FINAL BLESSING

May this couple be prepared to continue to give, be able to forgive and experience more and more joy with each passing day, with each passing year. (Groom) & (Bride), are now beginning their married life together, we hope that they may have loving assistance from their family, the constant support of friends, and a long life with good health and everlasting love. In so much as (Groom) & (Bride) have consented to live forever together in wedlock, and have witnessed the same before this company, and having declared same by the giving and receiving of a ring, and, by the authority vested in me by the State of New Hampshire I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

and/or…

Couple Unity Activity

The couple can light a unity candle, complete the sand ceremony, or drink from a chalice. The drinking of wine or pseudo-wine can be done in a religious, spiritual, or earthy way. No matter what activity is used, its the couples first formal act as husband and wife.

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Joining of the Children

This is where brides and grooms have an opportunity to include their children in the ceremony. This may include a blessing, exchange of vows of commitment of care, and exchange of gifts, medallions, or rings.

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Sharing of Cup of Wine

Bridal-couple-only Communion/Eucharist (see above)

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Final Blessing

JP: By the authority vested in me by the State of New Hampshire I now pronounce you Husband and Wife!

… you may kiss the bride.


JP: Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the loving couple Mr. and Mrs.…………