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.