Sample Wedding Vows

samplewedvows1blueThe vows or promises you make to your beloved on your wedding day are some of the most important words you will say. They are the things you say with love and devotion that you intend to carry out throughout your life together. Vows are your dreams spoken aloud, your love exposed, raw and real, your moment during the hustle and bustle of the busy day that is your wedding day to really express from your heart, what the person standing next to you, in front of you, means to you. And then everyday after, the words you will try to live up to and keep alive in your marriage.

 


Gone are the days when both parties recite the same vows. What speaks to her heart may not be the same as what speaks to yours. Feel free to be creative when choosing your vows.  Here are a few samples to give you inspiration.

Contemporary Vows

These vows will be more than just the standard legal vows , a mix of religious and non religious with a touch of personality.

 

I,  ___, take you, __, as my best friend for life.  I am so in love with you that I want to promise to stand by you through thick and thin, good and bad, joy and sorrow. I want to spend the rest of my life hearing your thoughts and seeing your dreams.  I promise to do my best to make our lives better and better from this day on because I am so amazed by you, so in love with you.  This is my solemn vow.

 

From this moment, I, __, take you, __ as my best friend for life. I pledge to honor, encourage and support you through our walk together. When our way becomes too difficult, I promise to stand by you and uplift you, so that through our union we can accomplish more together than we ever could alone. I promise to work at our love, never taking it for granted, and always making you a priority in my life.  With every beat of my heart, from this moment on, I take you to be my partner, I will love you.  This is my solemn vow.

 

I, __ take you, __ as the love of my life.  I vow to be patient with you and the circumstances in our lives.  I vow to be kind to all people we come across. I vow not to be boastful of our love or about our accomplishments, yet I will be forever thankful. I promise to be proud of you and supportive.  I will not be proud in love for though I will strive for perfection, I know I can never reach it.  I promise not to be quick to anger, but to think before I speak and act. I vow not to keep a record of wrongs, but to always keep the happy memories alive.  Through God, our love will never fail.

 

I, __, choose you, __, as my, everything.  I vow to love you through sickness and health, through the good and the bad, through richer and poorer. You are everything I need. At this moment, I know all of my prayers have been answered and that all of my dreams have come true.  This is the moment I have waited for all of my life.  I promise to give you my all and I know that I could not ask for more from you. I love you and always will. To you, I make this solemn vow.

 

___, we have already been through a lot together, and I believe God has been preparing us for this moment and for our future together. I promise to keep the good memories alive, and to let the bad ones die.  I vow not to let the sun go down on our anger, and to treat each morning as a new day and opportunity to love you, the gift I have been given,  even more. I will not forsake you or these vows that we have made, but rather strive to show you my love each and every day for the rest of our lives.  This is my promise to you.

 

___, When you need someone to encourage, I want it to be me. When you need a helping hand, I want it to be mine.  When you long for someone to smile at, turn to me, I will share your smiles.  When you need someone to lean on, I will give you my shoulder.  When you have something you want to share, Share it with me, Today, I choose you to love, share, encourage, and help for the rest of my life.

 

I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

 


Non Traditional Vows

Some couples want to steer clear of the traditional wedding vows that are often exchanged at wedding vows. Go ahead, declare your love a little differently. The sample vows below can help you express what you really feel.

Sample One

On this day, (month, day, year), I, (name), join myself to you (name), before this company. May our days be long, and may they be seasoned with love, understanding and respect.

Sample Two

To marry the person you have set your heart upon is a joy unparalleled in human life. (Name), take this ring as a sign of my faith and my commitment to our love, and share this joy with me today.

Sample Three

Where there has been cold, you have brought warmth; where my life was dark, you have brought light. (Name), I pledge before this assembled company to be your (husband/wife) from this day forward. Let us make of our two lives, one life, and let us always honor and respect each other.

Sample Four

I came to this place today as a (man/woman) standing alone; I will walk from it by your side. Today I cross the threshold with you and enter into a new and lasting lifetime commitment. (Name), I commit myself to you as your (husband/wife).

