Wedding Ceremony Template – Same Sex Couples

 

Here is our Google Drive document which is our template for gay / lesbian / same sex ceremonies with most of the pronouns sorted out.  You can copy it into whatever word processing document you like to use and edit, delete, and add to it.  Every time a bride or groom comes up with something new that we love (a new reading, lovely vows, etc.) we add it to the template, so it’s pretty long.  Click HERE to access the template.  At the very end of the template, there’s another link to a collection of nice readings, poems, prayers, wedding blessings, etc.

Every couple has their own way that they’d like to spin the words during their ceremony (married couple, spouses, married partners, etc.).   At first I thought “Mr. and Mr.” or “Mrs. and Mrs.” was awkward, but we’ve used that during several ceremonies and it works out just fine.  Whatever words feel right to you – that’s what we’ll go with.  I’m happy to go with anything, except I don’t much care for the word “partners”.  It sounds too much like you’re in business together.

Scroll down to see some of our weddings:

140724 John and Mark Wedding at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point Terri Lange Linzmeier officiant

John and Mark – together for 31 years!

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These wonderful men had been together for almost 30 years!

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These gentlemen waited 47 years to get married.

130000 Jayne and Lori wedding at Table Rock Laguna Beach Terri Lange officiate officiant (11)

These two celebrated their wedding in style – with their favorite dinner of pizza and beer.

081129  Terri Officiate for double brother sister same sex wedding in West Hollywood (3)

This was a FUN double wedding at a Yamashiro’s Japanese Restaurant in Hollywood

080700 www.WeddingsbyTerri.com L&S same sex marriage

I had to step in between these two short ladies to keep them from kissing before the wedding was over.

081101 Mark officiate Linda and Mary Wedding same sex gay marriage

Best sunset EVER at this 2008 wedding at Table Rock Beach

131000 Terri officiate James Veo and David Trumbo photo of their wedding in Silverlake

Yes, that is a crystal chandelier at an outdoor wedding in Silverlake

These grooms are Disneyphiles, so we dressed like tourists and snuck in a wedding at Carsland, at Disneyland

These grooms are Disneyphiles, so we dressed like tourists and snuck in a wedding at Carsland, Disneyland California Adventure

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Technically, this was a ‘commitment ceremony’, but the ladies came back to California at a later date and we made it legal.

Peter and Ting

Happiest couple EVER!

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Orange County beach wedding at Table Rock in Laguna Terri Lange Linzmeier minister groom in kilt

Not a gay wedding, but I feel obligated to poke fun at men in skirts…

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