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9 Wedding Vow Samples

Groom: According to God’s holy ordinance, I, (groom), take you, (bride), to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part, and thereto I pledge you my trust.

Bride: According to God’s holy ordinance, I, (bride), take you, (groom), to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part, and thereto I pledge you my trust.

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Groom: (Bride), I give you the rest of my life—as your husband, your lover, and your friend. I will be faithful to you.

Bride: (Groom), I give you the rest of my life—as your wife, your lover, and your friend. I will be faithful to you.

Together: I accept you as you are, and I expect you to grow with me as we live together, in good times and in bad times, in work and in play, in laughter and in tears, in listening and in speaking to one another. While we will experience sorrow and pain, as well as joy and laughter, all we experience will enter our life through the door of our love for each other. You have already made my life special. I love you, and look forward to being…

Groom: …. Your husband.

Bride: …. Your wife.

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Minister: (bride) and (groom), will you now hold hands and face each other. (Groom), please repeat this vow after me.

I, (groom’s full name) receive you, (bride’s full name) as a gift from God. I joyfully welcome you to become my partner, to love and to cherish from this day forward; in times of sorrow and in times of joy; in times of poverty and in times of prosperity; in times of sickness and in times of good health; to love, to honor, to respect, and to enjoy; until death shall separate us.

Minister: (bride), will you now repeat this vow after me.

I, (bride’s full name) receive you, (groom’s full name) as a gift from God. I joyfully welcome you to become my partner, to love and to cherish from this day forward; in times of sorrow and in times of joy; in times of poverty and in times of prosperity; in times of sickness and in times of good health; to love, to honor, to respect, and to enjoy; until death shall separate us.

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Minister: (groom), wilt thou have this woman to be thy wife, and wilt thou pledge thy troth to her, in all love and honor, in all duty and service, in all faith and tenderness, to live with her and cherish her, according to the ordinance of God, in the holy bond of marriage?

Groom: I will.

Minister: (bride), wilt thou have this man to be thy husband, and wilt thou pledge thy troth to her, in all love and honor, in all duty and service, in all faith and tenderness, to live with him and cherish him, according to the ordinance of God, in the holy bond of marriage?

Bride: I will.

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I, (groom), take thee, (bride), 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.

I, (bride), take thee, (groom), 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.

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The following vows may be spoken by either the bride or the groom, or by both to each other;

I love, (bride/groom), and I want to be your (husband/wife) and helpmate. In marriage, I promise to consider your interests and not merely my own. With divine assistance, I promise to show you love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I promise to communicate with you as openly and honestly as I can and will share with you my life, feelings, hopes, joys, frustrations, disappointments, anxieties, and dreams; and I will listen as you share with me. I will try to meet your needs and will respect your individuality as well as my own. I will work with you to build a lasting relationship of love and commitment for the glory and honor of God. I give myself freely to you, (bride/groom) for as long as we both shall live.

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Groom: I promise to love you, (bride), for the rest of our lives with all my heart and mind and strength. I promise to be faithful to you I thought, word and deed. I gladly accept the responsibilities, as well as the joys, of becoming your husband.

Bride: I promise to love you, (groom), for the rest of our lives with all my heart and mind and strength. I promise to be faithful t you in thought, word and deed. I gladly accept the responsibilities, as well as the joys, of becoming your wife.

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Minister: (Groom), in taking (bride) to be your wife, I require you to promise to love and cherish her, to honor and sustain her, in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, in the bad that may darken your days, in the good that my brighten your ways, and to be true to her until death alone shall part you. Do you so promise?

Groom: I do.

Minister: (bride), in taking (groom), to be your husband, I require you to promise to love and cherish him, to honor and sustain him, in sickness as in health, in poverty as in wealth, in the bad that may darken your days, in the good that my brighten your ways, and to be true to him until death alone shall part you. Do you so promise?

Bride: I do.

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I take you, (name) to be my (wife/husband), loving you now and in your growing and becoming. I will love you when we are together and when we are apart; when life is peaceful and when it is in disorder; when I am proud of you and when I am disappointed in you; in times of leisure and in times of work. I will honor your goals and dreams and help you fulfill them. From the depth of my being, I will seek to be open and honest with you. I say these things believing that God is in the midst of them all.

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