Vow Renewal Ceremony


Spouse1 and Spouse2, it is a pleasure to share today’s very special occasion with you.  
Many people believe that entering into marriage is the final step in a romantic relationship. As they see it, a couple meets, gets to know each other, falls in love, decides they want to go through life together, and then take the final step—marriage. 
But marriage is not meant to be the final step in a couple’s relationship—it is really just the beginning of a grand adventure, that will be long and fruitful for each couple.  
You have shared the joys, blessings, and yes, the challenges, of married life for _______ years. And, today you wish to reconfirm your commitment to working together to make your marriage grow and blossom in the years to come. May this ceremony, renewing the vows you took to become husband/wife and husband/wife on your wedding day, remind you that despite the stresses in every day life, your love, respect, trust and understanding of each other will continue to increase your contentment and heighten your joy in living.  
Please join hands.  
Spouse1, will you continue to have Spouse2 as your husband/wife and continue to live in this marriage and will you love, honor and cherish him/her in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better for worse, and be faithful to her as long as you both shall live? (I DO)  
Spouse2, will you continue to have Spouse1 as your husband/wife and continue to live in this marriage and will you love, honor and cherish him in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better for worse, and be faithful to him as long as you both shall live? (I DO)  
Corinthians 13-4 
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn't jealous. It doesn't sing its own praises. It isn't arrogant. It isn't rude. It doesn't think about itself. It isn't irritable. It doesn't keep track of wrongs. It isn't happy when injustice is done, but it delights in the truth. Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, and love never fails. 
  
On your wedding day you exchanged rings as a symbol of the never-ending circle of love. Rings serve as a reminder of your wedding vows to each other, and your commitment to live in unity, love and happiness. At this time we’ll reconfirm the meaning of the rings you wear.  
Please join your left hands together so that Spouse1's hand is on top. Spouse1, please repeat after me:  
Spouse2, I wear this ring you placed on my hand as a symbol of my love and commitment to you.  
Now, with Spouse2's hand on top, Spouse2 please repeat after me:  
Spouse1, I wear this ring you placed on my hand as a symbol of my love and commitment to you. 

I ask that you each remember  to cherish each other as special and unique individuals and that you each respect the thoughts and ideas of one another. And most of all, be able to forgive each other, and not hold grudges against one another. Live each day in love, always being there to give comfort, and refuge to each other, in good times and bad. 

Spouse1 and Spouse2, today you have renewed the promises and vows you made to each other on your wedding day. You have symbolized the renewal of the marriage union by the joining of hands, the taking of vows, and by the wearing of your wedding rings. 

This concludes the ceremony of renewing the vows of marriage that joined you and binds you as Husband and Wife / Husband and Husband / Wife and Wife. Spouse1, you may now kiss Spouse2!


Standard Ceremony #2


We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life's greatest moments, the joining of two hearts. In this ceremony today we will witness the joining Spouse1 and Spouse2 in marriage. 
If there is anyone present who has just cause why this couple should not be united..... Sussh! 
Who gives this man/woman to be married today (Optional)

For them, out of the routine of ordinary life, the extraordinary has happened. They met each other, fell in love and are finalizing it with their wedding today. 
Romance is fun, but true love is something far more and it is their desire to love each other for life. In marriage the "little" things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say, ”I love you" at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is standing together and facing the world. It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is not only marrying the right person -- it is being the right partner

Please face each other, join hands and repeat after me. We’ll begin with Spouse2. I Spouse2, take you Spouse1 to be my Wife/Husband…my partner in life… my only love. I will cherish our marriage…and love you more each day… I will trust you and respect you… laugh with you and cry with you… loving you faithfully… through good times and bad… regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love… from this day forward… for as long as we both shall live.

And now Spouse1. I Spouse1, take you Spouse2 to be my Husband/Wife…my partner in life… my only love. I will cherish our marriage…and love you more each day…I will trust you and respect you… laugh with you and cry with you… loving you faithfully… through good times and bad… regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love… from this day forward… for as long as we both shall live.

Spouse1 and Spouse2, I would ask that you always treat yourself and each other with respect. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your marriage deserves. And if each of you will take responsibility for the quality of your lives together, it will be marked by abundance and happiness.

The ring is a symbol of the unbroken circle of love. Love freely given has no beginning and no end, no giver and no receiver for each is the giver and each is the receiver. May these rings always remind you of the vows you have taken today.  
Spouse2, repeat after me. With this ring I thee wed. I give you this ring as a commitment to you  
and to our love. You have my heart always. 
Spouse1, repeat after me. With this ring I thee wed. I give you this ring as a commitment to you  
and to our love. You have my heart always.

