Address to Parents

As our sons and daughters find partners and find homes for the next generation, each family is enriched and enlarged. Would the parents of this couple please stand?

This occasion is a special celebration for you, the parents who have brought these children into the world, and nurtured them into adulthood. Today you are witnessing another stage in the lives of your son and daughter/sons/daughters. Your continuing support and encouragement will be needed as __________ and __________ unite in marriage. Will you who have loved and nurtured these two, try with the greatest love and wisdom you have, to support this new couple and help in every way? (answer: yes)

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