Basic civil ceremony

Basic Civil Ceremony [1]

Repeat after me), [name] I take you to be my lawfully wedding
(husband/wife).

Before these witnesses I vow to love you and care for
You, as long as we both shall live.

I take you, with all your faults and your strengths,
as I offer myself to you with my faults and my
strengths.

I will help you when you need help,
and I will turn to you when I need help.

I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my
life.

Basic Civil Ceremony [2]

Will you please, as an expression that your hearts are
joined together in love, now join your hands.

[Groom’s name], do you take [Bride’s name] to be your
wedded wife, to live together in marriage.
Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honour and
keep her
For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness
and health
And forsaking all others, be faithful only to her.
So long as you both shall live?
[Groom]: “I do”
[Bride’s name], do you take [Groom’s name] to be your
wedded husband to live together in marriage
Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honour and
keep him
For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness
and health
And forsaking all others, be faithful only to him
So long as you both shall live?
[Bride]: “ I do”

You can choose one ceremony – or combine the two [ works well] and/or add personally written vows if you would like.

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