Welcome and thank you all for coming to the event and marriage of the year.
As you all know (bride and groom) are very special people with fantastic individual special tastes. This ceremony is going to be no different, it will be sincere, just as their love for each other is also sincere.
(Bride and groom) have been together now for a few years and had exciting times together. They have also experienced family life and today this is more than just a wedding ceremony, this is also a joining together of (bride and groom) and (children's names), as a family.
When one looks at this family one sees the energy and the love for each and everyone. So I ask (bride and groom) to join hands and exchange their vows between each other.
(Groom) will you take (bride) as your wife, will you continue to love her and only her? The love you have is special and the love you have for (Children's names) is also special. Will you take (bride) and promise to care for her as your own?
Will you promise also to bring breakfast in bed to (bride) as often as you can? Response: I will.
(Bride) will you take (groom) as your husband, will you continue to love him and only him? The love you have is special and the love you have for (Children's names) is also special.
Will you promise also to bring breakfast in bed to (groom) as often as you can? Response: I will.
I now declare you married and announce you as man and wife.
Short and sweet
We have come together to unite the two of you in marriage.
Do you Bill take Tammy to be your wife, to love, honor, comfort, and cherish from this day forth?
Answer: I do.
Do you Tammy take Bill to be your husband, to love honor, comfort and cherish from this day forth?
Answer: I do.
Tammy, with this ring I thee wed.
Bill, with this ring I thee wed.
Please face each other and take each other’s hands, so that you may see the gift that they are to you. These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.
These are the hands that will work along side yours as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will give you support and encouragement to chase down your dreams.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
These are the hands that will lift your chin and brush your cheek as they raise your face to look into eyes that are filled with overwhelming love for you.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.