Marriage Vows Resources

We have divided our vow samples into traditional and contemporary vows, although the vows are a legal requirement for the ceremony, we do encourage you to feel free to modify them to suit your particular ceremony needs. If you have questions please contact us and we will guide you through your selection. All our vow samples are marked with a letter for easy reference when sending us your ceremony content.

 

Traditional Vows

 

I take you ,______________, to be my wife/husband and I promise before God and all who are present here to be your loving and faithful husband/wife, as long as our lives shall last. I will serve you with tenderness and respect, and encourage you to develop God’s gifts in you. (1)

 

 

I, ________________, take you, _____________, to be my wife/husband; and I promise before God and these witnesses to be your loving and faithful husband/wife; in plenty and in want; in joy and in sorrow; in sickness and in health; as long as we both shall live. (2)

 

 

 Before God and these witnesses, I, ________________, take you, _______________, to be my husband/wife, and I promise to love you, and to be faithful to you as long as we both shall live. (3)

 

 

Do you, _____________, take this woman/man, _______________, to be your wife/husband, according to God’s holy decree; do you promise to be to him/her a loving and loyal husband/wife, to cherish and keep her/him in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, to be faithful only to him/her as long as you both shall live? (4)

Answer: I do.

 

_________________, will you have this woman/man to be your wife/husband to live together according to God’s decree in the holy estate of marriage? Will you love her/him, comfort her/him, honour and keep her/him, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, faithfully keep to her/him alone, so long as you both shall live?

Answer: I will

 

Join your right hands and repeat after me: 

I, _____________, take you, ______________, to be my wife/husband, according to God’s holy decree: 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 we part: and to that I pledge you my faithfulness. (5)

 

 

  In the presence of God and these our Friends, I take thee to be my wife/husband, promising with Divine assistance to be unto thee a loving and faithful wife/husband as long as we both shall live. (6)

 

 

     I promise to love you above all others and to value your friendship as a precious gift. I look forward to raising our family and building our relationship under the care and guidance of God. I promise to stand beside you in sickness or health, in times of prosper and decline, in peace and in turmoil, as long as we both shall live. (7)

 

 

   Before God our Father who has given us the gift of love, I ___________, join with you,____________, in the covenant of marriage.  I promise to give my faithful, life-giving love to you,
and to share my life with you as long as we shall live. May this community of faith witness our love for each other for the rest of our lives. (8)

 

 

  In the sight of God's love and in the presence of our families and friends, I ____________, take you,___________ to be my husband/wife. I offer my friendship and trust in you, promising to be faithful and understanding as long as we both shall live. (9)

 

 

  You are my once-in-a-lifetime, my miracle. May our lives intermingle and our love grow as we become one. You are all I could ever need in my life, my friend, my lover, my everything. I promise to be faithful to you, to love you, honour you, live with you and cherish you, according to the commandments of God, in the holy bond of marriage. (10)

 

 

  I commit my love to you this day for as long as we both shall live; this love is the very flame of God and may no man dare to quench it. I promise to be faithful to you, to nurture you, to cherish you and encourage you, with the same care and concern that I give myself. I promise to help you become the person our Lord has intended you to be, and throughout our lifetime together, you will always be my beloved  and my best friend. (11)

 

 

  I promise to love you with an unselfish devotion. I will care for you with tenderness and I will always seek to strengthen you, comfort you, encourage you and hold you up daily in prayer before our Heavenly Father. I pledge you my faithfulness and eternal love from this day forward. (12)

 

 

   I love you. Today is a very special day. Long ago you were just a dream and a prayer. 
Thank you for being what you are to me. With our future as bright as the promises of God,
I will care for you, honor and protect you. I lay down my life for you my friend and my love. (13)

 

 

  I love you and I know that this love is from God. Through all of the uncertainties and trials of the present and future, I promise to be faithful to you and love you. I promise to guide and protect you as Christ does his church, as long as we both shall live. (14)

 

 

   I love you, and I thank the Lord for the love that has bound our hearts and lives together in spiritual fellowship of marriage. I will love, honor and cherish you always. As we enter upon the privileges and joys of life's most holy relationship, and begin together the great adventure of life. I will love you in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, in sorrow as in joy, and will be true to you by so long as we both shall live. (15)

 

 

    _____, I take you to be my wife/husband from this time onward, to join with you and to share all that is to come, to be your faithful husband/wife, to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond; a commitment made in love, kept in faith, and eternally made new (16)

 

 

_____, I take you to be my wife/husband. I pledge you the rest of my life, as your partner and your friend. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen (17)

 

 

  In the sight of God's love, and the presence of our families and friends, I give to you friendship and trust, guidance and support, love and compassion, promising to be faithful and understanding for as long as we both shall live. (18)

 

 

    On this special day, I give to you in the presence of God and all  these witnesses my promise to stay by your side, in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad. 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. (19)

 

