INTERFAITH CEREMONY VOWS

 

OPENING

“Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today in the sight of God, to celebrate one of life's greatest moments."

“Marriage is an honorable estate, created by God, and signifying unto us the mystical union between a couple.”

“Who is it that brings this woman to this man?”

"Her Mother and I or Her Family and I!”

“_____ and _____ , only love will maintain a marriage. Mankind did not create love, love is created by God. Love is freely given and freely accepted, just as God's love of us is unconditional and free.”

Vows

“ _____ do you take _____ to be your Wife? Do you promise to love, honor, and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only to her?” ("I do")

“_____ do you take _____ to be your Husband? Do you promise to love, honor, and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only to him?” ("I do")

“ _____ repeat after me. I, _____ take you _______ to be my wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you forevermore. “

“ _____ repeat after me. I, _____take you _______ to be my Husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you forevermore.”

1st Corinthians 13

“A marriage ceremony represents one of life's greatest commitments, but also is a declaration of love. I wish to read to you what Paul wrote of love in a letter to the Corinthians.”

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Ring Exchange

“Wedding rings are an outward and visible sign of an inward spiritual grace, signifying to all the uniting of this man and this woman in marriage.”

" _____ Place the ring on _____ finger and to repeat after me, I give you this ring, as a token and pledge, of my constant faith and abiding love."

" _____ Place the ring on _____ finger and to repeat after me, "I give you this ring as a token and pledge of my constant faith and abiding love."

Charge The Couple

“ _____ and _____ , as the two of you come into this marriage uniting as husband and wife, and as you this day affirm your faith and love for one another, I would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special and unique individuals, that you respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one another.”

Wine Ceremony

"Now, _____ and _____ will share the wine from this goblet. This wine is dedicated to their joy and serenity and to all of those who have come to celebrate with them."

(_____ and _____ Take a sip of the wine.)

"As you have now sipped from the goblet of wine, so may you in your married life bring many occasions to celebrate and take comfort and happiness from the cup of life."

Pronouncement

“ _____ and _____ in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows, the giving of these rings and the joining of your hands, I now declare you to be husband and wife."

“Congratulations, you may kiss your bride.I present to you Mr. and Mrs. _________".

Breaking of the Glass

"There are several reasons why the groom breaks the wine goblet at the end of the wedding ceremony. It is said that it signifies that the marriage will last longer than it would take to put the pieces back together. And it ushers in the outbreak of merriment so, for this reason, after _________________ shatters this glass let's all exclaim Mazel Tov, which means: good luck!"

(_____shatters glass. Everyone exclaims Mazel Tov!)

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CEREMONY VOW ADDITIONS

UNITY SAND

"The Unity Sand Ceremony is a nice addition to any beach wedding ceremony. It is perfect for the couple or a family."

"You may bring your own unity sand set, and colored sand if you like."

"This sand represents the days of your life before today, as the sands are joined together so shall the day so of your life be joined."

"The Unity Sand Ceremony is a great way to include children in your beach wedding ceremony. "

BLESSING STONES

" At the end of the ceremony we will gather all your wedding guest to the shore line for the Blessing Stone Ceremony."

" Each guest will recieve there own personal blessing stone. At the count of three you and your guest will throw the stone in the ocean and may a wish or prayer for your new marriage."

"Be careful of your aim and be sure to watch out for swimmers and beach goers."

TIE THE KNOT

"Test your nautical skills with Tie The Knot ceremony addition."

"You will be given two pieces of rope and form a Wedding Knot, the stronger the Knot the stronger your marriage will be."

THE HAND CEREMONY

"You will joins hands each with one palm up, and the officiant reads."

"These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.... these are the hands of your sole mate and friend."

READINGS AND POEMS

"There are so many beautiful wedding readings that it may be difficult to choose your favorite."

"Art of a Good Marriage, Apache Wedding Blessing, Irish Wedding Blessing, 1st Corithians, Treat Each Other With Respect and others make a great addition to your ceremony."

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