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Your Wedding Service

Entrance

A song of your choosing is played to welcome the bridal party.

Welcome / Statement of Intention

The priest outlines to all present that the basis of marriage is love.

The Reading / Poem

A reading from the bible and another reading such as a poem can be chosen if wished.

The Wedding

N, will you give yourself to NN, to be her husband, to live with her according to God’s word? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and protect her, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her so long as you both shall live? I will.
The partner responds in reciprocal.
Families and friends, you are witnesses to these vows. Will you do everything in your power to uphold N and NN in their marriage? We will.
I, N, in the presence of God, take you, NN, to be my wife: to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, so long as we both shall live. All this I vow and promise.
The partner responds in reciprocal.
The rings are blessed.
N,I give you this ring as a symbol of our marriage. With all that I am, and all that I have I honour you; in the name of God. Amen
NN,I receive this ring as a symbol of your love and faithfulness to the end of our days. May God enable us to grow in love together.
The partner responds in reciprocal.
Hands are joined and wrapped with the priests stole.
Before God and in the presence of us all, N and NN have joined
hands and made their solemn vows, promising life-long faithfulness to each other. In the name of God, I declare them to be husband and wife. What God has joined together, let no one separate.
A blessing is said upon the couple.
The couple are pronounced married and invited to kiss one another.
The Register is Signed. During which an appropriate song is played.

Prayer / Blessing

A final prayer and blessing is given, the congregation stand, the couple are introduced as husband and wife, and everyone applauds to welcome the new couple. A song of your choosing is played to leave the church.