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COMMITMENT CEREMONY

(If the congregation does not rise on theIR own)
PLEASE RISE TO HONOR THE BRIDE
YOU MAY BE SEATED

Dearly beloved, we have come here today to celebrate love. It is with thoughtfulness and a deep realization of their commitment to each other that _______________ and _______________ have chosen to stand before you to make this declaration of love and loyalty.

As we gather to share this most important moment in their lives, let us surround them with our love and best wishes for them, their wedding day and their journey in their new life together.

GIVING THE PARTNER(S) AWAY

Being assured that your love and your choice of each other as lifelong companions and that you have your families' blessings. I now ask...

Who brings this (WOMAN/MAN) _____________________ to be given into this union?

And, who brings this (WOMAN/MAN) to be given into this union?

WORDS OF WISDOM

_______________ and _______________, you have chosen to be married and this ceremony serves to symbolize the magic of two hearts joining as one. It represents two people in love. It speaks of passion and fire, of hearth and home, and creates a new light and space within which you both will live.

This light burns bright and hot much like a flame, and is imbued with a unique spirit which characterizes both of you, and when fused together shines twice as bright. May the eternal flame of your love continue to burn brightly for as long as you both shall live.

If so, please respond "I Do".

_______________ please repeat after me. I, _______________ take you _______________, to be my partner, to stand beside you always, in celebration and sadness, for richer, for poorer, to love and to cherish, for now and forevermore.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS

You have chosen to exchange rings as a sign of the promises you are making today.

From the beginning of time, the ring has symbolized many kinds of human relationships. Kings wore them to express their imperial authority while friends exchanged them as expressions of their good will.

Today however, the giving and receiving of rings symbolize your love for one another, which like the circle, knows no end.

Since it is your intention to enter into this union, join your hands, and declare your consent (before these witnesses) ...

_______________, do you have the ring?

Please place the ring on _______________, finger and repeat after me.

_______________, with this ring I wed you and pledge my faithful love. I take you to be my partner and promise to share my life with you, to speak the truth to you in love. I promise to honor and tenderly care for you forever.

_______________, do you have the ring?

Please place the ring on _______________, finger and repeat after me.

_______________, with this ring I wed you and pledge my faithful love. I take you to be my partner and promise to share my life with you, to speak the truth to you in love. I promise to honor and tenderly care for you forever.

This wedding ceremony is, by your intent, both a celebration of your love for each other and an exchange of commitments to each other. You two are a good pairing and complement each other. Your enjoyment of life together is more than it is when you are apart. With the love you have for each other, everything is possible.

Moreover, a marriage means that two people have come together. It says and shows that they love each other. There are four things that a marriage should have. They are skill, commitment, trust, and communication. That is the foundation of a successful partnership and this couple has those characteristics.

WILL YOU PLEASE TURN AND FACE ONE ANOTHER,
AND JOIN HANDS TO EXPRESS YOUR VOWS OF LOVE AND DEVOTION EACH TO THE OTHER.

A VOW TO KEEP

You are about to make promises to each other. These vows are beautiful words representing even more beautiful intentions. No other human ties are more tender. No other vows more important than those you are about to pledge. The miracle lies in the path you have chosen to take together, and the true magic of love is the ability to stay the course.

_______________, do you take this (WOMAN/MAN) to be your partner, to share your life openly with him, to love, honor and comfort him, in sickness and in health for all time?

If so, please respond "I Do".

_______________, please repeat after me. I, _______________, take you _______________ to be my partner, to stand beside you always, in celebration and sadness, for richer, for poorer, to love and to cherish, for now and forevermore.

_______________, do you take this (WOMAN/MAN) to be your partner, to share in his moments of glory and achievement, to marry your voice to his when it rings out with laughter and to comfort him when he is in pain, for as long as you both shall live?

Please take each other's hands so that you may see the gift that they are to you.

These are the hands of your best friend, strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it, support and encouragement to pursue your dreams, and comfort in difficult times. And lastly, these are the hands that even years from now will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just one touch.

SEALED WITH A KISS

May this day shine eternally in your lives. May you care for each other in all sadness. May you give cheer and strength to each other. May your life together be a source of inspiration to yourselves, your families, your friends, and to all whose lives you touch. You have expressed your love and commitment through the vows you have taken today and with the exchanging of rings. It now gives me great pleasure to pronounce you joined in this sacred union. Please share your happiness with each other now and kiss.

Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in congratulating the happy couple.