Sample Ceremony

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here (today/tonight) to join this couple in (holy) matrimony.

“Do you take (_____) to be your wife/husband, to live together in (holy) matrimony, to love, honor, comfort her/him and keep her/him in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?” (man/woman) answers, “I do.” REPEAT

Notary states, repeat after me:

To (_____): “I, take you (_____), to be my wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.” *REPEAT

Exchange of Rings
Notary asks the man/woman to place the ring on the woman’s/man’s finger and to repeat the following, “I give you this ring as a token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love.” *REPEAT

Pronouncement: Notary asks the couple to join hands, then declares, “by virtue of the authority vested in me under the laws of the State of Florida, I now pronounce you (_____) and (_____). You may now kiss your (_____).”