Parents' Blessing

(The Parents' Blessing usually comes near the beginning of the ceremony, just after the officiant's welcoming statements and introduction to the ceremony.)

OFFICIANT: This wedding is also a celebration of family. It is the blending of two families, the (Family Name)s and the (Family Name)s, separate up to this moment, but united from this day forward -- blending their different traditions, strengthening the family tree. To honor this uniting of the families, (Bride) and (Groom) wish to ask their parents' blessing.

{To Bride's Mom and Dad)

(Mother's Name & Father's Name), do you offer this couple your goodwill? Do you welcome (Groom) as a member of your family and give him your love and affection?

PARENTS: We do.

{To Groom's Mom and Dad)

(Mother's Name & Father's Name), do you offer this couple your goodwill? Do you welcome (Bride) as a member of your family and give her your love and affection?

PARENTS: We do.


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