OPTION 1: Chinese Blessing
May you be friend forever and ever
When the hills are all flat
And the rivers run dry
When the trees blossom in winter
And the snow falls in summer,
When heaven and earth mix
Not till then will you part from each other.

OPTION 2: Apache Wedding Blessing (option 1)
May you feel no rain as each of you become the shelter to the other.
May you feel no cold as each of you become the warmth to the other
May there be no more lonliness as each of you becomes the companion to the other
Although there are two bodies, may there be only one life before you.
So go now to your dwelling place, to enter into the days of your togetherness.
May the Lord bless you and take care of you
May the Lord be kind and gracious to you
May the Lord look on you with favor and give you peace.
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

OPTION 3: Apache Wedding Blessing (option 2)
Now you will feel no rain, For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold, For each of you will be warmth to each other.
Now there is no more loneliness for you, For each of you will be comfort to the other.
Though you are two bodies, There is but one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place, To enter into the days of your togetherness.
And, may the days of your life Be good and long upon the earth.

OPTION 4: Irish Wedding Blessing
May God be with you and bless you
May you see your children’s children
May you be poor in misfortunes, Rich in blessings
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward

OPTION 5: An Irish Wedding Blessing
You are the star of each night,
You are the brightness of every morning,
You are the story of each guest,
You are the report of every land.
No evil shall befall you, on hill nor bank,
In field or valley, on mountain or in glen.
Neither above, nor below, neither in sea,
Nor on shore, in skies above,
Nor in the depths.
You are the kernel of my heart,
You are the face of my sun,
You are the harp of my music,
You are the crown of my company

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of his countinence upon you, and give you peace.

May the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob be with you, and my he fulfill in you his blessing. May you see your children's children to the third and fourth generation. Through the help of our God Jesus Christ. Who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, God forever and ever.

May the love of God be above you to over-shadow you…Beneath you to uphold you…Before you to guide you…Behind you to protect you…Close beside you and within you to make you able for all things:

And to reward your faithfulness with the joy and peace which the world cannot give--neither can it take away. Through Jesus Christ our Lord to whom be glory now and evermore. Amen.

And now, go out into the world in peace, be of good courage, hold fast to that which is good; render to no man evil for evil; support the weak, help the afflicted, love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in his presence as he goes with you always. Amen.

And, now may the courage of the early morning's dawning,
The strength of eternal hills and wide open fields,
The joy of silent streams and of the gentle wind,
The beauty of flowered gardens and the song of birds,
And the faith of youth be in your hearts:

And the love of God, that alone can build happiness
That makes family love flourish with the radiance of great joy,
Be with you always:

And the peace of a quiet evening's ending
And of the midnight,
Be yours now and forever. Amen.

May the courage of the early morning's dawning, the strength of the eternal hills, the peace of the evening's ending, and the love of God be in your hearts now and forevermore. Amen.

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others......; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass....nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe....the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. Go in peace.

May Almighty God, who at the beginning did create our first parents, Adam and Eve, and did sanctify and join them together in marriage, pour upon you the riches of his grace, sanctify and bless you, that you may please him both in body and soul: and live together in holy love unto your lives' end. Amen

Nourished by understanding
Warmed by friends
Fed by loved ones
Matured by wisdom
Tempered by tears
Made holy by caring and sharing
Blessed by God
Go forth in peace!

May the Lord fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace that you
May live together in the fullness of life.
May you have peace -- Not of the stagnant pool, but of deep water, flowing.
May you have poise -- Not of the sheltered trees, but of the oak, deep rooted, storm strengthened, and free.
May you have power --Not of fisted might, but of the quickened seed stretching toward infinite light.

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, bless, preserve, and keep you; May the Lord look with favor upon you, and fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace; that you may so live together in this life, that in the world to come you may have life everlasting.

May God be always close to you and keep you. May you walk the paths of peace, today and always. May you always stay in love with each other. Let all you do be done in love. Go in His peace. Amen.

May the joy and peace which only God can give, and which cannot be taken away by anything in this world, be yours today and in all life's tomorrows. Go in His peace. Amen

May your marriage enrich your lives.
May you work together to build a relationship of substance and quality.
May the honesty of your communication build a foundation of understanding, connection, and trust.
May you respect each other’s individual personality and philosophy, and give each other room to grow and fulfill each other’s dreams.
May your sense of humor and playful spirit continue to enliven your relationship.
May you understand that neither of you is perfect: you are both subject to human frailties: and may your love strengthen when you fall short of each other’s expectations.
May you be “best friends”, better together than either of you are apart

OPTION 20 Mi Adir el hakol
Mi Baruch el hakol
Mi Gadol el hakol
Hey’varesh h’atan v’hakallah

Splendor is upon everything
Blessing is upon everything
Who is full of this abundance?
Bless this groom and bride

OPTION 21: Celtic Christian Wedding Blessing
"Blessed be the Light that has guided your souls to the threshold of this new day.
Blessed be the Journey you walk as one sharing your love with the world.
Blessed be the Stillness that refreshes your souls and awakens God's Dream in your hearts.
The Shield of the God of Life be yours.
The Compassion of the Loving Christ be yours.
The Wisdom of the Living Spirit be yours. Now and evermore."

OPTION 22: Old English Blessing
May your joys be as bright as the morning,
your years of happiness as numerous as the stars in the heavens,
and your troubles but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love

OPTION 23: Old Welch Blessing Wishing you
A house full of sunshine,
Hearts full of cheer,
Love that grows deeper
each day of the year

OPTION 24: Irish Blessing (Version #1)
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

OPTION 25: Irish Blessing, (Version #2)
May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again my friend
May God hold you in the hollow (palm) of his hand

May God be with you and bless you
May you see your children's children
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in Blessings
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward

But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.

OPTION 26: Irish Wedding Blessing May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
May the saddest day of your future
Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May your hands be forever clasped in friendship
And your hearts joined forever in love.
Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May his blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.

OPTION 27: Irish Wedding Blessing
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer .

OPTION 28: Traditional Irish Blessing
I wish healing upon you
The healing of Mary with me,
Mary, Michael and Brighid
Be with me all three.

Fly with the birds of the air
Fly with the wasps of the hill
Swim with the sea-going whale
For they are swiftest

Be upon the clouds of the sky
For they are the rainiest
Be upon the river's current
Cascading to the sea

OPTION 29: LAPD Blessing
May your home be filled with happiness, but void of 415 (pronounced four fifteen) (fights or disturbances)
May _ _ _ _ refrain from 484ing (pronounced four eighty-fouring) ________’s wallet (petty theft)
May ________ never forget to go Code 6 when he’s out with his friends _ _ _ _
May your marriage be the one assignment that never has a 128 (pronounced one twenty-eight) (It means complaint)
May your wedding reception have no 390s (pronounced three nineties) (intoxicated people)
And may we never forget who the real L90 (pronounced L ninety) is (watch commander/supervisor)


BLESSINGS are away for the officiant to speak a blessing over the couple’s marriage and life. This can be done with a religious tone or not.

The BLESSINGS generally immediately precede the PRONOUNCEMENT