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Notary states, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today (tonight) to
join this man and this woman in (holy) matrimony."
Exchange of Vows
Notary asks the man, "(his name), do you take this woman to be your wife, to
live together in (holy) matrimony, to love her, to honor her, to comfort
her, and to keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as
long as you both shall live?"
Man answers, "I do."
Notary asks the woman, "(her name), do you take this man to be your
husband, to live together in (holy) matrimony, to love him, to honor him, to
comfort him, and to keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all
others, for as long as you both shall live?"
Woman answers, "I do."
Notary states, "Repeat after me."
To the man: "I, (his name), take you (her name ), to be my wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for
richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
till death do us part."
To the woman: "I, (her name), take you (his name ), to be my
husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
till death do us part."
Exchange of Rings
Notary asks the man to place the ring on the woman's finger and to repeat
the following, "I give you this ring as a token and pledge of our constant
faith and abiding love." (Repeat the same for the woman).
Notary asks the couple to join hands, then declares, "By virtue of the
authority vested in me under the laws of the State of Florida, I now
pronounce you husband and wife."
To the man: "You may kiss the bride."
Certificate of Marriage
You will certify the date and location of the marriage, and add your
signature, name, title, and address as the person performing the ceremony.
Your notary seal must also be affixed. Witnesses are optional, and if
included, they should sign in black ink.
After the Certificate is
completed, you are required to return the Marriage Record to the official
who issued it within 10 days after the ceremony. Most Clerk's Offices
provide written instructions and a self-addressed envelope to accommodate
this task. After the Marriage Record is recorded, the Clerk's Office will
mail a certified copy to the couple.