What to Do First
Obtain a marriage license from any Missouri courthouse.
Register online for day and time.
The ceremony will take place in one of our available chapels and be officiated by the ordained minister on duty for Simple Ceremonies that day.
From a short sampling of prayers, vows, blessings, and ring exchange options.
See options below.
These simple, beautiful services are provided for the price of $100.
Please bring payment on the day of your service.
Simple Ceremony Options
Please review the following options and let us know what you would like to include or omit.
Option 1: As we begin the ceremony, I now invite you to join me for our opening prayer. Marriage is the utmost symbol of Unity between two people. Today we pray that ___ and ___ can enter this union being free of any conflict, so that their lives merge easily into harmony and peace. May they always be able to find in each other unconditional love and acceptance. May they forgive their transgressions of the past, be supportive of each other in this present moment, and be a source of hope and joy for each other in the future. For all this we pray, in the name of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Option 2: No Prayer
Option 1: I, ___, take you, ___, to be my ___.
To have and to hold from this day forward.
For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, in joy and sorrow, to love and cherish, and to be faithful to you alone, as long as we both shall live.
Option 2: No vows.
Exchange of Rings
Option 1: ___, I give you this ring as a symbol of the vows we have made to one another.
Option 2: No ring exchange
Option 1: May this marriage be blessed.
May your life together both strengthen and ease you.
May this marriage offer both of you a safe harbor from all of life's turbulent storms.
May you live and laugh together, grow together, and stand strong together in both the good times and the bad.
May each of you hold sacred the uniqueness of the other and do what you can to nurture that and bring it forth.
May all these things be yours and much, much more.
Option 2: No blessing
Option 1: So then, under the authority vested in me by this state, and with the joyous blessings of God, I now happily pronounce you ___ and ___.
Option 2: So then, under the authority vested in me by this state, I now happily pronounce you ___ and ___.
Please keep in mind this is a simple courthouse style wedding. With that in mind see guidelines below:• Couples arrive dressed and ready for their ceremony a few minutes before the scheduled time
• Minister officiating their ceremony will greet them in the lobby and take them to the chapel
• We allot 15 minutes for the ceremony and photos
• Maximum of 15 guests may attend