Sample Five

(Name), our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together. I enter this marriage with you knowing that the true magic of love is not to avoid changes, but to navigate them successfully. Let us commit to the miracle of making each day work – together.

In storybooks, kids make tin can telephones with string stretched through side yards, so that best friends can stay connected even after playtime is over. When you and I met, I almost instantly felt a similar kind of string connecting our hearts, and over the past two years I’ve felt that string growing stronger. Today, as we tie the knot, we are taking that tender string and making it a strong rope, holding each other near and safe no matter where we are in the world. I promise you that through I years together I will constantly work to strengthen our tie to one another, and to increase my already enormous love for you. I will be true and strong and no matter what, always connected to you.

 

My dear beloved. Today I am yours and you are mine, forever. My love for you is so strong that it feels limitless, boundless, able to weather any storm. I promise today to you that should storms come, I will be your shelter. I will comfort you if you are sick, keep you warm if you are cold, and find laughter and joy with you if times are hard. This is my promise to you, for now and forever.

 

[name], this is the start of our new life together. Tomorrow we will be a married couple, off on a brand new adventure. And like any good adventure, there are sure to be beautiful new things we’ve never seen before, unknown wonders we could never anticipate and exciting challenges. But even when our strength is tested, I know that we will persevere and our adventure will be even more wonderful than the journey that brought us to this place. I promise to always stay faithfully by your side, to be honest, loving and true, and most importantly to always, just in the nick of time, help you escape from fiery pits, imminent avalanches, or crocodile-infested rivers before the end credits roll.

 

I feel like the luckiest woman in the world today, getting to marry such an amazing person. You are warm, kind, so smart, generous, loving, strong, and protective. And as lucky as I feel, I know that luck is what you make it. This is a relationship that we have built together, step by step, growing and nurturing it into the most beautiful love. I can’t wait to find out what tomorrow may bring, to discover the ways I know I will feel even luckier and more grateful than I am today. I take you to be my partner, staying loving and true both in times of unexpected fortune and in times of unanticipated hardship, working by your side to make a lifelong love and marriage.

 

Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again. I look forward with great joy to spending the rest of my
life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all life
has for us, and I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.

 

(Name), I take you to be my wife/husband from this time onward,
to join with you and to share all that is to come, to be your faithful husband/wife,
to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond;
a commitment made in love, kept in faith, and eternally made new.

 

I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage.
I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard,
when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

 

The sun smiles on us today, our wedding day, and how can it not, for
our love is stronger than forever and our hearts beat together as one.
I promise to be a true and faithful partner from this day forward, in
all life’s circumstances, as we face them together. In the joys and
sorrows, the good times and bad, in sickness or in health, I will always
be there for you, to comfort you, love you, honor and cherish you, now
and forevermore.

 


Religious Vows (Non Denominational)

The following vows are wonderful examples of words you can use in a religious or spiritual based wedding

Sample One

(Man) ______, as we stand before both God and man, making public our commitment to one another, I wish to make it known that I recognize first of all God’s authority over my life which is exercised from His loving heart. He has chosen me to be one of his own, and He is now my life. I recognize also that He has blessed me and entrusted to me your life as a free gift that I have not earned. In recognition of these things, ____ I purpose to love you with His love, to provide for your needs through His enablement, and to lead you as He leads me, as long as He give us life together, regardless of the circumstances. As Psalm 34:3 expressed my heart when I asked you to marry me, so it expresses my heart now: “O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.”

(Woman) On this special day, _ ____, I am reminded of the verse James l:17 which says, “Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” With a gift such as you, I know that many new responsibilities face me. In I Corinthians, it explains “It is required of a steward to be found trustworthy.” I cannot do this on my own strength, ____ ___, but by God’s grace and power working within me I desire to be trustworthy as your wife by following your leading submissively, even as unto Christ, loving and serving you in all circumstances as long as He give me life on this earth.

Sample Two

(Man) I love you, ______, and I thank the Lord for the love that has bound our hearts and lives together in spiritual fellowship of marriage. I will love, honor and cherish you always. As we enter upon the privileges and joys of life’s most holy relationship, and begin together the great adventure of building a Christian home, I will look to Christ as Head of our home as I have looked to Him as Head of the Church. I will love you in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, in sorrow as in joy, and will be true to you by God’s grace, trusting in Him, so long as we both shall live.

