First Things First
Ceremonies can last from as little as five minutes and can last as long as 25-30 minutes.
I usually prefer to meet with the couple to arrange and prepare your service prior to the date of he rehearsal. This meeting will allow us to create or choose your vows and, if necessary, cover the "order of service" if your are not using a Wedding Planner.
Rehearsal will then include the complete walk through and ceremony script to the couples specifications.
Consider the option of writing your own vows and then keeping them personal until the day of your wedding.
Bride/Groom, I take you to be my husband/wife, to laugh with you in joy;
to grieve with you in sorrow;
To grow with you in love;
serving humankind in peace and hope;
as long as we both shall live.
I Bride/Groom take you Bride/Groom,
to be my Husband/Wife, to have and to hold from thid day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.
I Bride/Groom, promise you, Bride/Groom, to be your husband/wife, as long as I live. I promise to love you and to support your growth toward full maturity. I promise to seek peace for ourselves, our children, and for the world in which encircles us as I commit myself to care for you. I also offer myself into your loving care, now and throughout our lives.
I Bride/Groom, take you, Bride/Groom to be my Husband/Wife. In this moment I promise before these witnesses to love you and care for you all our days. I accept you with your faults and strengths, I promise to support you when you need support. I choose you as the one with whom I shall spend my life.
Creating and Customizing Your Vows
What is it that you would like to say to the most important person in your life? Some will want the traditional "Do you" and "I do", but in many circumstances that is not the case. You may want to insert a special phrase or review some of the many verse I can provide for you to consider. Lets sit down together and create your own customized vows.
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