The Giving of the Bride: Traditional and Traditional Style Options

There are many traditional or traditional style options for the giving of the bride. Pick the one you like!

I’m sure there are more combinations than this but these are a good starting point (I don’t want to actually drive myself crazy coming up with them! 😉 ).

 

The Giving of the Bride: Traditional and Traditional-Style Options

 

 

Father does the giving and the answering . . .

 

Minister: “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?”
Father of the bride: “I do.”

 

Minister: “Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?”
Father of the bride: “I do.”

 

Minister: “Who gives ______ to be married to ______?”
Father of the bride: “I do.”

 

Minister [to father of bride]: “Do you give this woman to be married to this man?”
Father of the Bride: “I do.”

 

Minister: “Do you, _______, give this woman to be married to this man?”
Father of Bride: “I do”

 

Minister: “Do you, _______, give________ to be married to this man?”
Father of Bride: “I do”

 

Minister: “Who gives this woman in marriage to this man?
Father of the Bride: “I do”

 

 

Both parents do the giving but the father does the answering . . .

 

Minister: “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?”
Father of the bride: “Her mother and I do.”

 

Minister: “Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?”
Father of the bride: “Her mother and I do.”

 

Minister: “Who gives ______ to be married to ______?”
Father of the bride: “Her mother and I do.”

 

 

Both parents do the giving and the answering . . .

 

Minister: “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?”
Parents of the bride: “We do.”

 

Minister: “Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?”
Parents of the bride: “We do.”

 

Minister: “Who gives ______ to be married to ______?”
Parents of the bride: “We do.”

 

Minister [to parents of bride]: “Do you give this woman to be married to this man?”
Parents of the Bride: “We do.”

 

Minister: “Do you, _______ and _______ [or Mr. and Mrs. ______], give this woman to be married to this man?”
Parents of Bride: “We do”

 

Minister: “Do you, _______ and _______ [or Mr. and Mrs. ______], give this _______ to be married to this man?”
Parents of Bride: “We do”

 

Watch for non-traditional options next week!

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