Vows

Here’s a selection of Vows to choose one or use this as inspiration to create you own.

Wedding Vows are traditionally spoken while holding right hands.

You can choose to speak your own vows or you can repeat after the wedding officiant:  Examples of both are below

 

Vows: (Spoken While Holding Right hands)

REV: ____Groom___ &  Bride —-  (repeat after me: if you wish)  “I promise, _______, before family and friends to commit my love to you; to respect your individuality; to be with you through life’s changes; and to nurture and strengthen the love between us, as long as we both shall live”.

OR

( This is my personal favorite 🙂   )
Groom: —   “I, _____, Take you, _____ just as you are, above all others, to share my life

Bride:  “ I_____, take you, _____ just as you are, above all others, to share my life.

Traditional

Bride, Will you have this man to be your husband; to live together in the covenant of marriage? (“yes’ or nod) Will you love him comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?

Groom, Will you have this woman to be your wife; to live together in the covenant of marriage? (“yes’ or nod) Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?

Rings:

REV (HOLDING THE RIGHTS)  May Gods light and blessings, shine down upon these rings,   RINGS are a symbol of Love, Perfection, peace, unbroken, Harmony and endless friendship. These two rings are the symbol of the unity in which your two lives have been joined together

OR

Groom: With this ring________________  Your own vows—- Examples Below

Bride:_______________________  Your own Vows

Vows: (Spoken While Holding Right hands)

Do you ____ and _____— promise, before family and friends to commit your love; to respect each others individuality; to be with one another through life’s changes; and to nurture and strengthen the love between you two and our Family as long as you both shall live”. ?

Rings:

REV (HOLDING THE RIGHTS) May Gods light and blessings, shine down upon these rings,   RINGS are a symbol of Love, Perfection, peace, unbroken, harmony and endless friendship. These two rings are the symbol of the unity in which your two lives have been joined together

(Give ring to Groom)

Groom— “ Do you ____ Take ____ just as she is, above all others, to share in your life? (Place ring on Brides finger

Bride—“Do you___ Take ____ just as he is, above all others, to share in your life?  (Place ring on Groom’s finger)

Minister to Bride:

Do you ____________, knowing this man’s love for you and returning it, realizing his strengths and learning from them, recognizing his weaknesses and helping him to overcome them, take ____________ to be your lawfully wedded husband?

Bride:

I do.

Minister:

Place the ring on his finger.

Minister to Groom:

Do you ____________, knowing this woman’s love for you and returning it, realizing her strengths and learning form them, recognizing her weaknesses and helping her to overcome them, take ____________ to be your lawfully wedded wife?

Groom:

I do.

Minister:

Place the ring on her finger. Let these rings serve as locks–not binding you together–but as keys, unlocking the secrets of your hearts for each other to know, and thus bringing you closer together forever

Groom:

I, ____________, take you, ____________, as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not know yet, in all the ways that life may find us.

The Groom places the Bride’s ring on her finger and says:

____________, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, in the name of God

Bride:

I, ____________, take you, ____________, as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not know yet, in all the ways that life may find us.

The Bride places the Groom’s ring on his finger and says:

____________ , I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, in the name of God.

Minister:

With this statement made of love and trust, which we have just heard, I now wish you to greet ____________ and ____________ as husband and wife.

May this day shine eternally in your lives.

May it add brilliance to every achievement and cast a divine light over any misfortune.

May you care for each other in all sadness.

May you give cheer to each other.

May you give vitality to each other in all undertakings.

May all that is virtuous, beautiful and honest, remain with you always.

Ring Ceremony:

Groom places ring on Bride’s finger:

May this ring forever be to you the symbol of my growing love.

Bride places ring on Groom’s finger:

May this ring forever be to you the symbol of my growing love.

Minister:

May these two find happiness in their union. May they live faithfully together, executing the vows they have made between them; and may they ever remain compassionate and encouraging, that their years may be rich with the joys of life, and their days be long upon the Earth.

Minister:

Welcome to the marriage of ____________ and ____________.

You have been asked to gather here to witness and share in the joy of this union.

Groom:

There was darkness for a long time and then there was light, and that light was you. Your love has given me wings, and our journey begins today. I pledge before this assembled company to be your husband from this day forward. Let us make of our two lives one life. I want you for today, tomorrow, and forever.

Bride:

I have dreamed my whole life of having someone as wonderful as you love me the way you do. I give myself to you as your wife, and I promise here to treasure for all of my days the love we celebrate today. Let us bring together our lives and find ourselves anew each day.

Minister to Bride:

____________, will you take ____________ as your husband, in happiness and with patience and understanding, through conflict and tranquility?

Bride:

I will.

Ring is placed on Groom’s finger.

Minister to Groom:

____________, will you take ____________ as your wife, in happiness and with patience and understanding, through conflict and tranquility?

Groom:

I will.

Ring is placed on Bride’s finger.

Irish Wedding Blessing

(I Just Found this and thought it was sweet- May be sweet to take elements of each one)

You are the star of each night,

You are the brightness of every morning,

You are the story of each guest,

You are the report of every land.

No evil shall befall you, on hill nor bank,

In field or valley, on mountain or in glen.

Neither above, nor below, neither in sea,

Nor on shore, in skies above,

Nor in the depths.

You are the kernel of my heart,

You are the face of my sun,

You are the harp of my music,

You are the crown of my company.

You to me are all these, my beloved (spouse’s name). I vow to love you like my most prized treasure, to put you in the highest place of honor and respect, to stand as your pillar of support and shoulder of strength, to cherish you and to care for you for all the days of my life.

Below are examples of romantic wedding vows.

1. Many people spend their lives searching for their soulmate, their one true love. Some people are lucky to find the person they can truly call the better half of themselves, while others spend the rest of their lives searching and never finding. I am happy to count myself among the lucky ones, because I certainly found you.

I love you, (name of spouse). I know that you are the only one for me, my one true love. I am happy and I am grateful that you came into my life, that where others have spent their entire lives looking for the one, I have found you. And now that I have found you, I shall never let you go. I promise you, (name of spouse), that I shall hold you and cherish you and give you my heart, that I shall support you and care for you. Faithfully, I shall always stand steadfast at your side with your hand in mine, regardless of what life would bring to us. I take you now as my wife/husband, and I shall remain so for the rest of my life.

2. My beloved (spouse’s name), do you remember the very first day we met? From the very moment I saw you, I knew you were the one for me, the one that I know I have to spend the rest of my life with. Our courtship was one of the best days of my life, for you have become not just my lover and companion, but also my best friend.

I want to be your lover, your companion and your best friend for the rest of my life. I promise to love and cherish you, to keep you close and with faithfulness, to be your prop and helpmate in times of need, to make you laugh and to hold you when you cry, to hold you to the highest respect and honor as you so deserve for the rest of my life.

3. (Spouse’s name), you once told me that you are afraid of growing old. You told me then that to grow old means to be alone, and it frightens you But I want you to grow old, (spouse’s name). I want you to grow old with me. I want to watch the wrinkles form on your face and every strand of your hair turn white, because to me you would be the most beautiful, even when you are all wrinkled and gray. You do not have to fear being alone, my beloved (spouse’s name), because I shall be with you. Grow old with me. I promise to love you faithfully, to care for you and to cherish you, to provide you with support and everything that you need, to respect and honor you. All my days left to me, I vow to spend them all loving you.

Will each one of you here today do all that is in your power to support and encourage ______________ and ______________ in fulfilling the promises they make here today – if so, please respond by saying, ‘We will.’

Vows

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; so long as we live; and thereto I pledge you my faith.

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; so long as we live; and thereto I pledge you my faith.