Wedding Ceremony Selections

 

Marriage Intentions/ Declarations of Intent

Asked by the pastor to the couple on behalf of the witnesses (congregation) present. The intentions precede the wedding vows.

A. Traditional Intentions: Jim, do you take Candace to be your wedded wife, to live togeter after God's ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony? Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, and remain faithful to her, as long as you both shall live? If so, respond, “I do."

B. Modern Intentions: Lindsay, do you promise to take Ben as your husband? Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and care for him, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others keep yourself only for him, as long as you both shall live? If so, will you respond, “I do."

C. Contemporary Intentions (LBW): Justin, do you intend to share with Erin your joys and sorrows and all that the years will bring, and remain faithful as long as you both shall live? If so, will you respond, “I do."

D. Inferred Intentions (LBW): Tim and Noelle, if it is your intention to share with each other your joys and sorrows and all that the years will bring, with your promises bind yourselves to each other as husband and wife.

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Marriage Vows

The couple's vows are spoken to each other and before God. Hence they stand before the altar to say these words.

Vows A: I, Tim, take you, Mindy, to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward. For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honor, and cherish, as long as we both shall live.

Vows B: I take you, Candace, to be my wife, and these things I promise you: I will be faithful to you and honest to you. I will respect, trust, help, and care for you. I will share my life with you. I will forgive you as we have been forgiven and I will try with you to better understand ourselves, the world, and God, through the best and worst of what is to come, until death parts us.

Vows C: I take you, Lindsay, to be my wife. I promise before God and these witnesses to be your faithful husband, to share with you in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, to forgive and strengthen you, and to join with you so that together we may serve God and others as long as we both shall live.

Vows D: Sophia, I take you to be my wife, from this time onward, to join you and to share all that is to come, to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond, and in all circumstances of our life together to be loyal to you with all my being until death parts us.

Vows E: I, Andy, take you, Amy, to be my wife. I promise before God and these friends to be your loving and faithful husband; to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. To love, honor, and cherish, as long as we both shall live.

Vows F: I, Tim, take you, Noelle, to be my wife, from this day forward, to join with you and share all that is to come, and I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.

Vows G: I, Robert, take you, Erica, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. To love and to cherish, according to God’s holy ordinance, till death do us part.

Vows H: Jayme, I take you to be my wife from this day forward, to join with you and to share all that is to come, to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond, and in all circumstances, to be loyal to you. I commit myself to seek God’s will and honor Christ in every part of my marriage, so that together we may serve God, and others, throughout your life together.

Vows I: Alicia, I take you to be my wife from this day forward, to join with you and to share all that is to come, to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond, and in all circumstances of our life together to love, honor, and cherish you as long as we both shall live.

Vows J: I, Clint, take you Mandi, 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 (according to God’s holy ordinance), till death do us part.

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The Lord's Prayer:

  • Spoken by pastor and congregation
  • Sung by soloist

 

Benediction:

A. The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord’s face shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. Amen.

B. Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, keep you in his light and truth and love now and forever. Amen.

C. And now as you go, may the Lord go with you. May God go before you to show you the way, behind you to encourage you, beside you to befriend you, above you to watch over you, and within you to give you peace. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Introduction of the Couple:

1. It is my delight to introduce to you Adam and Eve Sample.

2. It is my delight to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. Adam Sample.

3. Mr. & Mrs. Adam Sample.

4. Mr. & Mrs. Adam and Eve Sample.

 

Recommended Scripture Readings

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