The exchange of wedding vows is an integral part of a wedding ceremony. It is a very romantic moment and often the perfect place to express your feelings towards your fiance in front of family and friends. Many couples choose to write their own vows, others go with the tried and true traditional vows, repeating those sacred words that married couples have used for generations.
If you are getting married in a church, the pastor or officiant will most likely have a list of wedding vows that are most usually used. If those vows don’t work for you, there are plenty of alternatives you can use, and below are some of the most popular, and a great list to start out with for choosing your wedding vows.
“I, ___ , take thee ___, to be my wedded husband/wife 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, till death do us part.”
“I, ___ take you ___, to be my husband/wife. 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.”
“I take you, _____, to be my husband/wife from this day forward, to join with you and share all that is to come, and I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.”
“I, _____, take you, _____, to be my husband/wife, and these things I promise you:
I will be faithful to you and honest with you;
I will respect, trust, help and care for you;
I will share my life with you;
I will forgive you as we have been forgiven;
And I will try with you better to understand ourselves,
the world, and God;
Through the best and the worst of what is to come as long as we live.”
Whatever you choose, make it something that will show the depth and love that you show for your signifigant other. Your wedding vows are important, and show the level of commitment that you have for each other. If you need more ideas for your wedding vows, check out my other articles, Romantic Wedding Vows and Christian Wedding Vows.