Wedding Vows

Below you will find some guidance on your options for your wedding vows. This list is not ex-haustive and you can find many more examples on the internet but this is a great starting point.

Write your own

If you want to personalize your ceremony writing your own vows is a great option. It is also a way to personally define what marriage will mean to you and your partner.

You can each write your own set of vows, or you can work together to write a set of vows that you will both use.

If you decide to write separate sets of vows they do not need to be identical in length, but they also should not be too different.

Flower Bouquet– a fun idea is to have a bunch of roses spread out on a table around an empty vase. Each rose would have one vow attached to it and you would take turns reading one at a time, then placing each rose in the vase. When your vows are complete you will have made a bouquet.

Traditional Vows

Partner A, please answer me this:
Do you Partner A, take thee Partner B, to be your lawfully wedded partner/wife/husband? From this day forward, to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, all the days of your life?

“I DO.”

Partner B, please answer me this:
Do you Partner B, take thee Partner A, to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife /partner? From this day forward, to have and to hold, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, all the days of your life?

Modern options

You can mix and match portions of these along with anything -else you find on your own.

Modern 1

To be read by partners off a card or as a “repeat after me”

I believe in you, the person you will grow to be and the couple we will be together. With my whole heart, I take you as my husband/wife/partner, acknowledging and accepting your faults and strengths, as you do mine. I promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make our family’s love and happiness my priority. I will be yours in plenty and in want, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring. You are my love and my life, today and always.

Partner A, Do you make these promises to Partner B with love and committment in your heart?

Partner A answers “I Do”

To be read by Tim, partners only say “I Do”

Partner A, do your believe in Partner B, the person he/she will grow to be and the couple you will be together? Do you, with your whole heart, take him/her as your husband/wife/partner, acknowledging and accepting his/her faults as you do your own? Do you promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make your family’s love and happiness your highest priority? Do you promise to celebrate life with Partner B, to be his/hers in plenty and in want, and to walk beside him/her through whatever your lives may bring? Do you promise to be his/her love, today and always?

Modern 2

To be read by partners off a card or as a “repeat after me”

I, Partner A, take you, Partner B, as my lawfully wedded wife/husband/partner. I promise to be your faithful partner and your very best friend. I will encourage you, inspire you, and love you truly through the good times and the bad. I will be by your side forever and take on each new adventure we share with love, laughter and commitment in my heart.

Partner A, Do you make these promises to Partner B with love and commitment in your heart?

Partner A answers “I Do”

To be read by Tim, partners only say “I Do”

Do you, Partner A take Partner B to be your lawfully wedded wife/husband/partner? Do you promise to be his/her faithful partner and her very best friend? To encourage him/her, to inspire him/her and to love him/her truly though the good times and the bad; To be by his/her side forever and to take on each new adventure with love, laughter and commitment to him/her in your heart?

Modern 3

To be read by partners off a card or as a “repeat after me”

I, Partner A, take you, Partner B, as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility. I take you as my husband/wife/partner 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.

Partner A, Do you make these promises to Partner B with love and committment in your heart?

Partner A answers “I Do”

To be read by Tim, partners only say “I Do”

Do you , Partner A, take Partner B, as your friend and love, beside you and apart from you, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility? Do you take him/her as your husband/wife/parter, asking him/her to be no other than himself/herself? Do you promise to love what you know of him/her and to trust what you do not know yet in all the ways life may find you ?

Modern 4

To be read by partners off a card or as a “repeat after me”

I, Partner A, take you Partner B, to be my partner on this path, and my one true love. I promise to encourage and inspire you, nurture you and honor you, laugh with you and create with you, and to always lift you to the highest expression of your soul’s potential. I promise to love you unconditionally throughout all of our adventures in life together, now and forever.

Partner A, Do you make these promises to Partner B with love and committment in your heart?

Partner A answers “I Do”

To be read by Tim, partners only say “I Do”

Partner A, do you take Partner B, to be your partner on this path, and your one true love. Do you promise to encourage, inspire, nurture and honor him/her, to laugh and create with him/her, and to always lift him/her to the highest expression of his/her soul’s potential. Do you promise to you love Partner B unconditionally throughout all of your adventures in life together, now and forever.

Modern 5

To be read by partners off a card or as a “repeat after me”

I promise to respect, admire and appreciate you for who you are, as well as for the person you wish to become. I promise to support and protect your freedom, because although our lives are intertwined, your choices are still yours alone. I promise to seek a deep understanding of your wishes, your desires, your fears, and your dreams. I promise to always strive to meet your needs, not out of obligation, but because it delights me to see you happy. I promise to be there for you when you need me, whenever you need me. I promise to nurture your goals and ambitions; to support you through misfortune, and to celebrate your triumphs. I promise to keep our lives exciting, adventurous, and full of passion. I promise to persevere when times get tough, knowing that any challenges we might face, we will conquer them together. I promise to treat you with compassion rather than fairness, because we are a team, now and for always. I promise to show you, every day, that I know exactly how lucky I am to have you in my life.

Partner A, Do you make these promises to Partner B with love and committment in your heart?

Partner A answers “I Do”

Modern 6

To be read by partners off a card or as a “repeat after me”

I promise to encourage your individuality,
Because that is what makes you unique and wonderful.
I promise to nurture your dreams,
Because through them your soul shines.
I promise to help shoulder our challenges,
Because through them we’ll emerge stronger.
I promise to be your partner in all things,
Not possessing you, but working with you as a part of the whole.
I promise to share with you the joys of life,
Because with you they will be that much sweeter.
Lastly, I promise to you perfect love and perfect trust,
For one lifetime with you could never be enough.
This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things.

Partner A, Do you make these promises to Partner B with love and committment in your heart?

Partner A answers “I Do”