Wedding Vows

(One of the most important parts of the wedding ceremony)

You can also create your own unique and personalized vows by taking parts of any of the following vows. Some couples may choose to say different vows to each other. Others might use it as a template to inspire them to write their own vows.

1. In the name of God, I_______________ take you__________________ to be my beloved wife/husband to have you and hold you, to be at your side in sorrow and in joy to suffer
With you and be transformed, and to love and cherish you always. I promise you this from my heart, with my soul, for all the days of my life.

2. I_____________ take you____________, to be my wedded wife/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, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faithfulness.

3. I_____________ take you _________________ as my beloved wife/husband from this day forward, I promise to love and to cherish you, and to faithfully protect this love I feel for you,
Nurturing it with the energies and passions of my soul that it may grow and strengthen with the years. I will stand by your side as your husband/wife in all the days of joy and sorrow that
Await us. I will keep my body, my dreams and desires for you alone as the sweet and sacred companion of my life.

4. ___________________, you have filled my heart with love and my life with joy. You are my dream come true. I joyously take you as my wife/husband this day, and promise to protect
and nurture our marriage relationship, and to be a faithful husband/wife to you in all times and places, and in all the days of trial and success that lie before us.

5. Before God and this company this day, I ____________________take you ,____________________as my beloved wife/husband. I promise to love, honor and to cherish you always,
and to protect our love and marriage as the most important thing in my life. I give you my heart, my secret hopes and passions, and promise to remain faithful to you with every breath of
my life. I will nurture this love I feel for you, that it will grow and strengthen with the years, and be an ever-present shelter to warm and protect you always—my dear wife/husband.

6. Dearest _______________________, I now choose and take you as the sweet wife/husband and companion of my life. I will be your loving husband/wife, your best friend, your lover
and your Sweetheart, and will guard our sacred relationship as husband and wife with all the passions and energies of my soul. I promise to nurture all that is good and beautiful in you,
and to sustain you in your dreams and desires, doing all I can to help them come true. I promise to keep myself only for you in the sacred relationship of marriage, and never to allow
another to steal your sacred place in my heart and my life by word or thought or deed. I am yours now, in body and soul forevermore as your husband/wife.
__________________ I love you very much.

7. From this day forward, I choose you ___________________ to be my wife/husband. I will now live and dream with you, work and play with you, laugh and cry with you as your husband/wife,
best friend and confidante. As we travel through this life together, I will cherish you and nurture you, support and comfort you in whatever happiness and sorrows come our way. You are the
treasure of my life and I vow to be faithful to you always.

8. Dearest __________________, this is the happiest day in my life; the day that I receive you as my wife/husband. My heart is filled with gratitude and joy. I thank God for you and for all the
wonderful years ahead of us. I promise to be the companion to soothe your loneliness, the friend to stand by you, and the sweetheart to delight in you. I will cherish your dreams and
secret passions as my own, and nurture and protect our sacred relationship as husband and wife.

9. Because you are my heart, my breath, my life, I now take you as my wife/husband, to love cherish and adore until the end of time.

10. ________________, I receive you into my life as my husband/wife, and vow to hold this love sacred for all of my days.

11. ________________, You are the dream of my life. I promise to now take you as my wife/husband and to treasure each day we have together. Whatever storms or rainbows come our way—
I will be by your side as your husband/wife.

12. Darling _______________, I now take you as my wife/husband as I offer you all that I have and all that I am; the love of my heart, the warmth of my touch, the thoughts of my mind, and
the passions, dreams and hopes of my soul. You now hold all the precious moments, days and years of my life, as my sweet companion and dearest friend.

13. My love, I have waited so long for you—the love of my life, and from this day forward my dear wife/husband. I promise to keep our love as the shining star that leads me forward,
Lights my dreams, and warms my nights.

14. You make me more than I am. You have taught me to love more deeply, to share more fully, and to dream more fearlessly. You bring light to my darkest days, warmth when it is cold,
Comfort when my heart is heavy, and strength when I am afraid. I am honored and delighted to take you as my sweetest companion—My wife/husband. The dearest wish of my
Heart is to bless all the hours and days of your life, as you have mine, as your husband/wife.

