Colorado Wedding Ministers

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Witness and Share the Joy

Minister:
Welcome to the marriage of Party 1 and Party 2.

You have been asked to gather here to witness and share in the joy of this union.

Today is the day that you proclaim to the world your love and commitment to each other. Each and every day you get to choose to be married to each other, so here are a few words to help you remember the promises that you are making today.

 

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 through all the years.

It is promising to love and cherish you throughout the good times and bad times.

It is remembering to put dirty clothes in the hamper and to replace the toilet paper roll when it's empty.

It is comforting you when your teams loses and drink beer with you when they win.

It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating
gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an angel.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.

It is loving each other for who you each are for each other.

It is not only marrying the right partner,
it is being the right partner.

Minister to Party 1

Party 1, will you take Party 2 as your wife/husband/partner in life, in happiness and with patience and understanding, through conflict and tranquility?

Party 1:

I do

 

Party 1:

(This can be read or repeated after Minister)
There was darkness for a long time and then there was light, and that light was you. Your love has given me wings, and our journey begins today. I pledge before this assembled company to be your husband from this day forward. Let us make of our two lives one life. I want you for today, tomorrow, and forever.

 

Minister to Party 2:

Party 2, will you take Party 1 as your wife/husband/partner in life, in happiness and with patience and understanding, through conflict and tranquility?

Party 2:

I do

 

Party 2:

(This can be read or repeated after Minister)
I have dreamed my whole life of having someone as wonderful as you love me the way you do. I give myself to you as your wife, and I promise here to treasure for all of my days the love we celebrate today. Let us bring together our lives and find ourselves anew each day.

 

(Optional)

Person of Honor, could you please step forward and gift this couple standing before you their ring(s)?

 In so doing giving your blessing and good wishes to this new marriage?

 Thank you.

 

Minister to Party 1:

Party 1- could you please repeat after me and place your ring Party 2’s  finger.

With this ring I thee wed.

 

Minister to Party 2:

Party 2- could you please repeat after me and place your ring Party 1’s  finger.

With this ring I thee wed.

Minister:
In the years which shall bring Party 1 and Party 2   into greater age and wisdom, we hope that their love shall be ever young; that they shall be able to always recover from moments of despair. In this hope, may they keep the vows made on this day, in freedom, teaching each other who they are, what they yet shall be, enabling them to know that, in the fullness of being, they are more than themselves and more than each other, that they are all of us, and that together we share joyously the fruits of life on this earth, our home.

Inasmuch as Party 1 and Party 2   have declared their love to each other before family and friends, I now greet them with you as husband/wife/partners in life and love.

You may kiss.