Bridal Party: Parents: Maids and Men
Enter the Bride
“Dearly Beloved; We are gathered her, in the presence of God and of this
company, that Groom and Bride may be united in holy
matrimony. We are here to celebrate and share in glorious act that God
is about to perform – the act by which He converts their love for one
another into the holy and sacred estate of marriage.
This relationship is an honorable and sacred one,
established by our Creator for the welfare and happiness of mankind, and
approved by the Apostle Paul as honorable among all men. It is designed
to unite two sympathies and hopes into one; and it rests upon the
mutual confidence and devotion of husband and wife.
May it be in extreme thoughtfulness and reverence,
and in dependence upon divine guidance, that you enter now into this holy
of the Bride
“Being assured that your love and your choice of each other as lifelong
companions are in God’s will and that you have your families’ blessings.
I now ask. Who gives this woman to be married to this man?”
“I do.” (Bride’s father places her hand in Grooms hand and is seated
Declaration of Intention
“The apostle Paul compared the relationship between husband and wife to
that between Christ and the church. Marriage is a decision of two
individuals to share the same type of pure, Christian love described by
Corinthian 13:4-8 explains,
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. Love
“This kind of love enriches each part of life and
marriage enriches love. Two lives shared with this kind of love can hold
more fulfillment and happiness than either life alone.”
“Groom, are you ready to enter into this marriage
with Bride, believing the love you share and your faith in each other will
endure all things?”
Minister “Bride, are you ready to enter into this
marriage with Groom, believing the love you share and your faith in each
other will endure all things?”
“Groom, do you take Bride to be your wedded wife, to live together after
God’s ordinance in holy matrimony? Do you promise to love her, to honor
and cherish her, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to
be to her in all things a good and faithful husband as long as you both
“Bride, do you take Groom to be your wedded husband, to live together
after God’s ordinance in holy matrimony? Do you promise to love him, to
honor and cherish him, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health,
and to be to him in all things a good and Faithful with as long as you
both shall live?”
After me but speak to Bride
Groom, take thee, Bride, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, from
this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer in
sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.
According to God’s holy ordinance, and thereto I pledge thee my faith.”
After me but speak to Groom
“I, Bride, take
thee, Groom, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day
forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer in sickness and in
health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. According to God’s
holy ordinance, and thereto I pledge thee my faith.”
“Father in heaven, You ordained marriage for your children, and You gave
us love. We present to You Groom and Bride, who come this day to be
married. May the covenant of love they make be blessed with true devotion
and spiritual commitment.
We ask that You, God, will give them the ability
to keep the covenant they have made. When selfishness shows itself,
grant generosity; when mistrust is a temptation, give moral strength; when
there is misunderstanding, give patience and gentleness; if suffering
becomes a part of their lives, give them a strong faith and an abiding
Blessing and Exchange of Rings
May I have the rings please?
The wedding ring is the outward and visible sign
of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two loyal hearts in
endless love. It is a seal of the vows Groom and Bride have made to one
Our loving God, we ask your blessing upon these rings, that they may
constant symbols of the unending love which binds Groom and Bride
together. As a bond, and a pledge, let these rings encircle their fingers
as their love does their hearts. With love we say, Amen.
Groom, repeat after me…but speak to Bride
Bride, I give you this ring in celebration of our
marriage, as a pledge of my love and faithfulness. I promise
to you my love, friendship and support through our years together.
Bride, repeat after me…but speak to Bride
Groom, I give you this ring in celebration of our
marriage, as a pledge of my love and faithfulness. I promise to you my
love, friendship and support through our years
Ceremony of the Sand
Groom, Bride, as a
symbol of your union, we take the sands of your lives, each gain being an
event, a memory, well executed plan and or disappointments of your past.
These vases represent you as and individual before today, I ask you now to
fill your hearts desires by blending the sands of your lives together, as
the grains spill and scatter and mingle among each other so do they unite
as you do today. As you have mixed the grains of your past, so do you
build a united future. Just as the sands have endured the tests of time
and nature and proven stronger so now do you face your future, and because
you are together – so are you stronger.
Just as it is
impossible to separate the sands you have just united, so is it impossible
to separate the two of you completely anymore.
The Lord’s Prayer (trespasses version)
Groom, Bride, may you always mirror love in each other’s eyes.
May you rise together on wings of acceptance, and
recognize the divinity with each other. Honor, respect, nurture the dreams
and wishes that your creative souls contemplate. Be ever mindful of God
working through you, that in time will guide you to reveal your true
nature. May you remain positive in times of adversity, and in these times
realize, and grow together. Know that your relationship is based on
complete love and acceptance: use this as a model for your relationship
both within and against the invading outside world. remember to look to
the Lord and this will continue to deepen your understanding of love
through your years together.
Ending Marriage Prayer:
Our loving Father, we know that you are the
witness of every marriage and the sealer of every spiritual union.
We give thanks knowing that it is your love and light that fill the hearts
and minds of Groom and Bride. They have pledged their love and vowed
their commitment to one another, on this their wedding day.
Grant that they may be true and loving to each
other, living in such a way as to bring peace and joy into their lives and
to family and friends, who support them with your love and concern
throughout their life together. May you continually rejoice with them,
just as you do this day. Bless this their wedding day and may they always
be aware of your abiding love throughout their life together.
We ask these things in Jesus Christ, Our Lord;
Groom, Bride, you have declared your commitment to
each other before your family and God. It gives me the greatest of
pleasure to pronounce you husband and wife.
Groom, you may kiss your
it is with the greatest of pleasure I get to
introduce to you for the very first time in public as husband and wife
Mr. And Mrs. Groom and Bride .