Christian Wedding Ceremony
Pastor -- _________, will you now speak your marriage vow to your wife, __________?
Groom -- My ___________, I have prayed for you as my wife and as God
has truly answered my prayers, I praise and thank Him for His
faithfulness for I have delighted in knowing you and loving you. I look
forward to being your Christian husband for as long as we both shall
live. I will love you as Christ loved the church and died for her. I
will love you during the good times and the difficult times for we know
the Lord is our Savior and our guide. You shall always be my bride and
I give myself to you this day. I love you, ___________.
Pastor -- And ___________, will you now speak your marriage vow to your husband, ___________?
Bride -- Dear ___________, I thank God for a man such as you, strong in
the faith of the Lord, loving the Word, I know that it has been the
will of God to bring us together to this day and I praise God for His
goodness to me in bringing you to my side. I will love you and will
submit to you as to the Lord. I give myself to you this day, I love
Pastor to Groom -- __________, do you have a ring for ___________
Groom -- Yes, I do.
Pastor -- This ring is a circle symbolizing the never ending love that
you have pledged to ___________. Would you place the ring at this
time on her third finger, left hand, and repeat after me? As a
pledge and in token of the vows we have made, with this ring I
thee wed. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Pastor to Bride -- ____________, do you have a ring for _______________?
Bride -- Yes, I do.
Pastor -- This ring is a circle symbolizing the never-ending love that
you have pledged to (Man), would you place the ring at the time on the
third finger of his left hand and repeat after me? As a pledge and in
token of the vows we have made, with this ring I thee wed. In the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Dedication of Marriage to the Lord
Pastor -- You have exchanged your wedding vows and we come to the
second part of this marriage ceremony and that is the dedication of
your marriage and your newly formed family to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Man -- Your mother and I have taught you from the beginning of your
life about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love for you, His death and
His resurrection. We have instructed you in His Word and we know that
you have given your life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Woman -- I know your parents as God fearing, Christ loving
people. I know they have taught you of Christ's Word and I know your
testimony of your own salvation and love for the Lord Jesus
Christ. A marriage is more than a union between two people, a man
and a woman, who love each other, but it is also a union of two
families, the bride's family and the groom's family, and your marriage
establishes a relationship between the two families.
Parent -- We welcome you, __________, into our family and ___________'s
family welcomes you, _________, into their family. And because we
are all part of the family of God through the Lord Jesus Christ, I am
asking you now to dedicate your marriage and your future to the Lord.
Will you please repeat after me this vow:
Groom -- I do dedicate my marriage to ___________ to the Lord Jesus
Christ and I will raise my children in the nurture and admonition of
the Lord according to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ . . . in the
name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Benediction - Pastor
Pastor -- As _________ and ___________ have consented together in holy
wedlock and witnessed it be-fore God and this congregation and have
vowed their love to each other and dedicated their marriage to the Lord
Jesus Christ, I now pronounce that they are man and wife, in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Pastor -- Would you like to kiss your bride?
I am very happy to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. ___________ .