(APPROVAL REQUIRED BY SUPERINTENDENT REGISTRAR)
and Exchange of Rings
And now, the solemn moment has come for these two persons to contract
their marriage before you their guests and witnesses.
Would you all please stand? Traditionally, a ring has been given as a symbol
of love and as an outward sign of the promises you are making to each other.
Who has the rings? (Person with rings steps forward and hands the ring to
the Partner 1 to give to the Partner 2)
To the Partner 1: Please take (Partner 2’s Name) ring and place it on the
third finger of her left hand and repeat after me.
TO BE REPEATED BY BOTH PARTNERS IN TURN
AFTER THE REGISTRAR:
“I call upon these persons here present to witness that I (Name) do take
thee (Name) to be my lawful wedded Wife/Husband”
“I (Name) take you (Name) to be my wedded Wife/Husband”
“I (Name) take thee (Name) to be my wedded Wife/Husband”
Followed by the following vow or others you may have selected or written
yourself (which need to be approved by the Superintendent Registrar):
“I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage and I promise to care for you,
to give you my love and friendship, support and comfort you and to respect
and cherish you throughout our lives together”.
(Partner 1’s Name) and (Partner
2’s Name) you have both made the
declarations prescribed by law and have
made a solemn and binding contract
with each other in the presence of your
guests and witnesses here assembled,
and it gives me great pleasure to declare
that you are now Husband and Wife/
Husband and Husband/Wife and Wife
Music played for the signing of the
Register (if required, subject to the
approval of the Superintendent
The Registrar will ask the couple to sign
the Marriage Register, followed by the
Ladies and Gentlemen, will you
please be upstanding for the
(Couple’s Names) or
Mr. and Mrs. (Last Name).