As a service to anyone getting married, we have provided a number of wedding vows below that can be used. Feel free to use them as is, to mix and match or if you prefer, to create your own. They are by no means the only ones you can use.

Option 1:

I call upon these people here present to witness that I _________ take you ________ to be my wife/husband. To share with you a relationship of love, of tenderness and laughter. I will stand by you through all our tomorrows, respecting you as a person. Your individuality, your needs and changes. And enjoy your love for as long as we live.

Option 2:

In the Name of God, I _________ take you _________ 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, Until we are parted by death.

Option 3:

I commit my life to our partnership in marriage. I promise to comfort you, to encourage you in all walks of life. I promise to express my thoughts and emotions to you and listen to you in times of joy and in times of sorrow. ________ I love you, and you are my closest friend. Will you let me share my life and all that I am with you?

Option 4:

I promise to give you my love. To accept and cherish your love. To help you when you need me. I promise to be your faithful husband / wife in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health.

Option 5:

I promise you __, that I will be your loving and loyal husband / wife. From now on and I will share with you all lifeís joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, until we are parted by death.

Option 6:

I _ take you _ to be my wedded husband. Secure in the knowledge that you will be my constant friend my faithful partner in life and my one true love. On this special day I give to you, in the presence of God and these witnesses. My promise to stay by your side as your faithful wife / husband, In sickness and in health, In joy and in sorrow.

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.

Option 7:

I affirm the special bond and unique relationship that exists between us and promise to keep it alive always.

Option 8:

I promise to love, respect and honour you. Sharing your plans and interests, ideals and emotions. Through all the trials and tribulations of life. As well as the joyous times, caring for you in lifelong commitment.

Option 9:

I promise to be your confidante, always ready to share your hopes, dreams and secrets.

Option 10:

I promise before God and these witnesses to be your faithful husband/wife. To share with you in plenty and in want, In joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health. And to join with you so that together we may serve God and others as long as we both shall live.

Option 11:

I take you to be my spouse, to share this journey with you as my partner. I will cherish and respect you in happiness and in troubled times alike. I will seek you for love, counsel and support in good times and times of trial. I will share with you my gladness and my sorrow, my triumph and my failures. In Godís grace, I will love and honour you always with all of my heart and be faithful to you all the days of my life.

Option 12:

____ I have prayed for you as my wife and as God has truly answered my prayers, I praise and thank Him for His faithfulness, for I have delighted in knowing you and loving you. I look forward to being your Christian husband, for as long as we both shall live. I will love you as Christ loved the church and died for her. I will love you during the good times and the difficult times for we know the Lord is our Saviour and our guide. You shall always be my bride and I give myself to you this day.

____ I thank God for a man such as you, strong in the faith of the Lord, loving the Word, I know that it has been the will of God to bring us together to this day and I praise God for His goodness to me in bringing you to my side. I will love you and will submit to you as to the Lord. I give myself to you this day.

Option 13:

Being here with my family and friends, I am not afraid to promise you that I will always be there for you. That I will look after you no matter what times will bring. I promise you here and now, witnessed by everybody that I will love you forever and that I will respect your ways and most of all

I promise you that I will be your best friend

Option 14:

I promise to share my life with you, To speak truthfully to you And to respect you as an individual. I will be kind, unselfish and trusting. I promise to love you through good fortune and adversity. And most of all I promise that I will be your best friend

Option 15:

I promise to be your lover, companion and friend. Your partner in parenthood. Your ally in conflict. Your greatest fan and your toughest adversary. Your comrade in adventure. Your student and your teacher. Your consolation in disappointment. Your accomplice in mischief. Your strength in your need and vulnerable to you in my own. And most of all your associate in the search for enlightenment.

Option 16:

I take __ my friend to be my wife / husband. Promising with Godís help to be a long and faithful Wife/husband as long as both of us live

Option 17:

I _ ask you _ to be my wife/husband And faithfully promise

that I will be a true wife/husband to you. I will honour and love you. I will work for you. I will protect you, support you

and provide all that is necessary to sustain you as is fit for a husband/wife to do. I also take upon myself all obligations for our maintained life together

Option 18:

__, 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 we are parted by death

Option 19:

_, I covenant with you, to be your husband / wife. I offer you my love and support through out all of our lives. I commit myself to years of growth and sharing as I encourage you to move in a new direction. I will strive to achieve my potential as Godís creature and will celebrate your progress towards the same goal. I give myself, as I am and as I will be and I do it for all of my life

Option 20: (for marriage later in life)

I offer you not the summer of my life, but the Autumn, brisk and vibrant. I promise to be a companion worthy of your precious friendship. I pledge you compassion in good times and bad. Encourage you in sickness and in health. It is my intent that our life together includes our large circle of friends and loving families. We will treasure the memories of our individual paths and create our own new life as we go now together

Option 21: (Inter-Faith)

I have enjoyed the time weíve 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 that we have lit together today in unity will enlighten our path to the future. I promise to honour your traditions as I honour you

Option 22:

Since I have found you __, I have found a new life. The decision to commit to share that life with you is one I make it happily and with full confidence in our love. ___ let us be husband and wife

Option 23:

I pledge in honesty and sincerity to be for you a faithful and loving wife/husband

Option 24:

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

Option 25:

I walked to this place to meet you today. We shall walk from it together come health, come happiness and prosperity. I will stand with you, come illness, trouble, poverty

Option 26: (Inter-Cultural)

Our love has opened windows to the world we lived in as children. I have found profound respect for your heritage,

but I am not a 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 most of all, you

Option 27: (to Step-Children)

___I love your mother/father as much as you do and today he/she will become my wife/husband. But I also want you to know that I love you too. I invite you into my heart and I want to be your daddy/mommy. The three of us will have many years together and a happy and loving family

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Ring Options

Option 1:

I give you this ring as a token of my love and a sign of my promise

Option 2:

This is my beloved and this is my friend. With this ring I wed you and join my life with yours

Option 3:

This ring symbolises the unending union of my life with yours. Your dreams are now my dreams, Your hopes are my hopes. Your fears are my concerns. Your affection is my joy, Your love is my blessing.

Option 4:

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.

Option 5:

I _ give you _ this ring as a symbol of my commitment to love, honour and respect you.

Option 6:

I give this ring in remembrance of this honour, a symbol of love that is complete, beautiful and endless.

Option 7:

I give you this ring to wear upon your hand as a symbol of our unity

Option 8:

May this ring forever be to you the symbol of my growing love

Option 9:

In token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love, with this ring, I marry you

Option 10:

With this ring, I pledge myself to you will all the affections of my heart as long as we both are alive

Option 11:

I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honour you. All that I am I give to you. And all that I have I share with you. Within the love of God

Option 12:

Take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity

Option 13: (Jewish exchange of rings)

Behold you are consecrated unto me with this ring according to the law of Moses and Israel

Option 14:

Today we move from "I" to "We"

___ take this ring as a symbol of our decision to join our lives together.

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