Sample Vows

“I,______, I take you as my wife/husband, with your faults and your strengths, as I offer myself to you with my faults and my strengths. I will help you when you need help, and turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.”

“I, ______, take you, ______, to be my husband/wife and 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.”

“I ________, take you, _________, for my wedded husband/wife 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”

“I love you ______, and I promise to make our lives feel alive to create our own special world full of passion, interest and love. I promise to be there for you and to believe in you, to support you in the hard times and the good times, to look after you always. I promise to give you all that I have, I promise to be honest and be the best person I can be. I look forward to a wonderful life together. I _________ take you _________ to be my lawful wedded wife/husband.”

“I promise to be with you because I believe there is no one better for me, than you. I promise to love you to the end of time. Today I call upon the persons present to witness that I _________ take you _________ to be my lawful wedded wife/husband.”

“I, ______, take you, ______, to be my husband/wife. I acknowledge my love for you and invite you to share my life as I hope to share yours. I promise to walk by your side, to love, help and encourage you. I promise to take time to share with you, to listen and to care. I will share your laughter and your tears as your partner, lover and friend. I promise to respect and honor you as an individual and to be conscious of your needs. I will give every effort through kindness and compassion to achieve with you the life we plan together.”

“Every experience we have ever had, everything we have ever done, everything we have ever learned, has brought us to this moment when we stand before these witnesses to take each other as husband and wife. As we look to the future together, I promise to stand by your side, as we face new experiences, always growing together, honoring, respecting and cherishing each other through everything life has in store for us. We bring our individual strengths and weaknesses to this marriage, but as we stand together as one. May we complement each other and be exactly what each other needs as our love and commitment continue to deepen throughout our married life. I _________ take you _________ to be my lawful wedded wife/husband.”

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