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Contemporary Vows

    I give myself to you in marriage and vow to be your husband/wife all the days of our lives. I give you my hands and take your hands in mine as a symbol and pledge of our uniting in one flesh. I give you my love, the outpouring of my heart, as a symbol and pledge of our uniting in one spirit. I give you this ring from out of my worldly goods as a symbol and pledge of our uniting as one family. (20) 

 

 

  I, ______________, take you, ______________, to be my wife/husband, knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner, and one true love. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always. (21)

 

 

  I come here today, ____________, to join my life to yours before this company. In their presence I pledge to be true to you, to respect you, and to grow with you through the years. Time may pass, fortune may smile, trials may come; no matter what we may encounter together, I vow here that this love will be my only love. I will make my home in your heart from this day forward. (22)

 

 

Today, __________, I join my life to yours, not merely as your (husband/wife), but as your friend, your lover, and your confidant. Let me be the shoulder you lean on, the rock on which you rest, the companion of your life. With you I will walk my path from this day forward. (23)

 

 

____________, with free and unconstrained soul, I give you all I am and all I am to become. Take this ring, and with it my promise of faith, patience, and love, for the rest of my life. (24)

 

 

  What have I to give you, _____________________?  The promise to take you as my only love from this day forward, to stand by your side, to listen when you speak, to comfort you when you cry, and to join your laughter with my own. Take this ring, and be my (husband/wife) (25)

 

 

  As freely, ____________, as God has given me life, I join my life with yours. Wherever you go, I will go; whatever you face, I will face. For good or ill, in happiness or sadness, come riches or poverty, I take you as my (husband/wife), and will give myself to no other. (26)

 

 

   I used to be afraid of falling in love, of giving my heart away. How could I trust a (man/woman) to love me, to give to me all that I wanted to give to (him/her)? __________ when I met you, I realized how much we could share together. You have renewed my life: Today I join that life with yours. (27)

 

 

   I came to this place today as a (man/woman) standing alone; I will walk from it by your side.
Today I cross the threshold with you and enter into a new and lasting lifetime commitment.
____________, I commit myself to you as your (husband/wife). (28)

 

 

  Today, a day of music and celebration, I pledge to share my life with you. Whether the days that come are happy or sad, I will live them with you. ____________, I give myself to you as your (husband/wife). (29)

 

 

   Where there has been cold, you have brought warmth; where my life was dark, you have brought light.
_______________, I pledge before this assembled company to be your (husband/wife) from this day forward. Let us make of our two lives, one life, and let us always honor and respect each other. (30)

 

 

________________, our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together. I enter this marriage with you knowing that the true magic of love is not to avoid changes, but to navigate them successfully.
Let us commit to the miracle of making each day work - together. (31)

 

 

  Whatever lies ahead, good or bad, we will face together. Distance may test us for a time, and time may try us. But if we look to each other first, we will always see a friend. ___________________, look to me for all the days to come;  today I take my place as your (husband/wife). (32)

 

 

   On this day, (month, day, year), I, _______________, join myself to you ________________, before this company. May our days be long, and may they be seasoned with love, understanding and respect. (33)

 

 

_____________, 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 strengths, as I offer myself to you with all my faults and 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. (34)

 

 

   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 and the world, through the best and the worst of what is to come as long as we live. (35)

 

 

______________, Our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together. I enter into this marriage with you knowing that the true magic of love is not to avoid changes, but to navigate them successfully. Let us commit until death parts us. (36)

 


     Groom: I promise you ____________, that I will be your loving and loyal husband from now on. 
I will share with you all of life's joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, until death parts us.

       Bride: I promise you ____________, that I will be your loving and loyal wife from now on. 
       I will share with you all of life's joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, until death parts us. (37)

 

 

I, ________, take thee ______, to be my wife/husband, 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, and thereto I pledge thee my faith. (38)

 

 

I ____________, take you __________, to be my wife/husband. To share the good times and hard times side by side. I humbly give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace, and pledge my faith and love to you. Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal. Just as it is made of incorruptible substance, my commitment to you will never fail. With this ring, I thee wed." (39)

 

 

  Before our friends and those so special to us here, on this wonderful day of gladness and good fortune, I ______ take you _______ as my wife/husband, in friendship and in love, in strength and weakness, to share the good times and misfortune, in achievement and failure, to celebrate life with you forevermore (40)

 

 

  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. (41)

 

 

   As we stand beside the ocean tide, may our love always be as constant and unchanging as these never-ending waves that pour beneath our feet, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea; your love came softly upon my heart, just as the foam comes softly upon the sand, and just as there will never be a morning without the ocean's flow, so there will never be a day without my love for you. I pledge myself to you this day. Our love will be as unchanging and dependable as the tide; as these waters nourish the earth and sustain life, may my constant devotion nourish and sustain you until the end of time.  (42)

 

 

  I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give.

I promise to respect you as your own person
and to realize that your interests, desires and needs
are no less important than my own. 

I promise to share with you my time and my
attention and to bring joy, strength and imagination
to our relationship.

