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Unique Wedding Ceremony Script Examples and Tips

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It gets more real the minute you try to the point where you have to write your wedding ceremony script. You are eventually getting married and you need a unique wedding ceremony script to help pivot the day. Depending on the tone you want to set, you may choose to write a fun, intimate, modern, or romantic wedding script.

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You can also personalize by incorporating rituals or traditions you hold dear into your wedding ceremony script. Anyways, whether you’re an officiant or intending couple, find different types of scripts and tips to write them below.

Fun Wedding Ceremony Script Example

A fun wedding ceremony script is one that’s carefree and has subtle jokes embedded in it. It’s the best wedding ceremony script to use for your wedding if you want to get a laugh from the guests. Traditional wedding script already creates the template for the funny wedding script, but with a twist. And that’s their creativity.

A good fun ceremony script begins to get creative right from the officiant’s speech. A joke here, a witty remark there. This continues at every stage and especially the vows, exchange of rings and pronouncements. A funny script can be well used for any 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 [NAME] and [NAME] 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 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!

Vows (face each other and hold hands)(repeat after me)

I, [NAME] take you [NAME] 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.

And I will trust you and honor you
And 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

I Do’s
[NAME] do you take [NAME] 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”)

[NAME] do you take [NAME] 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”)

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 [NAME], take thee, [NAME] 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.
And 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

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Intimate Wedding Ceremony Script Sample

An intimate wedding ceremony script is highly personalized and reflects the couple in totality. It sheds a light on the intensity of their love. Now, whether you’re having a traditional, non-traditional, secular or religious ceremony, an intimate script fits perfectly.

It begins with the officiant speech where they’d center their talks around the couple solely. Then you proceed to the readings where the couple picks out articles that they best relate with. Vows are another place that intimacy can be quite achieved. It’s always best you write your vows. Simply make it come from your heart and soul.

Processional
Beginning of the Wedding Ceremony. Guests are seated followed by the entrance of the Bridal Party.

Invocation
Welcome, loved ones. We are gathered here today to join and in holy matrimony.

Vows
[NAME], I promise to cherish you always, to honor and sustain you, in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth, and to be true to you in all things until death alone shall part us.

[NAME], I promise to cherish you always, to honor and sustain you, in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth, and to be true to you in all things until death alone shall part us.

Ring Exchange And Declaration Of Intent
May I please have the rings?

With this ring I, [NAME], take you, [NAME], to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, and trusting what I do not yet know, I will respect your integrity and have faith in your abiding love for me, through all our years, and in all that life may bring us.

With this ring I, [NAME], take you, [NAME], to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, and trusting what I do not yet know, I will respect your integrity and have faith in your abiding love for me, through all our years, and in all that life may bring us.

Pronouncement
By the power vested in me by American Marriage Ministries, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife!

Recessional
End of the Wedding Ceremony.


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Modern And Unique Wedding Ceremony Script

Here you’ll find wedding ceremony script examples that are traditional, but with a twist. It may also be a refurbished or purely modern wedding ceremony script. The idea is to create something different from the norm. It may be a case of modernizing the script, totally ditching it or incorporating a new culture.

Take Meghan and Harry, for instance, their wedding ceremony script was modern. It was in every way multicultural and the vows were quite updated and modern. It was well geared towards equal partnership in marriage. Between your vows, ring exchange, and benediction, you could uniquely modernize your script.

Officiant: Good afternoon. [NAME], [NAME] and I would like to welcome everyone on this gorgeous day. It’s because of all of you—because of this strong community—[NAME] and [NAME]’s relationship has strengthened and grown and led them to this very moment. Thank you for being here, now let’s begin.

[NAME] and [NAME], what you’ve accomplished here today is no small feat. Your journey began way before you sent out the invitations, chose this beautiful venue or even decided to spend the rest of your lives together.

Your journey began the moment you first met. You took the time to learn what makes the other person smile, what makes them laugh and how to best support them when life is less than simple. And you welcomed each other’s families, communities and lifelong friends, and joined them together with warmth and enthusiasm. You built a new village with your love, and have worked every day to support this village as it changes and grows.

Marriages bring hard days, just as they bring beautiful ones. 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.

As our reading today, [NAME] has asked her cousin to perform an original poem to honor their vows.

