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Marriage Ceremony Sample
Tim Manger
Civil Marriage Celebrant

20 Minute ceremony

[ Prelude ]

Groom, Best Man & Groomsmen (to stand with Celebrant)

Guests Seated By Usher (if being seated)

Bridal Party is cued

Guests invited to stand (if not already standing)

Cue Usher to start processional

[ Processional ]

[Entrance of the Bridal Party]

[Entrance of the Bride (together with person giving bride away)]

[Bride & Groom to face Celebrant
(together with person giving bride away)]

"Who brings ______to be married to _______?"

[Person/people giving bride away to say "I/We Do"] [then to join guests]

[ Guest Welcome ]

Good afternoon Ladies & Gentleman and a warm welcome to the Wedding Ceremony of _______ and _______, a ceremony they have put together themselves. They welcome you, not only to witness their commitment to each other, but also to wish them well, and every happiness in their new life together.

[ Welcome to Country ]

We would like to acknowledge the Warrunjeri Tribe as the traditional owners and custodians of these lands. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.

[ Authorisation ]

My name is Tim Manger. I am a registered Civil Celebrant, authorised to conduct marriage ceremonies in Australia in accordance with current laws. I would like to thank _______ and _______ for choosing me to be their celebrant; it is an honor and a privilege.

Before we start the proceedings I would like to convey the couple’s wishes and instructions to you today, and they are that we are here to celebrate, therefore you are allowed to laugh at any time, applaud when you feel the urge to do so (or when instructed to do so by myself) and even a cry if you feel the need The couple wish to have a fun and memorable ceremony in the company of you, those who are very special to them.

We also thank our guests from interstate who have made the special effort to share today with the couple.

Special Mention

Any special announcements would go here, for example:

  • No confetti
  • Disposable cameras
  • Guests of note

[ Brief Story about the Wedding Couple ]

This is where w e can add content about ‘you’ the wedding couple, specifically:

How you met

  • Your likes and dislikes
  • Your future dreams
  • A funny story about your journey together
  • Anything that defines you as a couple

Celebrant - Tim Manger

We are here to share the marriage of two special friends. More than a ceremony, this is a significant moment of celebration and personal commitment. The essence of this commitment is the taking of another person in their entirety, as a companion and friend. It is therefore a decision which is not entered into lightly, but with great consideration and respect.

From this day forward you will become closer than ever before. You will promise to love one another in sickness and in health, for better and for worse, but at the same time your love for each other will give you the strength to stand apart to seek your unique destinies and goals. The nature of love is unselfish, understanding, kind and ongoing, as long as it continues to be nurtured.

[ Readings ]

This is where you will invite any guests who wish to perform a reading. I have a selection of readings, or you may choose to use your own

[ Monitum ]

_______ and _______, before you are joined in marriage in my presence, and in the presence of these witnesses, your family and friends, I must remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship that you are about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.

[Face each other and hold hands]

[ The Asking ]
_______, do you take _______ to be your lawfully wedded wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and respect her? Do you promise to share all life has to offer, your hopes and dreams, your achievements and disappointments with her from this day forward?
(_______: “I do”)
_______, do you take _______ be your lawfully wedded husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honour and respect him? Do you promise to share all life has to offer, your hopes and dreams, your achievements and disappointments with him from this day forward?
(_______: “I do”)

[ Legal Vows ] (Repeat after me)

"I call upon the people here present to witness that I, _______ take you, _______ to be my legally wedded husband/Wife from this time onward";

[Repeat for Partner]

[Personalised Vows]

These are spken in addition to the Legal Vows

Celebrant - Tim Manger

_______ and _______, you will begin your journey, bound by the vows you have just promised each other. Many paths you will take, many dreams you will share and countless summers will pass. If you keep your vows sacred, happy will be many of your days as you grow old together. Your hands thus joined, form an infinite circle symbolising that which has no beginning and no end, as represented in your love for each other.

[ Additional Rituals, Customs & Traditions ]

[ Ring Ceremony ]

Who has the wedding rings today?

As you place the ring on _______ finger, please repeat after me:

"With this ring I marry you, and offer a symbol of my everlasting love."

[Repeat for partner]

About the Rings Today

The roundness of the ring represents the eternity of love, its pure metal speaks of the purity of love, its value reminds us that we should defend and protect those which we hold most precious in life. Wear these rings with love and honour.

[ Declaration ]

Ladies and Gentlemen, _______ and _______ have declared before me and before all of you, their family and friends, that they will live together in marriage, they have symbolized it by joining hands, taking vows and by exchanging rings.

I therefore, declare _______ and _______ to be Husband and Wife.

“_______, you may now kiss your bride”

[ Marriage Certificates ]

[ Signing the Register Music ]

To conclude the ceremony I invite _______ and _______ and their witnesses, to sign the Marriage Register and Marriage Certificate.
Could the photographer please take some photos of the couple signing the Certificates?
Ladies and Gentlemen it gives me great pleasure to present _______ and _______ with their Marriage Certificate. Congratulations!

[ Recessional ]

[ Finale ]

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