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Wedding Ceremony Scripts

The wedding ceremony marks the momentous occasion when the couple shares their "I do's" and signifies their commitment to one another. However, a marriage ceremony obviously includes more than just that exchange. There are many questions to consider when writing a wedding script: what goes into a wedding ceremony? How long should it be? What are the essential legal parts to include?

As the officiant, it is essential for you to arrive on the big day with a well-planned wedding ceremony script in hand. This can be a daunting task, though – especially if you’ve never done it before.

A wedding officiant's preparation involves following two key steps: 1) speaking with the couple to understand their expectations and desires for the ceremony, and 2) ensuring the ceremony you perform includes the specific language necessary to create a legally-binding marriage.

On this page, you’ll find two fantastic resources for creating a memorable and legally-binding wedding ceremony. First is our innovative Wedding Ceremony Script Generator, which can help you generate a unique, custom wedding script in just a few clicks. Second is our helpful archive of sample wedding scripts handwritten by our team just for you, any of which you are welcome to use as-is, or lean on for inspiration as you create your own.

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Wedding Script Generator

Once you get a sense of what type of ceremony the couple is envisioning, you’ll be ready to harness the power of our Wedding Script Generator. This useful resource lets you enter specific details about the couple, their beliefs, and their ceremony preferences. With those basics plugged in, the generator will create a custom wedding minister script perfectly tailored for the couple and their wedding day. Just hit the button below to get started!

We intentionally made this tool easy to use, and it’s entirely free! Once you have a script you’re happy with, you can go ahead and download a copy directly to your device. From there, you can print it out or open it in a word processor to continue fine-tuning to your liking. With proper care and preparation, your wedding officiant speech is sure to blow the couple and their guests away!

Wedding Scripts

Crafting a customized wedding script is no easy task – especially when the couple requests a specific type of ceremony that you might be unfamiliar with. Nonetheless, a good wedding officiant will work hard to accommodate the couple's requests and incorporate them into the wedding script. To assist in this effort, we created a collection of sample scripts for a variety of common marriage ceremony categories: everything from a modern wedding ceremony script to a script for a short, humorous wedding, to something more traditional. These scripts can be used as examples for you to reference as you prepare, but also do feel free to borrow any sections that stand out. Or, if you and the couple find one you fall in love with, don't hesitate to print it off and use it. Scroll down to start exploring!