20 alternative wedding pronouncement examples to go WAY beyond “I now pronounce you…”

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I'm looking for a list of alternatives to the classic “I now pronounce you blah blah blah” wedding pronouncement for our wedding ceremony. Something unique that can close the circle and end in a kiss.

We turned this question over to our readers and asked how they worded their wedding pronouncements. Naturally, they gave us creative, sweet, and even hilarious examples! We've organized a few of our favorite alternative wedding pronouncements, from funny to romantic, movie and TV related, and of course, tons of super inclusive wedding pronouncements too.

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Funny wedding pronouncement examples

I give you…. The magical! The marvelous! NEWLYWEDS!

Katie H.

Good! You're married! Now kiss them!

Amy H.

It gives me great pleasure to proclaim that [Name] and [Name] are now X and X! And now, as is traditional, [Name] and [Name] will celebrate their union with a kiss.

Jessica B.

I now pronounce you accomplices for life

Chae H.

Do the thing.

Maribeth B.

 You can kiss now, but don't be gross about it.

Kenzie M.

You may now exchange cooties. As is tradition.

Dara Y.

Achievement unlocked: obtain spouse. Now for the epic face battle.

Liz B.

Romantic wedding pronouncement scripts

This bond I draw between you: that though you are parted in mind or in body, there will be a call in the core of you, one to the other, that nothing and no one else will answer to. May you forever be as one in the passion and fire of your binding. You are now in law as your hearts have always known you to be, X and X.

Karen H H.

I now pronounce these souls joined.

Heather W.

Often I have a couple want the Pagan aspects there, but not obvious to the Christian guests. So I do a cleansing, blessing the space & sacred circle before guests come in. Then I wrap up with “The circle is now open, never broken. May peace & love guide you & the Universe protect you both.” Then the by the power vested in me by ____, I now pronounce you as X & X. Allow me to introduce you for the very 1st time officially as M. ___ & M. ____.

Scarlett M.

Just as the ocean kisses the sun, let your lips meet as you are now one.

Arynne E.

And now, because you have chosen one another and pledged to love each other for all the days of your lives, before this community of family and friends, it gives me great joy to pronounce that you are now married!

Jess L.

TV and movie-themed wedding pronouncement – complete with a Disney wedding pronouncement script!

Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one will leave them all behind.

Liz A.

Our earliest words of wisdom often come from the stories we hear in childhood. [Name] and [Name] have chosen to conclude their ceremony with a collection of those ideals put forth by Walt Disney Studios that still, and will forever, ring true.

“So this is love, so this is what makes life divine.”– Cinderella

“All at once everything is different.”– Tangled

“Love is an open door.”– Frozen

“Love is a song that never ends.”– Bambi

“You mean more to me than anyone in this whole wide world.” – Peter Pan

“You’re the best thing I never knew I needed.”– Princess and the Frog

“When I look at you, I can feel it.I look at you, and I’m home.”– Finding Nemo

“We’re simply meant to be.”– Nightmare Before Christmas

“You’ll be in my heart. From this day on, now and forever more.”– Tarzan

“I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but I know something’s starting right now.”– The Little Mermaid

“All you need is faith and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust.” – Peter Pan

“It don’t take a word, not a single word…” Well, maybe just these words…I now pronounce you husband and wife! So…“Go on and kiss the girl.” – Little Mermaid

The couple kiss.

Family and friends, may I present [Name] and [Name] [Last name]! How do fairy tales end? Come on and say it with me!

All: “And They Lived Happily Ever After!”

Couple kiss again and exit to greet their guests!

Marie April G.

Go full Ferris Bueller! *To the audience* “You're still here? It's over. Go home.”

Jennifer H.

Gender neutral and inclusive wedding pronouncements

Then by the power and blessing of all who are gathered here today, I now pronounce you ‘Mr & Mx [Name] ‘ you may kiss about it.

– Tabitha Anne S.

Not man and wife, but “PARTNERS FOR LIFE.”

Kelly Paskey B.

We self officiated; they said “life partners and spouses?” And I said “life partners and spouses!” And then we shook hands on it.

Emma Rosa W.

It's with great pleasure, I announce the newly married couple for the first time, [Name] [Preferred Last Name] and [Name] [Preferred Last Name].

Christina M G.

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