The "Wedding Charge"
The "Wedding Charge" is as follows...
"I charge you both, as you stand here in this high moment of your lives with these words, “The Wedding Charge”, a solemn and thoughtful “reminding” each of you of your individual duties and roles in marriage and to prepare you for the vows you are about to take".
The "Charge" is one of my favorite parts of the wedding ceremony. I talk to the Bride and then the Groom about their duties and roles in marriage. It's very tender moment for my couple as it is the very first verbal exchange that occurs with me and the Bride and Groom with the Declaration of Intent to follow and then their personal Vows.