Wedding Ceremony for Children

Wedding involving children

Welcome:

On behalf of___________ and ___________ I would like to thank all of you for being here to share in this special day. This moment in time is truly a cause for joyous celebration for we are gathered here to witness not only the beginning of a new marriage, but also the beginning of a new family. Today, __________________ will not only be united in marriage, but their children,_____________. and _________ will be entering together also to make this a brand new family together. So this is a very special day for all the members of this wonderful family.

As you take these preliminary vows, _____________and _________________, I would have you remember: To love is to come together from the pathways of our past and then move forward…Hand in hand, along the uncharted roads of our future, ready to risk, to dream, and to dare…. And always believe that all things are possible with faith and love in God, and in each other.

Today, ________ and _______ wish to become partners through life, to walk with each other down the road of life. They wish to share their life, and their love forever. The Bible tells us, He who findeth a wife, findeth a good thing. Each of you are truly God’s gift to the other. May this day and these vows which you are about to share serve as a reminder of how special you are to one another with each anniversary in the future.

Let Us Pray:

Heavenly Father, we ask that you join in this celebration of matrimony with these thy servants. Bless and enrich their lives now lord, teach them to love one another, respect the other and cherish your laws and your word. Let them seek your counsel in hard times, as well as in the good times. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit we pray Amen.

CONSENT…

So _________ and _______, and ________,
are all of you ready to make a commitment to this marriage and to this new family that is beginning today?

READINGS:

Today a new chapter is being written into your lives. we could call the title of this chapter, ” New Beginnings” You are both beginning new relationships not only with one another, but as a family as well. You are beginning a new life together; you are beginning a new family, you are beginning a new home. As you build this new home together remember there are 3 important ingredients you will need to add to the recipe we call ” Marriage and Family”.

The first is TIME.

It takes time for your home to be everything you want it to be. It will not happen over night. Allow time to do it’s work.

It will take time to make the necessary adjustments as you turn your house into a true home full of love and joy. In time you will begin to see what a precious gift you have in each other what a blessing indeed, it is to learn to love one another; no longer as friends, but as family members.

Time is on your side, so let it be your ally, LET TIME TAKE IT’S TIME.

The second ingredient Is TALK.

Open Communication is just as vitally important in any family if it is to survive.

Today, We live in an age of telecommunication with pagers, and cell phones filling our lives daily. Yet, with all these incredible things we have to use at our disposal, one of the great needs of any family in todays hustle and bustle is just simply taking the time to sit down with one another and talking and honestly listening to each other.

Each day set aside some un-interrupted time with the television off, and the phones unplugged and get to know one another. Talk about your interests, your needs, your problems your solutions, your hopes as a family.

By talking together, you will communicate something far more important than words, you’ll be communicating love to one another. It is said, that a family that prays together, stays together – so take time to talk and take time to listen. Listen not only to each other, but talk to God as well as a family.

The Third ingredient to a lasting relationship is TEAM WORK.

Doing things together as a family.

Things like Working together, playing together, eating together as a family, laughing and crying, struggling together and praying together as a true family.

No one person is more or less important than the other in a family. You are all a team, and it requires team work to make things run smooth. As much as we hate doing chores it’s a fact that they have to be done around a home.

If you learn early on that this is a fact of life, you can learn to work together as a family to make your new relationships grow into something fantastic. In baseball, when a batter makes it to first base, the team works to bring that runner home. Work together to ensure each of your players make a home run by working together as a team. Remember there’s no ” i ” in the word teamwork.

The recipe is simple TIME, TALKING, AND TEAM WORK If you mix these three things into the daily recipe of life then your marriage and your family will truly blend into all that you want it to be.

Blessing of rings:

Let us pray: Heavenly father, bless these rings that have been given this day. Let it be a symbol of love that this couple shares with each other. Let them that each give, receive, and wear these rings as a token of the covenant between them and God, and may they ever abide in thy peace, living together in tranquility, in love, and in happiness, and with good purpose do thy will. Just as the ring has no beginning or end, let their love also have no end. This we pray in your name, Amen.

__________ will you repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed. Let it ever be to us a symbol of our love.

_________, will you repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed. Let it ever be to us a symbol of our love.

“Heavenly Father, today we not only celebrate this marriage, but we also celebrate the formation and affirmation of a family with “ _____ and______.We pray that you guide ______ and _______ as parents to raise and teach_________ with love and respect; and that you protect this new family and keep them always in your care…”

AT THIS TIME, we recognize this child and acknowledge her significance on this very special wedding day

________ I have pledged my love to you and promised to be a loving and respectful husband. Now I want to add another, different kind of vow. I promise to love ______ for all of our days and to treat her as if she were my own. I gladly accept the obligations that go along with this pledge. I love _____ and want her to be part of my life. I promise to accept and love you as my own child and to protect and love you all of my life. I promise to do my best to guide and support you and to respect you enough to allow you to see the world through your own eyes. With my promise before GOD I give my daughter, _______, this ring as a symbol of my devotion, guidance and good will.

Final Wedding Blessing is now said:

Heavenly Father may you bless this marriage and family as they create a new home together. A family is a circle of strength and love. With every new birth, and every subsequent union that you will go through in later years, this circle will grow.

May every joy you share also add love to this circle and may every crises faced together make that circle even stronger. May your family become like a beautiful rainbow as each color of your lives is carefully blended together with both the showers and sunshine of God’s love. For the rainbow is a promise of a beautiful day ahead from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May it be also a promise for your future as a family. In as much as you, _____ _____, and you ____, have consented together in the union of matrimony and you have pledged your faith each to the other AND you ____ to _____ in the presence of God and this company, now by the authority vested in me as a minister, I now pronounce you HUSBAND AND WIFE AND FAMILY!

YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE AND YOUR NEW DAUGHTER!

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I NOW PRESENT TO YOU

MR. & MRS. ____________________

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