Updated: Aug 14
At the center of every wedding ceremony is the exchange of vows. Vows express desires, wishes, and promises from the depth of one person’s heart to the other. They promise a future of love and support. Marriage vows should express what you want to tell your life partner. If you read or hear a vow that speaks to you and can be expressed from your heart, you have the right vow. If not, you may want to look for another or write your own. I will go into detail on how to write your own vows in the next blog. Let’s start by looking at different vows.
What Are the Different Types of Vows?
There are many different types of vows like traditional vows, private vows, goofy vows, sentimental vows, vows written by the person, etc. Let’s start with a couple of examples of traditional vows. Here are a few examples of vows we have written that have been popular.
Traditional Wedding Vows Examples
I, Name, take you, Name, to be my husband/wife.
I promise to be true to you, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.
For richer and for poorer, I will love you and cherish you all the days of my life.
I, Name, take you, Name, to be my husband/wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better and for worse,
for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish, till death do us part.
There are many variations of the traditional vows. Often, religions have their own variation of the above vows. These vows can be read, repeated after the officiant, or formed into a question with a response. The response would be, “I do” or “I promise". Many people relate to these as they express how the couple will be there for each other in the ebb and flow of life. I have found that other people like vows that are creative and non-traditional. Here are some examples that we have written that are popular.
Unique Wedding Vows Examples
My love, (Name), accept me as I am with my flaws and mistakes, know that I will fight for you, I will always have your back, I will always put you before all else. I promise to love you and make you happy all the days of our lives.
(Name), every day I fall in love with you more. You are my best friend and soulmate; I want to grow old in your arms and cherish you each day of our life together.
I, (Name), will always let you, (Name) ride in the Millennial Falcon. We belong together like Han Solo and Princess Leia. May the force be with you and keep us together.
I give you all that I am, all that I have been, and all that I will be. You are my rock in the storms of life, and I, (Name), promise you, (Name), that I will work to be your love till death parts us.
Run to me, (Name), and run away with me. I, (Name), promise to carry you to the ends of the earth and remain faithful and true to only you when we can’t run anymore.
(Name), I stand here before you as I am. You are my love and my heart. I want to spend every day with you until my last; I want you to know that I promise to respect and love you every day of our life together.
I, (Name), will bring you rainbows to lift you up and unicorns to make you smile. I promise to spend every day being your everything. I love you, (Name) and promise that everyday will be a fantasy of joy.
(Name), because of you, I understand the true meaning of love; you show me patience when I won't admit I'm wrong. You are tender when I am weepy, you are kind when I need it, and you love me as I am. I love you now and forever.
Those vows are fun and speak about the personality of a relationship. They say what a person’s heart is trying to express but in a funny or more human way. Feel free to use them in your ceremony to make your ceremony more personal and unique.
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In the next blog, I will speak on writing your own vows. How do you write vows? What are some best practices when writing vows?