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A funny wedding ceremony script can turn your day into one that is so unforgettable. Yet the problem lies in creating the perfect funny wedding script without resorting to dark humor. The regular traditional and religious wedding script has a skeleton that serves as guidelines. But for the funny script, it gets creative from the wedding officiant speech, and down to close. So, for your simple wedding ceremony of all types, see below funny wedding script ideas.

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Funny Marriage Ceremony Script For Traditional Wedding

Welcome

Officiant: Everyone please sit.
First, I’d like to begin by welcoming everyone and thanking every one of you for being here on this happiest of days. It’s no accident that each of you is here today, and each of you was invited to be here because you represent someone important in the individual and collective lives of NAME and NAME.
I truly can’t think of a better venue than _________
[“paradise” for a destination wedding, “this beautiful church” for a more religious affair, etc.] for an occasion that I know is not only monumental for the wedded couple to be but for all of us who are lucky to know and love them as individuals; but even more so as a perfect pairing.

The most remarkable moment in life is when you meet the person who makes you feel complete. The person who makes the world a beautiful and magical place. The person with whom you share a bond so special that it transcends normal relationships and becomes something so pure and so wonderful, that you can’t imagine spending another day of your life without them. For NAME, that happened about 20 years ago when s/he met me and we became best friends [add some humor if your officiant is a friend]. But about X years ago s/he met NAME, who is pretty wonderful, too. I know how deeply these two care for and love one another, and I feel privileged to be here today among all of you as a witness of their commitment to a lifetime of love for one another.

I think I’ve had the good fortune to meet most of you here today at some point or another, but for those of you whom I haven’t met, my name is [short biographical info about how the officiant knows the couple].”

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The Love Story

Officiant: Now, NAME and NAME have asked that I keep this speech short, classy, and family-friendly, and politely asked me to leave out stories that are unflattering to either of them. So I’ve had to redline stories about previous flings…drugs or alcohol…encounters with the police…but I do feel comfortable saying, “I told you so.” This is exactly what I said when I learned that NAME and NAME’s relationship was becoming truly serious.

As a third-party spectator to their developing love, it was extremely clear that the two of them represent a perfect pairing because each of them complements the other so well. They balance one another, and while each of them is a tremendous individual on their own, together they are even better. And being better together, as a team, a unit, and partners in crime, is what has been many years in the making and ultimately leads us to be here today, witnessing their commitment to one another in front of those they love most.

I wish I could tell you a single story about NAME and NAME that summarizes their relationship and how they enrich each other’s lives, and the lives of each of us, but the truth is there isn’t one single event that is a good encapsulation of what they mean to me, to each other and all of us. But what I do know is that both of them care deeply and passionately for each other; they protect each other; they make each other laugh and think outside themselves; that time magically seems to both fly and slow down when they’re together. They help each other in ways that are obvious and unnoticed but always appreciated.

I also know that it’s not just anyone with whom you can have communication with simply a look, or remember the weirdest names of each other’s lift drivers, or surprise each other with reservations at a restaurant you’ve been eyeing for years, or say “I’m sorry” every time it’s warranted (…eventually). They do that for and with each other.

But it’s also my personal experiences with NAME and NAME that highlight the quality of their love. It doesn’t matter if I’m with them in person, or simply in a bizarre group text with them—when I’m engaging with NAME and NAME, I am always enjoying myself. And I am certain that that’s part of what makes them so special to each of us: how happy and contented we feel when we are with them. And what I wish for them on their wedding day is that their life together as a team is one of complete contentment; full of those moments that they wish would never end, and that they continue to make one another smile and laugh as they make each of us do.”

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The Vows

“Dearly beloved and honored guests:
We are gathered together here to join NAME and NAME in the union of marriage.
This contract is not to be entered into lightly, but thoughtfully and seriously, and with a deep realization of its obligations and responsibilities.
The grooms/brides/bride and groom have each prepared vows that they will read now.”

[Exchanging of vows]

Officiant: And now:
NAME, do you take NAME to be your husband/wife?
Do you promise to love, honor, cherish, and protect him/her, forsaking all others, and holding only unto him/her forevermore?

