Symbolic Wedding Script For You To Perform The Ceremony

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A symbolic wedding ceremony script is a personalised marriage service speech. You can get a friend or family member perform the ceremony. But, who do you appoint as your marriage officiant for a day: mum, dad, siblings or your best mate?

In fact, your chosen marriage officiant binds you in wedlock without the trappings of religion. Not to mention your parents’ in-law, grandma or grandpa are the right candidate, to facilitate the ceremony, too. In fact, anyone of your loved ones are the perfect symbolic wedding ceremony speaker.

So, are you and your partner ready to share both sides of your unique love story? Moreover, experience a meaningful moment together. Well, explore who besides your close relatives and friends can help perform the symbolic wedding ceremony script.

Symbolic wedding ceremony

solid gold wedding ring engraved with the word love

A symbolic wedding is a non-religious marriage service, it echoes your strong personal beliefs, traditions, and future hopes. Your marriage officiant for the day describes your love life back to you and show how much you adore one another. – Photo courtesy: Brano Haduk

Master of ceremonies

First of all, with originality you create moments that capture emotions during a traditional marriage ceremony with a modern twist. In fact, a master of ceremonies can perform a symbolic wedding. More exciting, if you envision a meaningful wedding ceremony this is a great alternative to a familiar white wedding.

Symbolic officiant for the day

So, let’s get back to where we begun, you can assign your own wedding authority and appoint a family member, best friend or someone who “gets you”. Equally important, as your marriage officiant for the day, they facilitate your vision of the perfect day. Moreover, you have the person you want to preside over the dream wedding you desire.

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Andy’s Best Man Speech

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Interfaith Minister’s symbolic ceremony

Additionally you can endorse your vows in a beautiful church setting. An accredited minister honors your cultural and ethnic backgrounds as an interfaith [marriage] authority.  For more information about crafting a secular marriage and symbolic ceremony to reflect your personal faiths and beliefs. www.interfaithfoundation.org

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Photo credit: Felicia & James – RJ

Celebrancy symbolic ceremony

Furthermore, the celebrancy movement facilitates your need to have a certified celebrant officiate your non-religious marriage ceremony. Creating the right nuptials that strikes the right balance between sincerity and humor is a celebrancy style wedding. What’s more, the relaxed ceremony gives you the freedom to sign a symbolic contract of marriage as a remembrance of the day.

wedding speech bride making a speech to the groomimage Ryan Polei

Wedding ceremony humanist

Similarly, a humanist wedding is a non-religious officiant or celebrant can marry you where you want, when you want and how you want anywhere in the world. Humanists’ celebrants focus on humanism and the loving relationship of two human beings. Another thing, it’s a blessing which incorporates non-religious readings, your favorite music,  and other forms of token of love.

humanist wedding bride and groom walk down aisle as witnesses look on

Image Ryan G Smith

Symbolic wedding celebrant

And there’s more….a marriage officiant is equivalent to a wedding celebrant. A celebrant led-wedding mirrors a civil wedding ceremony and contains no religious content. Together you compose your own marriage script. Not to mention, hire a celebrant to write a speech for your appointed marriage officiant for the day.

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Boda de Juan & Rosa, Almería

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Symbolic Ceremony Script

Welcome I

Welcome, family, friends and loved ones. We are gathered here today, surrounded by the beauty of creation and nurtured by the sights and sounds of nature to celebrate the wedding of _____ and _____.

You have come here from near and from far away to share in this commitment now they make to one another, to offer your love and support to their union, and to allow ______ and ______ to start their married life together surrounded by the people dearest and most important to them.
_____ and _____ thank you for your presence here today.

Welcome II

They ask for your blessing, encouragement and lifelong support, for their marriage and life shared together. They also remember other loved ones who cannot be here to share this moment.

_____ and ____, marriage is the promise between two people who love each other, who trust that love, who honor one another as individuals in that togetherness, and who wish to spend the rest of their lives together. It enables the two separate souls to share their desires, longings, dreams, and memories, their joys and sorrows, and to help each other through all uncertainties of life.

The meaning of marriage

A strong marriage also nurtures each of you as separate individuals and allows you to maintain your unique identity and grow in your own way through the years ahead. It is a safe haven for each of you to become your best self.

You are adding to your life not only the affection of each other but also the companionship and blessing of deep trust. You are agreeing to share strength, responsibilities, and love. It takes more than love to make this relationship work.

And it takes trust, to know in your hearts that you want only the best for each other. It takes dedication, to stay open to one another, to learn and grow, even when it is difficult to do so. And it takes faith, to go forward together without knowing what the future holds for you both.

Declaration of intent & symbolic ceremony vows I

_________ and _________, please join hands, look at one another now and remember this moment in time.

Officiant: Groom, do you take Bride to be your wife? I do.
Officiant: Bride, do you take the Groom to be your husband? I do.
Officiant: _____, please take _____’s hand and repeat after me.
________, I take you as you are/ loving who you are / I promise from this day forward/ To be grateful for our love and our life/ To be generous with my time, my energy and my affection/ To be patient with you and with myself/ To fill our life with adventure and our home with laughter/ To inspire you to grow as an individual / To love you completely/ These things I pledge to you

Declaration of intent & symbolic ceremony vows II

Officiant: _____, please take _____’s hand and repeat after me.
_____, I take you as you are,/ loving who you are/ I promise from this day forward/ To be grateful for our love and our life/ To be generous with my time, my energy and my affection/ To be patient with you and with myself/ To fill our life with adventure and our home with laughter/ To encourage you to grow as an individual / To love you completely/ These things I pledge to you

Exchanging Of Rings

Officiant: Please present the rings
Your wedding ring is a symbol of your promise to one another. The ring, an unbroken, never-ending circle, is a symbol of committed, unending love.
_____, as you place this ring on Bride‘s finger, repeat these words after me:
This ring symbolizes my love for you/ and the commitments we made today
_____, as you place this ring on Groom‘s finger, repeat these words after me:
This ring symbolizes my love for you/ and the commitments we made today

Conclusion & Pronouncement

______ and _____, you have come here today of your own free will and in the presence of family and friends, have declared your love and commitment to each other. You have given and received a ring as a symbol of your promises.

By the power of your love and commitment to each other, and by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

You may now share your first kiss as husband and wife.
Congratulations. Friends and family, I now present to you the newly married couple!

Symbolic ceremony script courtesy of www.weddingforward.com/wedding-ceremony-script

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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a specialist celebrant | marriage officiant | wedding ceremonies MC with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hotspots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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