In 2010, I got my Ministry License because I wanted to do Hospice work. Little did I know that I would put that to use as one of the Wedding Performers in Hawaii. Here is a mock script, I wrote for some friends to use. There is a little bit of humor folded into it so if you’d prefer to see the serious wedding scripts, holla!
Friends, Family, and Bryce:
We are gathered here today to join (Name Here) and (Name Here) in marriage and it is an honor to come together for such a momentous occasion.
This is a wonderful time in the lives of both (Name) and (Name) as their individual journeys come to an end and their journey together, Here and Now, continues anew.
A couple things to reflect on, as you undertake this next chapter in your lives. (Name) and (Name) may you always remember that just as life has its seasons, marriage has its own seasons as well. There will be times of change, as in Fall, but remember the hard work that goes into maintaining the relationship, where you gather the harvest of your Love, is that, which will sustain you for all that life sends your way.
As you freeze a bit back home during the Winter months, celebrate the holidays deeply, welcome in year after year with cheer, may you honor one another and the family that you have become, that you grow into, and take pride in the warmth you give one another through the coldness of life’s circumstances.
Though Fall and Winter tend to be the more challenging seasons of life and marriage, may you remember that you can still find beauty in each season.
They say the honeymoon phase ends and reality sets in… But may you remember that there will always be many more Springs, where Love is in the air and the butterflies of your early romance return, deeper and more powerful as you work through adversity and continue to choose to love one another through it all.
May always you remember this, Summer is the season to relax, a time to let go. May you remember your love for one another, your commitment to this moment, here and now, for always each time you look at the ring you both share, remember this day, the anniversary of your union, that took place in Paradise where Eternal Summer exists 24/7 because your bond, your connection, your Love… is Heaven on Earth. And may you relax into that light and let Love carry you through all the seasons… rain or shine, sleet, hail, snow, zombies, the government, kids, whatever!!!
Do you (Name) accept (Name) to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, to cherish through all things, until death do you part?
And do you (Name) accept (Name) to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, to cherish through all things, until death do you part?
Then by the power vested in me by the State of Hawaii, on this day, I now pronounce you Man and Wife.
What’re you waiting for? Kiss the Bride!