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MY BIG REDNECK WEDDING!!!

 

 

I am an ordained minister that can perform wedding ceremonies.

Please give me a call if I can help you on this special day!  670-7430

Reverend Denis Pitman

DPitman1@aol.com

 

Wedding Vows:

 

“I DO”

(responsive)

I.

Groom:  N. , do you take N.  to be your wife?  Do you promise to be true to her in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love her and honor her all the days of your life? - “I DO”

 

Bride:  N. , do you take N.  to be your husband?  Do you promise to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love him and honor him all the days of your life? - “I DO”

 

II.

Groom:  N., do you take N. for your  wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do you part?  “I DO”

 

Bride:  N., do you take N. for your husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do you part?  “I DO”

III.

Groom: Will you, ______________, take this woman to be your wedded wife, promising to keep, cherish, and defend her and to be her faithful and true husband so long as you both shall live?  “I WILL”

Bride: Will you, ______________, take this man to be your wedded husband, promising to keep, cherish, and defend him and to be his faithful and true wife so long as you both shall live?  “I WILL”


 


 

Wedding Vows:

 

Repetitive of minister

IV.

Groom:  I, N., take you, N., for my wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

 

Bride:  I, N., take you, N., for my husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

 

V.

Groom:  I ,  N.,  take you N., to be my wife.  I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health:  I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

 

Bride:  I ,  N.,  take you N., to be my husband.  I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health:  I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

 

VI.

Groom:  I, N., take you N., to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, until death do us part.

 

Bride:  I, N., take you N., to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, until death do us part.

 

VII.

Wedding Vows:

Personal/Promises

 


Big Sky Ministry

1730 Bitterroot Drive

Billings, Montana 59105

 

Date of  Wedding: _________________ Place of Wedding:_______________

Time: ___________________________

Bride: ___________________________ Groom: ______________________

                       First                            Middle                                      Last                                                        First                            Middle                               Last

 


 

         Traditional Wedding              Contemporary                 Private                 Religious   -   Secular             

                     Formal                                                                         Semi-Formal                                                 Casual                                Denomination:____________________________

          

Wedding Vows:

            Traditional  with wedding vows repeated after officiant. 

                     Responsive with a statement of “I DO”

                     Personal with vows written by each other, for each other.

 

Music Selection:

            Live musicians

            Recorded music  1. _______________ 

                                                     2.________________________

            No music

 

Unity Candle:

            Provided by couple

            Provided by officiant (ask about cost)

            No Unity Candle

 

RINGS:

            Both Bride and Groom exchanging rings.                  Rings to be blessed.

                     No rings being exchanged.                         Just Bride          Just Groom

 

Reception:

            Yes, and people are invited to: _____________________________________________

            No, just thank everyone for attending.  Private reception being held.

 

 

 

Scripture Readings

 

First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians

 

Set your hearts on the greater gifts.  I will show you the way that surpasses all others.  If I speak with human tongues and angelic as well, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong, a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and, with full knowledge, comprehend all mysteries, if I have faith enough to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

 

Love is patient; love is kind.  Love is not jealous, it does not put on airs, it is not snobbish.  Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not prone to anger; neither does it brood over injuries.  Love does not rejoice in what is wrong but rejoices with the truth.  There is no limit to love’s forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure.

 

There are in the end three things that last; faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is LOVE.

 

 

 

 

GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN:

John 15: 9-17

 

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.

 

Live on in my love.

 

You will live in my love if you keep my commandments, even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and live in his love.

 

All of this I tell you that my joy may be yours, and your joy may be complete.  This is my commandment; love one another as I have loved you.

 

 There is no greater love than this; to lay down ones life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.

 

It was not you who chose me, it was I who chose you to go forth and bear fruit, so that all you as the Father in my name will be given you.  The commandment that I give you is this, that you love one another.

 

 Typical order of service

 

  1. Entrance of Minister with groom    (sometimes alone and groom comes in with parents.)
  2. Music Begins
  3. Entrance of Wedding party.
  4. New music
  5. Entrance of Bride
  6. Presentation of bride
  7. Welcome family and guests
  8. Consent by bridal couple
  9. Scriptures if desired
  10. Message  (takes about 45 seconds)
  11. Vows
  12. Blessing of rings
  13. Exchange of rings
  14. Unity candle / sand
  15. Song: _______________________________________
  16. Closing prayer
  17. Pronouncement of husband and wife
  18. Introduction as husband and wife
  19. KISS
  20. SONG: ______________________________________

 

Decissions to make before wedding:

  1. Are bride and groom seeing eachother before the service?
  2. Unity Candle
  3. Type of vows
  4. Music  (determines how long the service will last)
  5. Reception line, where and how....
  6. Who will be running the music?
  7. Special requests to ask minister?

 

As stated, once I have visted with you, I will only take my instructions from the bride or groom.  Please do not send anyone to me with messages of changes to the services as I will have to find you anyway to confirm.