Wild West Wedding Ceremony Script


Wild West Wedding L.L.C. offers officiant, photography and videography services for weddings and elopements in the Southwestern U.S. We love to customize our wedding ceremonies. From meaningful spiritual, simple, non-denominational or religious ceremonies, we love to create themed weddings as well. Here is a sample wedding ceremony script, we created for a Wild-West-themed elopement in Tombstone AZ.


Wild West

Ceremony Script



Welcome ladies, gentlemen, cowboys, and outlaws - today is a celebration.

We gather in this historic courtroom in the “Town too tough to die”, to hitch this here cowboy and cowgirl in holy matrimony.

“Bride” and “Groom”, your marriage today is the legal joining of your souls that have already been united as one in your hearts.

This means you must enter into commitment to hold your horses in difficult times and ride together towards sunset until one or both of you enters the eternal hunting grounds.

To go the distance, you will need strength, courage, patience, a good sense of humor, and sometimes, lots of Whiskey!

In the time you have spent together you have built the sturdy foundation for a lifelong relationship.

After a great deal of thoughtful consideration, they have decided to bind themselves to one another and begin a new life together, built on the foundations of trust, compassion, and mutual respect.

“Groom” & “Bride” we all wish you the very best for your future.

At first I have some advice from the old west for the loving couple:
Now we all know that love is good stuff.
That you found each other is like drinking water from a fresh clean stream.
Marriage is wonderful.
It is great to find that one special person that you want to steal horses with, for the rest of your life.

Pastor to the Bride:
Now “Bride”, husbands are sometimes like a steer.
They are hard to keep in the corral.
The best way to get your man to do something, is to suggest that he is too old to do it.
You got your rope around him, now give him a little slack.

Pastor to the Groom:

“Groom”, remember that wives are like prairie flowers, beautiful, delicate
and to be appreciated. Never forget to tell her she is beautiful.
Then you will always get the last two words in every discussion.
Just make sure the words are "Yes dear."
Always remember the three magic words: "You're right dear."
Admit it when you're wrong.
When you are right, just hold your horses.


Declaration of Support by family & friends

Fellas, each of you here has given something of yourself to “Bride” and “Groom”’s lives. Your support today is more precious than any gold mine.

As part of the supporting wheel-horses that surround them, do you offer your love and support to strengthen their marriage?

If yes, please say a hearty, “Yippieh Yeah, we do!


Declaration of Intent


“Groom”, Since you are here to declare your devotion, do you promise to love “Bride” more than
your horse, your boots, and your local saloon?
Will you always take off your spurs & dirty boots when you come to bed?
When its 90 degrees outside, will you loan her your bandana?
If it's over 100, will you fan her with your Hat, until you enter the eternal hunting grounds?
Groom: I do.

"Bride", do you promise to love "Groom" more than your horse, your fancy hats and jewelry? Will you make sure the food you cook is chuck wagon good? Do you promise to bring your man a cold bucket of water while he tends the cattle?
With your friends as your witness, do you promise to put up
with his grubby buddies and their muddy boots?
Will you even grab your apron and cook them steaks, when they are hungry?
Do you promise to love, honor, cook for, clean up after & let him go unshaven on Saturday until you enter the eternal hunting grounds?
Bride: I do.

With the understanding that your hearts are each other’s true gold mine, I now ask you: “Bride” and “Groom”, are you here freely, before the Preacher and your fellow wheel horses, to join into the covenant of marriage? If so, please say, “Yippie Yeah we are!”

Do you promise to always be there for each other in sickness and in health, to share your life and dreams, and to build a homestead of love, happiness, and support?

If so, please say, “Yeehaw, Partner!”


Declaration of Intent


“Bride” and “Groom” at this time I would like to invite you to seal the legal union.

“Groom” and “Bride” please face one another.


“Bride”, do you take “Groom” to be your lawfully wedded husband?

By making this commitment, you are joining in the covenant of marriage.

Do you promise to take him as your best friend and partner in life?

Do you promise to be true to him until either one of you enters the eternal hunting grounds?


“Bride”: “I do”


 “Groom”, do you take “Bride” to be your lawfully wedded wife?

By making this commitment, you are joining in the covenant of marriage.

Do you promise to take her as your best friend and partner in life?

Do you promise to be true to her until either one of you enters the eternal hunting ground?


“Groom”: “I do”


Ring Exchange

May I have the golden rings, forged by a local goldsmith?

The wedding ring perfectly symbolizes the never-ending love you two have for each other.

By exchanging these rings, you solidify a lifelong commitment to one another.

It serves as a welcome and constant reminder of the bond you've formed with your partner.

Let these rings remind you always of that love, and of the promises you have made here on this day.

“Groom” will you please repeat after me as you place the ring on your loved ones hand?

I, “Groom”, give you, “Bride” this ring as a symbol of my enduring love. 

“Bride” please repeat after me:

I, “Bride”, give you, “Groom” this ring as a symbol of my enduring love

“Groom” and “Bride”, by the power vested in me by the state of Arizona, because you have promised to take care of the herd, the cattle and your homestead, and each other, I now pronounce you husband and wife.


“Groom” you may now kiss the bride.

Written by Fabienne Lutz
Owner Officiant Wild West Wedding L.L.C.

With Inspirations and quotes from:
Dr. John Brackin: hleewhite.tripod.com/humorouscowboywedding.html
Sherri Crawford:  theamm.org/ceremony-scripts/181-pirate-themed-wedding-ceremony-script-with-reading-rum-toast#begin

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