A Wedding Ceremony For Long Time LGBT Partners

Wedding Ceremony Samples. I write several ceremonies every week and work hard to personalize them for the couple. I have had the honor of writing and performing several of those weddings for long-time partners who now can be legally joined in marriage. I hope by sharing these exerts of wedding ceremonies it will give you ideas for your wedding.

Rev. Pam’s Introduction Welcome to this beautiful day!  Love is the reason we are here.  To witness your statement of love and commitment. This is an act as ancient as the human race, and as new as each morning, for it speaks of the past and of your future. Sandra, and Mary Ann, having come to me signifying your desire to be formally and legally married, and being assured that no barriers hinder this proper union, please join your hands and give heed to the questions now asked you.

Sandra, and Mary Ann, you have been together for 36 years, surviving all those obstacles together, but today, your wedding day, you pledge your love like no other time from your past. Today you choose, from this day forward, to travel together on life’s journey as legal married partners. Now, look into your beloved’s eyes, and allow the love that brought you here today serve as your guide along this path to light your future.

Mary Ann, will you take Sandra to be your wife? Do you commit yourself to her happiness and self-fulfillment as a person?  Do you promise to respect her in success and in failure, to care for her in sickness and in health, and to love and nurture her through adversity and prosperity, and to be true and loyal to her so long as you both shall live?  Mary Ann Response: I Do!

Sandra, will you take Mary Ann to be your wife? Do you commit yourself to her happiness and self-fulfillment as a person?  Do you promise to respect her in success and in failure, to care for her in sickness and in health, and to love and nurture her through adversity and prosperity, and to be true and loyal to her so long as you both shall live?  Sandra’s Response: I Do!

Vows:  Rev. Pamela ­­Slip the ring 1/2 way onto her finger and Repeat after me.  Mary Ann   /   Sandra,  I have loved you for 36 years, and today I reaffirm my love and commitment to you. With this ring, I pledge to you my love and respect, my laughter and tears, and my trust and support. I believe in us, and marry you with my eyes wide open. With all that I am I honor you. And I am committing myself in marriage to you For the rest of my life. Push the ring on and say, I thank you and I love you.”

heres another version I was kinda proud of.

Rev. Pam’s Introduction Blessed Be and welcome to this beautiful day. Love is the reason we are here. To witness the legal union of two hearts who have loved each other for 32 years. Jim and Orval, When two people pledge to love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique to themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. And today, you come to me signifying your desire to be formally and legally married, and being assured that no barriers hinder this proper union, please join your hands and give heed to the questions now asked you.

Jim and Michael, today you pledge your love. The vows that you are about to exchange serve as a verbal representation of the eternal love you promised to each other 32 years ago. For it is not the words that you speak that unite you, but the friendship you have always felt for each other.

Commitment & Promises Pam asks: Michael. Will you take Jim to be your Partner? Do you commit yourself to his happiness and self-fulfillment as a person?  Do you promise to respect him in success and in failure, to care for him in sickness and in health, and to love and nurture him through adversity and prosperity, and to be true and loyal to him so long as you both shall live? Michael  “I DO

Pam asks: Jim Jim. Will you take Michael to be your Partner? Do you commit yourself to his happiness and self-fulfillment as a person?  Do you promise to respect him in success and in failure, to care for him in sickness and in health, and to love and nurture him through adversity and prosperity, and to be true and loyal to him so long as you both shall live? Jim  “I DO

Pam asks: Michael Will you take Jim to be your Partner? Do you commit yourself to his happiness and self-fulfillment as a person?  Do you promise to respect him in success and in failure, to care for him in sickness and in health, and to love and nurture him through adversity and prosperity, and to be true and loyal to him so long as you both shall live? Michael “I DO