TRADITIONAL CEREMONY  (ABBREVIATED  EXAMPLE FORMAT)


Opening Words/Gathering
The step which you are about to take is the most important into which human beings can come. It is a union of two people founded upon mutual respect and affection. Your lives will change, your responsibilities will increase, but your joy will be multiplied if you are sincere and earnest with your pledge to one another.

Welcome Guests>> (Samples will be offered to couple)

Words of Love and marriage >> (Samples will be offered to couple)

Other Optional inserts>> i.e Recognition of Mothers/parents/children/those who have passed on or Readers etc  

Declaration of Intent>> (Samples will be offered to couple)

Wedding Vows example #1 and #2 : (Samples will be offered to couple)
(GROOM or BRIDE), will you have this man/woman to be your wedded, to love , comfort , honor and keep him/her, and forsaking all others, keep you only unto her, for so long as you both shall live? If so say "I Do!"
OR
Take each other's hands and REPEAT after me:

I, _____(name)_____, take you, _____(name)_____, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, to love and to cherish, from this day forward.

RING VOWS: (Samples will be offered to couple)
EXAMPLE> "Please place the ring on the spouse's finger and repeat after me

>>>>>> Insert choice of ring vows>>>>>> ending with "With this ring, I thee wed or I honor you".
Officiant ending comment (Samples will be offered to couple)
Let these rings be given and received as a token of your affection, sincerity and fidelity to one another.

Officiants final comment (Samples will be offered to couple) 

Pronouncement (Samples will be offered to couple)
(Example) In as much as _____________ and _____________ have consented together in wedlock and have witnessed the same before this company, and pledged their vows to each other, by the authority vested in me by the State of Pennsylvania, I now pronounce you ............. (You may now kiss.).

Presenting the new wedded couple "____)