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They are the words that will marry you. These words will give meaning to everything else that happens during your wedding day. These promises that you make to each other during the ceremony set the parameters for your marriage. So how do you find the wedding vows that are right for you? Why, by reading as many as you can and see which one touches you the most!

Tanya and RaphaelPhotographed by Ivan Tan Photography. Wedding of Tanya and Raphael.

BIBLE VOWS
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.

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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.

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Groom:
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.

Bride:
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.

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Groom:
In the sight of God's love and in the presence of our families and friends,
I __________, take you, __________ to be my wife.
I offer my friendship and trust in you,
promising to be faithful and understanding as long as we both shall live.

Bride:
In the sight of God's love and in the presence of our families and friends,
I __________, take you, __________ to be my husband.
I offer my friendship and trust in you,
promising to be faithful and understanding as long as we both shall live.

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Groom:
In the presence of the Lord and of this assembly,
I take thee to be my wife, promising with Divine Assistance
to be unto thee a loving and faithful husband until death shall separate us.

Bride:
In the presence of the Lord and of this assembly,
I take thee to be my husband, promising with Divine Assistance
to be unto thee a loving and faithful wife until death shall separate us.

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Groom:
I take you __________, to be my wife.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad,
in sickness and in health, I will love and honour you all the days of my life.

Bride:
I take you __________, to be my husband.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad,
in sickness and in health, I will love and honour you all the days of my life.

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Groom:
I, __________, take you, ___________, to be my wedded 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.

Bride:
I, __________, take you, ___________, to be my wedded husband.
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 wife.

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Groom:
I __________, take you ___________, to be my wedded wife.
To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better,
for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health,
to love and to cherish 'till death do us part.
And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

Bride:
I __________, take you ___________, to be my wedded husband.
To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better,
for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health,
to love and to cherish 'till death do us part.
And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

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Groom:
I, __________, take you __________, to be my wedded 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, or the Lord comes for His own,
and hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

Bride:
I, __________, take you __________, to be my wedded 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, or the Lord comes for His own,
and hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.

***

Groom:
I, __________, take you, __________, to be my wife,
knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend,
my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.

Bride:
I, __________, take you, __________, to be my husband,
knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend,
my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.

***

Groom:
I, __________, ask you, __________, to be my 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.

Bride:
I, __________, ask you, __________, to be my husband 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.

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Groom:
__________, I offer you my Love
I offer you my strength, offer you my weaknesses,
I offer you my support, I offer you my loyalty, I offer you my faith,
For as long as we both shall Live.

Bride:
__________, I offer you my Love
I offer you my strength, I offer you my weaknesses,
I offer you my support, I offer you my loyalty, I offer you my faith,
For as long as we both shall Live.

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Groom:
__________, I take you to be my wife from this time onward,
to join with you and to share all that is to come,
to be your faithful husband, 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.

Bride:
__________, I take you to be my husband from this time onward,
to join with you and to share all that is to come,
to be your faithful husband, 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.

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Groom:
__________, I take you to be my wife.
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.

Bride:
__________, I take you to be my 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.

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Groom:
I _________, take you ___________, to be my wife,
knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner, and my one true love.

Bride:
I _________, take you ___________, to be my husband,
knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner, and my one true love.

***

Groom:
I, _________, take you, __________ to be my partner in marriage and in life.
I will love and honour 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.

Bride:
I, _________, take you, __________ to be my partner in marriage and in life.
I will love and honour 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.

***

Groom:
I,__________, take you, _____________, to be my wife,
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.

Bride:
I,__________, take you, _____________, to be my husband,
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.

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Groom:
Today I will marry my friend,
the one I will live with, dream with and love.
I take you to be my 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.

Bride:
Today I will marry my friend,
the one I will live with, dream with and love.
I take you to be my 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.

***

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 honour 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.

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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.

***

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.

