PRONOUNCEMENT

OPTION #1
"By the power vested in me by the State of California, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

You may now kiss the bride"


OPTION 2
________ and ________, you have come here today before your friends and family and have expressed your desire to become husband and wife.

You have shown your love and affection by joining of hands, and have made promises of faith and devotion, each to the other, and have sealed these promises by giving and the receiving of the rings.

Therefore, it is my privilege as a minister and by the authority given to me by the state of California, I now pronounce that you are Husband and Wife


OPTION 2A
________ & _ _ _ _, you have come here today before your friends and family and have expressed your desire to become husband and wife. You have shown your love and affection by joining of hands, and have made promises of faith and devotion, each to the other, and have sealed these promises by giving and the receiving of the rings. All that is left is it to ask you, _ _ _ _, and you, ________, one final question:

Do you, _ _ _ _, take ________ to be your wife; to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part?
GROOM: I do.

Do you, ________, take _ _ _ _ to be your husband; to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part?
BRIDE: I do

Then, by the authority given to me by the State of California, I pronounce that you are Husband and Wife"


OPTION 3
(BRIDE) & (GROOM), as a collection of words, this ceremony would count for little, were it not for the love and commitment you have pledged to one another. Your vows may have been spoken in minutes, but your promises to each other will last a lifetime.

Having witnessed your vows for marriage with all who are assembled here, and by the authority vested in me, by the state of California, I announce with great joy that you are husband and wife.


OPTION 3A
________, take _ _ _ _, as a collection of words, this ceremony would count for little, were it not for the love and commitment you have pledged to one another. Your vows may have been spoken in minutes, but your promises to each other will last a lifetime. All that is left is it to ask you, _ _ _ _, and you, ________, one final question:

Do you, _ _ _ _, take ________ to be your wife; to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part?
GROOM: I do.

Do you, ________, take _ _ _ _ to be your husband; to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part?
BRIDE: I do

Having witnessed your vows for marriage with all who are assembled here, and by the authority vested in me, by the state of California, I announce with great joy that you are husband and wife.


OPTION 4
Now that ________ and ________ have given themselves to each other by the promises they have exchanged, I pronounce them to be husband and wife


OPTION 5
Having expressed your desire to wed and having professed your love and commitment to each other, by the authority granted upon me by the State of California, I pronounce that you are now husband and wife.


OPTION 6
Because ________ and ________ have desired each other in marriage, and have witnessed this before God and our gathering, affirming their acceptance of the responsibilities of such a union, and have pledged their love and faith to each other, sealing their vows in the giving and receiving of rings, I do proclaim that they are husband and wife in the sight of God and man.

Let all people here and everywhere recognize and respect this holy union, now and forever.


OPTION 7
Now that ________ and ________ have given themselves to each other by the promises they have exchanged, I pronounce them to be husband and wife, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


OPTION 8
For as much as ________ and ________ have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and these witnesses, and thereto have pledged their faithfulness each to the other, and have pledged the same by the giving and receiving each of a ring, by the authority invested in me as a minister of the gospel according to the laws of the State of California, I pronounce that they are husband and wife together, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Those that God has joined together, let no man put assunder.


OPTION 9 By the authority committed to me as a minister of the Church of Jesus Christ, I declare that ________ and ________ are now husband and wife, according to the ordinance of God, and the law of this state: in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Whom God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.


OPTION 10
Forasmuch as ________ and ________ have pledged to each other their fidelity and love in the sight of God and this company, I therefore by virtue of the authority vested in me as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, pronounce them to be husband and wife, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Whom therefore God hath joined together let not man put asunder.


OPTION 11
Forasmuch as ________ and ________ have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company, and thereto have pledged their trust each to the other, and have declared the same by joining hands (and by giving and receiving a ring), I pronounce that they are husband and wife together, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


OPTION 12
Forasmuch as you, ________ and ________ have consented together in holy wedlock, and have witnessed the same before God and this company by pledging your love and faithfulness to each other, and have declared the same by the joining of hands (and by the giving and receiving of rings) now, therefore, by the authority vested in me as a minister, I pronounce you husband and wife in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy spirit.

Those whom God has joined together let no man put asunder.


OPTION 13
We have heard ________ and ________ pledge themselves to God and each other in marriage. Before God and this community we witness that ________ and ________ are husband and wife.

By the authority of the Church, I ratify and bless the bond of marriage you have covenanted. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


OPTION 14
Because ________ and ________ have desired each other in marriage, and have witnessed this before God and our gathering, affirming their acceptance of the responsibilities of such a union, and have pledged their love and faith to each other, sealing their vows in the giving and receiving of rings, I do proclaim that they are husband and wife in the sight of God and man.

Let all people here and everywhere recognize and respect this holy union, now and forever.

OPTION 15
________ and ________, you are now man and wife according to the witness of this church and the law of the state. Become one, Fulfill your promises. Love and serve the Lord. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.


OPTION 16
________ and ________, by their promises before God and in the presence of this congregation, have made themselves husband and wife. Blessed be the Father and the Son and the Holy spirit now and forever.


OPTION 17
________ and ________, you have made a solemn covenant of marriage before God, and before all of us here. I now declare you to be husband and wife; in the name of god the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


OPTION 18 We have heard your vows and your promise of faithful love. I now declare you to be husband and wife; in the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen


OPTION 19
Since, then, you have pledged your mutual vows, I, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the state and the church, declare you to be husband and wife, according to the ordinance of God and the law of the state.


OPTION 20
Now that ________ and ________ have given themselves to each other by the promises they have exchanged, I pronounce them to be husband and wife, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


OPTION 21
"By the power vested in me by the State of California, I now pronounce you husband and wife.


OPTION 20 ________ and ________, in the presence of God, your family and friends today, you have spoken the words and performed the rites which unite your lives. It is my legal right as a minister and my greatest joy and privilege to declare you husband and wife.


 

PURPOSE
This is where the Officiant officially pronounces the Bride & Groom are husband and wife

PLACEMENT
The PRONOUNCEMENT comes at the end of the ceremony. It is only followed by the KISS