Ceremony Scripts

A basic ceremony includes the follow:

Processional

Welcome

Invocation

Declaration of Intent

Vows and Rings Exchange

Pronouncement

Recessional

The only script legally required is the Declaration of Intent and the Pronouncement, but even these can be changed within their wording.  All other sections can be removed, added, manipulated and customized to your individual requests.

Here is a minimal sample ceremony:

Processional

 

Entrance of Wedding Party

Welcome/Invocation


Dearly Beloved and Honored Guests, We are gathered together here to join (1) and (2) in the spiritual union of marriage.


This contract is not to be entered into lightly but thoughtfully and seriously, and with a deep realization of its obligations and responsibilities. Please remember that love, loyalty, and understanding are the foundations of a happy and enduring home.


Declaration of Intent


Do you (1) take (2) to be your lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto (him/her) for as long as you both shall live?


(1): “I do”


Do you (2) take (1) to be your lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto (her/him) for as long as you both shall live?


(2): “I do”


Vows Exchange, Ring Exchange, and Other Customs


(1) and (2) will now exchange rings as a symbol of their love and commitment.


Pronouncement


By the authority vested in me by American Marriage Ministries and the State of California,  I now pronounce you (husband and wife / married).

Recessional

Exit of Wedding Party

There are unlimited possibilities with your ceremony; this is just a basic layout and foundation to give you an idea of what a ceremony looks like.
 
Please feel free to browse additional ceremony samples which are organized according to the different packages I offer:
Seas the Day
Standard Non Religious Ceremony Script
Anchors Away
Template Ceremony Script
with the Option to Personalize
using Pre-written Selections
Tying the Knot
Personal and Custom Ceremonies
Written By Celebrant Kristin
Especially For You
 
I look forward to creating a ceremony that reflects you!

@2016 by Kristin Neese at Seaside Ceremonies