[“I do.”]
And NAME, do you take NAME to be your husband/wife?
Do you promise to love, honor, cherish, and protect him/her, forsaking all others, and holding only unto him/her forevermore?

[“I do.”]

The Rings

Officiant: NAME and NAME will now exchange rings as a symbol of love and commitment to each other. Rings are a precious metal; they are also made precious by you wearing them. Your wedding rings are special; they enhance who you are. They mark the beginning of your long journey together. Your wedding ring is a circle—a symbol of love never-ending. It is the seal of the vows you have just taken to love each other without end.
NAME, please place the ring on NAME’s left hand and repeat after me:

As a sign of my love

That I have chosen you

Above all else

With this ring, I thee wed.

And NAME, please place the ring on NAME’s left hand and repeat after me:

As a sign of my love

That I have chosen you

Above all else

With this ring, I thee wed.”

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The Good Wishes

Officiant: To make your relationship work will take love. Continue to date each other. Take time to show each other that your love and marriage grow stronger with time.
It will take trust to know that in your hearts, you truly want what is best for each other.
It will take dedication to stay open to one another—and to learn and grow together.
It will take loyalty to go forward together, without knowing exactly what the future brings.
And it will take commitment to hold true to the journey you have both pledged today.”

The Declaration of Marriage / The Kiss

Officiant: And now by the power vested in me by _______________, it is my honor and delight to declare you married. Go forth and live each day to the fullest. You may seal this declaration with a kiss.
I am so pleased to present the newlyweds, NAMES.”

The twist to a traditional wedding ceremony script is the infusion of humor that’s decent and relatable. The traditional wedding ceremony script template is well maintained. But also laced with decent humor. Such a comedic wedding ceremony script calms the nerves of guests and lightens the atmosphere. This is a wedding ceremony script that has been for ages, but with a twist. You could make the vows or ring exchange wording funny.

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Wedding Ceremony Script For A Non-Religious Ceremony

Opening

“We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, the joining of two hearts. In this ceremony today we will witness the joining GROOM/BRIDE and GROOM/BRIDE in marriage.
Today we have come together to witness the joining of these two lives. For them, out of the routine of ordinary life, the extraordinary has happened. They met each other, fell in love, and are finalizing it with their wedding today. Romance is fun, but true love is something far more and it is their desire to love each other for life and that is what we are celebrating here today.
But today is also a celebration for the rest of us, for it is a pleasure for us to see the love in bloom, and to participate in the union of two people so delightfully suited to one another. And to have a couple of cocktails in the process.
So let’s get on with it already!”

Words of Wisdom

“A good marriage must be created.
In marriage, the “little” things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say, “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is standing together and facing the world.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person — it is being the right partner”

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Vows

“Face each other and hold hands (repeat after me)
I, GROOM/BRIDE take you GROOM/BRIDE to be my husband/wife, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
I will trust you and honor you
I will laugh with you and cry with you.
I will love you faithfully
Through the best and the worst,
Through the difficult and the easy.
Whatever may come I will always be there.
As I have given you my hand to hold
So I give you my life to keep

GROOM/BRIDE AND GROOM/BRIDE I would ask that you always treat yourself and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together today.

Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness, and kindness that your marriage deserves. When frustration and difficulty assail your marriage – as they do to every relationship at one time or another – focus on what still seems right between you, not only the part that seems wrong.
This way, when clouds of trouble hide the sun in your lives and you lose sight of it for a moment, you can remember that the sun is still there. And if each of you will take responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and happiness.”

I Do’s

“GROOM/BRIDE do you take GROOM/BRIDE to be your awful wedded Husband/Wife? (“I do”)
Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him/her, and be faithful to him/her? (“I do”)
Do you promise to take out the trash and pick up your clothes off the floor? (“I do”)
And do you promise to love him/her even when he/she is cranky (“I do”)

GROOM/BRIDE do you take GROOM/BRIDE to be your awful wedded Husband/Wife? (“I do”)
Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him/her, and be faithful to him/her? (“I do”)
Do you promise not to whine at him/her when he/she forgets to take out the trash or pick up his clothes from the floor? (“I do”)
And do you promise to love him/her after he/she has been out all night with the boys/girls? (“I do”)”

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Ring Exchange (who has the rings) (repeat after me)

“There are 3 rings of marriage. The wedding ring, The Engagement ring, and the suffering. We hope the latter can be held to a minimum.
I GROOM/BRIDE, take thee, GROOM/BRIDE to be my Husband/Wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, in joy and sorrow, and I promise My love to you. And with this ring, I take you as my Husband/Wife, for as long as we both shall live.”