(Woman) I love you, ___ ___, and I thank the Lord for the love that has bound our hearts and lives together in spiritual fellowship of marriage. I will love, honor, cherish and obey you always. As we enter upon the privileges and joys of life’s most holy relationship and begin together the great adventure of building a Christian home, I will look to you as head of our home as I have looked to Christ as Head of the Church. I will love you in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, in sorrow as in joy, and will be true to you by God’s grace, trusting in Him, so long as we both shall live.

Sample Three

(Man) I, _ _____, take you __ ____, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, or the Lord comes for His own, and hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

(Woman) I, _ ____, take you _ _____, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love land to cherish, till death do us part, or the Lord comes for His own, and hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

Sample Four

(Man) I _____, take you ______, to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish ’till death do us part. And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

(Woman) I, _____, take you ______, to be my wedded husband. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, ’till death do us part. And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

Sample Five

(Man) ______, I love you. Today is a very special day. Long ago you were just a dream and a prayer. This day like a dream come true the Lord Himself has answered that prayer. For today, ______, you as my joy become my crown. I thank Jesus for the honor of going through time with you. Thank you for being what you are to me. With our future as bright as the promises of God, I will care for you, honor and protect you. I lay down my life for you, _____, my friend and my love. Today I give to you me.

(Woman) ______, I love you and I know you love me. I am confident that God has chosen you to be my husband. It is my prayer and desire that you will find in me the helpmeet God designed especially for you, and in confidence I will submit myself unto your headship as unto our Lord. Therefore, _____, I pledge to you my life as an obedient, faithful and loving wife. Whither thou goest I will go, whither thou lodgest I will lodge, Thy people shall be my people, And thy God my God.

 

I, [Groom’s name], take you [Bride’s name], to be my wife, my partner in life and my one true love.
I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
I will trust you and honor you, I will laugh with you and cry with you.
I will love you faithfully, Through the best and the worst, Through the difficult and the easy.
What may come I will always be there. As I have given you my hand to hold So I give you my life to keep
So help me God

I, [Bride’s name], take you [Groom’s name], to be my husband, my partner in life and my one true love.
I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever
I will trust you and honor you, I will laugh with you and cry with you.
I will love you faithfully, Through the best and the worst, Through the difficult and the easy.
What may come I will always be there. As I have given you my hand to hold So I give you my life to keep
So help me God

 

Groom: I, _____, take you, ______, to be my wedded wife. With deepest joy I receive you into my life that together we may be one. As is Christ to His body, the church, so I will be to you a loving and faithful husband. Always will I perform my headship over you even as Christ does over me, knowing that His Lordship is one of the holiest desires for my life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care. I promise I will live first unto God rather than others or even you. I promise that I will lead our lives into a life of faith and hope in Christ Jesus. Ever honoring God’s guidance by His spirit through the Word, And so throughout life, no matter what may lie ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as a loving and faithful husband.
Bride: I, _____, take you, ______, to be my wedded husband. With deepest joy I come into my new life with you. As you have pledged to me your life and love, so I too happily give you my life, and in confidence submit myself to your headship as to the Lord. As is the church in her relationship to Christ, so I will be to you. _____, I will live first unto our God and then unto you, loving you, obeying you, caring for you and ever seeking to please you. God has prepared me for you and so I will ever strengthen, help, comfort, and encourage you. Therefore, throughout life, no matter what may be ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as an obedient and faithful wife.
Groom: ______, I love you and I know that this love is from God. Because of this, I want to be your husband so that we might serve Christ together. Through all of the uncertainties and trials of the present and future, I promise to be faithful to you and love you. I promise to guide and protect you as Christ does his church, as long as we both shall live. God’s Word gives us the perfect example of this love in Christ’s death for the Church. I shall try always, with God’s help, to show you this same kind of love, for I know that in His sight we will both be one.
Bride: ______, I love you. I prayed that God would lead me to his choice. I praise Him that tonight His will is being fulfilled. Through the pressures of the present and uncertainties of the future I promise my faithfulness, to follow you through all of life’s experiences as you follow God, that together we may grow in the likeness of Christ and our home be a praise to Him.

