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Wedding - Standard / Elopement (As Is / No Changes)

#1  CIVIL (Love)

We have come together today to share in the joy of [BRIDE] and [GROOM]‘s love for each other. It is this day they take a giant step of courage, commitment, communication, understanding, and growth. When a commitment this strong is made by two people, the force of that commitment, of that love, of that courage touches all of us so that our lives are changed and we share a part of that love.  Love is the reason why a day was chosen by you both to begin your lives together and love is the reason why you both will give with all your hearts for the good of each other.  Love is the reason that together you will become one. One in hope, one in believing in life, and one in sharing the coming years. Every day you live, learn how to receive love with as much understanding as you give.  Find things within yourself, and then, you can share them with each other. Have an open heart and sincere mind. Be constant and consistent with your love. All that we deeply love becomes a part of us.

Do you [BRIDE] take [GROOM] to be your wedded husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and health, for better or worse, and forsaking all others be faithful to him so long as you both shall live.    I DO

Do you [GROOM] take [BRIDE] to be your wedded wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and health, for better or worse, and forsaking all others be faithful to her so long as you both shall live. .     I DO 

What tokens of love and respect do you offer each other this day?   RINGS

The ring is a continuous circle. Unbroken, precious metal, It represents two hearts joined in eternal love. The ring by its shape is a symbol of the undying love that exists between you. Let it be a sign to the world of the love and devotion that you both have for one another.

[GROOM]/[BRIDE], Please place the ring on [BRIDE]/[GROOM]'s finger and repeat after me:

NAME], as a sign from my heart, accept this ring and know that I have chosen you above all others to share my life with.

There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for each other has grown. May the love that you have found grow in meaning and strength until its beauty is shown in a common devotion to all that is compassionate and life giving. May the flow of your love touch and bless us all with its grace and courage.

And now by the authority granted to me by The State of Ohio, I now pronounce that you are Husband and Wife, forever. 


#2 CHRISTIAN ( With God )

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God. And in the face of this company. To join together this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony which is an honorable estate, instituted of God, and therefore not to be entered into lightly or unadvisedly, but reverently, discreetly, and in the love of God. Into this holy estate, these two persons present come now to be joined in marriage.

[BRIDE], will you have this man to by thy wedded husband, to live together according to God’s command, in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, and forsaking all other’s, keep only to him for as long as you both shall live?     I DO

[GROOM], will you have this woman to by thy wedded wife, to live together according to God’s command, in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all other’s, keep only to her for as long as you both shall live?      I DO

What tokens of love and respect do you offer each other this day?      RINGS

Bless Oh Lord these rings, that each who gives it, and each who wear’s it, may abide in thy peace, and continue in thy favor. Those, whom God has joined together, let no man separate.

[GROOM]/[BRIDE],, please take the ring and place it on [BRIDE]/[GROOM]'s finger and repeat after me: 

With this ring I thee wed. I marry you and bind my life to yours. It is a symbol of my eternal love, My everlasting friendship, and the promise of all my tomorrows.

Today, you are embarking on a new journey.  This is a journey no two have traveled before; it is unique to you.  It is up to you to make the most of your life together.  Dream big dreams, love like there’s no tomorrow and become the best people you know how to be.

May you be blessed by God.  May you be touched by angels.  May your hearts stay full, your spirits stay connected, and may you love long and happily in one another’s arms.

For as much as [BRIDE] and [GROOM] have consented together in holy wedlock. Have witnessed that same before God and this company. And hereto, have given and pledged their troth, each to the other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving rings, and by joining hands, I pronounce that they are Husband and Wife, forever.