Ceremony Examples: 

Traditional 
​Ceremony  

Civil
Ceremony
(No mention
of God or Religion))   
 
Simple
​Ceremony (Perfect for
Beach Weddings)

Modern
​Ceremony (perfect for adding a
Unity or Sand Ceremony)

Vow Renewal Ceremony
​​Celebrate your marriage by reaffirming your vows

​​​Modern Ceremony- Mentions God
Our most popular ceremony. We encourage couples to add their
​own vows and personal touch to customize this ceremony for their special day.
​Please do not copy. All Rights Reserved by Bergeron Ministry/Weddings by Gary   Jan 2017


​Welcome Statement

​Rev. Gary:  Welcome to this day of celebration, it's great to have all of you here to witness the union
of Sue and Joe as wife and husband before God. Together, we will share in the joys of their
wedding, both with the outward celebration of this occasion and with an internal appreciation for
the love that surrounds us.

Sue and Joe, you two have the opportunity to build an amazing life together. You are blessed to
share this experience with the loved ones gathered here to support you as you embark on this
journey together.

As the Bible reminds us in Corinthians, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not
boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record
of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails."

May you all remember and cherish this ceremony, for on this day, with love, we will forever bind
Sue and Joe together.

​Family Blessing

​Rev. Gary: Who gives this bride today?
​Bridal Companion: I do.

​Speak Now

​Rev. Gary  If there is anyone in attendance who has cause to believe that this couple should not be
joined in marriage, you may speak now or forever hold your peace.

​Consecration

​Rev. Gary  As we celebrate this bond of unity today Under the eyes of God, it is important that we
keep in mind that, while this is certainly an occasion of tremendous joy, the promises we witness
here today are serious and life-altering commitments.

​Exchange of Vows
​Add a personal touch by creating your own vows. We can help you write a beautiful expression of your love.

​Rev. Gary  Sue and Joe, I would now invite you to publicly speak your commitment to your partner.
Sue, would you like to begin?

​Sue: Joe, today I take you to be my husband; I join my life with yours. I promise to love and to
honor you; to treasure you and to respect you; to walk with you side-by-side in joy and sorrow. I
vow to be honest, caring, and truthful; to love you as you are, and not as I want you to be; and to
grow old by your side as your love and best friend. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from
this day forward.

​Rev. Gary: Joe, your turn.

​Joe: Sue, today I take you to be my wife; I join my life with yours. I promise to love and to honor
you; to treasure you and to respect you; to walk with you side-by-side in joy and sorrow. I vow to be
honest, caring, and truthful; to love you as you are, and not as I want you to be; and to grow old by
your side as your love and best friend. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day
forward.

​Declaration of Intent

​Rev. Gary:Sue and Joe please join hands.

Sue, do you take Joe to live together in the union of marriage? To take him as your best friend and
partner in life? To honor, cherish, and love him, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for
richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, for all of your days?
​Sue: I do.

​Rev. Gary:Joe, do you take Sue to live together in the union of marriage? To take her as your best
friend and partner in life? To honor, cherish, and love her, from this day forward, for better, for
worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, for all of your days?

​Joe: I do.

​Exchange of Rings

​Rev. Gary: The wedding ring's circular shape reflects the unending power of love – a force with no
beginning and no end. You should wear these rings proudly, and let them remind you each day of
your commitment to one another.

Please repeat after me:
​Sue: I, Sue, give you Joe this ring as a symbol of my love. As I place it on your finger, I commit the whole
of my heart and soul to you. I promise to cherish you for the rest of my days. I give you all that I
am, and accept all that you are.

​Joe: I, Joe, give you Sue this ring as a symbol of my love. As I place it on your finger, I commit the whole
of my heart and soul to you. I promise to cherish you for the rest of my days. I give you all that I
am, and accept all that you are.

​Prounouncement

​Rev. Gary:Family and friends, by the power vested in me by the Universal Life Church and by the
state of Florida, I am pleased to pronounce Sue and Joe as wife and husband, sealed together
today both in law and in love.

​Kiss

​Rev. Gary: Joe, you may kiss the bride.

​Presentation

​Rev. Gary: Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Sue and Joe Smith!