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Interfaith Ceremony

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 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 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. And 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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