Closing Comments

“To make your relationship work will take love. This is the core of your marriage and why you are here today.
It will take trust, to know, that in your hearts, you truly want what is best for each other.
It will take dedication, to stay open to one another – and to learn and grow together.
It will take faith, to go forward together, without knowing exactly what the future brings.
And it will take commitment, to hold true to the journey you both have pledged to today.
By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you . . . . . .”

The Kiss

“You may kiss your HUSBAND/WIFE.
I would like to introduce the happy couple.”

A humorous wedding ceremony script that’s non-tradition gives you the opportunity to show your personality. The humor goes as far as you can take it because the script becomes flexible. This type of script suits the secular, civil, and agnostic wedding, because there’s no mention of culture, spirituality, or supreme beings. A wedding script non-religious funny type is formal yet humorous. The wedding sermons are traditional without faith mentioned.

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Short Funny Wedding Ceremony Script

Welcome:

“Welcome, family, friends, and loved ones. We are gathered here today, surrounded by the beauty of creation and nurtured by the sights and sounds of nature to celebrate the wedding of Daniel and Sara.

You have come here from near and from far away to share in this commitment now they make to one another, to offer your love and support to their union, and to allow Daniel and Sara to start their married life together.

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 diminish either one. Rather, it should enhance the individuality of each partner.

If the old fairy-tale ending “and they lived happily ever after….” is taken to mean “They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married,” then it says what probably never was nor ever would be true, and would be highly undesirable if it were. Who could bear to live in that excitement for even five years? What would become of your work, your appetite, your sleep, and your friendships? But, of course, ceasing to be “in love” need not mean ceasing to love.”

Declaration of intent and vows exchange:

“Daniel and Sara, please join hands, look at one another now and remember this moment in time.

Officiant: Groom, do you take Bride to be your wife? I do. Do you promise to take out the trash and pick up your clothes off the floor? I do.

Officiant: Bride, do you take Groom to be your husband? I do. Do you promise to love her even when she is cranky? I do.

Officiant: Daniel, please take Sara’s hand and repeat after me.

Sara, I take you as you are/ loving who you are / I promise from this day forward/ To fill our lives with adventure and our home with laughter/ To inspire you to grow as an individual / To love you completely/ I will laugh with you and cry with you.

Officiant: Sara, please take Daniel’s hand and repeat after me.

Daniel, I take you as you are/ loving who you are / I promise from this day forward/ To fill our lives with adventure and our home with laughter/ To inspire you to grow as an individual / To love you completely/ I will laugh with you and cry with you.”

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Giving of rings

“Officiant: Please present the rings

There are 3 rings of marriage. The wedding ring, The Engagement ring, and the suffering. We hope the latter can be held to a minimum.

Daniel, as you place this ring on Bride‘s finger, repeat these words after me:

This ring symbolizes my love for you/ and the commitments we made today

Sara, as you place this ring on Groom‘s finger, repeat these words after me:

This ring symbolizes my love for you/ and the commitments we made today.”

Conclusion & Pronouncement

“Daniel and Sara, you have come here today of your own free will and in the presence of family and friends, have declared your love and commitment to each other. You have given and received a ring as a symbol of your promises. By the power of your love and commitment to each other, and by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

You may now share your first kiss as husband and wife.

Congratulations. Friends and family, I now present to you the newly married couple. Let’s hear it for ‘em!”

With all the readings, sayings, and vows, wedding ceremonies can quickly get too formal and emotional with a tense environment. Guests get bored and begin to zone out or do other things that take their attention off the ceremony happening. So if you want to get their attention, you need a short funny wedding ceremony script.

