Non Denominational Ceremony For Your Wedding 1
Procession: Who gives this woman to be married? (Optional)
Opening Prayer: (Optional)
Dearly Beloved, we are assembled here in the presence of God and this company of loved ones and friends, to join ___________________________________________________ in the bonds of holy matrimony. The scriptures clearly challenges us with the sacredness of the marriage relationship. This is set forth with the example of deepest devotion, Christ’s love for His Church. The Master himself shared the joys of the marriage feast in Galilee, where He also performed His first miracle, changing water into wine. Marriage is a way of life, given by God, so that the husband and wife may provide each other companionship, help, comfort, joy and most of all love.
I Cor 13 is the love chapter in God’s word and it very beautifully guides us how we can express our love to each other. Love is patient and kind; Love is not jealous or boastful; Love is not arrogant or rude; Love does not insist on its own way; It does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices when right is done. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, Endures all things. This love is designed by God for your marriage to never fail.
___________________ learning to love each other and living together will be one of your greatest challenges of marriage. Marriage, therefore, is not to be entered into lightly, and the Lord said we are to hold it in high honor at all times. Genesis 2: Says, God created man and said it is not good that he live alone. So God created woman from mans rib and brought her to him. The man said, this is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman for she was taken out of man. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Proclaiming Your Intention To Be Married:
Do you ________ take ________ to be your wife, to live together in marriage; will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in health and in sickness, in prosperity and in adversity; and forsaking all others, to be faithful to her, so long as you both shall live?? Do you _________ take _______ to be your husband, to live together in marriage; will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in health and in sickness, in prosperity and in adversity; and forsaking all others, to be faithful to her, so long as you both shall live?? __________ and _________ will now exchange their vows: I promise to always stand by your side as your partner, your love and your best friend. I give you all my trust and all my tomorrows. I will always cherish you and I promise my love for you is forever
The Wedding Ring Exchange:
The wedding rings (the unbroken circle) are symbols of eternity. The gold is symbolic of that which is pure and the diamonds are symbolic of what is permanent and incorruptible. _____________________these rings represent your commitment to love each other continually. Marriage is the greatest covenant relationship we can have besides our relationship to the lord. “I encourage you today let your home be your castle. ___________ you have found your queen, _____________ you have found your king, now live well, laugh often and love much.
Today you have chosen to exchange rings, as a sign of the love you have for each other and to seal all these wonderful promises you are making here today. ____________ as you place this ring on her finger repeat after me. May this ring forever be a symbol of my growing love for you. Please wear it as a sign to the world that you are my wife. With this ring I thee wed. ____________ as you place this ring on his finger repeat after me. May this ring forever be a symbol of my growing love for you. Please wear it as a sign to the world that you are my husband. With this ring I thee wed.
Ephesians 5:22-28 Speaks of Gods order for marriage. Husbands are to love their wives as Christ loves His Church and gave himself for it; so should men love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself. For no man ever hates his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it even as the Lord His Church. Wives should learn to yield and adapt themselves to their husband, as unto the Lord. Prayer For Marital Blessing:
Have A Great Honeymoon And Have A Wonderful Life Together Pronouncement: And now as you enter the greatest journey of your life: In as much as you all have agreed to enter the marriage relationship, having exchanged vows with sincere and devoted hearts, and have given and received rings as tokens of your love, it is now my honor and privilege to pronounce you husband and wife.
YOU MAY NOW KISS YOUR BRIDE Ladies and gentleman, I now present to you Mr. And Mrs. ___________________________________ Recession: Non Denominational Ceremony