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Sample Preliminary Remarks
We have come together to witness the marriage of (full name of groom) and (full name of bride), according to The Marriage Act, 1995 of Saskatchewan.
Marriage is a time-honoured institution, based upon traditions of law and social custom. It is a partnership of two people devoted to one another - a partnership sustained by mutual love and understanding through all of ljfe 's varied circumstances.
Marriage must not be entered into lightly, but rather with thoughtful consideration of its purpose and responsibilities. There should also be recognition of those values which foster a lasting and fulfilling relationship between husband and wife. It is into such a relationship that you have chosen to enter today.
(Wording as prescribed in Section 31 of The Marriage Act, 1995 must be used)
Marriage Commissioner: I now ask each of you in the presence of these witnesses to declare, repeating after me:
Groom: I do solemnly declare that I do not know of any lawful impediment why I (full name of groom) may not be joined in matrimony to (full name of bride)
Bride: I do solemnly declare that I do not know of any lawful impediment why I (full name of bride) may not be joined in matrimony to (full name of groom)
Marriage Commissioner: Will you please repeat after me, each to the other:
Groom: I call upon these persons here present to witness that I (full name of groom) do take thee (full name of bride) to be my lawful wedded wife.
(If the groom is to present the bride with a ring, she could do so at this time).
Bride: I call upon these persons here present to witness that I (full name of bride) do take thee (full name of groom) to be my lawful wedded husband.
(If the bride is to present the groom with a ring, she could do so at this time).
Marriage Commissioner: I, Lynn Anderson a marriage commissioner, by virtue of the powers vested in me by The Marriage Act do hereby pronounce you (name of groom) and (name of bride) to be husband and wife.
The bride, groom and witnesses sign the documents.
The wedding party greets the guests.
*Please Note* - There are to be no religious connotations in a civil ceremony.