There have been many stories explaining the breaking of the glass. For those of us here today, it serves to remind us of several very important aspects of a marriage.
BRIDE and GROOM and everyone else should consider
The shattered glass also reminds us how fragile life and love can be. That sometimes a single thoughtless act, breach of trust, or marital misstep can damage a marriage in ways that are very difficult to undo, just as it would be difficult to undo the breaking of the glass.
It serves as a reminder of the sanctity of marriage, and that the love of BRIDE and GROOM should last for as long as it would take to make the glass perfectly whole again. It also symbolizes the transforming experience that marriage creates, leaving BRIDE and GROOM forever changed.
In a moment, GROOM will break the glass signifying the end of the ceremony and the time for celebration.
GROOM and BRIDE, in so much as the two of
Congratulations... You may kiss your Bride!