You're getting married! Now, which ceremony is right for you?

There are so many kinds of nuptial rites to choose from. Do you want traditional? Multi-cultural? Or short and sweet?

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Groom, are you ready to enter into this marriage with Bride, believing the love you share and your faith in each other will endure all things?” (“I am.”)

Bride, are you ready to enter into this marriage with Groom, believing the love you share and your faith in each other will endure all things?” (“I am.”)

Groom, do you take Bride to be your wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in holy matrimony? Do you promise to love her, to honor and cherish her, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health and to be to her in all things a good and faithful husband as long as you both shall live?” (“I do.”)

Bride, do you take Groom to be your wedded husband, to live together after God’s ordinance in holy matrimony? Do you promise to love him, to honor and cherish him, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health and to be to him in all things a good and faithful wife as long as you both shall live?” (“I do.”)

Then the preacher will likely have both Bride and Groom repeat:

I, Groom, take thee, Bride to be my wedded 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, till death do us part. According to God’s holy ordinance and thereto I pledge thee my faith.

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I, Bride, take thee, Groom, to be my wedded husband, 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, till death do us part. According to God’s holy ordinance and thereto I pledge thee my faith.

Father in heaven, You ordained marriage for your children and You gave us love. We present to You Groom and Bride, who come this day to be married. May the covenant of love they make be blessed with true devotion and spiritual commitment. We ask that You, God, will give them the ability to keep the covenant they have made. When selfishness shows itself, grant generosity; when mistrust is a temptation, give moral strength; when there is misunderstanding, give patience and gentleness; if suffering becomes a part of their lives, give them a strong faith and an abiding love. Amen.


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