You have expressed the desire to get married. Therefore I ask you to get up from your seats, to give each other the ungloved right hand and to give me an answer in presence of your witnesses on the following questions:
Do you declare that you take as your wife/husband (name) , and do you promise that you loyally fulfill all the duties, which are imposed by Law upon the married state.
What is your answer?
With regard to the marriage it asserts itself “ones rights and duties “. I will not read them all to you. But one article however I must make an exception. That is article eighty-one: It states that:
” Married couples owe each other true-openheartedness, aid and assistance. They are obliged to give each other what is necessary.” So, you can depend upon each other: everywhere and under all circumstances. Bride and groom, sometimes we just for a moment hold someone’s hand. To seek support or to give support. With a handshake we express our feelings. With this handshake of today, you will presently put down your feelings about staying together, through thick and thin, for better and for worse; in happy and sad times.
xxx and xxx now is the moment. Therefore I ask you to raise, and to give each other the right hand. I would like you to answer – in the presence of your witnesses – the following questions:
xxx do you solemnly declare to take xxx as your wife and do you vow to fulfill all obligations, which are connected by law in matrimony? What is your answer?
xxx do you solemnly declare to take xxx as your husband and do you vow to fulfill all obligations, which are connected by law in matrimony? What is your answer?
Then I hereby declare, as a registrar of the municipality of xxx , in the name of the law your marriage sealed.