Colorado Wedding Ministers

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We Have Gathered Here to Celebrate Love

We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life's greatest moments, the joining of two hearts. In this ceremony today we will witness the joining Party 1 and Party 2 in marriage.

Today we have come together to witness the joining of these two lives. For them, out of the routine of ordinary life, the extraordinary has happened. They met each other, fell in love and are finalizing it with their wedding today. Romance is fun, but true love is something far more and it is their desire to love each other for life and that is what we are celebrating here today .But today is also a celebration for the rest of us, for it is a pleasure for us to see love in bloom, and to participate in the union of two people so delightfully suited to one another. And to have a couple of cocktails in the process.

I know what most of you are thinking - So let's get on with it already!  But I want you to know a few things before we start-

A good marriage must be created. In 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 standing together and facing the world.

It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

It is not only marrying the right person -- it is being the right partner 

Party 1 and Party 2 I would ask that you always treat yourself and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together today. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your marriage deserves. When frustration and difficulty assail your marriage - as they do to every relationship at one time or another - focus on what still seems right between you, not only the part that seems wrong. This way, when clouds of trouble hide the sun in your lives and you lose sight of it for a moment, you can remember that the sun is still there. And if each of you will take responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and happiness. 

​Officiant to both Parties-

Party 1 do you take Party 2 to be your lawful wedded husband/wife/partner in life/crime?

Party 1

I do

Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him/her, and be faithful to him/her?

Party 1

I do

Do you promise to take out the trash and pick up your clothes off the floor?

Party 1

I do

And do you promise to love him/her even when he/she is cranky?

Party 2

I do

Party 2 do you take Party 1 to be your lawful wedded husband/wife/partner in life/crime?

Party 2

 I do

Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him/her, and be faithful to him/her?

Party 2

 I do

Do you promise not to whine at him/her when he/she forgets to take out the trash or pick up his clothes from the floor?

Party 2

I do

And do you promise to love him/her after he/she has been out all night with the boys/girls?

Party 2

I do

Officiant to Party 1-

Please repeat after me

I, Party 1 take you Party 2 to be my husband/wife/ my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.

I will trust you and honor you, I will laugh with you and cry with you.

I will love you faithfully, through the best and the worst, through the difficult and the easy.

Whatever may come I will always be there. As I have given you my hand to hold., so I give you my life to keep

 

Officiant to Party 2-

Party2 would you please repeat after me-

I, Party 2 take you Party 1 to be my husband/wife /my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.

I will trust you and honor you, I will laugh with you and cry with you.

I will love you faithfully, through the best and the worst,

Through the difficult and the easy, whatever may come I will always be there.

As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep

Did you know that there are 3 rings of marriage? The wedding ring, The Engagement ring and the” suffering”.

We (all) hope the latter can be held to a minimum.

Officiant to Party 1- .

​Please repeat after me as you place your ring on Party 2's finger

I Party 1, take you, Party 2 to be my husband/wife/partner in life, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, in joy and sorrow.  I promise my love to you, and with this ring, I take you as my husband/wife/partner in life, for as long as we both shall live. 

Officiant to Party 2-

​If you would please repeat after me as you now place your ring on Party 1's finger.

I Party 2, take you Party 1 to be my husband/wife/partner in life, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, in joy and sorrow. I promise my love to you and with this ring, I take you as my husband/wife/partner in life, for as long as we both shall live.

To make your relationship work will take love. This is the core of your marriage and why you are here today.  It will take trust, to know, that in your hearts, you truly want what is best for each other. It will take dedication, to stay open to one another - and to learn and grow together. It  will take faith, to go forward together, without knowing exactly what the future brings. And it will take commitment, to hold true to the journey you both have pledged to today.

By the power vested in me I now pronounce you . . . . . .

You may kiss!