Greg and Stacy's Wedding Ceremony Script. Super-short, and Stacy got to break a glass too! The Indianapolis Arts Center
When Stacy and Greg called me they were looking for the right wedding officiant for them. Greg is Jewish, so it was given they were going to at least step on a glass and shout Mazel Tov! What made this wedding ceremony script a little different was Stacy wanted to step on a glass too! I love Jewish fusion weddings and always look forward to them but when they said all they really wanted was to break 2 glasses, I was in! I knew I wanted to officiate their wedding just for the experience! It was a very fun afternoon at the Indianapolis Arts Center.
This wedding ceremony script is a great example of how saying the right words during your wedding ceremony is more important that how long or traditional it is.
Announce an Unplugged Ceremony
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Stacy and Greg's Wedding! I ask that you silence your phones and refrain from taking pictures during the wedding. There are professional photographers here to catch all the important moments. They will be happy to share those pictures with you when they are done. Thank you! Let’s begin.
Stacy and Greg, you have known each other from when you first met at Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, to this point of commitment. On a January afternoon last year, you decided to marry. From that moment of “yes” to this moment of “yes,” indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. You agreed to start your family, bringing two lovely dogs, Indy and Lincoln, into your home. You started to plant roots, buying a home together in Indianapolis.
All those conversations you had during long car trips, walks around the block, and dinners at Twenty Tap -- all those sentences that began with "When we're married" and continued with "I will and you will and we will" - those late night talks that included "someday and somehow and maybe"- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, "You know all those things we've promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word."
Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, caretaker, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another. Now, you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between us. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife.
Declaration of Intent
Greg, from this day onward, do you choose Stacy to be your wife, your best friend and your only love? To live together, play together and laugh together, to work by her side and dream in her arms; to fill her heart and feed her soul: To always seek out the best in her; Always love her with all your heart, until the end of your forever? If so, say I do!
Stacy, from this day onward, do you choose Greg to be your husband, your best friend and your only love? To live together, play together and laugh together, to work by his side and dream in his arms; to fill his heart and feed his soul: To always seek out the best in him; Always love him with all your heart, until the end of your forever? If so, say I do!
Please repeat after me:
Greg, please repeat after me: Stacy, it is clear to me now that everything in my life has led me to you - I think back on all my choices and consider even the bad ones blessed, because if I had done even one thing differently, I might have never met you and become your best friend and husband.
Stacy, please repeat after me: Greg, it is clear to me now that everything in my life has led me to you - I think back on all my choices and consider even the bad ones blessed, because if I had done even one thing differently, I might have never met you and become your best friend and wife.
Greg as you place the ring on Stacy’s finger, please repeat after me:
I Greg, take thee Stacy, to be my wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer, or for poorer, in joy and sorrow, and I promise my love to you. With this ring, I take you as my Wife for as long as we both shall live.
Stacy, as you place the ring on Greg’s finger, please repeat after me:
I Stacy, take thee Greg, to be my husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer, or for poorer, in joy and sorrow, and I promise my love to you. With this ring, I take you as my Husband for as long as we both shall live.
You came here today to affirm your love for one another and formally acknowledge that which your hearts already knew, that your lives are meant to be shared as one, that you are stronger together than you are apart, and that, for all your days yet to come, you wish to share together all life’s joys and challenges, committed one to the other.
Breaking of the Glass
And now, drawing on the Jewish tradition, Stacy and Greg well each shatter glass to conclude our ceremony. In doing so, we are reminded that love, like glass, is fragile and must be protected. While there are many interpretations of what it means to break the glass, but it can be distilled to a simple wish for the bride and groom: “May your marriage last as long as it would take to repair this glass.”
So now, I’m going to pronounce you married and after I do, you will step on your glasses. I invite everyone here to shout Mazel Tov!
I now pronounce you husband and wife! You may kiss the bride!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Greg and Stacy are Married!
As a wedding officiant, I want every couple to the the wedding ceremony they want. Since I started giving couples tools to create their own ceremonies I haven't performed the same ceremony twice. Here are some of the ceremonies.
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LaKieta And Josh's Wedding Ceremony Script. Wood Burning Unity Ceremony. Falls Park Gazebo, Pendleton, IN.