15. As we stand here today, before our family, our friends and the entire world, I proclaim my love for you and take you as my wife/husband. I will walk beside you through sunshine and rain.
I will share all my dreams and fears and passions with you, and tenderly guard the sacred trust you have placed in me this day by accepting me as you husband/wife. I will be faithful to
you always, in thought and in deed, as the days turn into weeks, and the weeks become years—even until death, I am yours.

16. Now and again, a dream becomes reality, a wish comse true, and a prayer is answered. You are all of this and more to me, and from this time forward you are also my wife/husband.
What a simple word to mean so much;”wife/husband” It means acceptance, friendship, patience, warmth, support, comfort and joy—It means love. As your husband/wife, I promise to be
all of this to you, and to faithfully keep you as the queen/king of my heart for the rest of my life.

17. Before our friend and those so special to us here, on this wonderful day of gladness and good fortune, I _______________take you ______________ as my wife/husband, in friendship
And in love, in strength and weakness, to share the good times and misfortune, in achievement and failure, to celebrate life with you forevermore.

18. “______________, do you come here freely and without reservation? ( “I do”)
I__________________, take you _______________________, to be my wife/husband. To share the good times and hard times side by side as husband and wife. I humbly give you
My heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace and pledge my faith and love to you.

19. Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made: Our times are in his hand… (by Robert Browning)

20. O my love is like a red, red rose that’s newly sprung in June; O my love is like the melody that’s sweetly played in tune. As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in love, am I;
And I will love thee still, my dear, till all the seas to dry. (adapted from Robert Burns)

21. Bride: ___________________, to you this day, I promise to take you to my heart as you are and as you will be. Your joy will be my joy, your sorrow will be my
sorrow. I promise to you my life’s labor, my trust, and my friendship. We shall grow together and be more in love than today. I will be your sanctuary, I will be your warmth, I will be your lover.
Groom:____________________ , from you, my dearest, I accept this promise. I take it gently and wrap it in my own, to return to you from my lips and my heart. I stand with you as companion,
Lover, and friend. I promise you my life’s devotion as we grow closer together and intertwine as the vine and the rose. I will be your strength, I will be your light, I will be your hope.

22. Groom:____________ , with this ring, I thee wed. As we are today man wife, I vow to be honest and true to you. I vow to love, to honor, and to cherish you as long as we both shall live,
and to express that love often. You are more precious to me than the gold of this band, and you will always be my one and only love. This I Promise to you for as long as we both shall live.
Bride: ____________________ , with this ring, I thee wed. As we are husband and wife to day, I vow to be honest and true to you. I vow to love, to honor, and to cherish you , and to express
that love often. This ring is a symbol of strength and the trust I hold in you. You are the love of my life and always will be. This I promise to you for as long as we both shall live.

23. My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep: the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite. (William Shakespeare—Romeo and Juliet)

24. (From Friends to lovers)

Groom: ________________, you were not like the other girls, and I was happy you were just my friend. There was no pretense in you and you did not try to keep
me guessing. For the many years we have been friends, I always knew I could depend on you when no one else was there. On the day I knew I loved you, I pledged I would return to you
all of the trust, all of the comfort, and all of the kindness you have given me through these many years. My dearest friend is now my dearest love. I will love you forever, and on this glorious day
do pledge my love and my sacred honor as I marry my best friend.
Bride: _____________________ , You guided me through broke hearts, forgotten promises. You saw me at my very worst, and I did not mind. We talked of dreams but never thought to
Include each other; we planned our lives and gave each other advice. On day, something was different. I knew I loved you and trusted you. My love, I do pledge now that all I learned from you I will
Ever hold dear. Your strength will always be my strength, and I will be as true to you as our friendship has ever been. I love you and always will.

25. Vows and Ring ceremony combined::
This ring is a symbol of the love I give you now and I promise to nurture this love for the rest of my life. I will hold you always in my heart above all earthly wealth and treasures. I have chosen you _______________________and you alone as the companion, lover and sweetheart of my life.

26. “I, _______, take you, ______, to be no other than yourself
Loving what I know of you
Trusting what I do not yet know
With respect for your integrity
And faith in your love for me
Through all our years
And in all that life may bring us.

I promise to try to be ever open to you
And above all, to do everything in my power
To permit you to become the person you are yet to be.
I give you my love.”
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