A wedding is the most remarkable day in one’s life. But the efforts that go behind making this day so perfect is just unbelievable. A Wedding Ceremony requires so much planning that it drives the couple crazy. There are so many things that have to be decided in order to have a perfect wedding like the wedding venue, theme, decor, guests, dresses, food, and the list is never-ending.
The couple gets so much caught up in deciding all these things that they forget to give time to one of the most important things that will help the dream come true, the Wedding Script!
The wedding script is the execution plan which decides the whole flow of the wedding. Not only that, but it also includes the vows and other readings which adds the sentiments in the wedding through words.
Normally the celebrant is given the task to make the wedding ceremony script and the couples only write the vows themselves. Sometimes, they surf the internet to find both.
First of all, you should know that there is nothing wrong with looking for ideas and inspiration on the internet.
We understand how hectic it is to plan and execute a wedding so we want to help you. These are some heartwarming wedding ceremony script ideas and inspiration.
If you want to have a religious wedding ceremony or a non-religious one, a virtual wedding ceremony, or a wedding ceremony script that will have everyone giggle, we’ve got it all.
Hope you find your inspiration here…
Religious Wedding Ceremony Script
Religious wedding ceremonies take place when the bride and groom belong to the same faith. But even when the bride and groom have different faith they wish to have a religious wedding to honor the religious sentiments of both of them.
Religious weddings are all about honoring the religion by including the religious verses, poems, readings in the ceremony, etc. It means to enter the union of marriage by marking the presence of God.
You can have the officiant recite the verses or even the family, friends and other guests can participate in the recitals and readings.
You can use this script for your Religious Christian wedding.
► Welcome and Opening Prayer:
The guests will be seated the officiant will enter the venue. After the officiant, the Bridal party enters. All the guests rise when the bridal party enters.
The officiant will then give the opening prayer. This prayer is little light-toned than in the opening prayer in a traditional wedding.
“We are gathered here today, in the presence of God, to unite and celebrate the holy union of ____ and ____. Marriage is a beautiful gift of God to share life with another person and the couple must embrace this whole-heartedly. God has provided us with a way to celebrate love and find joy in this pure relationship. It s a pleasure to have one and all present here to witness this union.”
In a religious wedding, it is a popular practice to recite a verse or paragraph from the holy books. In a Christian wedding, biblical verses are recited to remember God and his words.
A wedding ceremony has religious sentiments but at the same time has a romantic vibe in all the ceremonies. A passage from Corinthians fits perfectly to be read in a wedding ceremony because of its poetic and romantic nature:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
– 1 Corinthians: 13
This passage is very popularly used in wedding ceremonies. But you don’t have to compulsorily choose that. You can use these alternative passages as well.
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
– Ephesians 4: 2-3
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them”
– 1 John 4: 16
♦ Intent Declaration:
The reading is followed by the declaration of their intent. This declaration will be given including the name of God and the family. The declaration is made that the bride is willingly going to the new family and passing the union to the groom.
♦ Sharing of vows:
The wedding vows should show your love and commitment to your partner. The vow should be heartfelt and you should mean every word when you say it. In a religious wedding ceremony the following vow is said:
“I ____, take thee ____, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, in happiness and sadness, for richer or poorer, sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. This is my solemn vow.”
♦ Exchange of Rings:
The bride and groom will exchange the ring and pledge their devotion and commitment to each other.
“I give as a token, and pledge my love and commitment to ____, with this ring, thee I wed”
A religious wedding ceremony includes a lot of prayers and blessings. The blessings are given after the ring exchange.
“Lord, with your will, we bind these two persons in a life-long union. Guide them through this journey of life, help them to support each other at all times, respect this holy union and bind with their pledge, follow your path at all times, respect your will, remember your word, and be united in love always. We pray this in your name. Amen.”
The officiant will pronounce the bride and groom as husband and wife.
“You have consented to this holy union, pledged to commit to each other, and vowed your forever love for each other in presence of God and these witnesses. By the power vested in me, I declare you husband and wife in name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We Pray God always looks over you and keeps you bound. You may now kiss the bride.”
Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony Script
If you and your partner are secular and wish to have a non-religious wedding ceremony then you can simply customize the wedding script as per your wishes. You can follow the religious wedding script except removing the prayers and blessings that are included in it. Your vows and pledges can also be personal. You can renaissance through your vows.
You can choose the officiant of your choice, it could be anyone from your family or friends. The officiant can alter the script and the wordings. The officiant can add a personal note addressing the bride and the groom and add fun elements to the whole ceremony. However, some of the things to stick to are the declaration of intent, the pledge, and the pronouncement.
► Funny Wedding Ceremony Script
While the wedding ceremony process can be followed in the steps that are normally followed, you can add humor to the ceremony through your vows. This will lift the mood of the guests and you’ll see the smiling faces turn into giggling and laughing faces. Here are some funny vows scripts:
“I pledge to love you in happiness and in sadness, support you at all times, and put the laundry in the laundry basket, the toilet seat down, and obey every order of yours – even the unreasonable ones!”
“I promise to hold you forever in my heart, mind, and fists… Sorry, got a little out of hand”
► Virtual Wedding Ceremony Script
The pandemic has got us isolated in our homes. But that shouldn’t stop you from getting married right? A virtual wedding is trending these days as couples don’t wish to postpone their wedding. But how would you plan a wedding ceremony and what should be the virtual wedding ceremony script? Well, this could be the perfect script for you.
You can plan a wedding ceremony on zoom or google meet. These are some platforms to have a wonderful wedding ceremony.
♦ Welcome and opening:
Make sure you ask everyone to enter by their name, (officiant and the guests)
Choose short recitals and passages. You can even use the benefit of the digital platform and play the biblical poems and recitals.
Keep the declaration short and simple.
The vows still have to be the highlight of the wedding ceremony. So prepare your vows beforehand.
♦ Rings and blessings:
Exchange the rings and say your pledge. The officiant will say the blessings and prayers.
The officiant will give the pronouncement. The guests can send cute hearts in the chatbox while you have your first kiss.
After the wedding ceremony, you can easily talk to the guests and have a little virtual party till you get the opportunity to have a real party.
A wedding is a very intimate ceremony which means so much in the lives of the couple getting married. The wedding script should be nothing less than what the couples desire. Take inspiration from here and customize it as per your wish.
If you are confused in choosing the wedding themes, wedding decor, wedding venues then we have countless ideas for all your wedding concerns. Quickly check out our blogs!