Officiant: We are gathered today to join these two people in the loving bonds of marriage. In marriage, we give ourselves freely and generously into the hands of the one we love, and in doing so, each of us receives the love and trust of the other as our most precious gift.

Addressing the couple – Do you each enter this marriage of your own free will, free of any reason why you should not be joined? Couple answers

Addressing the Partner 1: Do you [Name] take [Name] to be your lawfully wedded spouse/partner/husband/wife? Do you swear in the presence of those gathered here you will love, honor, cherish and comfort him/her, in good times and bad, forevermore? Partner 1 answers

Addressing the Partner 2: Do you [Name] take [Name] to be your lawfully wedded spouse/partner/husband/wife? Do you swear in the presence of those gathered here you will love, honor, cherish and comfort him/her, in good times and bad, forevermore? Partner 2 answers

If they have rings…

A ring is a circle, so shall your love for each other be, a circle with no beginning and no end, complete forever.

Addressing the Partner 1: Place the ring on [Name]’s left ring finger and repeat after me – With this ring, I thee wed.

Addressing the Partner 2: Place the ring on [Name]’s left ring finger and repeat after me – With this ring, I thee wed.

May you always share with each other the gifts your love brings, be one in heart. May you always create a home together to share your love, generosity, and kindness.

I now pronounce you [husband and wife/ married/life partners/legally married/etc]. You may seal the promises you have made to each other this day with a kiss.

Sample wedding scripts are based, in whole or in part, on a sample ceremonies from the Humanist Society and are used with permission.