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Hawaii Civil Marriage

547 Halekauwila Street suite #100, Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 386-6520

 

INTRODUCTION

We are gathered here today to witness the joining together of (name), and (name), in marriage, and by this marriage the creation and recognition of a family unit. Marriage is an honorable estate, having important civil, personal and social meaning. Therefore, it is to be entered into reverently, deliberately and joyously with a sense of firm and abiding commitment and society. Because of the importance of marriage and the family, this ceremony will be performed in such a way that there shall forever be a permanent record of this marriage.

In this honorable estate of marriage these two persons, (name), and (name), come now to be joined. If any person can show just and proper cause why they may not be married, they should now reveal it or forever hold their peace.

(Optional) Who give this (person) to be married?

INTERROGATORIES

(name), will you have this person, (name), to be your lawful wedded couple, to live together in the honorable estate of marriage? Will you love him/her, comfort him/her, honor and keep him/her both in sickness and in health; sharing with him/her your joys and your sorrows; an be true to him/her all the days of your lives?

I will.

(name), will you have this person, (name), to be your lawful wedded spouse, to live together in the honorable estate of marriage? Will you love him/her, comfort him/her, honor and keep him/her both in sickness and in health; sharing with him/her your joys and your sorrows; and be true to him/her all the days of your lives?

I will.

Will you friends of (name), and (name), who have witnessed their promises, likewise promise to provide them moral support and encouragement in their marriage?

We will

(name), and (name), since it is you desire to take each other in marriage please join hands and prepare to state your marriage vows.

VOWS

I, (name), take thee (name), to be my wedded partner, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, all the days of our lives; thereto I pledge you my love.

I, (name), take thee, (name), to be my wedded partner, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, all the days of our lives; thereto I pledge you my love.

RINGS(Optional)

(Judge takes the rings and states)

These rings are symbols of the vows by which this person and person have bound themselves to each other. They are perfect circles symbolizing unity and love without end. (The partner takes the ring and places it on the other partners finger and states)

With this ring I thee wed.

(If there are two rings, other repeats)

READING AND/OR STATEMENT BY JUDGE OR OTHERS (Optional)

PRONOUNCMENT

For as much as you, (name), and you, (name), have agreed to marry and have witnessed this before this company, and have given and pledged your love, each to the other, and have declared this love by the giving and receiving of rings and by the joining of your hands.

By virtue of the authority vested in me under the laws of the State of Hawaii, I pronounce you lawfully wedded. (The couple may then kiss).

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present (name) and (name), lawfully wedded.