At the beginning of the ceremony, I talk a little about marriage. These are some samples that I use. If these are not what you would like used in your ceremony. let me know and I can look for something else.
“Friends and Family of __________ and _________, welcome and thank you for being here on this important day. We are gathered together to celebrate the very special love between ________ and _______, by joining them in marriage. All of us need and desire to love and to be loved.
And the highest form of love between two people is within a monogamous, committed relationship. __________ and _________, your marriage today is the public and legal joining of your souls that have already been united as one in your hearts.
Marriage will allow you a new environment to share your lives together, standing together to face life and the world, hand-in-hand. Marriage is going to expand you as individuals, define you as a couple, and deepen your love for one another. To be successful, you will need strength, courage, patience and a really good sense of humour.
So, let your marriage be a time of waking each morning and falling in love with each other all over again.”
“We are here on this magnificent and beautiful day to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments — we are all present to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love — and to publicly witness the creation of an outward marriage bond that ________ and __________ have already been creating inwardly.
Their love and intention has created this marriage and we are gathered here today to join in the celebration and acknowledgment of that bonding.”