 

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my [opt: lawfully wedded] (husband/wife), my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

 


Romantic Vows

I (Name) affirm my love to you, (Name) as I invite you to share my life. You are the most beautiful, smart, and generous person I have ever known, and I promise always to respect you and love you. With kindness, unselfishness and trust, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together. I take you (Name) to be my lawful (wife/husband), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health for as long as we both shall live.

(Name), from the moment I first saw you, I knew you were the one with whom I wanted to share my life. Your beauty, heart, and mind inspire me to be the best person I can be. I promise to love you for eternity, respecting you, honoring you, being faithful to you, and sharing my life with you. This is my solemn vow.

(Name), today I take you for my (wife/husband). I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind, and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

(Name), today I take you to be my (husband/wife). Together we will create a home, becoming a part of one another. I vow to help create a life that we can cherish, inspiring your love for me and mine for you. I vow to be honest, caring and truthful, to love you as you are and not as I want you to be, and to grow old by your side as your love and best friend.

 


Vows for Soul mates

It’s believed by some, that in the whole universe there is one person specially created for another and only that person is your perfect match. The other half to your very soul. The peace and serenity to your very being. The one that knows you like no other on earth or any other life time will know you. Your soul mate. It is also believed that the joining of soul mates in marriage is a much deeper bond that transcends common marriage laws and traditions but is an eternal bond that is carried from one life to the next or into death. My belief is that these types of vows are not right for every couple and I do not offer them to all of my couples. So I am only putting a few here. I will not be adding additional ones because I want to keep the beauty and the importance of these vows available to the couples that truly believe they have met their soul mate and understand the deep and eternal meaning associated with the words that are spoken. Also most of the vows are created after I have met the couple. SV3 was actually written as I made this section.

These vows are not just for first time marriages as sometimes it may take a while to find your “one”

*It is believed by some, that when you find your soul mate, uttering these words, you are joined in an ancient and eternal way with the person whom you recognize as your soul mate. It is a binding that is recognized by the heart, soul and spirit, much more permanent and deeper than the ritual vows used for most ceremonies.

 

*Anam Cara is Gaelic for Soul friend

Both parts can be said or only one part. The Anam Cara is usually seen in Celtic weddings or added to traditional ceremonies where one or both of the couple is of Irish descent.

Anam Cara

The Original Vows

Today I recognize you, my Anam Cara

And ask that you become a part of me, in sacred kinship.

With you I will share my innermost self, my mind and my heart

With you I have lost all fear and have found the greatest courage.

I have learned to love and let myself be loved.

With you, I have found a rhythm of grace and gracefulness.

Love has reawakened in my life, a rebirth; a new beginning.

With you my Anam Cara, I am understood, I am home.

There is no more you and I. Now there is only us. I eagerly accept you into my life as my true Anam Cara. The one made just for me. I will honor and care for you, provide for you. I will see to your every happiness and desire. I will lend you my strength, my love and my devotion. Knowing without error, it will always be returned. My breath is your breath, my thoughts are your thoughts, and my love is your love. You are my Anam Cara, until my dying breath. And then, and only then will I release you back to the heavens from which you were sent.

 

SV1.

My very soul has cried out and your soul has answered with beauty and love, making me complete.  I believe you were made just for me and I for you. I take you into my care and responsibility for as long as there is breath in my body. To love you as no other, to cherish you above all else and provide for your happiness. From this day forward I can do no other. There is no other for me. You are mine and I am yours.

SV2.

I take you today not just as my husband (or wife) but as the essence of what my heart desires, the promise of happiness and fulfillment, the sacrifice of love and honor and the commitment to a faithful eternity. Accepting of our differences, as well as our strengths, I belong to you for the rest of my life and any others that I may experience. I acknowledge you as my soul mate. I place my heart, and soul into your hands for safe keeping. With you I know now I am complete.

