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Christian Wedding Ceremony

Christian Wedding Ceremony

 

Opening/Welcome (Wedding Officiant)

Procession

Officiant: ‘Who gives this bride away today?       Family member:  I/we do

Opening Prayer

Statement of Intentions:

(Groom)

_________do you take ________________ to be your wife?  Do you promise to love, honor, cherish, and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her forever more?  Response: I Do

(Bride)

_________ do you take ___________ to be your husband?  Do you promise to love, honor, cherish, and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto her forever more?  Response:  I Do

Vows: (Personal/ Traditional)

(Couple repeat after Wedding Officiant):  I______take you______ to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

Rings Ceremony:

I,__________ take you,__________ to be my wife/husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, in joy and sorrow, and I promise my love to you. And with this ring, I take you as my wife/husband, for all eternity.

(Bride) Repeats the above

Closing /Reflection on topic ‘Growing in Love’. (2-3 minutes)- Officiant

Closing Prayer

Pronouncement: (Officiant)

Today, you both have publicly stated your intentions, exchanged vows and rings, and pledged you love for each other. So, by the authority invested in me by the state of CA, I now pronounce you husband and wife

Groom:________ you may kiss your wife.

Introduction of Couple:   Now I would like to introduce to you publicly for the very first time, this happily married couple, Mr. and Mrs.____________