A close-up of a happy couple.
  • ~12 minute ceremony

Though a lot of hard work and effort goes into planning the perfect wedding, the event itself should always focus on the love shared between two partners. One of the best ways to capture this sentiment is by utilizing a romantic wedding script during the ceremony.

A script that is romantic in nature can take many forms. Some people will add flowery language and references to the everlasting power of love. However, one of the best ways to make the script more romantic is by peppering in a variety of specifics about your relationship.

Romantic scripts do not need to be serious, either. If you and your partner like to act silly and keep the mood light, then your script should definitely include as many moments of levity as possible.

What Should You Include in a Romantic Wedding Script?

The beauty of using a romantic script for your wedding is that it offers you the opportunity to customize the text with a number of details about your relationship. The more detailed the script, the more romantic the ceremony will feel.

Keep reading to get a better idea of the basic structure of a romantic wedding ceremony script.

Welcome and Wedding Sermon

Officiant (to guests):

Friends, family, and honored guests, we are all gathered here today to bear witness to the union of _________ and _________. Love can seem like a rare and precious thing in the modern world. In an age where isolation feels like the norm, these two have found one another. May the love they share continue to serve as an inspiration to all they encounter as they begin the journey of marriage.

Officiant (To the couple):

Those closest to you have come together to show you support as you prepare for this next endeavor in your lives. Let us take a moment to stand in the warm glow of their love and prepare to make your union official.


Note: It is commonplace to have a close friend or family member deliver the reading during the ceremony. However, you may also ask your officiant to conduct the reading if you think it will better match the flow of the event.

Reader (to guests):

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.

- "Love Sonnet XVII," Pablo Neruda

Exchanging of Vows

Personalized vows are a key component of a romantic wedding script. If the couple has chosen to write their own vows and wants to share them publicly, they can do so at this time.

Officiant (to couple):

_________ and _________, please share the vows you’ve written for one another.

Exchanging of Rings

Officiant (to couple):

Please repeat after me: “Just as this ring symbolizes a love without beginning or end, I vow to cherish and respect you from this moment until the end of my days.”

(each partner repeats this line separately, then places a ring on the other’s finger)

Declaration of Intent

Officiant (to couple):

I now ask _________ and _________ to take one another’s hands and look deeply into each other’s eyes.

Officiant (to Partner 1)


_________, do you promise to love _________ deeply, honestly, and passionately for the rest of your days?

Partner 1:

I do.

Officiant (to Partner 2):

And you, _________, do you promise to love _________ deeply, honestly, and passionately for the rest of your days?

Partner 2:

I do.


Officiant (to couple):

Let all present bear witness to the promises that have been made here today. _________ and _________, you have shown you are ready and eager for all the joys and challenges that await you on the road ahead.

By the power vested in me by Universal Life Church, I am pleased to pronounce you officially wed. You may share a kiss and go forth in peace and love.