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I give you this ring, wear it with love and joy.
I choose you to be my partner,
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 as long as we both shall live.

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I have finally discovered the meaning of real love.
For as long as I live I will love, respect and honour you.
I will be committed to self-growth and to the growth of our relationship.
I promise to be honest and to communicate my needs and feelings,
just as I promise to listen to yours. I will be faithful to you in mind, body, and spirit.
I will be your friend and life partner no matter what life brings to us.
Today I pledge my commitment to you.

***

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.

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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.

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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, honour 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.

***

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, honour and protect you.
I lay down my life for you my friend and my love.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
I promise to live a life that will honour the vows we have spoken
and make you glad to have married me this day.
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.

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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 honour 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.

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I take you to be my lifetime partner,
secure in the knowledge that you will be my constant friend, and my one true love.
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.

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I will be a strong spiritual leader for us in our life,
for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, until death do we part.
I give you all that I have myself and my love.
All these things I pledge to thee in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
With this ring I seal my vow of love to you
and pray I may fulfil God's place in our home,
in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

***

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.
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, honour you and strive for harmony in our marriage with a quiet and gentle spirit.

***

Let us be grateful for the capacity to see, feel, hear, and understand.
Let us be grateful for this incredible gift of life.
Let us be especially grateful for the ties of love which bind us together,
giving dignity, meaning, worth and joy to all our days.
This is indeed a day which the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice in it and be glad, and let us count our many blessings.

***

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.

***

The sun smiles on us today, our wedding day,
and how can it not, for our love is stronger than forever and our hearts beat together as one.
I promise to be a true and faithful partner from this day forward,
in all life's circumstances, as we face them together.
In the joys and sorrows, the good times and bad, in sickness or in health,
I will always be there for you, to comfort you, love you, honour and cherish you,
now and forevermore.

***

We pledge to each other to be loving friends and partners in marriage.
To talk and to listen, to trust and appreciate one another;
to respect and cherish each other's uniqueness;
And to support, comfort and strengthen each other through life's joys and sorrows.
We promise to share hopes, thoughts and dreams
as we build our lives together.
May our lives be ever intertwined, our love keeping us together.
We will build a home that is compassionate to all,
full of respect and honour for others and each other.
May our home be forever filled with peace, happiness and love.
With these rings we unite our hearts in tenderness and devotion.
We will honour each others cultures as we join customs
to form a trusting relationship.
We will protect, support, and encourage each other
through life's joys and sorrows as we create a loving future.
We promise to establish a home for ourselves and our children shaped by our respective heritages;
a loving environment dedicated to peace, hope, and respect for all people.
From this day forward our lives will be intertwined forever, blessed in faith, filled with compassion,
understanding and love.

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You are God's precious gift to me, my springtime, my hope and my joy.
You are everything that's good and pure and true and I worship you with my mind, body and soul.
How blessed I am to be able to say that you are mine,
to be able to love and cherish you for the rest of my days.
I vow to always put you first in my life,
always be there to comfort you in your sorrow and rejoice with you in your victories.
May our hearts and very breath become one as we unite this day as husband and wife.
I promise to be your true love from this day forward and forevermore.

***

You are my best friend for life.
I pledge to honour, 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.

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You are my once-in-a-lifetime, my miracle.
May our lives intermingle and our love grows 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.

QUAKER'S VOW
Groom:
In the presence of God and these our Friends, I take thee to be my wife,
promising with Divine assistance to be unto thee a loving and faithful wife
as long as we both shall live.

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

BAPTIST VOW
Groom:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my wife,
and before God and these witnesses,
I promise to be a faithful and true wife.

Bride:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my husband,
and before God and these witnesses,
I promise to be a faithful and true husband.

BUDDHIST VOW
In the future, happy occasions will come as surely as the morning.
Difficult times will come as surely as the night.
When things go joyously, meditate according to the Buddhist tradition.
When things go badly, meditate.
Meditation in the manner of the Compassionate Buddha will guide your life.
To say the words ‘love and compassion’ is easy.
But to accept that love and compassion are built upon patience
and perseverance is not easy.

