The pronouncement as husband and wife is the part of the wedding ceremony when the officiant makes the official proclamation that the bride and groom are now husband and wife.
This element is usually near the end of the ceremony and can be followed by the benediction and the announcement as newlyweds.
Below is a list of examples of the Pronouncement As Husband and Wife:
1. Officiant: Inasmuch as you__________, and you __________, have thus consented in holy matrimony and have witnessed the same before God and this gathering and by the authority vested in me by the State of ________, I now pronounce you husband and wife and what God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. You May Kiss The Bride!
2. Officiant: Therefore because ________ and ________ have pledged their love and faith to each other, sealed their vows in the giving and receiving of rings and have expressed their complete and pure dedication to one another before God and our gathering then it is by the authority vested in me by the State of _____________, I now pronounce you husband and wife. -- You may kiss the Bride!