The Family Lock Ceremony

These padlocks represent the dedication and courage necessary for securing a strong and loving family. I invite you all to now attach your locks to the chain which is an unbreakable symbol of unity and strength.

(Mother, Father or bride and groom and all named children) have united in love and trust for a common purpose for what forever will be whole and complete.

Please take the keys and secure your locks to the chain. As your hearts, bodies, and minds are joined together in a bond that constitutes the sanctity of family, these locks demonstrate that you are forever joined in a lifelong promise to respect, support and love one another.

At this time, I ask you to dispose of the keys to represent that this bond will never be broken.

(If this is on the beach, all may walk to the water and throw the keys in.)