“Who Gives this Woman?” Alternate

“WHO GIVES THIS WOMAN?” SUBSTITUTE

#7
INSTEAD OF “WHO GIVES THIS WOMAN?” (1)

This is a special celebration for parents who have brought these children into the world, and nurtured them to adulthood. Today you are witnessing another stage in the lives of your son and daughter. Your continuing support and encouragement will be needed as (Bride) and (Groom) unite in marriage. (Bride’s parents) and (Groom’s parents), will you try with the greatest love and wisdom you can command, to appropriately support,  encourage and help this new couple?

#8
INSTEAD OF “WHO GIVES THIS WOMAN?” (2)

Will [Mother of the Bride] and [Father of the Bride] and [Mother of the Groom] and [Father of the Groom] please stand?

As our sons and daughters find partners and form homes, each family is enriched and enlarged. Do you, who have nurtured these two, bestow your blessing on their union and their family? (answer: yes)

#9
INSTEAD OF “WHO GIVES THIS WOMAN?” (3)

As our sons and daughters find partners and form homes for the next generation, each family is enriched and enlarged. Would the parents of the bride and groom please stand.

For you, the parents who have brought these children into the world, and nurtured them to adulthood, this occasion is a special celebration. Today you witness another stage in the lives of your son and daughter, a stage not intended to diminish your importance to them and their future. If their marriage is to succeed it needs your support. Today, therefore, your son and daughter reach out to you for your pledge that you will continue encouraging them and the growth of their relationship and their life together. Will you who have loved and nurtured these two, try with the greatest love and wisdom you have, to support and help this new couple? (answer: yes)