For all those writers who have a wedding in their story and need help: I have researched it all and can help you!
Being a teenager, I’ve never attended a wedding as someone getting married, but I attended my cousins wedding a few years back. (plus a wedding where I was the flower girl, but I don’t remember much of that)
It is important to have a reason for your characters to get married. You can’t just marry two characters that just met without explaining WHY they are getting married. Is it normal in their world? Is it an arranged marriage?
Note: technically you CAN just marry two characters, but it comes off as more believable if you have a reason (:
Wedding Ceremony Script
We gather here to unite these two people in marriage. Their decision to marry has not been entered into lightly and today they publicly declare their private devotion to each other. The essence of this commitment is the acceptance of each other in entirety, as lover, companion, and friend. A good and balanced relationship is one in which neither person is overpowered nor absorbed by the other, one in which neither person is possessive of the other, one in which both give their love freely and without jealousy. Marriage, ideally, is a sharing of responsibilities, hopes, and dreams. It takes a special effort to grow together, survive hard times, and be loving and unselfish.
Do you both pledge to share your lives openly with one another, and to speak the truth in love? Do you promise to honor and tenderly care for one another, cherish and encourage each other, stand together, through sorrows and joys, hardships and triumphs for all the days of your lives?
Chelsea and Ravie:
Do you pledge to share your love and the joys of your marriage with all those around you, so that they may learn from your love and be encouraged to grow in their own lives?
Chelsea and Ravie:
May these rings be blessed as a symbol of your union. As often as either of you look upon these rings, may you not only be reminded of this moment but also of the vows you have made and the strength of your commitment to each other.
Ravie, please repeat after me …
I Ravie, promise to love and support you Chelsea and live each day with
kindness, understanding, truth, humor, and passion. With this ring, I thee wed.
Ravie: [Takes Chelsea’s hand, repeats vow, gifts ring, places ring on Chelsea’s finger]
Chelsea, please repeat after me …
I Chelsea, promise to love and support you Ravie and live each day with kindness, understanding, truth, humor, and passion. With this ring, I thee wed.
Chelsea: [Takes Ravies’s hand, repeats vow, gifts ring, places ring on Ravie’s finger]
Go now in peace and live in love, sharing the most precious gifts you have-
the gifts of your lives united. And may your days be long on this earth.
I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.
[Chelsea and Ravie kiss]