To make your relationship work will take love. This is the core of your marriage and why you are here today. It will take trust, to know, that in your hearts, you truly want what is best for each other. It will take dedication, to stay open to one another - and to learn and grow together. It will take faith, to go forward together, without knowing exactly what the future brings. And it will take commitment, to hold true to the journey you both have pledged to today.

Spouse2 and Spouse1, in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in holy matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows and the giving of these rings. As God is our witness it is my honor and a privilege to now pronounce you Husband and Wife / Husband and Husband / Wife and Wife. You may now kiss!

Ceremony Extras


Sand Ceremony

Spouse2 & Spouse1, you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings and this covenant is a relationship pledge between two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives. 
The most beautiful example of this partnership is the marriage relationship. Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand. These containers represent all that you were, and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As the two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.

Sand Unity Ceremony with Children

Spouse1 and Spouse2, today you are making a life-long commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other and honor your children as well. Family relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these individual containers of sand; each representing all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be. 
There are children who will share in this marriage. (Children Names) will now come forward to help us with the Blending of the Sands. The gathering of this new family will have a deep influence upon them. We realize that in order for the home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between the children and the adults being married.  
As you each hold your sand, the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family. 
You may now blend the sand together symbolizing the uniting of the children and Spouse1 and Spouse2 into one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage and your family be

Children Ceremony

(Children Names)  Please come forward and make a circle. You are perfect just as you are.We promise to you that our hearts will always be a safe haven for you,  
Our arms will always be open to you.We are so grateful for the love and closeness that we share. We view our joining into marriage today as a way to become even closer with you.  
And when you find you need to walk alone,We will always be standing close behind you with our arms outstretched,Cheering you on  
And catching you should you stumble. We give you our promise  to give you our love forever.  
(GROUP HUG) 

Rose Ceremony

Your gift to each other on your wedding day has been your wedding rings – which shall always be an outward demonstration of your vows of love and respect; and a public showing of your commitment to each other. 
You now have what remains the most honorable title which may exist between a couple – the title of “husband” and “wife / “husband and husband” / “wife and wife” Your first gift  will be a single rose. 
In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single rose always meant only one thing – it meant the words “I love you.” So it is appropriate that for your first gift – as life partners – that gift would be a single rose. 
Please exchange your first gift as. In some ways it seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were holding one small rose – and now you are holding one small rose. In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this. In some ways, tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday. But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life –the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage. 
Spouse1 and Spouse2, I would ask that where ever you make your home in the future– that you both pick one very special location for roses; so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both as a recommitment to your marriage –that THIS will be a marriage based upon love. 
In every marriage there are times where it is difficult to find the right words. It is easiest to hurt who we most love. It is easiest to be most hurt by who we most love. It might be difficult some times to say the words  “I am sorry” or “I forgive you”; “I need you” or “I am hurting”. If this should happen, if you simply cannot find these words, leave a rose at that spot which both of you have selected – for that rose than says what matters most of all and should overpower all other things and all other words. 
That rose says the words: “I still love you.” The other should accept this rose for the words which cannot be found, and remember the love and hope that you both share today. 
Spouse1 and Spouse2, if there is anything you remember of this marriage ceremony, it is that it was love that brought you here today, it is only love which can make it a glorious union, and it is by love which your marriage shall endure.

Mothers Rose Ceremony

Marriage is the celebration of coming together of two lives and it is a celebration of two people in love. 
The love that Spouse1 and Spouse2 feel for one another is a seed that their parents planted in their hearts years ago and today it has blossomed. 
Today, as they embrace each other in their love, they also embrace the families, which have come together on this happy occasion. 
As a sign of their love for their families, Spouse1 and Spouse2 would like to offer these roses, to their mothers as symbols of their eternal love. 
These Roses are a promise that no matter how far away you are that you are not forgotten and that you are always in their hearts. 
  
 Extras

Corinthians 13-4
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn't jealous. It doesn't sing its own praises. It isn't arrogant. It isn't rude. It doesn't think about itself. It isn't irritable. It doesn't keep track of wrongs. It isn't happy when injustice is done, but delights in the truth. Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, and love never fails. 

Opening Prayer #1  
Our Father, love has been Your richest and greatest gift to the world. Love between Couples which matures into marriage is one of Your most beautiful types of loves. Today we celebrate that love. May your blessing be on this wedding service. Protect, guide, and bless Spouse1 and Spouse2 in their marriage. Surround them and us with Your love now and always. Amen. 