 

SV3.

Through distance and time I have waited for you. Knowing that you were there waiting for me to find you. And in this time and space we have found each other. Today, in the presence of our family and friends I am publicly declaring that I acknowledge you as the one created just for me. You are my soul mate. You are my friend, my beloved and the very essence of each breath I take. From this moment on, into whatever futures lie before us I will dedicate my very existence to making sure you are loved, honored, treasured and taken care of. I will be there when you are sick, and also when you are well, during times of happiness and sadness, whether we are penniless or well off and I promise to be faithful to you and only you for the rest of my days on this earth and into the next life. Your very life is the rhythm of my heart and I shall forever love you and honor you, recognizing you as my soul mate, my partner in life, my miracle.

(Her)

I vow to make a home with you, to live a life with you and be a part of you

I vow to create a life you will cherish, I vow to inspire a love for love and life

I vow to be your love, your soul mate, and your wife

This I vow until forever is just a memory in eternity, and eternity has disappeared in to infinity

(Him)

And I vow to make a home with you, to live a life with you and be a part of you

I vow to create a life you will cherish, I vow to inspire a love for love and life

I vow to be your love, your soul mate, and your husband

This I vow until forever is just a memory in eternity, and eternity has disappeared in to infinity


Traditional Vows

I take you, (Name), to be my wife/husband and I promise before God and all who are present here to be your loving and faithful husband/wife, as long as our lives shall last. I will serve you with tenderness and respect, and encourage you to develop God’s gifts in you.

I, (Name), take you, (Name), to be my wife/husband; and I promise before God and these witnesses to be your loving and faithful husband/wife; in plenty and in want; in joy and in sorrow; in sickness and in health; as long as we both shall live.

 


Celtic Vows

“You cannot possess me for I belong to myself
But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give
You cannot command me, for I am a free person
But I shall serve you in those ways you require
and the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand”

Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone. I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, `til our Life shall be Done. You cannon possess me for I belong to myself
But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give
You cannon command me, for I am a free person But I shall serve you in those ways you require
and the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand.

“I pledge to you that yours will be the name I cry aloud in the night and
the eyes into which I smile in the morning
I pledge to you the first bite of my meat and the first drink from my cup
I pledge to you my living and my dying, each equally in your care
I shall be a shield for your back and you for mine, I shall not slander you, nor you me
I shall honor you above all others, and when we quarrel we shall do so in
private and tell no strangers our grievances”
“This is my wedding vow to you This is the marriage of equals.”

I vow you the first cut of my meat, the first sip of my wine, from this day it shall only your name I cry out in the night and into your eyes that I smile each morning;
I shall be a shield for you back as you are for mine, no shall a grievous word be spoken about us, for our marriage is sacred between us and no stranger shall hear my grievance.
Above and beyond this, I will cherish and honor you through this life and into the next.


Child Vows

With families being less traditionally defined that in the past, many marital partners having children already, or the bride being with child at the time of the wedding ceremony, my daughter mentioned to me a few years back that she thought it would be a good idea to have the parents make vows to the children as well to help bring the family together as a cohesive loving unit. These tiny additions to your vows will not only make your children more confident of the union, but will act as a public gesture of acceptance as well.

Child vow #1
Officiant to Bride and Groom: Is your love for each other broad enough to include ______ and deep enough to honor their/her/his presence in this marriage and to pledge yourselves to love and care for them/her/him?
Bride and Groom: We will.

Child Vow #2
Officiant to Child/Children: You are a vital part of this new marriage. Bride and Groom give you their unconditional love and honor your presence in their lives. _____________ you will have a share in this union, for your life/lives will be touched by the covenant being made here today. Your participation is requested to help develop the bonds of a new family.
As _______ and _______ have exchanged their pledges in holy union, we ask from you also a pledge, that you will join together to weave a fabric of mutual help and comfort, of challenge and support, and that you will help create a home and a way of life in which all of you may grow into the fullness of the best people you can be. Will you now pledge to do your best to help make a happy and successful home for all of you by your love and cooperation?”
Child/Children: We will. Officiant: And so it is.

