Making Your Vows Special to You
Wedding vows examples:
I, (Bride/Groom), take you (Groom/Bride), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold
from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in
health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
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 un-
conditionally, 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.
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.
In the presence of God and these our friends I take thee to be my husband/wife, promis-
ing with Divine assistance to be unto thee a loving and faithful husband/wife so long as we
both shall live.
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my friend, my lover, the (mother/father) of my children
and my (husband/wife). I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of
sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and
in times of triumph. I promise to cherish and respect you, to care and protect you, to com-
fort and encourage you, and stay with you, for all eternity.
I, [name], choose you [name] to be my [husband/wife], to respect you in your successes and
in your failures, to care for you in sickness and in health, to nurture you, and to grow with
you throughout the seasons of life.
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my partner, loving what I know of you, and trusting what
I do not yet know. I eagerly anticipate the chance to grow together, getting to know the
(man/woman) you will become, and falling in love a little more every day. I promise to love
and cherish you through whatever life may bring us.
After both have said individual vows, they may wish to say something in unison such as:
Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you, for where you go I will
go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my
God. And where you die, I will die and there I will be buried. May the Lord do with me and
more if anything but death parts you from me.