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Sample Wedding Vows

The sharing of your vows is a particularly special time in every Wedding Ceremony; a time for you to connect from that deepest place within yourselves as you utter words of longing and promise.  We want these to be your words, and so will be very happy to work with you to make them especially true to you.

To make this work, we are happy that you abuse (in the best possible way) the following samples.  Cut, paste, reshape or simply use them for inspiration. If you need more inspiration, simply connect with me.  I will be happy to work on this with you:

Option1

Bride I . . . take you,. . . to be my husband and dearest friend.  I give myself unreservedly and unconditionally as your wife.  I commit to love you with all of my heart and to be faithful to you seeking always to ensure that when you finally pass from this earth, yours will be a life fully lived.

Groom I call on this congregation to witness that I. . .; take you, ….. ; to be my wife and dearest friend.  I give myself unreservedly and unconditionally as your husband.  I commit to love you with all of my heart and to be faithful to you seeking always to ensure that when you finally pass from this earth, yours will be a life fully lived.

Option 2

Bride From this moment on I . . . take you. . . as my best friend for life.  With every beat of my heart I will love you, trust you and respect you.  I will laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through all of life’s seasons.  I promise to work at our love and to always make you the priority in my life and to do all in my power to ensure that your life is fulfilled in every way.  You are a precious gift to me and I pledge to always honour this above all else

Groom From this moment on I. . . take you. . . as my best friend for life.  With every beat of my heart I will love you, trust you and respect you.  I will laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through all of life’s seasons.  I promise to work at our love and to always make you the priority in my life and to do all in my power to ensure that your life is fulfilled in every way.  You are a precious gift to me and I pledge to always honour this above all else

Option 3

“I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.”

Option 4

On this day I promise

that I will strive to be kind, patent and caring to you

that I will allow myself to be vulnerable to your love and commitment

that I will support you and appreciate you wherever our adventure leads us

and most of all, I promise to love you with all my heart for the rest of my life.

 

Option 5

On this day I give you my heart, My Promise, That I will walk with you, hand in hand, Wherever our journey leads us In love, trust and Honour Together for all eternity.

Option 6

I call upon the persons here present To witness that I (name), take you (name) To be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), companion and soul-mate 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 While we have have life

And to this I covenant myself . . .

Option 7

(Name) 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 But most of all I promise to be a true and loyal friend to you I love you.

Option 8

I ….Declare that as far as I know, there is no legal impediment to my proposed marriage with …. Here present. I call upon all here present to witness that I do take … as my lawfully wedded 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 While we have life. And to this I covenant myself . . .

Option 9

  • I promise to be devoted to the health and success of our marriage and our combined families.
  • I promise to be faithful to you and will protect and defend our marriage.
  • I greatly respect the person you are. Your generous, loving and giving nature. May my words and actions always reflect the respect I have for you.
  • I commit today to this marriage and that if something is broken, I will work with you as a team to fix it.
  • I promise to try to remember to pause in our busy times, to share laughter together, cry with you in the low times, to celebrate and dance with you in the good times.
  • I believe in you and promise to encourage you to follow your dreams and do my best to help you achieve them.
  • Our marriage is the joining of our lives, not our personalities. We will still remain unique individuals. I will try and remember this when I think my way is the only way.

I will always remember it is a privilege and honour to have you as my wife, my girl/my husband, my man my best friend, my lover, partner in crime, my soul mate

Option 10

(Name), you are my best friend

Today I give myself to you in marriage

I promise to encourage and inspire you

So that through our union, we can accomplish more than we could alone

I promise to laugh with you and to comfort you

I promise to love you through all of life’s seasons

When life seems easy and when it seems hard,

When our love is simple and when it requires effort

I promise to cherish you and to always hold you in the highest regard

These things I give to you today and all the days of our lives.

 

Option 11

“In the presence of these witnesses, I, (Name) ,

take you, (Name) ,. . to be my wife/husband,

my best friend and lifelong partner. 

I promise to be your dearest friend and toughest adversary,

so that you grow into the fullest expression of your truest, wonderful self. 

I will Love, Honour and Cherish you unconditionally

in sickness and in health,

in the good times and in the hard times

for the rest of my days.”

Option 12

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 teacher.  Your Consolation in disappointment. 

Your accomplice in mischief. 

Your Strength in need and vulnerable to you in my own. 

To share with you a relationship of love, tenderness and of laughter. 

I love you. You are my closest friend. 

Will you let me share my life and all that I am with you.

 Afrikaans Vows

MAN

In die teenwoordigheid van God, ons familie en vriende, neem Ek (man se naam) vir

jou (vrou se naam) as my wettige vrou, my lewensmaat en my liefdes vennoot.

 

My huweliksbelofte aan jou is dat ek jou sal liefhê met my hele wese. My liefde sal

onvoorwaardelik en ewig wees.

 

Ek beloof om jou te ondersteun as jou lewensmaat in die goeie en slegte tye van die

lewe in siekte en gesondheid, asook in die vreugde en hartseer tye van die lewe.

 

Ek beloof om saam met jou te lag en te huil. Ek sal jou respekteer vir wie jy is en jou

ondersteun in jou lewensgroei en in die bereiking van jou lewensdoel en ideale.

 

Ek gee jou my hand, my hart en my liefde van hierdie dag af tot die dood ons skei.

 

VROU

In die teenwoordigheid van God, ons familie en vriende, neem Ek (vrou se naam) vir

jou (man se naam) as my wettige man, my lewensmaat en my liefdes vennoot.

 

My huweliksbelofte aan jou is dat ek jou sal liefhê met my hele wese. My liefde sal

onvoorwaardelik en ewig wees.

 

Ek beloof om jou te ondersteun as jou lewensmaat in die goeie en slegte tye van die

lewe in siekte en gesondheid, asook in die vreugde en hartseer tye van die lewe.

 

Ek beloof om saam met jou te lag en te huil. Ek sal jou respekteer vir wie jy is en jou

ondersteun in jou lewensgroei en in die bereiking van jou lewens doel en ideale.

 

Ek gee jou my hand, my hart en my liefde van hierdie dag af tot die dood ons skei.

 

 

In die teenwoordigheid van God, ons familie en vriende, neem Ek (man se naam) vir

jou (vrou se naam) as my wettige vrou, my lewensmaat en my liefdes vennoot.

 

My huweliksbelofte aan jou is dat ek jou sal liefhê met my hele wese. My liefde sal

onvoorwaardelik en ewig wees.

 

Ek beloof om jou te ondersteun as jou lewensmaat in die goeie en slegte tye van die

lewe in siekte en gesondheid, asook in die vreugde en hartseer tye van die lewe.

 

Ek beloof om saam met jou te lag en te huil. Ek sal jou respekteer vir wie jy is en jou

ondersteun in jou lewensgroei en in die bereiking van jou lewensdoel en ideale.

 

Ek gee jou my hand, my hart en my liefde van hierdie dag af tot die dood ons skei.

 

 

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