Wedding Vows

Examples of wedding vows

Below is a small sample of vows are clients have used:

Traditional Vows

P (Groom’s Name) and (Bride’s Name) if it is your intention to share with each other your joys and sorrows and all that the years will bring, with your promises, then bind yourselves to each other as husband and wife.
B&G I (Groom, Bride) take you (Bride, Groom)
to be my (wife/Husband)
To have and to hold
from this day forward
For better, for worse
For richer, for poorer
In sickness and in health
In love and to cherish
For all the days of my life.
P (Spoken to those gathered) Will you, family and friends speak well of marriage and encourage (Groom’s Name) and (Bride’s Name) to work out their difference. If so answer, we will.

Variation of traditional vows

P _____ and ________ if it is your intention to share with each other your joys and sorrows and all that the years will bring, with your promises, then bind yourselves to each other as husband and wife.
B&G I _______ take you _______,
To be my wife/husband and equal,
My lover and my best friend
I am choosing to share with you
All of life’s blessings;
The joys and the sorrows
The successes and disappointments.

______ I will love you and cherish you always.
I promise you this with my heart and soul
For all the days of my life.

Non-Traditional Vows

B&G Dearest ____________,
I do now choose you and take you
To be my wife (husband/partner/mate)
To witness and assist in my becoming,
To hold me, as your beloved, in your heart,

I give you my love, the steadfastness
Of my purpose, my will, and my hope, and my highest
Intention that always, in one another’s presence,
We may unflinchingly become who we are, and with
Unwavering commitment be willing
To do what we came here to do.

You are my lover, my teacher, my model
My accomplice, and my true counterpart.
I will love you, hold you and honor you,
Respect you, encourage you and cherish you,
In health and in sickness
Through sorrow and success
For all the days of my life.

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