Civil Ceremony

Following is a sample of the civil ceremony performed by an officiant of the Mobile Marriage. Vows may be customized to reflect your personal wishes.

Welcome. We are gathered here to witness this man and this woman joined together in matrimony, which is an honorable estate and therefore not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, and discreetly, into which estate these two persons present come now to be joined.

Dave and Lin, if it is your intention to share with each other your joys and sorrows and all that the years will bring, with your promises, bind yourselves to each other as husband and wife.

Dave, will you take Lin as your wedded wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, and forsaking all others, keep only unto her, as long as you both shall live?

Lin, will you take Dave as your wedded husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, and forsaking all others, keep only unto him, as long as you both shall live?

I, Dave, take you Lin, to be my wife. I promise to stand beside you and with you always, in times of celebration and in times of sorrow. In sickness and in health, I will live with you and love you, as long as we both shall live.

I, Lin, take you Dave, to be my husband. I promise to stand beside you and with you always, in times of celebration and in times of sorrow. In sickness and in health, I will live with you and love you as long as we both shall live.

From earliest time, the ring has been a symbol of wedded love. It is a perfect circle to symbolize the unending love you promise.

Dave, take the ring which you have chosen, place it on Lin’s finger, and say to her these words.  This ring I give you, in token and in pledge, of my constant faith and abiding love.

Lin, take the ring which you have chosen, place it on Dave’s finger, and say to him these words.  This ring I give you, in token and in pledge, of my constant faith and abiding love.

To be loved is to know joy and happiness, to give love is to know the joy of sharing oneself, for it is through the miracle of love that we discover the fullness of life.

And now, by power of the authority vested in me and having heard you make these pledges of affection, I pronounce you husband and wife. Congratulations and you may kiss the bride.