Greeting: On behalf of the bride
and groom and myself we would like to welcome the friends and
family who have come here today to be a part of this joyuous occasion.
Introduction: The union of marriage
into which you both are now about to enter, is the closest unto
which two people can enter. It's founded upon mutual love and
affection. Marriage is God's institution intended for the happiness
and welfare of mankind. A union embodying such ideas is not to
be entered into lightly
Statement of Intention: Bride and Groom you
have invited us to witness the happiness you have found in each
other. Do you stand here to prepare to commit yourselves to
each other in love and matrimony? " We Do"
Vows: Groom, do you take Bride
to be your wedded wife, to share your life openly with her and
to strive to love, cherish and stand beside her, in times of celebration
and in times of difficulty, in times of joy and in times of sorrow?
" I Do"
( Repeat for Bride)
Ring Exchange: These rings are a circle, the
symbol of eternity. Like circles your rings have neither a beginning
or end, and are tokens of the growing relationship you have
come here to celebrate with family and friends.
(Bride and Groom repeat)
"With this ring I thee wed. And with it I bestow upon you,
the treasures of my heart, mind and soul."
By the power vested in me in the state of NY.
I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.