CATHOLIC VOW
Groom:
I, __________, take you __________, for my wife,
to have and to hold, from this day forward,
for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

Bride:
I, __________, take you __________, for my husband,
to have and to hold, from this day forward,
for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health, until death do us part.

CIVIL CEREMONY VOW
Groom:
__________, I take you to be my lawfully wedded 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.

Bride:
__________, I take you to be my lawfully wedded husband.
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.

EPISCOPALIAN VOW 1
Groom:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my wedded wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse,
for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
’til death do us part, according to God’s ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my troth.

Bride:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my wedded husband,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse,
for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
'til death do us part, according to God’s ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my troth.

EPISCOPALIAN VOW 2
Groom:
I vow to be your faithful husband,
understanding that marriage is a lifelong union,
and not to be entered into lightly, for the purpose of mutual fellowship,
encouragement and understanding; for the procreation of children
and their physical and spiritual nurture.
I hereby give myself to you in this cause with my sacred vow before God.

Bride:
I vow to be your faithful wife,
understanding that marriage is a lifelong union,
and not to be entered into lightly, for the purpose of mutual fellowship,
encouragement and understanding; for the procreation of children
and their physical and spiritual nurture.
I hereby give myself to you in this cause with my sacred vow before God.

EPISCOPALIAN VOW 3
Groom:
In the name of God, I, __________, take you, __________, to be my wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death.
This is my solemn vow.

Bride:
In the name of God, I, __________, take you, __________, to be my husband,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death.
This is my solemn vow.

EPISCOPALIAN VOW (Exchange of Rings)
I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honour you,
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

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 to the miracle of making each day work together.

I offer you my love and my support throughout all of our lives.
I commit myself to years of growth and sharing as I encourage you to move in new direction.
I will strive to achieve my potential as God's creature
and will celebrate your progress toward the same goal.
I give myself as I am and as I will be, and I do it for all of life

Respecting each other, we commit to live our lives together for all the days to come.
I ask you to share this world with me, for good and ill.
Be my partner, and I will be yours.

May our days be long, and may they be seasoned with love, understanding, and respect.

Now we stand together; may it always be so. I offer myself to you today.
I will always love you, respect you and be faithful to you.

Come health, happiness, and prosperity, I will stand with you; come illness, trouble, or poverty,
I will stand with you.
Take this ring, as a sign of my love and commitment.

Today I join my life to yours 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.

I came 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.

INTERCULTURAL MARRIAGE VOW
Our love has opened windows to the worlds we lived in as children.
I have found profound respect for your heritage; but, I am not part of it.
We have vowed to live our adult lives together.
Our marriage will be a new creation.
Now I promise to build bridges of understanding and share the best of myself with your family,
your friends and you.

INTERFAITH MARRIAGE VOW
I have enjoyed the time we've spent talking about what our different faiths mean to us.
We have discovered much that we share in common.
It is my prayer that the candles we have lit together today in unity will enlighten our path to the future.
I promise to honour your traditions as I honour you.

JEWISH VOW
Officiant to the Groom:
Do you ____________; take __________ to be your wife? ("I do").
Do you promise to love, cherish and protect her,
whether in good fortune or in adversity,
and to seek with her a life hallowed by the faith of Israel? ("I do")

Officiant to the Bride:
Do you ____________; take __________ to be your husband? ("I do").
Do you promise to love, cherish and protect him,
whether in good fortune or in adversity,
and to seek with him a life hallowed by the faith of Israel? ("I do")

Officiant to the Groom:
__________, as you place this ring upon the finger of __________, speak to her these vows:
"With this ring be thou consecrated unto me as my wife, according to the law of God, and the faith of Israel.”

