Personalized Wedding and Civil Union Ceremonies
Standard Wedding Ceremony
Welcome
Welcome! What a joy it is to celebrate the love of ___________and ____________, to share in this
ceremony of their commitment to each other in marriage. They are grateful you could be here with them
on this very special day.

Who gives this bride in marriage? (optional)
Prayer-optional
Let us begin by acknowledging the presence of God(or Source Energy, The Holy Spirit, whatever your
expression may be) and the love that draws us all together with a time of prayer.

Dear God,
In stillness and in trust we recognize your presence. We know your love drew these two together,
__________ and __________ that they may live the adventure of life as one. We also know that your
love drew each of us together so that we might add our love and blessings to this marriage. We affirm
that you are with us now as always guiding us, upholding us and blessing us with abundance of
Love,
health, and faith. Amen
Thoughts on Marriage
It is Divine love that has brought these two souls together in this adventure called life. ________ and
___________ are entering into this commitment fully aware of the purpose of marriage.

May we each take this occasion to remember there are no categories of love. The love that is real is the
love that lies at the heart of every relationship. This love does not change with form nor circumstance.
This relationship between __________ and  __________ creates the stage where love can be expressed.

And to you _________ and ___________ you are reminded that the purpose of marriage reminds you
to respond in love. To offer gentleness, to forgive, to nurture, and to support and encourage each other.
The commitment of sharing love with each other is an invitation to knowing you are a friend to one
another. Friends share their secrets hopes, their dreams and aspirations. Friends encourage each other to
explore and enjoy life.
Vows
_____________ and ___________ would like to publicly share a vow of commitment with each other in
your presence.

____________ do you choose ____________ as your wife? Do you pledge to share your life with her
openly, to tell the truth to her in love? Do you promise to honor and tenderly care for her, to cherish
and encourage her own fulfillment as an individual, and to love and respect her through all the changes of
your lives? If so, please answer, "I do".

____________ do you choose ____________ as your husband? Do you pledge to share your life with
him openly, to tell the truth to him in love? Do you promise to honor and tenderly care for him, to
cherish and encourage his own fulfillment as an individual, and to respect him through all the changes of
your lives? If so, please answer, "I do".
Blessings of the Rings
You have chosen to exchange rings as a symbol of your love. These rings come in the shape of a
circle-reminding you love is a continuous journey: there is no beginning and no end to love. The
substance from which these rings are made of symbolized purity-this is a new beginning in your life
with one another. Exchanging rings reminds you that you no longer live for your self-alone, but for each
other as well.
Please repeat after me
I ________________, join with you ______________, in marriage, as my partner in life. I commit to be
with you.....as your support, and friend....to love, respect and to cherish you throughout life's journey.
Wear this ring as a symbol of my love.

I _______________, join with you _______________, in marriage, as my partner in life. I commit to be
with you....as your support, and friend...to love, respect and to cherish you throughout life's journey.
Wear this ring as a symbol of my love.
Closing Prayer-optional
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Civil Ceremony
Ceremony
We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life's greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth
and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes to the words that shall unite ____________ and
____________ in marriage.

_________________ and  _________________, I would ask that you both remember to treat each other
 with respect, and remind yourself often of what brought you together today. Give the highest priority
to the tenderness, gentleness, and kindness that your marriage deserves. When frustration and difficulty
assail your marriage- as they do in most relationships at one time or  the other- focus on what still seems
to be right between you and not only on the part that seems wrong. This way, when clouds of trouble
hide the sun in your lives and you loose site of it for a moment, you can remember that the sun is still
there. And if each of you will take responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked
with abundance and delight.

________________, do you take ______________ to be your wife? Do you promise to love, honor,
cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her?

________________, do you take ______________ to be your husband? Do you promise to love, honor,
cherish and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto him?
Ring Symbolism
I, ___________ take you, _____________ as my wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health,
for richer and for poorer, in joy and in sorrow. I promise my love to you.

I, _______________ take you, _____________ as my husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in
health, for richer and for poorer, in joy and in sorrow.  I promise my love to you.
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Civil Union Ceremony
Welcome! What a joy it is to come together today to celebrate the love of ___________and
____________, to share in this ceremony of their commitment to each other as civil union partners.
They are grateful you could be here with them on this very special day.
Prayer-optional
Let us begin by acknowledging the presence of God(or Source Energy, The Holy Spirit, whatever your
expression may be) and the love that draws us all together with a time of prayer.

Dear God,
In stillness and in trust we recognize your presence. We know your Divine love drew these two
together, __________ and __________ that they may live the adventure of life as one. We also know
that your Divine love drew each of us together so that we might add our love and blessings to this Civil
Union partnership. We affirm that you are with us now as always guiding us, upholding us and blessing
us with abundance of
Love, health, and faith. Amen
Thoughts on Love
It is Divine love that has brought these two souls together in this adventure called life. ________ and
___________ are entering into this Civil Union commitment fully aware of its purpose.

May we each take this occasion to remember there are no categories of love. The love that is real is the
love that lies at the heart of every relationship. This love does not change with form nor circumstance.
This relationship between __________ and  __________ creates the stage where love can be expressed.

The purpose of this Civil Union commitment ceremony is to publicly acknowledge your love for one
another. As you make the public commitment may it remind you to respond to one another with love.
To offer gentleness, to live in the now moment, to forgive, to nurture, and to support and encourage each
other. The commitment of sharing love with each other is an invitation to knowing you are a friend to
each other. Friends share their secrets hopes, their dreams and aspirations. Friends encourage each other
to explore and enjoy life.
Vows
_____________ and ___________ would like to publicly share a vow of Civil Union commitment with
each other in your presence.

____________ do you choose ____________ as your Civil Union partner? Do you pledge to share your
life with her/him openly, to tell the truth to her/him in love? Do you promise to honor and tenderly care
for her/him, to cherish and encourage her/his own fulfillment as an individual, and to love and respect
her/him through all the changes of your lives? If so, please answer, "I do".

____________ do you choose ____________ as your Civil Union partner? Do you pledge to share your
life with her/him openly, to tell the truth to her/him in love? Do you promise to honor and tenderly care
for her/her, to cherish and encourage her/his own fulfillment as an individual, and to respect her/him
through all the changes of your lives? If so, please answer, "I do".
Blessings of the Rings
You have chosen to exchange rings as a symbol of your love. These rings come in the shape of a
circle-reminding you love is a continuous journey: there is no beginning and no end to love. The
substance from which these rings are made of symbolized purity-this is a new beginning in your life
with one another. Exchanging rings reminds you that you no longer live for your self-alone, but for each
other as well.
Please repeat after me
I ________________, join with you ______________, in this Civil Union, as my partner in life. I
commit to be with you.....as your support, and friend....to love, respect and to cherish you throughout
life's journey. Wear this ring as a symbol of my love.

I _______________, join with you _______________, in this Civil Union, as my partner in life. I
commit to be with you....as your support, and friend...to love, respect and to cherish you throughout
life's journey. Wear this ring as a symbol of my love.
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