Child vow #3
Groom: “(children’s names), I want you to know that I dearly love your mother. We have become very good friends over the weeks and months and we have learned to love each other. As you have so graciously shared this wonderful woman with me, so will I share the love I feel for her with you.
Together, we will learn much more about each other. I promise also to be fair and to be honest, to be available for you as I am for your mom, and in due time, to earn your love, respect and true friendship. I will not attempt to replace anyone, but to make a place in your hearts that is for me alone. I will be father and friend, and I will cherish my life with all of you. On this day when I marry your mom, I marry you, and I promise to love and support you as my own.”
Bride: “(children’s names), I want you to know that I dearly love your father. We have become very good friends over the weeks and months and we have learned to love each other. As you have so graciously shared this wonderful man with me, so will I share the love I feel for him with both of you. Together, we will learn much more about each other.
I promise also to be fair and to be honest, to be available for you as I am for your dad, and in due time, to earn your love, respect and true friendship. I will not attempt to replace anyone, but to make a place in your hearts that is for me alone. I will be mother and friend, and I will cherish my life with both of you. On this day when I marry your dad, I marry you, and I promise to love and support you as my own.”

Child Vow #4
Officiant: There are young adults (children) who will share in this marriage. The gathering of this new family will have a deep influence upon them. It will both complicate and enrich their lives. They will also have much to contribute to this new family. We realize that in order for the home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between the young adults (children) and the (pause dramatically) more experienced adults being married today. Please all join hands.
Groom and Bride- Is your love for each other broad enough to include (insert child(ren) names, and deep enough to honor their presence in this marriage and to pledge yourselves to love and care for them? (Both must answer yes or we will)

Responsive child vow #5:
Option-1-
(Children’s names), do you promise to love your mother and her new husband?
Children respond: “I do.”
Do you promise to support their marriage and your new family?
Children respond: “I do.”
Do you promise to accept the responsibility of being their children, and to encourage them, support them, and accept them just as our heavenly Father accepts us?
Children respond: “I do.”
Option-2-
(Children’ names), do you promise to love your father and his new wife?
Children respond: “I do.”
Do you promise to support their marriage and your new family?
Children respond: “I do.”
Do you promise to accept the responsibility of being their children, and to encourage them, support them, and accept them just as our heavenly Father accepts us?
Children respond: “I do.”

 

Traditional Wedding Pledges along with Children #6
One can opt for the traditional and original wedding vows. In that case a few changes can be made to include the children in the vows. Let’s see how to go about doing that.

1. Groom: I, ___, take thee, ____, to be my wife and thy children to be my children, and before God and these witnesses I promise to be a faithful and true husband and loving father.

Bride: I, _____, take thee, ____, to be my husband and thy children to be my children, and before God and these witnesses I promise to be a faithful and true wife and a loving mother.

2. Groom: I, ____, take thee, ____, to be my wedded wife and the mother of my children, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, ’til death do us part, according to God’s ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my troth.

Bride: I, _____, take thee, _____, to be my wedded husband and the father of my children, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, ’til death do us part, according to God’s ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my troth.

3. Groom: In the Name of God, I, ____ with the permission and acceptance of my children, take you, ______, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

Bride: In the Name of God, I, _______ with the permission and acceptance of my children, take you, ________, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

 

Example #7 Children’s Vows
I have pledged my love to you and promised to be a faithful husband.Now I want to add another, different kind of vow. I promise to love (Children’s Names) for all of our days and to treat them as if they were my own. I gladly accept the obligations that go along with this pledge. I love (Children’s Names) and want them to be part of my life.

