A Marriage Service for Children
(Resource Pack 78 ) KEY STAGE 1
VISUAL AID: The Marriage Pack: veil, rings, flowers, dresses and buttonholes.
At a recent school visit, some four/five year olds took part in a special Marriage service. They got dressed up, and Wedding Marches were played, and some really lovely photographs were taken by the teachers for their ‘Visiting a Church wall project. Here are the scripts which I used, in order to give the children a simple understanding of what takes place at such services.
(Music and in up the aisle. Groom/best man, parents, bridesmaids all in place)
Marriage is something very special: a gift from God.
If anyone knows a reason why these two people should not get married, (APART FROM THE FACT THEY ARE ONLY 4 YEARS OLD) please say so now!
N will you take N to be your wife and love her, and only her, always?
N will you take N to be your husband and love him, and only him, always?
Will everyone here see to it, that they do?
All: WE WILL!
(Now please join hands, and N say after me,)
I N take you N to be my wife
I N take you to be my husband
N I give you this ring as a sign of our never ending love.
All that I am I give you
All that I am I share with you
In the presence of God (IF THESE TWO WERE REALLY GETTING MARRIED) I would now say to them, that they are husband and wife… Let no-one split them up!
Congratulations. PRAYER (Music and out)