(Serving the Amicalola Falls area in the North Georgia Mountains)
Here are some wedding vows samples of the ending of the wedding ceremony with the pronouncement and declaration. The important part is done, with the exchanging of rings, but you still need to be declared husband and wife by the minister or officiant.
The blanks that are there are to be filled in with the names of the bride and groom. I always give a personalized keepsake copy, with the couple's names inserted, of the ceremony to them after the wedding is finished as a memento of their marriage.
Here are some different ways of saying the pronouncement and declaration part of the ceremony.
Wedding Vows Samples # 1
May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.
Before God and in the presence of these people, ____ and ____ have made their solemn vows to each other. They have confirmed their promises by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. Therefore, I proclaim that they are now husband and wife. Those whom God has joined let no one separate.
Wedding Vows Samples # 2
When two people find in each other new beauty in every day living, and open their hearts to each other by trusting and sharing and giving; when two people share with each other a world of contentment and fun; when they know that they are meant for each other, then two people truly are one.
In as much as _____ and _____ this day have consented together in this ceremony, they have given and pledged their love to each other in the presence of this company. By virtue of the authority vested in me under the laws of the State of Georgia, I now pronounce them husband and wife.
Wedding Vows Samples # 3
_________ and __________, you have committed your selves to each other in this joyous and sacred covenant. May there be peace in your home and confidence in your hearts. May the God of Sarah and Abraham, who watches over all the families of the earth, bless you and grant that the love which unites you grow in abiding happiness and seal your bond of marriage with love everlasting. May we remember always that it is You, O Lord our God, who has brought us to this and all joyful seasons. AMEN.
I now pronounce you husband and wife. Those who God has joined let no one separate!
Wedding Vows Samples # 4
Let us pray, with the words of Paul.
“I want you to be happy in the Lord; let your tolerance be evident to everyone. The Lord is very near and there is no need to worry. But if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer and thanksgiving, and that peace of God, which is so much greater than we can understand, will guard your hearts and thoughts in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
___________ and __________ have pledged themselves to each other before God, their families and friends. In the name of the Holy Spirit who performs every true marriage, I now pronounce that they are husband and wife.
Wedding Vows Samples # 5
O Great Power moving among us for love, may these two people now married, fulfill the covenant which they have made. May they openly give and take from each other, encouraging each other in whatever trials that befall them, sharing in each other’s joys, helping each other as each occasion requires. Having grown to trust themselves and each other, may they not only accept and give love between themselves but also experience love and consideration for others in a community of sharing. Amen.
We who are here present, and those who are absent but thinking of ____________ and __________ this day, hope that the inspiration of this hour will not be forgotten. May you continue to love each other through all your days together.
Wedding Vows Samples # 6
Since ______ and ______ have consented to live together in marriage and have witnessed their vows in the presence of friends and relatives, by the giving and receiving of rings, I now pronounce that they are husband and wife, in accordance with the laws in the state of Georgia.