One that is brief and straight to the point, yet humorous enough that it will keep the guests laughing and attentive. Regardless of your wedding style, a little humor works. Humor sits best within your officiant address, wedding readings, your vows, and presentation of the couple.

Funny Casual Wedding Ceremony Script

“Welcome everyone to this joyous occasion, where two people who are absolutely crazy about each other have decided to take the leap into marriage. Today, we’re going to witness the union of [Bride] and [Groom], who have chosen to combine their lives, their hearts, and their Netflix accounts.

[Bride] and [Groom], do you take each other to be your lawfully wedded partner in crime? Do you promise to love, honor, and cherish each other, even when [Groom] forgets to take out the trash or [Bride] leaves the toilet seat up?

[Pause for response]

Now, before we get to the exchanging of rings, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the important role that smartphones have played in [Bride] and [Groom]’s relationship. From their first awkward text messages to their endless stream of funny memes, their phones have been a constant source of entertainment and connection. So, I’d like to invite everyone to take out their phones right now and snap a photo of the happy couple.

Okay, let’s move on to the exchanging of rings. [Bride], please place the ring on [Groom]’s finger and repeat after me: “I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and commitment, I will always be there for you.

[Groom], please place the ring on [Bride]’s finger and repeat after me: “I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and commitment, I will always be there for you.

And now, by the power vested in me by the Internet and this awesome couple’s love for each other, I pronounce you husband and wife! You may now kiss each other, but please don’t get too carried away, we still have cake to eat.

[Everyone cheers and the newlyweds kiss]

Congratulations to [Bride] and [Groom], may your love continue to grow stronger with each passing day, and may your Netflix queue never run out of new shows to watch together.”

Looking for a casual and lighthearted wedding ceremony script? Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Consider the tone you want to set for your wedding. If you’re going for a more laid-back and relaxed vibe, a casual wedding ceremony script can help create that atmosphere.

When choosing a wedding ceremony script, look for one that reflects your personality and relationship. If you’re a fun-loving couple who enjoys making each other laugh, a funny ceremony script can be a great way to showcase that. A good wedding ceremony script should strike a balance between humor and sentimentality.

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Simple Funny Wedding Ceremony Script

“Welcome everyone to the wedding of [Bride] and [Groom]! We’re gathered here today to celebrate the union of these two wonderful people who have decided to join their lives together in the bonds of holy matrimony… or at least until they get sick of each other’s bad puns.

[Bride] and [Groom], do you promise to love and cherish each other, even when one of you forgets to do the dishes or leaves the toilet seat up? Do you promise to always support each other’s dreams, even if those dreams involve becoming a professional cheese sculptor? And do you promise to never stop laughing together, even when life gets tough?

[Pause for response]

Now, let’s move on to the exchanging of rings. [Bride], please place the ring on [Groom]’s finger and repeat after me: “I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and commitment, and as a reminder that I’m still willing to put up with your dad jokes.

[Groom], please place the ring on [Bride]’s finger and repeat after me: “I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and commitment, and as a reminder that I promise to always bring you coffee in bed.”

And now, by the power vested in me by… well, my ability to read this script, I now pronounce you husband and wife! You may now seal your marriage with a kiss, but please try to keep it PG-13, we don’t want to scare the children.

[Everyone cheers and the newlyweds kiss]

Congratulations to [Bride] and [Groom], may your love be as strong and resilient as your ability to survive each other’s cooking.”

To create a fun and memorable wedding ceremony, choose a simple and funny script that’s light, personal, and appropriate for your audience. Practice with your officiant to ensure it flows smoothly. Enjoy your special day celebrating love!

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Best Wedding Officiant Speech

“Welcome everyone!

On this beautiful day, _______ and _______ have brought us together to celebrate their love and union in matrimony. Thank you all for joining us and being a part of their love story. _______ and _______ also wanted to thank _______ and _______, who are sitting in the front row, for blessing this union and always being an example of unconditional, pure love.

After years of nurturing a beautiful, strong relationship, it’s great to see these two tying the knot and taking the next step towards building a family. If you’ve had the fortune that I have, you have witnessed _______ and _______ meet, from a rom-com worthy friendship to falling deeply in love.

