Welcoming Words For Your Wedding Ceremony
Options for how to welcome your family and friends to your wedding ceremony.
Welcoming Words Option 1
Welcome! We are gathered here today to celebrate and to witness the joining of Bride and Groom in marriage. As they promise to love, trust in that love, honor one another as individuals, and anticipate with joy spending the rest of their lives together. They are surrounded by you - their friends and family. Thank you for gathering here to witness their marriage and to share in the joy of this special occasion.
Welcoming Words Option 2
Welcome! Friends and Family of Bride and Groom, and thank you for being here on this important day. We are gathered together to celebrate the very special love between them, by joining them in marriage. All of us need and desire to love and to be loved. And the highest form of love between two people is within a monogamous, committed relationship. Bride and Groom, your marriage today is the public and legal joining of your souls that have already been united as one in your hearts. Marriage will allow you a new environment to share your lives together, standing together to face life and the world, hand-in-hand. Marriage is going to expand you as individuals, define you as a couple, and deepen your love for one another. To be successful, you will need strength, courage, patience and a really good sense of humor. So, let your marriage be a time of waking each morning and falling in love with each other all over again.
Welcoming Words Option 3
Welcome to this most important moment in the lives of Bride and Groom. I invite you to leave behind the worries and concerns of everyday life and join us in the celebration of their marriage. This is an opportunity for us to share not only in the joy of Bride and Groom’s love but also to reaffirm and appreciate the love and the friendship we experience in our own lives. May we all celebrate by being fully present during our short time together.
Welcoming Words Option 4
We have been invited here today to witness and celebrate the uniting in marriage of Bride and Groom. They are taking the first step of their new beginning; their new life together. The ability and desire for one human being to love another is perhaps the most precious and fulfilling gift that has been entrusted to us. It is an all-consuming task, a lifelong endeavor — the journey we’ve been preparing for all of our lives. Loving someone is a reason to stretch beyond our limits, to become more for the sake of the other. It is to look into the soul of your beloved and accept what you see. Loving is the ultimate commitment which challenges humans to become all that we are meant to be. As they join in marriage today, Bride and Groom are announcing to the world that they are welcoming that challenge.
Welcoming Words Option 5
We have come together, both families and friends, to witness Bride and Groom as they exchange their vows of marriage. We share with them their delight in finding love with each other, and support their decision to be together from now until the end of time. As this couple enters into marriage, they do so with thought and reverence. They give thanks for the past, which brought them to this place and look forward with hope to what the future will bring. Marriage is like a great umbrella that shelters love from the elements. Corinthians One says that love is patient and kind. It is not jealous or boastful, not irritable or resentful, not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its’ own way. It does not rejoice in the wrong but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes in all things and endures all things. Love never ends. This marriage is a symbol of Bride and Groom’s commitment to that love.
Welcoming Words Option 6
We are here on this magnificent and beautiful day to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, we are all present to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to publicly witness the creation of an outward marriage bond that Bride and Groom have already been creating inwardly. Their love and intention has created this marriage and we are gathered here today to join in the celebration and acknowledgment of that bonding.
Welcoming Words Option 7
We would like to welcome all of you, honored guests, and thank you for being with us today. We are gathered here this evening, in the presence of God and of His company, to join Bride and Groom in the Holy Union of marriage, and bear witness to the miraculous power of love. Love is our purpose in being here; it is the essence of who we are. With Love as their foundation, marriage offers Bride and Groom the opportunity to become their essence with one another. Marriage is an art form that brings profound joy and demands great responsibility, awareness, and commitment. We who partake of this occasion bind ourselves as witnesses to the journey of love that they are undertaking here.
Welcoming Words Option 8
Hello and welcome. Today we are here to witness the act of love. Love is the magic that has brought Bride and Groom together and through that magic, we are joining them today.