Vows

Wording A

I, (Groom), take you (Bride) to be my wife/husband, my constant friend and partner, and my love.  I will work to create a bond of honesty, respect and trust; one that withstands the tides of time and change, and grows along with us. I vow to honor and respect you for all that you are and will become, taking pride in who we are, both together and separately.  I promise to challenge you, and to accept your challenges.  I will join with you and our community in an ongoing struggle to create a world we all want to live in, where love and friendship will be recognized and celebrated in all their many forms. Our home will be a sanctuary and respite for us and for those whom we cherish.  Above all, I will give you my love freely and unconditionally.  I pledge this to you from the bottom of my heart, for all the days of our lives.

 

Wording B

I, (Groom), take you, (Bride) to be my wife/husband, friend and life partner. I will work to create a bond of honesty, respect and trust I vow to honor and respect you, for all that you are and will become. Taking pride in who we are together and separately. I promise to challenge you and accept your challenges. Our home will be a sanctuary for us and those we cherish. Above all, I give my love freely and unconditionally. I promise this to you from my heart, for all the days of our lives.

 

Wording C

(Bride/Groom), from this day forward I promise you these things. I will laugh with you in times of joy and promise to be there when you need me. I will share in your dreams and help you reach your goals. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. I give you my hand and my heart from this day forward. You are my best friend and I will love you always.

 

Wording D

(Groom/Bride) do you take (Bride/Groom) to be your wedded wife/husband, to live together in marriage?  Do you promise to love her/him, comfort her/him, honor and keep her/him, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, and forsaking all others, be faithfully only unto her/him, for as long as you both shall live?

 

Wording E

(Bride/Groom), you may now repeat your promise to (Groom/Bride).

I, (Bride/Groom), take you, (Groom/Bride), for my lawfully wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer. 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, until death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

 

Wording F

(Bride & Groom) please face one another and join hands.

Under the eyes of God, (Bride/Groom) do you take (Groom/Bride) to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife? By making this commitment, you are joining in the sacred covenant of marriage. Do you promise to honor him/her in love, to be sensitive to his/her needs, to comfort him/her in difficulty, and to put your full and complete trust in him/her, so long as you both shall live?