The manual used by Justices of the Peace have several sample ceremonies which can be used for prospective couples.
The ceremonies are quite simple, with options for No-ring, Double-ring, and Single-ring verbiage.
Each of the links below will open a PDF in a separate window with the suggested standard verbiage – which, I will add, I almost NEVER use. I prefer to customize the verbiage for each ceremony I perform – even if just a little – to make each couple’s big day as unique as they are.
Customizations I’ve used for prior couples include:
- Poetry or song verses
- Bible verses
- Spiritual texts
- References to family traditions
- Other verses or text important to the couple
The links below will show you the basic scripts that are included in the Justice of the Peace manuals we are issued – please note, I use these scripts as a starting point and customize them for each couple.
Same Sex Marriage Ceremony Basic Script