The officiant announces: "To symbolize and celebrate the blending of your two lives into one, I invite you to perform the Wine Ceremony." The couple proceed to the table and each takes an individual carafe and pours some wine into the larger carafe. (Spouse 1) then takes the carafe with the combined wine and pours some in a glass for (Spouse 2).
(Spouse 2) then takes the carafe with the combined wine and pours some into a glass for (Spouse 1). The couple may then take turns toasting each other with words such as: "Now our lives are one" or "To our lives together" or "To us" and drink some of the wine. This is a great place to add some special words to each other.
They place the wine glasses back and turn back to the officiant, who states: "This ceremony represents your two individual lives, combined like the two wines into one single life. The drinking of the combined wine signifies the commitment you now make to live your lives as one family. May you remember this day of commitment you have sealed with the drinking of this new wine."
The officiant may also announce that immediately after the service guests are invited to share a toast with the couple to celebrate their commitment to one life.
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