Your wedding vows are one of the best
ways to personalize your wedding- to make it a
one-of-a-kind wedding, that truly expresses who you both really are
and your love for each other.
When you book a wedding ceremony with us,
we will email you a wedding vow kit with a lovely
variety of sample wedding
vows and wedding poems. Tweak them a bit and make
them yours, or simply pick a wedding vow that is just right for
firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we
can craft the wedding of your dreams!
Vows may be:
read entirely by minister (all you need to do is to say is "I
read phrase by phrase by minister and repeated by
read entirely by wedding partners.
You can say the same
vows to one another, or you can each say a different
How to Write Your Wedding Vows:
A vow is a promise and should include such phrases as "I
will, I promise, I pledge, I commit to." Vows
also indicate the permanency of marriage with a phrase
such as "until death do us part," "as long as we
both shall live," or "forever and always."
If what you really want
to do is to express your feelings for one another,
then another option is to write a declaration of love or
pick a reading that puts your feelings into words for
you. In this case, we suggest picking a short, pre-written vow, and
then either before or after your vows the minister can announce that you have
prepared some special words to share with each other.
This way you can speak from your hearts without a vow format.
Tips if you choose to write your own wedding vows:
- Keep your wedding vows short
- Don't be afraid to express how you feel.
- Let someone with good writing skills help you edit
them. (That's what we are here for.)
- Be sure both the bride's vows
and the groom's vows are similar in length and in flavor
(for example, both sentimental or both playful.)
- With our wedding vow
kit, you can simply pick the marriage vows that fit you,
or piece together bits of different vows that make you think "Yes! That's exactly what I want to
- If you can't express your feelings in your own words,
a beautiful sample wedding vow that speaks to your heart.
- If either one if you is uncomfortable writing
an original vow or speaking in public, then just
choose from our huge collection of sample vows. Not
every one is good at putting their feelings into words,
and even experienced public speakers get nervous on
their wedding day! Thousands of romantic writers
have gone before you, and you can borrow their words.
Do what feels right for you. You both want
to enjoy your special day!
Non-Traditional Wedding Vows:
I promise to give you the best of myself and ask of you
no more than I 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 attention and to
bring you joy, strength and imagination to our
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
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all
I have to give and all I feel inside the only way I know
Completely and forever.
You are my once-in-a-lifetime, my miracle.
May our lives intermingle and our love grow as we become
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, honor you,
live with you and cherish you,
according to the commandments of God, in the holy bond
for as long as we both shall live.
_____, choose you _____ as my best friend, my love for
life. You are everything I need. I promise you my
deepest love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care,
through the pressures of the present and the
uncertainties of the future, I promise to be faithful to
you. I promise to love you, to commit to you, and
support you. I pledge to respect your unique talents and
abilities, to lend you strength for all of your dreams.
From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. My
heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your
home. As I have given you my hand to hold, I give you my
life to keep. I will be yours, forever and always.
1. I, _____,
take thee (or you), _____, for my lawful wedded (wife/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
I, ________, take thee (or you) ______, to be my wedded (wife/husband),
and I promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses, to
be thy (or your) loving and faithful (wife/husband), in plenty and in
want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long
as we both shall live.
We have a
wonderful selection of vows to choose from when you book with
us. Contact us
now to start planning the wedding of your dreams!
Contact Pastors Bob
and Barbara now for your vow renewal or wedding!