We are gathered here today, on this happy and joyous occasion, to join this man and this woman in lawful wedlock.
Marriage is a solemn institution to be held in honor by all, it is the cornerstone of the family and of the community. It requires of those who undertake it a complete and unreserved giving of one's self. It is not to be entered into lightly, as marriage is a sincere and mutual commitment to love one another. This commitment symbolizes the intimate sharing of two lives and should enhance the individuality of each of you.
Groom, do you take this woman to be your wedded wife? Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, remaining faithful to her as long as you both shall live?
Bride, do you take this man to be your wedded husband? Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, remaining faithful to him as long as you both shall live?
I now ask you, Groom, to place the ring on Bride 's finger and repeat after me:
I, Groom, take you, Bride, for my lawful wedded wife - to have and to hold - from this day forward - for better for worse - for richer for poorer - in sickness and in health - to love, honor and cherish - till death do us part.
I now ask you to hold hands while Bride repeats after me:
I , Bride, take you Groom, for my lawful wedded husband - to have and to hold - from this day forward - for better for worse - for richer for poorer - in sickness and in health - to love, honor and cherish - till death do us part.
Inasmuch as you, Groom and you, Bride, have consented to be joined together in marriage, and by virtue of the authority vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife.