A Super Simple Wedding Ceremony Script! (Non-Religious)
Note: This ceremony script works best if you have known the couple for some time. For example, you are a relative, or friend of the couple. However, with a little creativity, it could easily be adjusted to fit a different situation!
Note 2: This ceremony is couple-focused. That means, I speak directly to the couple, about their relationship. I do address anyone else in attendance. This works great for elopements and micro-ceremonies. This could, again, be adjusted as needed.
Note 3: This ceremony requires couples to write their own vows. If they prefer more traditional vows, I would suggest you Google it.
Officiant ( “O” ):
We’re here! We’re doing this!
I’ve had the actual honor of knowing both of you since almost the beginning of your relationship and if I’ve learned anything from watching your relationship grow it’s this:
when you find the person that is perfect for you, then you never stop working on yourself so you can be the perfect person for them.
I have seen you two put this relationship at the forefront of your lives, over and over again. You always make a point to prioritize each other. You always make sure you are the best version of yourself, so you can be the best for each other.
Marriage is a bold step into an unknown future. It is risking who we are for the sake of who we can be.
In marriage, two lives are intimately shared; and the blending of the two must not make either any less. But Rather, marriage, and this relationship, serves to enhance the individuality of each partner. I believe that the two of you embody that.
We know that marriage is more than just a ceremony, and we know this ceremony isn’t magic. It will not create a relationship that does not already exist. marriage occurs in your hearts. It grows out of loving, caring, and sharing yourselves with each other.
This ceremony is really only a symbol of how far you both have come together, and a symbol of the promise that you are making to each other to continue to grow together, be a source of support for each other, and love each other.
O: ________ and _________, today you not only marry the right person, you also commit to being the right partner. The one with whom the other can stand, and face the world.
***HAVE THEM TAKE HANDS IF THEY HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY***
O: So, _________, do you take _________ to be your lawfully wedded partner? Do you promise to love and cherish them, care for them, and put them before all others?
Partner 1: “I do.”
O: And _________, do you take _________ to be your lawfully wedded partner? Do you promise to love and cherish them, care for them, and put them before all others?
Partner 2: “I do.”
O: and with that, I’d like to invite you each to read the vows you have written for one another.
**pause for the vows!**
O: This day is a reminder of what your love has already accomplished, and the amazing possibilities of what it can continue to accomplish, and overcome, in the many, many years ahead of you.
O: We are now going to exchange rings as an outward expression of your love and commitment to one another.
Your wedding rings are special, they serve as a reminder that whatever may happen, you have love. They enhance who you are, and they mark the beginning of your long and beautiful journey together.
So _________, please place the ring on ________’s left hand and repeat after me:
O: As a sign of my love
P1: “As a sign of my love”
O: and that I have chosen you above all else
P1: “and that I have chosen you above all else“
O: with this ring, I marry you.
P1: “with this ring, I marry you.”
And __________, please place the ring on _________’s left hand and repeat after me:
O: As a sign of my love,
P2: “As a sign of my love,”
O: and that I have chosen you above all else,
P2: “and that I have chosen you above all else,”
O: with this ring, I marry you.
P2: “with this ring, I marry you.”
O: My wish you for on your wedding day is that your lifetime together as a team, is one of complete happiness and joy; full of those moments that you wish would never end, and that you continue to make one another smile and laugh, for the rest of your lives.
So now, by the power vested in me by The Holy Internet (or where your got your vestment from!), it is my highest honor, and absolute joy, to declare you married!
You may seal this ceremony with a kiss!
and that’s it!
This ceremony script takes only about 10-15 minutes, but that can depend on the personalized vows. You could easily incorporate more traditional vows if your couple preferred that.
It’s simple, sweet, and highlights this couples incredibly special day!