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SAMPLE VOWS:

I, (name), take you (name), 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), do take thee (name), to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have to hold, in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth, so long as we both shall live. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my 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 unconditionally, 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, promising 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 comfort 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.

(Name), do you take (Name), to be your wedded [husband/wife] to live together in marriage. Do you promise to love, comfort, honor and keep [him/her), For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. And forsaking all others, be faithful only to [him/her] so long as you both shall live?" If so, please say, "I do."

I bring myself to you this day to share my life with you; you can trust my love, for it's real. I promise to be a faithful (husband/wife) and to unfailingly share and support your hopes, dreams and goals. I vow to be thee for you always; when you fall, I will catch you; when you cry, I will comfort you; when you laugh, I will share your joy. Everything I am and everything I have is yours, from this moment forth and for eternity.

I vow to be thee for you always; when you fall, I will catch you; when you cry, I will comfort you; when you laugh, I will share your joy. Everything I am and everything I have is yours, from this moment forth and for eternity.

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. I (name) affirm my love to you, (name) as I invite you to share my life. You are the most beautiful, smart, and generous person I have ever known, and I promise always to respect you. With kindness, unselfishness and trust, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together. I take you (name) to be my lawful wife/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 for as long as we both shall live.

(Name), I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

(Name), as I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep.This vow is made in love, kept in faith, lived in hope, and eternally made new. I take you as a gift from God, to be my lifelong companion through tears and laughter, sickness and health, hardship and plenty. I will love you faithfully and constantly, now and forever. I give you my heart and love from this day forward as long as we both shall live.

(Name), I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not. I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love.

Groom

I, (Name), take you, (name), to be my friend, my lover, the mother of my children, and my wife. I promise to love you unconditionally, to comfort and encourage you, to support your goals, and to always respect you. I promise to care for and protect you, in times of failure and in times of triumph. You are the most beautiful, smart and generous person I have ever known. With kindness, patience and trust I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together. I will be there to laugh with you, cry with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

Bride
I, (Name), take you, (name), to be my friend, my lover, the father of my children and my husband. I promise to love you unconditionally, to comfort and encourage you, to support your goals, and to always respect you. I promise to care for and protect you, in times of failure and in times of triumph. You are the most beautiful, smart and generous person I have ever known. With kindness, patience and trust, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together. I will be there to laugh with you, cry with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

Groom
I look at you and I see my best friend. Your energy and your passion, inspire me in ways I never thought possible. I never thought that I could find someone to love that would love me back unconditionally. I am so lucky to have found that person in you, you are my soul mate. You give me purpose, when I feel I have none. Without you, my soul would be empty, my heart broken, my being incomplete. I am so grateful that you were brought into my life. And I thank you for loving me.

Bride
Since the day we met, I always knew you were the one that could look into my eyes and see my true self. I don't question your commitment to us. And I now there's nothing we can't work through. I accept you, as my partner and as my best friend above all others. You make anywhere we are feel like home, it's a wonderful feeling to find the kind of peace and happiness that you've given me. And in honor of that, I promise before our family and friends, to love and cherish you forever.

Groom
In your eyes, I have found my home.
In your heart, I have found my love.
In your soul, I have found my mate.
With you, I am whole, full, alive.
You make me laugh. You let me cry.
You are my breath, my every heartbeat.
I am yours.
You are mine.
Of this we are certain.
You are lodged in my heart.
The small key is lost.
You must stay there forever.

Bride
You are my inspiration and my soul's fire.
You are the magic of my days.
You help me laugh, you teach me love.
You provide a safe place for me, unlike I've ever known.
You free me to sing my own song.
You are more of an amazement to me, each day I rediscover you.
You are my greatest boon.
I am yours.
You are mine.
Of this we are certain.
You are lodged in my heart.
The small key is lost.
You must stay there forever.
Frau Ava (circa 1160), translated by Willis Barnstone

Groom

(First, Middle and Last Name)
You are precious
You are matchless
You are right
I hold you dear
I keep you dear
I cherish you dear
In us there is faith
In us there is hope
In us there is joy
To you, I declare
To you, I promise
To you, I vow
Pure love
Steadfast love
True love
To be fierce
To be courageous
To be honest
Through difficulty and danger
Through prosperity and peace
Through agony and achievement
When, ever we go
What, ever we do
Where, ever we are
Forever you
Forever me
Forever us
Always

Bride
(Name),
You are my best friend and the love of my life.
You make me feel like the most beautiful woman, the luckiest girl and the happiest person in the world.
I promise to always be your partner in crime, your accomplice in
adventure and your most trusted confidante.
I promise to treat you with warmth, kindness, and appreciation.
I promise to honor you with my actions, to respect you as the head of our family and to always hold you in the highest regard. And I promise to faithfully love you every day and to always call my place in your arms my home.

Groom & Bride

On this day,
I give you my heart,
My promise,
That I will walk with you,
Hand in hand,
Wherever our journey leads us,
Living, learning, loving,
Together,
Forever.

Groom & Bride
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 wife/husband, acknowledging and accepting your faults and strengths, as you do mine.

I promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make our families love and happiness my priority.
I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph.
I will dream with you, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring.
You are my person -- my love and my life, today and always.

Groom
I promise to encourage your compassion,
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,
For there is nothing we cannot face if we stand together.
I promise to be your partner in all things,
Not possessing you, but working with you as a part of the whole.
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.

Bride
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.

Groom
(Name), before we met I really didn't know that I could feel this way about another person. I always knew that I wanted to get married but had never met anyone who came even close to what I was looking for. Then we met and my life changed forever. You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, and more than that, you are smart, compassionate, funny, and you laugh at everything I say. You really do make everything in my life better. Its as if something never happened if I can't share it you. I cant wait to spend the rest of my life with you, and to build a family with you. I promise to laugh with you every day, to take care of you, and to be someone you can depend on. I promise to be faithful, to protect you, and to love you for the rest of our lives.

Bride
(Name), this is a moment I have waited for my entire life. They say that you have to love yourself before someone else can truly love you. But I believe that it was through your eyes, I was able to fully love myself. Thank you for taking me as I am. Thank you for loving me the way you do. Thank you for choosing me to be your wife. You have made me the happiest I have ever been, more loved than I ever thought possible. I love you. You are my best friend and I cant wait to spend the rest of my life hearing your voice in the morning, and your thoughts when I go to bed at night. I promise to encourage you and laugh with you. I promise to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to continually make myself whole, so I can be a better half. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love seems simple and when it is an effort. These things I promise you today and all the days of our life.

SPIRITUAL (Christian) VOWS

Groom
(
Name), my love, I have prayed my entire life that God would send me the right person to marry. He has given me the desire of my heart in you. I am captivated by your beauty, refreshed by your genuineness and encouraged by your love for me. You mean more to me than anything else in this world. I will seek to love you sacrificially, as Christ loved the church. I will seek to understand you and listen to your innermost thoughts. I will protect you and provide security for you. I will encourage and support you in the interests and goals that you have. I will honor, respect and adore you. You alone will be my desire as I forsake all others. I will be exhilarated with your love. (Name), I commit my entire being and covenant my love, representing my life, promising to remain committed to you, along side of you, as long as I shall live on this earth.

Bride
(
Name), I love you so much! I'm committing everything I have and everything I am to God first and then to you. You are my greatest joy. You've become my best friend lovingly designed by our Heavenly Father. He knew from the very beginning that (First & Last Name) would be the man I would eventually marry. You are the unique person who meets my special needs and adds to my life things that were missing, bringing out the absolute best in me that only you and your closeness to God could bring out. Our love has that perfect completeness I hoped and prayed for, a special love that is from the Lord. He promises to go before us and through his special power, hold us together. (Name), I'm confident we will last a lifetime as husband and wife and I will love, support, encourage, challenge and cherish you throughout that lifetime.

Groom
I
, (name), take you, (name), to be my wedded wife; and I promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses, to be your loving and faithful husband, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.

Bride
I
, (name), take you, (name), to be my wedded husband; and I promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses, to be your loving and faithful wife, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.

Groom
I, (name), take you (name), to be my wedded wife. With deepest joy I receive you into my life that together we may be one. As is Christ to His body, the church, so I will be to you a loving and faithful husband. Always will I perform my headship over you even as Christ does over me, knowing that His Lordship is one of the holiest desires for my life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care. I promise I will live first unto God rather than others or even you. I promise that I will lead our lives into a life of faith and hope in Christ Jesus. Ever honoring God's guidance by His spirit through the Word, And so throughout life, no matter what may lie ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as a loving and faithful husband.

Bride
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my wedded husband. With deepest joy I come into my new life with you. As you have pledged to me your life and love, so I too happily give you my life, and in confidence submit myself to your headship as to the Lord. As is the church in her relationship to Christ, so I will be to you (name), I will live first unto our God and then unto you, loving you, obeying you, caring for you and ever seeking to please you. God has prepared me for you and so I will ever strengthen, help, comfort, and encourage you. Therefore, throughout life, no matter what may be ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as an obedient and faithful wife.

Groom
You have filled my world with meaning; you have made me stronger and more fulfilled as a person, and I thank God for bringing you to me. You have made me so happy and my heart rejoices in the anticipation of spending the rest of my life with you. Thank you for taking me as I am, loving me and welcoming me into your heart. I don't deserve such love, but I am eternally grateful. I stand here today before these witnesses and take you as my wife. I promise to return your love in full, as we grow together as man and wife. I promise to always love you, to be faithful to you and to cherish and respect you in all the circumstances that may come to us in our married life.

Bride
Y
ou have filled my world with meaning; you have made me stronger and more fulfilled as a person, and I thank God for bringing you to me. You have made me so happy and my heart rejoices in the anticipation of spending the rest of my life with you. Thank you for taking me as I am, loving me and welcoming me into your heart. I don't deserve such love, but I am eternally grateful. I stand here today before these witnesses and take you as my husband. I promise to return your love in full, as we grow together as man and wife. I promise to always love you, to be faithful to you and to cherish and respect you in all the circumstances that may come to us in our married life.

Groom
I come to you today, just as I am, and I take you just as you are, my cherished wife. Let's never change but always love each other the way we do today, the man and woman we are as we stand here before these witnesses and commit ourselves to each other for life.

Bride
I
come to you today, just as I am, and I take you just as you are, my cherished husband. Let's never change but always love each other the way we do today, the man and woman we are as we stand here before these witnesses and commit ourselves to each other for life.

Groom
I
love you, (name), and I know that God has ordained this love. Because of this I desire to be your husband. Together we will be vessels for His service in accordance with His plan, so that in all areas of our life Christ will have the pre-eminence. Through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I promise to be faithful to you. I promise to love, guide, and protect you as Christ does His Church, and as long as we both are alive. According to Ephesians 5 and with His enabling power, I promise to endeavor to show to you the same kind of love as Christ showed the Church when He died for her, and to love you as a part of myself because in His sight we shall be one.

Bride
I love you, (name), and I know that you love me. Because of this I desire to be your wife. For _ years I have prayed that God would lead me to His choice and I am confident that His will is being fulfilled tonight. Through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future I promise to be faithful to you. I will love, serve, and obey you as long as we both are alive. Christ told us that the wife must submit herself unto her own husband as unto the Lord. For as Christ is Head of His Church so is the husband head of his wife. _____, I submit myself to you.

Groom
I (name) take you (name), to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish 'till death do us part. And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

Bride
I, (name), take you (name), 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, 'till death do us part. And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

Groom
(Name), we read in Genesis, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife," and in Proverbs "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing." He has ordained that the husband be the head of the wife. He instructs me, as the one who will be your husband, to love you as Christ loves the Church. It is my desire and delight to follow this scriptural teaching. With all my heart, I make this pledge to you.

Bride
(Name), the Lord instructs me as the one who will be your wife to submit to you as unto Him. Our Father created woman to be man's helper. It is my desire and delight to follow this scriptural teaching. With all my heart I make this pledge to you.

Groom
(Name), I love you. Today is a very special day. Long ago you were just a dream and a prayer. This day like a dream come true the Lord Himself has answered that prayer. For today, (name) you as my joy become my crown. I thank Jesus for the honor of going through time with you. Thank you for being what you are to me. With our future as bright as the promises of God, I will care for you, honor and protect you. I lay down my life for you, (name), my friend and my love. Today I give to you me.

Bride
(Name), I love you and I know you love me. I am confident that God has chosen you to be my husband. It is my prayer and desire that you will find in me the helpmate God designed especially for you, and in confidence I will submit myself unto your headship as unto our Lord. Therefore, (name) I pledge to you my life as an obedient, faithful and loving wife. Whither thou goest I will go, whither thou lodgest I will lodge, Thy people shall be my people, And thy God my God.

Groom
(Name), I love you and I know that this love is from God. Because of this, I want to be your husband so that we might serve Christ together. Through all of the uncertainties and trials of the present and future, I promise to be faithful to you and love you. I promise to guide and protect you as Christ does his church, as long as we both shall live. God's Word gives us the perfect example of this love in Christ's death for the Church. I shall try always, with God's help, to show you this same kind of love, for I know that in His sight we will both be one.

Bride
(Name), I love you. I prayed that God would lead me to his choice. I praise Him that tonight His will is being fulfilled. Through the pressures of the present and uncertainties of the future I promise my faithfulness, to follow you through all of life's experiences as you follow God, that together we may grow in the likeness of Christ and our home be a praise to Him.

Groom
(Name), as we stand before both God and man, making public our commitment to one another, I wish to make it known that I recognize first of all God's authority over my life which is exercised from His loving heart. He has chosen me to be one of his own, and He is now my life. I recognize also that He has blessed me and entrusted to me your life as a free gift that I have not earned. In recognition of these things, (name)I purpose to love you with His love, to provide for your needs through His enablement, and to lead you as He leads me, as long as He give us life together, regardless of the circumstances. As Psalm 34:3 expressed my heart when I asked you to marry me, so it expresses my heart now: "O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together."

Bride
On this special day, (name), I am reminded of the verse James 1:17 which says, "Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." With a gift such as you, I know that many new responsibilities face me. In I Corinthians, it explains "It is required of a steward to be found trustworthy." I cannot do this on my own strength, (name), but by God's grace and power working within me I desire to be trustworthy as your wife by following your leading submissively, even as unto Christ, loving and serving you in all circumstances as long as He give me life on this earth.

Groom
(Name), I give you this ring, wear it with love and joy. I choose you to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward for better or for worse, give you this ring, wear it with love and joy. I choose you to be my husband: to have and to hold, from this day forward. For better, for worse, for richer for poorer; in sickness and in health; to have and to cherish, as long as we both shall live. And hereto, I pledge you my faithfulness to show to you the same kind of love as Christ showed the Church when He died for her, and to love you as a part of myself because in His sight we shall be one.

Bride
(Name), I give you this ring, wear it with love and joy. I choose you to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward for better or for worse, give you this ring, wear it with love and joy. I choose you to be my husband: to have and to hold, from this day forward. For better, for worse, for richer for poorer; in sickness and in health; to have and to cherish, as long as we both shall live. And hereto, I pledge you my faithfulness to show to you the same kind of love as Christ showed the Church when He died for her, and to love you as a part of myself because in His sight we shall be one.

Groom
I, (name), take you (name) to be my wife, before God who brought us together; to love and cherish you even as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for it, to lead you and share all of life's experiences with you by following God through them. That through His grace, (name), we might grow together into the likeness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Bride
And with this ring, I, (name), take you, (name). to be my husband, before God who brought us together, to love you, cherish you, to submit myself unto you in all things, and to follow you through all of life's experiences as you follow God. That through His grace we might grow together into the likeness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Groom
I, (name), take you (name), 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, till death do us part, or the Lord comes for His own, and hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

The Pastor will quietly suggest they loose hands; then ...the Bride with her right hand will take the right hand of the Groom and repeat ...

Bride
I, (name), take you (name), 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 land to cherish, till death do us part, or the Lord comes for His own, and hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

Groom
I, (name) , in faith, honesty and love, take you, (name) to be my wedded wife, to share with you God's plan for our lives together united in Christ. And with God's help, to strengthen and guide me I will be a strong spiritual leader for us in our life, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, until death do we part. I give you all that I have myself and my love. (All these things I pledge to thee) In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. With this ring I seal my vow of love to you, (name) and pray I may fulfill God's place in our home, in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Bride
I, (name) , in faith, honesty and love, take you, (name) to be my wedded husband, to share with you God's plan for our lives together united in Christ. And with God's help, to strengthen and guide me I will be your supportive wife, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, until death do we part. I give you all that I have myself and my love. (All these things I pledge to thee) In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. With this ring I seal my vow of love to you, (name) and pray I may fulfill God's place in our home, in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Groom
I love you, (name), and I thank the Lord for the love that has bound our hearts and lives together in spiritual fellowship of marriage. I will love, honor and cherish you always. As we enter upon the privileges and joys of life's most holy relationship, and begin together the great adventure of building a Christian home, I will look to Christ as Head of our home as I have looked to Him as Head of the Church. I will love you in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, in sorrow as in joy, and will be true to you by God's grace, trusting in Him, so long as we both shall live.

Bride
I love you, (name) and I thank the Lord for the love that has bound our hearts and lives together in spiritual fellowship of marriage. I will love, honor, cherish and obey you always. As we enter upon the privileges and joys of life's most holy relationship and begin together the great adventure of building a Christian home, I will look to you as head of our home as I have looked to Christ as Head of the Church. I will love you in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, in sorrow as in joy, and will be true to you by God's grace, trusting in Him, so long as we both shall live.

Groom
(Name), as we stand before both God and man making public our commitment to one another, I wish to make it known that I recognize God's authority over my life which is exercised from His loving heart . He has chosen me to be one of His own, and has since been my life. I recognize also that He has blessed me, and entrusted to me your life as an unearned gift. In recognition of these things, I, (name), take you, (name), to be my wife. I purpose to love you with His love, to provide for your needs through His enablement, and to lead you as He leads me, as long as He gives me life, regardless of circumstances (name) I look forward to establishing a home where Christ is glorified. Toward that end I promise to allow God to use you in my life as He sees best in building me into His person. I thank Him for your love and friendship.

Bride
I, (name) , take you, (name), to be my husband. With the greatest joy I come into my new life with you. Today I am reminded of James l:17 which says "Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." Besides the gift of salvation, you are the most precious gift God has given me. I know that along with the new joys God has given me, I face new responsibilities that I cannot fulfill in my own strength. But by God's grace and power working within me, I desire to be trustworthy as your wife, to serve and love you in all circumstances, to obey you, to allow God to use you to build His qualities in me, as long as God give us life on this earth. I praise God continually for you, (name), and for your love and friendship.

NON RELIGIOUS VOWS

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.

Today we make a commitment to one another. I want you to know that you are a precious gift and that you bring so much joy into my life. I affirm the special bond between us, and promise to keep it alive always. I promise to be your confidante, your best friend and to share in your hopes and dreams. In recognition of this, I, (name), take you, (name), to be my (wife/husband). With this vow we face new responsibilities together. I will be trustworthy as your wife/husband, and to love you in all circumstances.

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.

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 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 unconditionally, 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 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 comfort 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. I (name) affirm my love to you, (name) as I invite you to share my life. You are the most beautiful, smart, and generous person I have ever known, and I promise always to respect you. With kindness, unselfishness and trust, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together. I take you (name) to be my lawful wife/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 for as long as we both shall live.

(Name), I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

(Name), will you take (name) to be your wife/husband? Do you commit yourself to her/his happiness and self-fulfillment as a person? Do you promise to love, honor, and trust her/him in sickness and in health, in adversity and prosperity, and to be true and loyal to her/him so long as you both shall live?"

(Name), I promise to be faithful, supportive, and loyal and to give you my companionship and love throughout all the changes of our life. I vow to bring you happiness, and I will treasure you as my companion. I will celebrate the joys of life with you. I promise to support your dreams, and walk beside you offering courage and strength through all endeavors. From this day forward, I will be proud to be your wife/husband and your best friend.

I choose you, (name), to be my wife/husband, as my friend and love. On this day I affirm the relationship we have enjoyed, looking to the future and to keep and strengthen it. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. Together, we will dream, and live as one while respecting one another, we will stumble but restore each other, we will share all things. I will cherish, comfort, and encourage you, be open with you, and stay with you as long as I shall live.

I, (name), take you (name) for my wedded wife/husband from this day forward, to have and to hold as equal partner in my life, to whom I give my deepest love and devotion. I humbly open my heart to you as a sanctuary of warmth and peace, where you may come and find a refuge of love and strength. I will love you enough to risk being hurt, trust you when I don't understand, weep with you in heartache, and celebrate life with you in joy. I will receive you as my equal throughout all of our days.

Today, (name), I take you to be my wife/husband. I make a commitment to you today: I will love and serve, honor, and protect you. I'm choosing today to spend the rest of my life with you. I will walk with you when life is good, and through every storm. (Name), you are a gift to me from God. I hope others see His heart and love, in the way I care for you. Today, I pledge my love to you."

With this ring, I give you my promise that from this day forward, you shall not walk alone. May my heart be your shelter. And my arms be your home. May God (Spirit) bless you always. May we talk together through all things. May you feel deeply loved, for indeed you are. May you always see your innocence in my eyes. I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give. I promise I shall always do my best. I feel so honored to call you my husband/wife. I feel so pleased to call you mine. May we feel this joy forever. I thank God (Spirit). I thank you and I love you.

You, (name) and you, (name), having come to me signifying your desire to be formally united in marriage, and being assured that no legal, moral, or religious barriers hinder this proper union, please join your hands and give heed to the questions now asked you.

(Name), in taking the woman whom you hold by the right hand to be your lawful and wedded wife, do you promise to love and cherish her, to honor and sustain her, in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, and to be true to her in all things until death alone shall part you?""Do you so promise?

(Name), in taking the man whom you hold by the right hand to be your lawful and wedded husband, do you promise to love and cherish him, to honor and sustain him, in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, and to be true to him in all things until death alone shall part you?""Do you so promise?

I, t(name) take you, (name), to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know, I will respect your integrity and have faith in your abiding love for me, through all our years, and in all that life may bring us.

OTHER SAMPLE VOWS

In the presence of God, and before these witnesses, I, {Name}, take you {Name}, to be my wife/husband/wedded partner, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; in joy and in sorrow; as long as we both shall live. {Name), I join my life with yours; to laugh with you in joy; to grieve with you in sorrow; to grow with you in love; serving one another and the world in peace and hope; as long as we both shall live. {Name}, I join my life with yours; to laugh with you in joy; to grieve with you in sorrow; to grow with you in love; serving one another and the world in peace and hope; as long as we both shall live.

I, {Name} give myself to you to be your husband/wife/wedded partner. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life. Day by day I promise to love and to honor you, to treasure you and to respect you, to walk with you side by side in joy and sorrow. Day by day I promise to grow with you in truth, to laugh with you, to cry with you, and to love you with all that I am and all that I shall become. This I promise you from the depth of my heart, for all our lives together. Because your love means so much to me, I offer you my heart. As your partner in life, I will share your joys and your sorrows, your laughter and your tears. Through all the changes that life will bring, I promise you this: I will always love you.

(Name), I join you in marriage, to share all of life with you, its responsibilities and freedoms, its tensions and trials, its joys and pleasures, to cherish and to care for you, and with you to follow God's leading for the rest of my life. This is my promise to you.

(Name), I join you in marriage, to share all of life with you, its responsibilities and freedoms, its tensions and trials, its joys and pleasures, to cherish and to care for you, and with you to follow God's leading for the rest of my life. This is my promise to you.

I, {Name}, in love and freedom, choose you {Name}, to be my beloved and my friend in times of peace, in times of trouble, in times of sorrow, and in times of joy. I welcome you as my wife/husband/partner/spouse for all my tomorrows. I,

{Name}, in love and freedom, choose you {Name}, to be my beloved and my friend in times of peace, in times of trouble, in times of sorrow, and in time of joy. I welcome you as my wife/husband for all my tomorrows. {Name}, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you. I will love you and cherish you, as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow.

{Name}, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you. I will love you and cherish you, as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow.

{Name}, as I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep. This vow is made in love, kept in faith, lived in hope, and eternally made new. {Name}, as I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep. This vow is made in love, kept in faith, lived in hope, and eternally made new. I take you, as a gift from God, to be my lifelong companion through tears and laughter, sickness and health, hardship and plenty. I will love you faithfully, constantly and prayerfully, now and forever. Amen

{Name}, I give you my promise to be by your side forevermore. I promise to love, to honor, and to listen as you tell me of your thoughts, your hopes, your fears, and your dreams. I promise to love you deeply and truly because it is Your heart that moves me your head that challenges me your humor that delights me, and your hands I wish to hold until the end of my days.