Colorado Wedding Ministers

We Do I Do For YOU!

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~Welcome~

 We gather here today, in the presence of Friends and family to recognize and renew the marriage vows that Party 1 and Party 2, originally taken ______years ago.

Through the triumphs and trials of life, Party 1 and Party 2 have found the strength in their love and commitment to each other to endure and to enjoy all that has come their way.

Party 1   and Party 1 would like to thank each one of you for sharing this celebration with them. They would also like to acknowledge loved ones who are no longer physically with us. Their memories will always be cherished and remembered. We are certain they are here with us today in spirit today.

These words by Wilfred A. Peterson, the Art of Marriage, really expresses why everyone/you are here today.

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage, the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say "I Love You" at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon; it should continue thru all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of Joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, the dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.

It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner. It is discovering what marriage can be at its best!



~Vows~

Today, you reaffirm your commitment to each other as beloveds and partners in marriage. May you continue to strive to be sensitive to each other’s needs, to be open and understanding with each other, to share Your thoughts, your feelings, and your experiences with each other. Today, you renew your promise to try always to bring out the qualities of forgiveness, compassion, and integrity in yourselves and in each other. May you continue to cherish each other’s uniqueness. Continue to share in life's joys and remain steadfast and comfort each other through life's sorrows.
 

Party 1 will you continue to have Party 2 as your wife/husband/partner in life, to love honor and cherish her/him in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her/him for as long as you both shall live?

Party 1-

I do

 


Party 2 will you continue to have Party 1 as your wife/husband/partner in life, to love honor and cherish her/him in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her/him for as long as you both shall live?

Party 2-

I do

Party 1 if you would please repeat after me-
Party 2, you are my heart, my best friend, my life. Today before family and friends, I renew my commitment to you. I promise to love and cherish you, respect you and grow with you for all the days of our lives. This is my solemn vow.

Party 2, if you would please repeat after me-
Party 1, you are my heart, my best friend, my life. Today before family and friends, I renew my commitment to you. I promise to love and cherish you, respect you and grow with you for all the days of our lives. This is my solemn vow.

 

~Rings~

These rings have no beginning and no end. They set forth the eternal nature of real love. They will represent the love and trust that Party 1 and Party 2 promise to each other this day.


Party 1 will you take this ring and place it upon Party 1’s finger, and as you do, repeat to her, after me, these words:
From this day forward, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my love. Wear it in peace always.

Party 2, will you take this ring and place it upon Party 1’s finger, and as you do, repeat to him, after me, these words:

From this day forward, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my love. Wear it in peace always.
 


~ Blessing~

A blessing upon your union is taken from a poem by George Eliot

“What Greater Thing”
What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life-
to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
to be one with each other
in silent unspeakable memories ...


Inasmuch as you Party 1, and you Party 2, have reaffirmed your commitment in matrimony and have witnessed the same before family and friends, it is my honor to recognize your recommitment to one another as husband/wife.


You may kiss!