Traditional Style 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), 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 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.
(Name), I take you to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife). Before these witnesses I vow to love you and care for you as long as we both shall live. I take you with all your faults and your strengths as I offer myself to you with my faults and strengths. I will help you when you need help, and I will turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.
I, (name), take you, (name), 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.
The Vows are a very important part of any wedding ceremony. On this page are examples of some traditional style vows as well as some none traditional vows. I encourage the bride and groom to write their own wedding vows. Vows that come from the hearts of the couple getting married are always the best.
Groom kneels on one knee...
Groom: I kneel before you and pledge to you:
My hands to hold you;
My arms to protect you and our off spring;
My body to please you and no other;
My heart and soul to love you deeply and completely through this life and the lives to come for my love for you like my soul is eternal. As a token of that love and my pledge I offer to you this ring.
Bride: I accept your ring and pledge and hold you to it from this day forth. And in return I give this pledge to you:
My hands to hold you;
My womb to carry our children; My body to please you and only you;
My heart and soul to love you deeply and completely through this life and the lives to come for my love to you like my soul is eternal. As you have given me a ring know too I offer this ring to you as a token of my love and pledge.
Groom: I accept your ring and your pledge and hold you to it from this day forth.
Minister: Stand now and clasp ring hands. You have made pledges each to the other. Is it your will (Names) that you be bound in body and spirit in the bonds of matrimony.
Groom stand beside Bride.
Bride and Groom : It is.