​Non Denominational / Civil Unions
​Non Denominational ceremonies are sometimes referred to as Civil Unions.
​They celebrate your marriage but there is no reference to any religion or God.
​Please do not copy. All rights reserved by Bergeron Ministry and Weddings by Gary    Jan 2017


​Welcome Statement

​Rev. Gary: Thank you to the friends and family that are here today to celebrate the union of Sue
and Joe.

This occasion not only marks the beginning of their marriage commitment together, but it is a
commemoration of the love nurtured and shared between these two. Together, they embark today
on a new life together, built on the foundations of trust, compassion, and mutual respect.


Exchange of Vows
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​Rev. Gary: At this time, before proceeding with the bonding ceremony, I would invite the couple to
share their vows.
Sue, would you please deliver yours first?
​Sue: Today I take you as my husband. I love you now as I have always loved you, and as I always will
love you.
​Rev. Gary:And now Joe, would you deliver your vows?
​Joe:Today I take you as my wife. I love you now as I have always loved you, and as I always will love
you.

​Declaration of Intent

​Rev. Gary: Sue and Joe please join hands.
Sue, do you take Joe as your cherished husband, in front of these witnesses, and promise to stay
by him side through sickness and health, joy and sorrow, so long as you both shall live?
​Sue: I do.
​Rev. Gary: Joe, will you take Sue as your cherished wife, in front of these witnesses, and promise to
stay by her side through sickness and health, joy and sorrow, so long as you both shall live?
​Joe: I do.

​Exchange of Rings

​Rev. Gary The wedding rings perfectly symbolize the never-ending love you two have for each
other. By exchanging these rings, you solidify a lifelong commitment to one another. The rings
serve as a welcome and constant reminder of the bond you've formed with your partner.
Please repeat after me:
I, Sue, give you, Joe this ring as a symbol of my enduring love. Just as the circle of the ring
completes itself, so you complete me.
I, Joe, give you, Sue this ring as a symbol of my enduring love. Just as the circle of the ring
completes itself, so you complete me.

​Kiss

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

​Presentation

​Rev. Gary: Ladies and gentlemen, I now have the privilege of presenting (for the first time) Mr. and
Mrs. Sue and Joe Smith!
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
Gay and Lesbian Weddings
Non-denominational weddings