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Civil Wedding

Civil Wedding
(Mentions God)

 

Opening/Welcome (Wedding Officiant)

Procession

(Officiant) Are you both ready to publicly profess your vows before God, family, and friends?

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:

(Couple say their own vows)

Ring Ceremony:

(Officiant)- May theses rings remind you both of the vows that you have both made to each other.

And, may they also remind you both of the responsibilities that you carry in mutual love.

Please repeat after me:

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

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.___________.