I remember the day _______ told me about their first date. There was a light in her eyes that I’d never seen before. She was excited and nervous. She worried that ______ didn’t feel the same connection she felt. Little did she know that _______ was already calling her “the one?”

It warms my heart to see the way _______ looks at _______. He looks at her as if she’s the last and only woman on Earth, and to him, I know she is. I’ve seen these two be there for each other through life’s unexpected twists and turns, only growing closer and stronger from each setback. I’ve seen them share laughs, collect a library of inside jokes, and most shocking of all, I’ve seen _______ share her desserts with _______, which is when I knew this was serious.

Marriage isn’t easy but I trust these two. I have trust in their love, their friendship, and their commitment to one another. I know they’ll be there for each other, I know they’ll be loyal, and I know they’ll spend the rest of their lives growing and learning from one another. With that, I think it’s time to let them speak about their love.”

A funny wedding officiant speech combines funny wedding sermons for laughs. This is one of the best funny wedding officiant speech ideas.

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Ring Exchange Wording Funny Samples

  • “I give you this ring as a visible and constant symbol of my promise to be with you. And in your face for as long as I live.”
  • “I give you this ring as a symbol of my love for you. Let it be a reminder that I am always by your side, sharing your stuff. And that I will always be a faithful partner to you.”
  • “(Name), I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. As it encircles your finger, may it remind you always that you are surrounded by my enduring love. And you’re stuck with me forever.”

Funny Wedding Ceremony Vows

  • “I, take you (insert fiancé’s name), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, for even poorer when I’ve been shopping, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.”
  • “In front of our friends and family gathered here, I promise to love and cherish you in good times and in bad. I promise to put down the toilet seat – and to replace the toilet roll when it’s over and to never, ever, ever forget our wedding anniversary or your birthday.”
  • “I promise to love you as much as I do our dog. From this day forward, I will lint roll the chairs whenever your parents visit. I will love you in sickness and in health, as long as you take care of the vet visits. I promise to cuddle you as much as I do (pet’s name) and pick up treats for you whenever he gets some too.”

When you personalize your wedding ceremony vows, they become evergreen. Feel free to use our samples above.
It’s a nice idea to make your ring exchange wording funny. This portrays heart and humor at for the wedding ceremony.

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How to Incorporate Humor into the Ceremony Script

When incorporating humor into the ceremony script, it is crucial to strike a careful balance. Tailor the humor to align with the couple’s personalities, preferences, and cultural context, while also considering the comfort and enjoyment of the couple, guests, and officiant. Ensure that the humor enhances the celebratory atmosphere without overshadowing the significance of the occasion.

  • Welcoming and Engaging the Guests with a Lighthearted Opening:
    – Start the ceremony with a warm and humorous welcome to set a lighthearted tone.
    – Incorporate funny remarks or anecdotes about the couple or the wedding day itself to engage the guests from the start.
  • Personalizing the Love Story:
    – Share funny and endearing stories about the couple’s journey together.
    – Highlight humorous moments or inside jokes that showcase their unique relationship and personalities.
  • Including Humorous Vows or Promises to Each Other:
    – Infuse the vows or promises with light-hearted humor, incorporating funny promises or playful banter between the couple.
    – Use comedic timing and delivery to make the vows memorable and enjoyable for both the couple and the guests.
  • Encouraging Laughter and Interaction During the Ring Exchange:
    – Add a humorous comment or playful gesture during the ring exchange to lighten the mood and create moments of laughter.
    – Encourage the couple and guests to share in the joy and celebrate the special moment with humor.
  • Including a Comedic Interlude or Performance:
    – Incorporate a comedic interlude or performance, such as a fun reading, a humorous poem, or a lighthearted musical performance, to provide a moment of comedic relief and entertainment.
    – Ensure the comedic interlude aligns with the overall theme and atmosphere of the wedding ceremony.

Couples are stepping out of the box and making their wedding scripts modern. They incorporate a funny wedding script into religious, non-religious, and even traditional scripts. Preparing the best wedding officiant speech, vows, and ring wordings are not left out. Make your wedding stay in the memories of guests by adding some humor. Take a cue from our script samples above and shine on your day.

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