Basic Wedding Ceremony Script
Getting married is a really emotional moment for the couple because it symbolizes the union of their deep love. That is why they can get really nervous, especially at their wedding ceremony when they have to present their vows to one another. Preparing and discussing a wedding ceremony script with the person who officiates the ceremony will help you and your partner to relax and to have a really great day. In this article there is presented in a few words what should contain a basic wedding ceremony script.
Your wedding ceremony has to first start with the welcome words of the minister. This has to welcome on behalf of the bride and groom to all the guests present at your wedding ceremony. In his introductive speech the minister also has to state the reason of gathering: to unite the couple in the holy marriage. He also has to mention how the life was led them to each other and how they ended in this place.
After the beautiful words of welcome offered to the guests, it is time to present the intentions. The minister states to the groom and the bride that they are going to be united for life and that they have to protect, love, understand and encourage one another. Also, they have to be with each other for good or for worse, in illness or in health. Both bride and groom have to promise one another that they will support each other in happiness, sadness, in riches or in poverty. Then, the minister has to present from the Bible the words of Paul about the power of love.
The following part of the wedding ceremony refers to the marriage vows. The minster encourages the bride and groom to exchange vows. The wedding vows are presented by the minster and repeated by the couple, or the couple can prepare their wedding vows. The bride and groom have to accept one another in the holy marriage in order to be together for life.
Exchange or rings
After the marriage vows the couple has to exchange vows. During this part the minister has to present in a few words the meaning of the ring, which symbolizes the unity of their souls. The exchange of rings is a confirmation that the couple agrees to love each other under any circumstances and to be faithful to one another. The minister encourages the groom and then the bride to take the ring and to put it on the finger repeating a few holy words.
After the couple haven given and pledged their promises to each other the minister has the duty of saying of few closing words. Then, he pronounces them husband and wife and allows the groom to kiss the bride. In the end, he presents to the guests Mr. and Mrs. (last name).