Tips on writing Wedding Vows and 19 Wedding Vows examples.


The day comes, the aisle set for the bridal entrance, the groom is waiting impatiently, and every guest is waiting for the union of these two lovers. You have so much to say, and it feels like there isn't much time during the ceremony.

You date for six months or either for six years, and you still don't find the right words to describe your love for your other half. 


We put together a small guide on 'How do I write my wedding vows' perfect for your wedding day, in addition, some wedding vows examples from real couples and real wedding day to get your inspiration.



So, How do I write my Marriage Vows?


step 1


Think about your spouse and all they mean to you; Start from your first day, how did you feel about him/her, relive the first time you said 'I Love You' to the moment of excitement when you moved together.

step 2


Consider what marriage will mean to your life; This is the start of a new journey. Will you start a new project together? A new house maybe? Are you thinking about children? Or simply would you like to travel the world as Mrs &Mr?

step 3


Write it all down! In the beginning, it will look like an A4 poem or a full page of sentences and references that don't connect. 

This is the time where you will edit your vows repeatedly and you will be close to the outcome to create your bespoke wedding vows.

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Wedding vows for her examples


Finding the right words to say your wedding vows can be quite challenging and confusing sometimes. Take thoughts from these self-composed vows from real couples who made custom ones.


“I promise to encourage your compassion,

Because that is what makes you unique and wonderful.

I promise to nurture your dreams,

Because through them your soul shines.

I promise to help shoulder our challenges,

For there is nothing we cannot face if we stand together.

I promise to be your partner in all things,

Not possessing you, but working with you as a part of the whole.

Lastly, I promise you perfect love and perfect trust,

For one lifetime with you could never be enough.

This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things.”



“I promise to love and care for you, and I will try in every way to be worthy of your love.

I will always be honest with you, kind, patient, and forgiving.

And I promise to try to be on time.

But most of all, I promise to be a true and loyal friend to you.

I love you.”



“You know me better than anyone else in this world and somehow still you manage to love me. You are my best friend and one true love. There is still a part of me today that cannot believe that I’m the one who gets to marry you.”



“I see these vows not as promises but as privileges: I get to laugh with you and cry with you; care for you and share with you. I get to run with you and walk with you; build with you and live with you.”



“I promise to be your lover, companion, and friend,

Your partner in parenthood,

Your ally in conflicts,

And your greatest fan and your toughest adversary.

Your comrade in adventure,

Your student and your teacher,

And your consolation in disappointment,

Your accomplice in mischief.

This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things. All things.”


holding hand on a wedding ceremony

Wedding Vows for him examples


Quite many people could do with some wedding vows examples to help with ideas for their wedding big day. A vow is a promise, and wedding vows are the promises you make to your partner at your wedding. In writing wedding vows, it helps to imagine what you would wish your partner could promise you, write it all down, and edit.


“You have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant, and my greatest challenge. But most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible… You have made me a better person, as our love for one another is reflected in the way I live my life. So I am truly blessed to be a part of your life, which as of today becomes our life together.”



“On this day,

I give you my heart,

My promise,

That I will walk with you,

Hand in hand,

Wherever our journey leads us,

Living, learning, loving,

Together,

Forever.”



“I believe in you, the person you will grow to be and the couple we will be together.

With my whole heart, I take you as my wife/husband, acknowledging and accepting your faults and strengths, as you do mine.

I promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make our family’s love and happiness my priority.

I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph.

And I will dream with you, celebrate with you, and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring. You are my person—my love and my life, today and always.”



“On this day,

I give you my heart,

My promise,

That I will walk with you,

Hand in hand,

Wherever our journey leads us,

Living, learning, loving,

Together,

Forever.”



“I take you to be my partner for life,

I promise above all else to live in truth with you

And to communicate fully and fearlessly,

I give you my hand and my heart

As a sanctuary of warmth and peace

And pledge my love, devotion, faith, and honor

As I join my life to yours.”

vow exchange

Funny wedding vows examples


Some couples personalize their wedding vows to create a fun atmosphere during the wedding day, here are some examples of 'funny wedding vows'


"I promise to overdraft the checking account

I promise to complain about the kitty litter

And I vow to encourage us to try new and strange things

I vow to fill your ‘I love you’ bank every day

I vow to never use a recipe when fixing dinner

And I vow to be the best parts of me that fit perfectly with the best parts of you

Although I will be imperfect, I pledge to be sensitive and respectful of your unique talents, abilities, and quirks

I pledge to lend you strength for all of your dreams

Through our union, we can accomplish more than I could alone

I believe in you.”



“I want your worst—give me your bad hair days, your long commutes, your burnt coffee, lost keys, splashed shoes, annoying coworkers lost receipts, broken copiers. Give me your every day and I will give you my love to make it alright.”

“I Bride/Groom, take you, Bride/Groom to be my lawfully wedded wife and chief tennis doubles partner, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, for when we win and the very, very rare occasion when we lose. I promise to love, honor, and cherish you, to return your serves, and do my best not to foot fault. This I vow to you.”



Bride/Groom: “I promise to forget to stack the dishes on the right and leave stagnant water in the sink

I promise to always drive the speed limit, even on the freeway

I promise to cuss loudly at video games

And I vow to snuggle you as often as possible

I vow to make you really, really laugh out loud

I vow to always try one bite of any meal you create

And I vow to be the best parts of me that fit perfectly with the best parts of you

Although I will be imperfect, I pledge to be sensitive and respectful of your unique talents, abilities, and quirks

I pledge to lend you strength for all of your dreams

Through our union, we can accomplish more than I could alone

I believe in you.”



“I promise to love and cherish you as much as I do our dog, Spot. From this day forward, I will lint roll the chairs whenever your parents visit. I will love you in sickness and in health, as long as you take care of the vet visits. I promise to cuddle with you as much as I do Spot and pick up treats for you whenever he gets some, too.”

wedding ring photo in the bible

Cristian wedding vows examples


Other couples prefer to stick to more religious vows look, here are some classic examples of Cristian wedding vows.


CHURCH OF ENGLAND

I Bride/Groom, take you Bride/Groom, 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,

till death us do part,

according to God’s holy law;

in the presence of God, I make this vow.



ROMAN CATHOLIC

I, Bride/Groom, take you, Bride/Groom, to be my [wife/husband],

I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.

And I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

Bride/Groom, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit.



EPISCOPAL

In the Name of God, I, Bride/Groom, take you, Bride/Groom, to be my wife/husband/partner,

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. This is my solemn vow.



FROM THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

I, Bride/Groom, take thee, Bride/Groom, to be my 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,

to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.

With this Ring, I thee wed: In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.



THE PROTESTANT WEDDING SOURCEBOOK

In the presence of God and before our family and friends,

I, Bride/Groom, take you, Bride/Groom, to be my [wife/husband].

All that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you.

Whatever the future holds, I will love you and stand by you, as long as we both shall live.

This is my solemn vow.



By now you should know how to write your wedding vows, but don't despair if you feel like your words don't reflect the love for your partner. Some people refer to professionals about to write bespoke wedding vows like 'speechy', you simply tell them your story, how you feel about your other half and they do the rest!  


Check out their webpage at https://www.speechy.com/product/bespoke-wedding-vows/