward, and thereto pledge you my faith. With this ring, I thee wed.

(Bride), please place the ring on ____________ finger and repeat after me:

I, (Bride), take you (Groom) to be my wife, to love and cherish from this day forward, and thereto pledge you my faith. With this ring, I thee wed.

(Groom) and (Bride), inasmuch as you have consented together in the union of matrimony and have pledged your faith to each other in the presence of this company, now by the authority vested in me, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

YOU MAY KISS YOUR BRIDE!