INTRODUCTION

The JP thanks everyone…

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Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of these witnesses, to join (Groom) & (Bride) in matrimony, which is commended to be honorable among all men; and therefore – is not by any – to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly – but reverently, discreetly, advisedly and solemnly. Into this holy estate these two persons present now come to be joined. If any person can show just cause why they may not be joined together – let them speak now or forever hold their peace.

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Good afternoon (morning/evening)! We are gathered here today, not to witness the beginning of what will be, but rather what already is! We do not create this marriage, because we cannot. We can and do, however, celebrate with Bride and Groom and their friends and families the wondrous and joyful occurrence that has already taken place in their lives.

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We are here in support today of (Groom) & (Bride) as they promise to face the future together, accepting whatever may lie ahead. They have searched their hearts, and their pasts, and they have resolved to be lifelong partners in the dance of life.

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On behalf of (Groom) & (Bride), I would like to welcome everyone here and thank everyone for joining us on their special day. Your presence here to be witness to this special day shows (Groom) & (Bride) how much you care about them and I know it means a lot to them. What we are all privileged to witness today is the symbol of their dedication to each other, and to the lifetime they will have together.

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Friends, we have been invited here today to share with (Groom) & (Bride) a very important moment in their lives. In the years they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife.