Your ceremony should be a reflection of the two of you and your love for each other. You are welcome to write vows of your own that are personal and meaningful to you both. Some couples prefer the standards and others simply want to just say “I do”. We’ve listed a few sample vows below to perhaps stimulate your imagination and you are also welcome to select one for your ceremony. Please let us know a week before your wedding date the vows you would like to say to each other and anything special that you would like to incorporate into the ceremony.
Sample Vows – Spiritual
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my wedded wife/husband/partner, to have and to hold from this day, to care for and to encourage in both good times and bad. I promise to live for Christ and with you in the full awareness of trust and love, and with this commitment, I pledge to you my love.
I, (name), take you, (name), as my lawful wife/husband/partner, to walk beside me when things are good and when things are bad. I pledge to you my undying love and constant faithfulness. All I have or hope to have, I give to you as my life partner. I pledge to you my help, my support, my love, and my prayers. I pledge to remain faithfully yours until death separates us. I ask God’s help in keeping this solemn vow.
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my cherished wife/husband/partner. I promise with all my heart to walk beside you in days of adversity and in days of great happiness, to provide a shoulder to cry on, and a heart that understands. I will rejoice with you, I will weep with you, I will create life with you in reverence I commit my love to you. I will grow with you in trust, share my possessions, and communicate openly and honestly with you. I will be faithful to you and you alone until Christ calls me home, and I will seek to create a marriage where you can find refuge from fear, and strength in a troubled world.
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my wedded wife/husband/partner. I give to you the love in my heart, the hope in my soul, the faith of my spirit. I promise to work together in building a Christian home. I will support you in your aspirations, pray with you in your trials, share your burdens, and labor with you to make our marriage a joy. I will live close to my God, so you may trust me at all times. I will laugh with you in the happy times, comfort you in the sad times, and create life with you. With you, I will honor our God and his Son, Jesus Christ, all of our days.
I, (name), offer myself completely to you, (name), to be your husband/wife/partner in marriage. I promise to love you with all of my heart, and to be true, faithful, patient, kind, and unselfish in this love. I promise to stand beside you always, in times of joy, in times of trial, and in times of sorrow. I dedicate our marriage and our home to God. I pledge myself and all that I am to you in love.
Sample Vows Personal
Do you [name] take [name] to be your lawful wedded wife/husband/partner? I do. Will you love, respect and honor her/him throughout your years together? I Will.
Do you promise to love and cherish her/him, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto her/him, for so long as you both shall live? I do.
(Repeated to each other in unison, after officiant, by phrases)
With all my heart I take you to be my spouse/partner. I will love you through the good and the bad, through the joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you completely. I will make you a part of me and in turn, become a part of you. Together we will face all of life’s experiences and share one another’s dreams and goals. We will be equal partners in an open, honest relationship throughout the years.
Do you (name) take (name) to be your lawful wedded wife/husband/partner?
Do you mutually promise in the presence of your friends and family that you will at all times and in all circumstances, conduct yourselves toward one another as becomes Husband and Wife (Partner)?
Do you mutually promise you will love, cherish and respect one another throughout the years?
Do you pledge to love each other and throughout your years together to be honest, faithful, and kind to each other?
Do you pledge to give to each the same happiness the other gives to you, to react to each other as only you can, and to respect each other for who you are, not who you want the other to be?
With all my heart I take you to be my wife/husband/partner. I will love you through the good and the bad, through the joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you completely. I will make you a part of me and in turn, become a part of you. Together we will face all of life’s experiences and share one another’s dreams and goals. We will be equal partners in an open, honest relationship throughout the years.
I [name], take you [name] as my friend and my 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
I [name], take you [name], to be my partner in marriage, 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, for as long as we shall live.