Readings

[NAME] and [NAME], please take each other’s hands and repeat after me:

[NAME], I swear to you/ that I will dedicate my life from this day forward/ to filling our days with beauty and laughter./ I will celebrate your spirit and all of your accomplishments/ work to inspire you/ and be here to remind you of your beauty and strength./ I take you today as my partner/ my confidant/ my other half/ and I will love you for the rest of my life.

(Officiant turns to [NAME] and repeats the vows)

[NAME] and [NAME], do you take one another as partners, form this day forward, as husband and wife? Please yell a hearty “We do!”

(Couple says “We do!”)

And to everyone here, do you promise to stand by this couple, to remind them of their vows, and to act as an example of love and family? Please yell a hearty “We do!”

(Crows says “We do!”)

Exchange of Rings

[NAME] and [NAME] have chosen these rings to represent the unbreakable circle of life and love. Please place them on each other’s ring fingers and repeat after me.

I give you this ring/ to remind you of this day/ when in front of our closest community/ we vowed that our love can overcome all things/ that our love unites, inspires and celebrates/ and will continue do so for the rest of our lives.

[NAME] and [NAME], it is with such joy that I now send you out into the world to spread the beautiful light that you share with those around you. By the power vested in me, I now, for the first time, pronounce you married. Now kiss and go celebrate!


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Unique Vows For A Wedding Ceremon

Wedding vows are an important part of the wedding ceremony script. They are pledges you make to your partner. To support, respect, trust and stand with them through joys and sorrows. You must reevaluate what marriage means to you, your preferred script and your vows should reflect it.
For instance, a wedding ceremony script for older couples will have vows that reaffirm love and devotion. A couple that wants a simple wedding ceremony could say traditional vows. A romantic couple will say vows with lines that serenade their love. It’s about what love and commitment mean to you as a couple.

“I promise to grow with you and support you,
I promise to listen and share,
And I promise to create, to explore, and be curious,
In good times and in bad, I promise to love you,
I will make sure there is always coffee,
I promise to be my best for myself, for us, and for our future together.”

“If you grow weak, I’ll be there to fight your battle for you. I’ll help you with your responsibilities and make your problems my own in order to spread the weight a bit more evenly.
If you have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, I’ll be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you.”

“I love you, I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up, I just got stuck.”

“Today, I take my place as your husband/wife. May our days be long, and may they be seasoned with faith, love understanding and respect forever and ever. Today is the beginning of the rest of our lives. I choose to spend today, and all of my tomorrows, with you.”

“Lets build a home of laughter, love and support. Let us create a warm and welcoming space for the good times and the bad. Let us be a home for each other, forever and ever.”

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How To Make A Unique Wedding Ceremony Script?

For every officiant or couple who chooses to write their script, here are some helpful tips to guide you.

  • Study and make a template structure from the traditional wedding ceremony script. When you’ve done this, twist it into the style of the script you want. For instance, you could keep all headings the same, but the content is what makes your script different. Structure and content are what moves a script from religious to traditional, funny to romantic and more. You can also incorporate new ideas at appropriate points to give it some more personalization.
  • Tell a story, regardless of the kind of script and keep it simple. If it’s a funny wedding ceremony script, it can start with the officiant. The celebrant tells a funny story about the couple. Probably what they mean to him/her, and their loved ones, and it goes from there. This is a great way to put the couple in the minds of the guests.
  • Whatever you do in the script, either as an officiant or couple, it must be solely concentrated on the couple. The day is about them, so keep the spotlight on them even in the script.
  • Have some consideration for the audience, as they also matter. Even as the day is about the couple, the audience should also be well considered. Make sure to avoid speeches, rituals or additions that will make the majority uncomfortable. Again, keep the script within a reasonable time limit so you don’t wear the guests out.
  • Proofread your script and run it by another ear, and a mock audience. Something that may have seemed great to you could be bland to an unknown audience. You never know how well or great a script is until it’s been well vetted by an unbiased audience.
  • Edit, a final copy, and print.

A unique wedding ceremony script is one that succinctly defines the couple, the wedding tone, and their outlook on love. It also outrightly tells guests what to expect even from the first speech. Here we have different types of wedding ceremony scripts perfect for any kind of wedding, regardless of culture and religion. From funny, to romantic, intimate, and down to unique wedding vows, there’s something for everyone. And if you want to try at writing a wedding ceremony script, you’d find the right tips for you.

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