Two rings to rule them all: Our short Tolkien-inspired ceremony script #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#ceremony script#fantasy wedding#geeky weddings#lord of the rings Posted Nov 16 2016 Guest post by Rin Lord of the Rings ceremony sign Related Post Will these geeky wedding vows save your ceremony? Always. Fellow gamers, book-lovers, pop culture fiends, Potterphiles, Browncoats, Tolkien fans, Whovians, and zombie apocalypse fighters, and all other forms of geekdom in need of nerd-tinged,... Read more This is our short and sweet Tolkien-inspired ceremony script that even included a Pokémon reference. It's non-denominational and gender-neutral, which gives it a lot of flexibility. We included an introduction, a portion for honoring our departed friends and family, vows, placeholders for readings, a ring exchange, and our declaration of marriage. We borrowed some language from other scripts we found on Offbeat Bride, but a lot is of our own creation. Introduction Officiant: Before we start, I am to remind you that the couple has requested this be an unplugged ceremony. Please silence and put away all electronics, photos, social media, and Pokémon — they'll be welcome at the reception. Thank you. [Processional: wedding party enters] Officiant: Welcome! Today you are here because you have been invited to join in an adventure. You will be witness as [Spouse 1] and [Spouse 2] embark on the adventure of marriage to one another. As Bilbo Baggins said to Frodo, "It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." Love is much the same, it's dangerous to fall in love with someone, you never know where it may take you. For [Spouse 1] and [Spouse 2], it has taken them through [Insert cool relationship highlights/triumphs here]. [Spouse 1] and [Spouse 2] thank you for the journeys you have taken today to be with them as the commit their lives to one another. Honoring the Departed Officiant: The couple would like to acknowledge the spiritual presence of some people who meant a great deal to them. They deeply regret those that are not physically here today to join the celebration. [Spouse 1] recognizes [Names and relationships of the deceased]. [Spouse 2] would like to acknowledge [Names and relationships of the deceased] Readings Officiant: [Name], [Relationship to the couple], has a reading prepared. [reading] Vows Officiant: The couple has prepared their own vows. [Spouse 1], your vows? [[Spouse 1] says their vows] Officiant: And [Spouse 2], your vows? [[Spouse 2] says their vows] Rings Officiant: It is now time to exchange rings. Wedding rings are symbols of the journey taken together, a completion of one story and the start of another. Forged by the fires of compassion, compromise, and love, not to be easily destroyed. To alter from Tolkien: Two rings to rule them all, Two rings will find them, Two rings to bring them all and in this marriage, bind them. The rings, please. [Get rings from whomever has them] [[Spouse 1] places ring on [Spouse 2]'s finger] [Spouse 1]: With this ring, I take you as my legal partner in life. [[Spouse 2] places ring on [Spouse 1]'s finger] [Spouse 2]: With this ring, I take you as my legal partner in life. Declaration of Marriage Officiant: Today you have joined with [Spouse 1] and [Spouse 2] as they have embarked on the adventure of marriage. It is with great joy that by the authority vested in me by the state that I pronounce you married. You may now kiss. [[Spouse 1] and [Spouse 2] kiss, face guests, and recess. Closing Notes Officiant: Please join us for reception at [Location] starting at [Time]. [Guests are dismissed to the reception.] Related Post Proudfeet! Turning Bilbo's birthday speech into geektacular vows Remember Proudfeet from Bilbo's birthday speech in Lord of the Rings? Heather and John, instead of using traditional vows, decided to adapt the awesome speech for their ceremony, including a… Read More Rin Rin is a nerd who lives with their spouse in Minneapolis. They like making costumes, walking their dog, and being a weird kid. PREVIOUS Scheming or dreaming of a holiday proposal? Check out Brilliant Earth’s collection of engagement rings NEXT The surprising ways I'm using Instagram to plan a wedding Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] My partner and I used a modified version of this script for our wedding yesterday. It was a huge hit! Thanks so much for posting it! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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