Below are sample vows. The first set of vows can be repeated after the minister states
them or you can say without assistance from minister. The next set of vows are simple:
You just say “I do” to what the minister asks.
Wedding Vows (can be repeated after minister or can say without minister’s
1.) ______, 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.2.) _______, with all my love, I take you to be my wife/husband. I will love you through good and the bad, through joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you completely. Together we will face all of life's experiences and share one another's dreams and goals. I promise I will be your equal partner in a loving, honest relationship, for as long as we both shall live. 3.) ______, from this day forward I promise you these things. I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow. I will share in your dreams, and support you as you strive to achieve your goals. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. I will remain faithful to our vows for better or for worse, in times of sickness and health. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always.3.) _______, from the moment I first saw you, I knew you were the one with whom I wanted to share my life. Your beauty, heart, and mind inspire me to be the best person I can be. I promise to love you for eternity, respecting you, honoring you, being faithful to you, and sharing my life with you. This is my solemn vow. 4.) ________, today I become your (husband/wife) and you become my (wife/husband). I will strive to give you the best of myself, while accepting you the way you are. I promise to respect you as a whole person with your own interests, desires, and needs, and to realize that those are sometimes different, but no less important than my own. I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you in to my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams. I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change as we both change, keeping our relationship alive and exciting. And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all that I am, in the only way I know how -- completely and forever. 5.) ______, today I take you for my (wife/husband). I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind, and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live. 6.) _______, today I take you to be my (husband/wife). Together we will create a home, becoming a part of one another. I vow to help create a life that we can cherish, inspiring your love for me and mine for you. I vow to be honest, caring and truthful, to love you as you are and not as I want you to be, and to grow old by your side as your love and best friend.7.) I, _______, take you _______, 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. 8.) I, _______, take you, ______ to be my [option: 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. 9.) I, _______, take you, ________, to be my beloved (wife/husband), to have and to hold you, to honor you, to treasure you, to be at your side in sorrow and in joy, in the good times, and in the bad, and to love and cherish you always. I promise you this from my heart, for all the days of my life.10.) I, _______take you ______ 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.11.) I, ________ take you, _____ 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.
Wedding Vows(that ministers says to couple & they respond with“Ido”)
1.) ___________, do you take this woman/man, to be your lawfully wedded wife/ husband? Do you promise to love her/him and comfort her/him, to honor her/him and to keep her/him, in sickness and in health, in times of lack and in times abundance, as long as you both shall live? If so, answer now, “I do.”2.) Do you, _____, take ______, to be your lawfully wedded wife/husband from this day forward, to have and to hold her/him, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, ‘til death do you part? If so, answer now, “I do.”3.) Do you, ____, take this man/woman, ______, to be your lawful wedded husband, wife, to have and to hold him/her, to love and to cherish him/her, to be true to him/her, through times of sorrow as well as joy? Do you promise this heart, mind, body, and soul? Do you commit before God to honor this vow all the days of your life? If so, answer now, “I do.”4.) Do you ________, take this woman, ______, to be your wife – joining with her in love, offering your heart, friendship, and spirit – seeking her happiness as your own – honoring her heart and the precious gift of love and commitment she declares today, respecting, cherishing, and supporting her in times of trial and in times of celebration, for as long as you both shall live? If so, answer now, “I do.”5.) Will you have this woman/man to be your wedded wife/husband, to live together in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love him/her, honor and keep him/her, in sickness and in health, for as long as you shall live?If so, answer now, “I do.”See also RING VOWS …