Opening Prayer #2  
Heavenly Father, Spouse1 and Spouse2 are now about to vow their unending loyalty to each other. We ask you to accept the shared treasure of their lives together, which they now create and offer to You. Grant them everything they need, that they may increase in their knowledge of You throughout their lives together. In the name of Jesus. Amen. 

Opening Prayer #3  
God, for the joy of this occasion we thank you. For the significance of this wedding day we thank you. For this important moment in an ever growing relationship we thank you. For your presence here and now and for your presence at all times, we thank you. In Christ's holy name. Amen. 

Closing Prayer #1  
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen 

Closing Prayer #2 
May the love of God be above you to overshadow you, beneath you to uphold you, before you to guide you, behind you to protect you, close beside you and within you to make you able for all things, and to reward your faithfulness with the joy and peace which the world cannot give -- neither can it take away. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, to whom be glory now and evermore. Amen. 

Closing Prayer #3 
Join with me as we ask God's blessing on this new couple. Eternal Father, redeemer, we now turn to you, and as the first act of this couple in their newly formed union, we ask you to protect their home. May they always turn to you for guidance, for strength, for provision and direction. May they glorify you in the choices they make, in the ministries they involve themselves in, and in all that they do. Use them to draw others to yourself, and let them stand as a testimony to the world of your faithfulness. We ask this in Jesus name, Amen. 

Ceremony Styles


Below are samples of the most popular Ceremonies.  You may choose one of these, make changes, mix together or even create your own! 


Standard  Ceremony #1

We are gathered here today to celebrate the wedding of Spouse1 and Spouse2. You have come here to share in this formal commitment they make to one another, to offer your love and support to this union, and to allow Spouse1 and Spouse2 to start their married lives together surrounded by the people dearest and most important to them. Spouse1 and Spouse2 thank you for your presence here today and now ask your blessing, encouragement, and lifelong support, for their decision to be married.

Marriage is perhaps the greatest and most challenging adventure of human relationships. No ceremony can create your marriage; only you can do that – through love and patience; through dedication and perseverance; through talking, listening, helping, supporting and believing in each other; through tenderness and laughter; through learning to forgive, learning to appreciate your differences, and by learning to make the important things matter, and to let go of the rest. What this ceremony can do is to witness and affirm the choice you make to stand together as Life Partners

Please face each other, join hands and repeat after me. We’ll begin with Spouse2. I Spouse2, take you Spouse1 to be my wife/husband…my partner in life… my only love. I will cherish our marriage…and love you more each day… I will trust you and respect you… laugh with you and cry with you… loving you faithfully… through good times and bad… regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love… from this day forward… for as long as we both shall live.

And now Spouse1. I Spouse1, take you Spouse2 to be my husband/wife…my partner in life… my only love. I will cherish our marriage…and love you more each day…I will trust you and respect you… laugh with you and cry with you… loving you faithfully… through good times and bad… regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love… from this day forward… for as long as we both shall live.

Do we have the rings? 
Wedding rings are an outward and visible sign of an inward spiritual grace and the unbroken circle of love, signifying to all the union of this couple in marriage. 
Spouse2, repeat after me. 
With this ring I thee wed. 
I give you this ring as a commitment to you and to our love.  
You have my heart always. 
Spouse1, repeat after me. 
With this ring I thee wed. 
I give you this ring as a commitment to you and to our love. 
You have my heart always.

Spouse2 and Spouse1, in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in holy matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows and the giving of these rings. As God is our witness it is my honor and a privilege to now pronounce you Husband and Wife / Husband and Husband / Wife and Wife. You may now kiss!

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Simple Ceremony


We have come together to unite the two of  you in marriage, which  is an institution ordained by the state and made honorable by the faithful keeping of good men and women in all ages, and is not to be entered into lightly or unadvisedly.

Do you, Spouse2 take Spouse1 to be your wife / husband, to love, honor, comfort, and cherish from this day forth? Answer: I do.

Do you, Spouse1take Spouse2 to be your husband / wife, to love, honor, comfort and cherish from this day forth? Answer: I do.

Ring Vows 
Spouse2, place the ring on Spouse1 finger and repeat after me: 
Spouse1, with this ring I thee wed. 

Spouse1, place the ring on Spouse2 finger and repeat after me: 
Spouse2, with this ring I thee wed. 
Having pledged yourselves each to the other  I do now, by virtue of the authority vested in  me by the state of Louisiana, pronounce you Husband and Wife / Husband and Husband / Wife and Wife.

You may now kiss! 

Wedding Officiant