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Sample Marriage Vows

Below are five examples of vows. These are inserted into any ceremony. When you are working with your officiant or minister to create a wedding ceremony, you have many choices. The actually vows portion, where you repeat after the officiant, is the most center-stage portion of the wedding. All are watching, all are listening, and this is when each of you get to actually speak.

Take care in choosing your vows. These vows you say to each other are the building block of promise on which the marriage is built. And the vows you choose should represent how you feel, how you speak, and what you truly want to say to each other.

Contemporary Marriage Vows

Groom contemporary marriage vows

We entered into each others lives and experienced love and happiness. 

Today I am confirming my promise for all of my life to love and respect you, to be faithful and honest with you, to give you encouragement, strength and trust, to stand together in our times of joy and of sorrow.

I pray that our home will be one of love and understanding and patience … not to remain the same, but to grow better and stronger with the passing of time, and through the love we have for one another.

Our lives have become joined with the times we have shared, and will be more complete by the memories ahead, ready to be made.

I am promising from this day forward that I will be your husband, to walk with you throughout all your tomorrows.

I love you. 

Bride contemporary marriage vow

We entered into each others lives and experienced love and happiness.

Today I am confirming my promise for all of my life to love and respect you, to be faithful and honest with you, to give you encouragement, strength and trust, to stand together in our times of joy and of sorrow.

I pray that our home will be one of love and understanding and patience … not to remain the same, but to grow better and stronger with the passing of time, and through the love we have for one another.

Our lives have become joined with the times we have shared, and will be more complete by the memories ahead, ready to be made.

 I am promising from this day forward that I will be your wife, to walk with you throughout all your tomorrows.

 I love you.

Traditional Wedding Vow

Groom’s traditional wedding vow

I, Groom , take you, Bride,
to be my wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better, or for worse,
for richer, or for poorer,
in sickness, and in health,
to love and to honor
and to cherish unconditionally.
Forsaking all others, I will be faithful to you.
And with this ring, I thee wed.

Bride’s traditional wedding vow

I, Bride , take you, Groom,
to be my 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,
to love and to honor
and to cherish unconditionally.
Forsaking all others, I will be faithful to you.
And with this ring, I thee wed.

Short Marriage Vow

Groom short marriage vow

Bride , I give myself to you
to be your husband.
I promise to love and sustain you
in the covenant of marriage,
from this day forward,
in sickness and in health,
in plenty and in want,
in joy and in sorrow,
as long as we both shall live. 

Bride short marriage vow

Groom , I give myself to you
to be your wife.
I promise to love and sustain you
in the covenant of marriage,
from this day forward,
in sickness and in health,
in plenty and in want,
in joy and in sorrow,
as long as we both shall live.

 

 

Spiritual Wedding Vow

Groom spiritual wedding vow

Bride , I want you to be my wife.
I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to respect
you as your own person
and to realize
that your interests, needs and desires
are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you
my time and my attention,
and to bring joy, strength and imagination
to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you,
to let you see through the windows of my world
into my innermost fears and feelings,
secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes
as we both change
in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
with all I have to give,
and all I feel inside,
in the only way I know how …
completely and forever.

Bride spiritual wedding vow

Groom , I want you to be my husband.
I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to respect
you as your own person and to
realize that your interests, needs and desires
are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you
my time and my attention,
and to bring joy, strength and imagination
to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you,
to let you see through the windows of my world
into my innermost fears and feelings,
secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes
as we both change
in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
with all I have to give,
and all I feel inside,
in the only way I know how …
completely and forever.

 

Simple Vows

Groom simple vows

I, Groom , take you, Bride , to be my wife,
my faithful partner in life,
my constant friend
and my one true love.
promise to love you without reservation,
in sickness and in health,
in plenty and in want,
to stand together in our times of joy and sorrow,
always to be open and honest with you,
for as long as we both shall live.

Bride simple vows

I, Bride , take you, Groom , to be my husband,
my faithful partner in life,
my constant friend
and my one true love.
promise to love you without reservation,
in sickness and in health,
in plenty and in want,
to stand together in our times of joy and sorrow,
always to be open and honest with you,
for as long as we both shall live.