I promise to keep myself open to you, 
to let you see through the window of my world 
into my innermost fears and feelings,
secrets and dreams. 

I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes in order to keep our
relationship alive and exciting.

I promise to love you in good times and bad,
with all I have to give and all I feel inside 
in the only way I know how, 
completely and forever. (43)

 

 

  I take you as my partner, my friend and my love. My hopes and dreams will now be intermingled with yours. I will seek to balance my needs with those of our community and family. I will openly draw from our combined experience and feelings in our search for truth and meaning. I will strive for harmony through compromise and understanding. I will be forgiving, but not complacent. From this day forward, I take shared responsibility for our marriage, family, community and myself, regardless of our successes or failures. I promise to be faithful and true to you in mind, body, and spirit; to cherish you and respect you; and to be a source of comfort and encouragement, free and bound by our love, as long as we shall live.(44)

 

 

  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. (45)

 

 

Today I will marry my friend, the one I will live with, dream with and love. I take you to be my husband/wife. From this day forward I will cherish you, I will look with joy down the path of our tomorrow's knowing we will walk it together side by side, hand in hand and heart to heart. (46)

 

 

  I take you to be my partner. To have and to hold from this day forward. I give to you my unending love and devotion. I promise to be true to you, to cherish you, and to share my thoughts, hopes and dreams with you.  I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you, my best friend.  I will love you forever. (47)

 

 

  I  promise to be there when you need me, to fill your days with sunshine, to comfort you and encourage you, to help you reach your goals, to be your best friend ever and to love you all my life with all my heart. (48)

 

 

  I  bring myself to you this day to share my life with you; you can trust my love, for it's real. I promise to be a faithful mate and to unfailingly share and support your hopes, dreams and goals. I vow to be there for you always; when you fall, I will catch you; when you cry, I will comfort you; when you laugh, I will share your joy. 
Everything I am and everything I have is yours, 
from this moment forth and for eternity. (49)

 

 

  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 vow 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 always to respect you and honor you as an individual and to be conscious of your needs. I shall seek through kindness and compassion to achieve with you the life we have planned together. (50

 

 

  I hereby pledge myself to be faithful. I give myself wholly to you this hour and I promise to guard, cherish and protect you all the days of my life. (51)

 

 

   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 help you when you need it, and step aside when you don't. I will remain faithful to you for better or worse, in times of sickness and health. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always.(52)

 

 

I, _____, take you, ______, to be my wedded husband/wife. With deepest joy I receive you into my life that together we may be one. I promise you my love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care. I pledge to you my life as a loving and faithful husband/wife(53)

 

 

I, _____, ask you, _____, to be my husband/wife as my friend and my love. On this day I affirm the relationship we have enjoyed, looking to the future to deepen and strengthen it. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. Together we will dream, will stumble but restore each other, we will share all things, serving each other and our fellow humanity. 
I will cherish and respect you, comfort and encourage you, be open with you, and stay with you as long as we shall live, freed and bound by our Love. . (54)

 

 

I      I  promise to be a patient, always honest and compassionate. I will be your best friend, your sweetheart, your helpmate throughout life, always putting you first above my own needs. I promise to live a life that will honor the vows we have spoken and make you glad to have married me this day.(55)

 

 

  It is the greatest desire of my heart to be faithful to you and to love you always, seeking to meet your every need, desiring to help in every way, listening to you, encouraging you, comforting you and standing by your side in whatever  circumstances may face us in the years ahead. I will respect you, honor you and strive for harmony in our marriage with a quiet and gentle spirit (56)

 

 

   I  stand before you because you have won my heart through your graciousness. You are my life partner, the one I pledge my life and love to. From this day forward, I promise to love, respect, and honor you. I will listen to you, and be open and honest with you. I will be your trusted partner and stand by you through good times and bad.  I promise this now and for all the days of my life. (57)

 

 

All that I am and all that I have, I offer to you in love and in joy. From this day forward I will love and comfort you, hold you close, prize you above all others, and remain faithful to you all the days of our lives. (58)

 

 

  I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to accept you the way you are. I fell in love with you for the qualities, abilities, and outlook on life that you have, and won't try  to reshape you in a different image. I promise to respect you as a 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 see through the window of my personal world into 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 in order to keep 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 I feel inside in the only way I know how... completely and forever. (59)

 

 

  You are my best friend for life. I pledge to honor, encourage, and support you through our walk together. When our way becomes difficult, I promise to stand by you and uplift you,  so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone. I promise to work at our love and always make you a priority in my life. With every beat of my heart, I will love you. This is my solemn vow. (60)

 

 

  I, ____, take you, ____ to be my partner in marriage and in life. I will love and honor you and take your side, walk with you through life wherever it may lead, whatever may come. I promise to be faithful and true from this day forward. (61)

 

   Do you, __________, take ___________ to be your wife/husband, knowing in your heart that he/she will be your constant friend, your faithful partner and one true love? Answer: I do  (62)