Officiant to the Bride:
__________, as you place this ring upon the finger of __________, speak to her these vows:
"With this ring be thou consecrated unto me as my wife according to the law of God and the faith of Israel."

JEWISH/CHRISTIAN INTERFAITH VOW
Groom:
I, __________, take you, __________, to be my wedded wife;
and I promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses,
to be your loving and faithful wife,
in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health,
as long as we both shall live.

Bride:
I, __________, take you, __________, to be my wedded husband;
and I promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses,
to be your loving and faithful wife,
in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health,
as long as we both shall live.

LUTHERAN VOW 1
Groom:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my wife,
and pledge thee my troth, so long as ye both shall live.

Bride:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my husband,
and pledge thee my troth, so long as ye both shall live.

LUTHERAN VOW 2
Groom:
I, __________, take you, __________, to be my 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.

Bride:
I, __________, take you, __________, to be my husband,
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.

LUTHERAN VOW 3
Groom:
__________, 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.

Bride:
__________, 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.

METHODIST VOW 1
Groom:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my 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, and thereto I pledge thee my faith.

Bride:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my 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.

METHODIST VOW 2
Groom:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my wedded 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, according to God's holy ordinance;
and thereto I pledge thee my faith.

Bride:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my wedded 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, according to God's holy ordinance;
and thereto I pledge thee my faith.

METHODIST VOW 3
Groom:
I, __________, ask you, __________, to be my 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.

Bride:
I, __________, ask you, __________, to be my husband 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.

NON DENOMINATION VOW 1
Groom:
I __________, take thee __________, to be my wife.
To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer,
and I promise my love to you forevermore.

Bride:
I __________, take thee __________, to be my husband.
To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer,
and I promise my love to you forevermore.

NON DENOMINATION VOW 2
Groom:
I __________, take you __________, to be my wife.
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.

Bride:
I __________, take you __________, to be my 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.

NON DENOMINATION VOW 3
Groom:
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,
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.

Bride:
Before our friends and those so special to us here,
on this wonderful day of gladness and good fortune,
I __________ take you __________ as my 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.

PRESBYTERIAN VOW
Groom:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my wedded wife,
and I do promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses,
to be thy loving and faithful husband; in plenty and in want,
in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.

Bride:
I, __________, take thee __________, to be my wedded husband,
and I do promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses,
to be thy loving and faithful wife; in plenty and in want,
in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.

PRESBYTERIAN (Exchange of Rings)
This ring I give you, in token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love.

ROMAN CATHOLIC
Groom:
I, __________, take you, __________, to be my wife.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.

Bride:
I, __________, take you, __________, to be my husband.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.
I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
Groom:
I, __________ take thee, __________ to be my wedded wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish, 'til death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance;
thereto I plight thee my troth. (Thereto I pledge my love).

Bride:
I, __________ take thee, __________ to be my wedded husband,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish, 'til death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance;
thereto I plight thee my troth. (Thereto I pledge my love).

UNITED METHODIST (Declaration of Consent)
Groom:
I take you, __________, to be my wife from this day forward,
to join with you and share all that is to come,
and I promise to be faithful to you
of God and this congregation to declare your intent.

Officiant to Groom:
Will you have this woman to be your wife, to live together in a holy marriage?

Will you love her, comfort her, honour her, and keep her
in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others,
be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?

Bride:
I take you, __________, to be my husband from this day forward,
to join with you and share all that is to come, and I promise to be faithful to you
of God and this congregation to declare your intent.

Officiant to Bride:
Will you have this man to be your husband, to live together in a holy marriage?

Will you love him, comfort him, honour him, and keep him in sickness and in health,
and forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?

ZION VOW
Groom:
I, __________, take thee, __________, to be my wedded 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.
According to God's holy ordinance, and thereto I pledge thee my faith.

Bride:
I, __________, take thee, __________, to be my wedded 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.
According to God's holy ordinance, and thereto I pledge thee my faith.

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.




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