The Wedding Ceremony Essay

Option 1: We have come here today to celebrate a special love. (name) and (name) have chosen you, those special and important to them, to witness and celebrate this love as they come together as husband and wife. Option 2:We are gathered here, not to witness the beginning of what will be, but rather what already is. We celebrate with (name) & (name) the wondrous and joyful occurrence that has already taken place in their lives, and the commitment they make today.

Option 3:We are gathered here today to encourage, celebrate, and support the covenant these two people are going to make and to share in the joy that (name) & (name) experience as they pledge their love and commitment to each other. Introduction/Definition of Commitment: Option 1:Marriage is the essence of relationships. It challenges us to be of one accord without abandoning the truth of our individuality. It challenges us to recognize ourselves in one another. It is a great adventure into the depths of caring, affection, trust, and understanding.

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As with all relationships, marriage is an endless presentation of choices about how we want to be with one another. Each choice presents an opportunity for more unity. Choose into that unity every chance you get. Option 2:You are making a mutual commitment to love each other in an atmosphere of care, consideration, and respect. You are partners in life, working together to bring out the best in each other, and for each other, and striving to be the most you can. This ceremony marks the moment when this relationship you have been creating gains a new, richer meaning.

Option 3:Your shared experiences have brought you together and forged this bond of love. From this day onward you will come closer together than ever before. May you always be able to talk things over, to confide in each other, to laugh with each other, and to enjoy life together. May your marriage be a place in which you share your joys so that they may be multiplied and your pain so that it may be divided. May your marriage bring you a lifetime of happiness and a home of warmth and understanding. Option 4:A wedding is a wonderful occasion, filled with hopes and dreams.

We are here to recognize and witness that and the decision of (name) & (name) to journey forward in their lives together. Option 5:Marriage is the promise between two people who love each other, who trust each other, who honor one another as individuals in that togetherness, and who wish to spend the rest of their lives with each other. It enables the two separate souls to share their desires, longings, dreams, joys and sorrows, and to help each other through all uncertainties of life. Intentions: Option 1:Since it is your intention to marry, join your right hands and declare your consent.

Do you take (name) to be your lawful wedded wife/husband, to have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, as long as you both shall live? I do. Option 2:(Name), will you take (name), to be your lawful wedded wife/husband? Will you love, comfort, honor and protect her/him; forsaking all others, to be faithful to her/him until death do you part? I will. Vows: (repeated after officiate) Option 1:(name), today I give myself to you as your wife/husband. I promise to encourage and inspire you.

I promise to laugh with you, to comfort you in times of sorrow or struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when life gets tough; to share each other’s dreams, hopes, and fears. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life. Option 2:(name), Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again. I look forward with great joy to spending the rest of my life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all life has in store for us. I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.

Option 3:I, (name), take you; (name), to be my partner in life. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. I will trust you and honor you. I will love you faithfully through the best and the worst of times. Whatever may come, I will always be there for you. As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life. Introduction of Rings: Option 1:The wedding ring symbolizes unity, a circle unbroken, without beginning or end. Today (name) & (name) exchange these rings as confirmation of their vows to join their lives together and to create a life that is complete and unbroken.

Option 2:This ring, which has no beginning and no end, symbolizes the love and trust between you that will never cease. May its presence on your hand remind you of your love for each other. Exchange of Rings: (repeated after officiate) Option 1:I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow. May it encircle your finger always, as my love will your heart. Option 2:With this ring, I thee wed. Option 3:I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. Closing: Option 1:Until now, (name) & (name) have spent each moment of their lives as separate individuals. But from this moment on, it shall be shared and spent as one.

By the power vested in me by the State of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife. (name), you may now kiss your bride. Option 2:(name) & (name), our best wishes and our love goes with you from this day forward. Remember that love is stronger than your conflicts and bigger than life’s challenges. It is to love that you must always return. By the power vested in me by the State of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife. (name) you may now kiss your bride. Option 3:You have given and pledged yourselves to each other, and have declared your everlasting love by exchanging of rings.

Your vows may have been spoken in minutes, but your promises to each other will last a lifetime. As they have pledged themselves to each other, I may now pronounce them husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride. Option 4:(name) & (name), having witnessed your vows for marriage and all who are assembled here, by the authority vested in me by the State of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride. Optional Presentation: Option 1:May I now present Mr. & Mrs. (names) Option 2:It is my pleasure to introduce to you for the first time Mr. & Mrs. (names)