Whether your idea of the perfect ceremony is "short and Sweet" or mid length and meaningful, these sample scripts are great to inspire your creativity as you plan your own ceremony.


Short & Sweet Ceremony Scripts


Short and Sweet I(non-religious)

(also used for elopements)

We're gathered together today to witness and celebrate the marriage of (Groom and Bride's names). We've come together not to mark the beginning of a relationship, but to acknowledge and strengthen a bond that already exists. 

(GROOM) and (BRIDE), may the promises you make to one another today, be lived out to the end of your lives. 

(GROOM), will you take (BRIDE) as your wedded wife, to love her, comfort honor and keep her, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her for as long as you both shall live?
(BRIDE Repeats)

(GROOM), please repeat after me:
I, (GROOM), take you (BRIDE), to be my wife,
my partner in life, and my one true love.
(BRIDE Repeats)

(GROOM), please repeat after me: I give you this ring, as a symbol of our love, for today and tomorrow, and for all the days to come.
(BRIDE Repeats)

Having pledged your fidelity to one another, to love, honor and cherish one another in the presence of these witnesses, by the authority vested in me by the state, of Michigan, it is my honor to now pronounce you husband and wife.


SHORT AND SWEET II (non-religious)

We are gathered today to celebrate one of life's greatest moments;
the joining of two hearts, and to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love with the words that will unite (BRIDE and GROOM) in marriage. 

(GROOM), do you take (BRIDE) to be your wedded Wife? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, while forsaking all others? (BRIDE repeats) 

Vow Exchange

(GROOM), please repeat after me: 
I, (GROOM), take you (BRIDE) to be my wife, 
my partner in life
and my one true love. 
I will cherish and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. (BRIDE repeats)

Ring Introduction

The ring is a symbol of the unbroken circle of love. Love freely given has no beginning or end, no giver and no receiver, for each is the giver and the receiver.
May these rings always remind you of the vows you've spoken today.

Exchange of Rings
(GROOM), as you place the ring on (BRIDE's) finger, repeat after me: with this ring, I thee wed. 

(BRIDE), as you place the ring on (GROOM's) finger, repeat after me: with this ring, I thee wed. 

Blessing of the Rings

May the vows and promises you have made today be as ever-present in your hearts as these rings are on your fingers. 

By the power vested in me by the state of Michigan, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.