The Simple Wedding Ceremony:
This simple wedding ceremony is especially short and sweet. The entire reading takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish, which includes the vows and I do’s. It our favorite simple wedding ceremony reading. It is especially endearing because of the I Corinthians 13 the famous “Love Chapter” of the Bible. It is the definition of Love pure and simple. While the verse is not referred to in the reading, which allows for it to be used as a non-religious ceremony, too!
So, if you are looking for a simple wedding ceremony then you have found it. This is exactly why it is entitled a simple wedding ceremony. In fact, we perform hundreds of ceremonies every year and this is by far the favorite of our brides. It is a clear winner. PROCESSIONAL: Who gives this bride to be married? (Optional)
The Simple Wedding Ceremony Introduction:
Family & Friends, we have gathered here today with _____________________________ to give thanks for the gift of marriage and to share in the joy of their wedding, 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. Here are some wonderful words that truly defines the true meaning of love. 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; Love does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices with the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, Endures all things. Love never fails. _____________________we honor and rejoice with you now as we witness your vows to love each other and to come together as one into the blessed estate of marriage. The Simple Wedding Ceremony Expression of intent: Do you _______; take _______ as your wife, promising to tenderly care for her, to respect her individuality, to cherish her as she is, and to faithfully love her continually? Do you _______ take _______ to be your husband, promising to tenderly care for him, to respect his individuality, to cherish him as he is, and to faithfully love him continually?
The Simple Wedding Ceremony Exchange of vows:
(Or you can say your own vows.) I _______, take you _______ to be my wife, my partner & my one true love. I promise to laugh with you in times of happiness, And to strengthen you in times of need. Through the best and the worst, I will trust you, Honor you, and be faithful to you. Today I commit myself to you for the rest of my life. I _______, take you _______ to be my husband, my partner & my one true love. I promise to laugh with you in times of happiness, And to strengthen you in times of need. Through the best and the worst, I will trust you, Honor you, and be faithful to you. Today I commit myself to you for the rest of my life.
The Simple Wedding Ceremony Ring Exchange:
These rings are a symbols of eternity and the unbroken circle of love. Love freely given has no beginning and no end, no giver and no receiver for each is the giver and each is the receiver. Today you have chosen to exchange rings, as a sign of your love for each other and a seal of the promises you make this day. May we please have the rings? ___________ as you place this ring on her finger repeat after me. Groom recites: 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. Bride recites: 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. Optional: Unity Candle, Reading, Special Music, etc.
The Simple Wedding Ceremony Closing Remarks:
As you begin your marriage, here are a few words to encourage you: Remember being a bride and groom is only for a day but being a husband and wife is a life time commitment. Let your love be stronger than your anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend than to break. A marriage without compromise is guaranteed conflict. Believe the best of your beloved rather than the worst. Confide in your partner and ask for help when you need it. Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting Relationship. Give your spouse the same courtesies and kindness you bestow On your friends. Don’t forget to say “I love you” every day. May life grant you patience, tolerance and understanding. Wedding Prayer / Blessing Optional:
The Simple Wedding Ceremony 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
The Simple Wedding Ceremony Presentation of Couple:
Ladies and gentleman, I now present to you _____________________________________ RECESSIONAL: Can-A-Lope
Simple Wedding Ceremony