 

Example #8 Children’s Vow Children’s Unity Candle Ceremony
(Bride’s and Groom’s Names) light the candles which represent love for each other and for (Child’s Name).From the uniqueness of these separate flames, they kindle a larger and brighter flame which represents the union between (Groom’s, Bride’s and Child’s Names). The side candles remain burning to symbolize the continuing importance of the individual integrity within the marriage relationship. The greater height of the center candle depicts their belief that together they can become more than either could alone


 Earth Vows

I, bride, choose you groom, to be the companion of my heart,
secure in the knowledge that you are my constant friend and spiritual partner.
In this sacred moment, I affirm to you my commitment walk the path of life together with you
as your wife and partner, to embrace your love and your pain.
to laugh with you in times of joy, and be compassionate in times of sorrow.
I promise to do my best to be present with you, to share my truth as honestly as I can
to take responsibility and ask for what I need and listen to you, respect you and support your dreams.
With an open heart, I welcome the opportunities to grow with you in mind, body and spirit.
I will to continue learn ways to love you so you feel loved. I am grateful to (God) for leading me to this moment.
My heart is happy knowing I am sharing this journey with you.

I, Groom, take you, Bride, to be my wedded wife, knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend,
my faithful partner in life. I promise to learn to love you more with each new sunrise.
On this special day, I affirm to you in the presence of God and all these witnesses
my sacred promise to stay by your side as your husband in sickness and in health,
in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.
I further promise to love you without reservation, honor and respect you, provide for your needs as best I can,
protect you from harm, comfort you in times of distress, grow with you in mind and spirit,
always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

 


Ring Vows

The ring finger of the left hand, the side of the body that holds the heart, has been used for the wedding band because for centuries people believed that there was a vein that ran directly from that finger to the heart. (of course we know this is not true)They also believed that the words spoken during the placing of the wedding band – symbol of perfection, completion and eternity – would resonate over and over again, like the
circumference of the band itself, through to the heart and soul of both giver and the receiver of that most monumental of all promises.The promise of a lifetime as husband and wife.”

#1
Ring Vows (Platinum)
Bride _____ and Groom _______ have chosen bands that are not identical but
rather complementary, representative of each of them as individuals
within their relationship. They are both classic unbroken circles,
symbols of eternity, with diamonds almost as bright and beautiful as
the love they share, made of platinum. As the rarest and purest of
all the precious metals platinum has both a durability and a
flexibility that make it the perfect choice to symbolize the promise
of a lifetime. For although the ring will age as years pass, it will
never lose it’s luster nor it’s mass. This is because it is within
the nature of platinum, and of love, to mold itself around all the
bumps and scrapes that life may bring and to still shine on as a
beacon of truth, and beauty in a sometimes fragile world.”
#2
ALTERNATIVE, EARTH, RING VOW and EXPLANATION (spoken only by the officiant)
The ring, a circle, is one of nature’s simplest forms. The arc of
the rainbow, the halo of the moon and the smallest of raindrops
simulate the circle. A circle is the symbol of the sun and the earth
and the universe.
“Please exchange the token of your love you have provided for each other”
It is a symbol of perfection and of peace. In
these rings is the symbol of unity, in which your lives are now
joined, so that wherever you go, you will always return to one
another and to your togetherness. As the circle turns again upon
itself, so does marriage turn upon itself for its refreshment and
renewal. May these rings remind you always of the vows you have
taken here today.”

#3
The Circle is a perfect figure, without beginning, without end, with no area of weakness. It is a symbol of the Cycle of Life, of birth, death, and rebirth. This shall serve as a physical reminder of your vow, and that all things begin and end and begin anew. When you are engulfed in anger or in sadness, look to your hand and let these rings shall serve to remind you that life goes on, that moments pass, yet your love is constant. When life brings you it’s greatest joys look then to your hand as well, and remember that the Wheel turns forever onward, and it is love that turns the Wheel.”

#4
My Love for you, freely given, has no beginning and no end, just as this ring has no beginning or end. As a token of my love, may this ring always remind you of the vows you have spoken and the love that you have promised.

#5
(Name), this ring is a token of my love. I marry you with this ring, with all that I have and all that I am
response-
(Name) I will forever wear this ring as a sign of my commitment and the desire of my heart.

#6
(Name) I give you this ring as a symbol of my faithfulness, and as I place it on your finger, I commit my very heart and soul to you, I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken on this our wedding day

#7
I give you this ring, wear it with love and joy. As this ring has no end, neither shall my love for you. I choose you to be my (husband/wife/partner/soul mate)this day and forevermore

 

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