Dr. Seuss Wedding with Sand Ceremony

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Dr. Seuss Wedding with Sand Ceremony

Postby Rev. falonMOON » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:40 pm

This is my rendition of the standard Dr. Seuss service- hope you all ike it :)

Rev. falonMOON
Welcome- welcome everyone!
We're on this beach to have some fun!
Gather 'round and we’ll start this attraction-
Cue the music- LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

(music plays as Bride walks to us)

Let me make it clear why we’ve come here today
There’s two people in love who have something to say!

This man and this woman have been talking a lot
Their decision’s been made to now tie the knot.

They want family and friends, even strangers to hear
They’ve chosen this time- on this day- in this year.

So we’ve gathered together to witness their vows
And join them in marriage as our law allows.

The Bride and the Groom have come a long way
Not just in distance – to get here today.

As unique as a seashell, as deep as the sea-
They have truly a love that's meant to be!

Soul-mates and best friends in the garden of life
They wish now to become husband and wife!

(This is where the couple read their own vows)

Groom, what have you to say to Bride?

(Groom's Vows)

Bride, what have you to say to Groom?

(Bride's Vows)

And now, with that said.........

Will both of you answer me right now,
These questions as your wedding vows?

Yes we will answer you right now
Your questions as our wedding vows-
(Provided our guests don’t have a cow!)

Will you love him if he’s rich?
Will you love her in a ditch?

From today ‘til time does end-
And be each other’s true best friend?

BRIDE: Yes~ I will love him if he’s rich

GROOM: And I will love her in a ditch.

BOTH: From today until the end of time

GROOM: I’ll be hers…

BRIDE: And he’ll be mine

Will you love for rich or poor?
Even thru his loudest snores?

GROOM: Yes- I will love her if she’s poor.

BRIDE: Okay- I’ll love him if he snores.

Will you love with all your heart?
Will you love til death do part?
Will you have and forever hold-
Each other’s hearts ‘til the stars grow cold?

GROOM: I will love her a thousand fold,
Til death do us part and when we are old

BRIDE: And even if our brains grow mold.

Will you love through good and bad?
Even in times, be they happy or sad?

BRIDE: I will love him through good and bad
And in times happy or sad
I will love him ‘til the end
Because he’s truly my best friend.

Will you, Mr. (Groom’s first name), take (Bride) as your wife
and love her and hold her your entire life?
From this day on and ever more
No matter what life has in store?

GROOM: Yes, I will have and I will hold
Just as I’ve already told,
Yes, I will love her all my life,
Yes, I will take her as my wife!

Then if you'll both have, and if you'll both hold,
From now until the stars grow cold,

And if you'll love through good and bad,
And whether you're happy or sad,

And love in sickness, and in health,
And when you're poor, and when in wealth,

And if you'll love with all your heart,
From now until death do you part,

And if you'll love each other through
and through,

Please answer with these words:

Bride: I DO!

Groom: I DO!

Officiant yells:

We need to continue with a few more things,
So let’s proceed- May I have the rings?

Groom- place this ring on Bride’s finger

And repeat after me:

To you my dear, I give this ring,
for it is special, not just bling,
wear it proud, as you have vowed,
for you are mine, ‘til the end of time.

(put ring on brides finger)

Bride- place this ring on Groom’s finger
And repeat after me:

To you my love, I give this ring,
For it's your sweet love, that makes me sing,
And now I give my heart so true,
For the rest of my life, to be with you.

(put ring on grooms finger)

(Sand Ceremony- written by falonMOON)

You’ve said your vows and given rings
And now it’s time for a special thing~

A memory that’s a special treat
Using the ground beneath your feet

I will ask you both to scoop some sand
Using shovel, or your hand

And place the essence in this jar
(I do hope it won’t spill in your car!)

To join yourselves together as one
In remembrance of this place you’ve come

To intertwine your hearts and souls
Taking two halves and making a whole.

Once you have done what you’ve been asked-
I’ll state the purpose of this task:

Separation of these grains of sand
Cannot be done by any hands;

They can never go back from whence they came-
And so your lives will be the same-

From this moment on you both will be
As inseparable as this sand you see!

One last thing before you go-
I really want you both to know:

I wish you a life full of sunshine
hearts full of cheer-
And a love that grows deeper year after year!

Now I, by the authority vested in me,
Declare that husband and wife you shall be!

You're married now!
So kiss the bride-
But please, do keep it dignified!

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Postby Neks » Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:21 pm

OH WOW... I have never heard anything like this before and I love it. That would be a great ceremony if theres kids involved. How cute... thanks for sharing...

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Postby Rev. falonMOON » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:18 pm

Thank you :) I used the original ceremony as a guide and made up my own spin on it :)


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Postby yerbuddy » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:24 pm

I can't wait to use one of those!

Do another! Do another! :cheers:

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Postby Creed » Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:41 pm

That's very creative. I like it!
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