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8 Touching Wedding Vows Templates 【Groom-&-Bride-to-be Must Read】

romantic wedding vowsExchanging the wedding vows, making a promise to your spouse during the wedding ceremony…

…is one of the key process to make her/him becomes your lawful wedded wife/husband as these words form covenant that establish the couple’s marriage.

Both the wedding oath and the “Love Vow” that we’ve shared with you before are the promises you make to your love.

However, the wedding oath are much more solemn because of its legal effect.

According to the section 21 of the Marriage Ordinance, in order to proceed with the marriage oath, the Registrar or the civil celebrant shall first address the parties…

…the male and female party shall then say to each other:

“I call upon all persons here present to witness that I, [name of the male/female party], do take thee, [name of the female/male party], to be my lawful wedded wife/husband.”

This is a short wedding vow, yet, to the point…

But you probably think it is a bit monotonous, or not touching enough, right?

A touching wedding vow can not only get your guests giggling or grabbing for the tissues…

…but also make the moment more memorable for you and your beloved one.

Now, INES WEDDINGS has prepared 8 wedding vows templates for you to fit your ceremony, no matter it is traditional,  religious or not! 

Traditional Wedding Vows

wedding vows templateYou might have heard the traditional vows many times…and assuming that they are indistinctive…

But once you read it seriously you will find that the meaning behind these classic vows are actually extremely romantic and meaningful!

Moreover, these classic vows can make the moment extra solemn and dignified!

Non religious

Version 1

“I, ___, take thee, ___, to be my lawful wedded husband/wife, 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 do us part, and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you.”

Version 2:

“I, [name of the male/female party], do take thee, [name of the female/male party], to be my lawful wedded wife/husband. I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of triumph. I promise to cherish and respect you, to care and protect you, to comfort and encourage you, and stay with you, for all eternity.”

Religious

Catholic

traditional wedding vowsCatholic wedding vows are usually preceded by three questions from the priest first.

After responding “I have” or “I am”, the groom and the bride may then exchange the vows.

Vows:

Groom/Bride: “I, (name), take you, (name), to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor until death do us part.”

Christian

Christian wedding are similar to the Catholic one, after responding the question ask by the priest, the groom and the bride can exchange the vows.

The traditional version goes like:

1st:

” I, (name) take thee (name), 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 have and to cherish, as long as we both shall live. And hereto, I pledge you my faithfulness to show to you the same kind of love as Christ showed the Church when He died for her, and to love you as a part of myself because in His sight we shall be one.”

2nd:

” I, (name) take thee (name), to be my wife/husband, before God who brought us together, to love you, cherish you, to submit myself unto you in all things, and to follow you through all of life’s experiences as you follow God. That through His grace we might grow together into the likeness of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.”

The 1st one is more common and while the 2nd one is quite unusual…

…but they are both so touching and meaningful to the christian couples.

Just choose the one you like most!

Sweet Wedding Vows

Non-religious

personal wedding vowsPerhaps those traditional vows may seems redundant and not special for you at all.

In this case, why don’t we steal the romantic idea from the movie?

Those artistic lines from the movie are always sweeter and heart touching than the classic ones!

THE VOW

Paige:”I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not, to agree to disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.”

Leo:”I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.”

HER

I just wanted you to know that there will be a piece of you in me, always, and I’m grateful for that. Whatever someone you become, and wherever you are in the world, I’m sending you love.

The quotes mentioned above are suitable for both the groom or the bride to say!

Just, remember:

The vow above(movie quotes) has no legal effect unless it contain the following saying:

“I call upon all persons here present to witness that I, [name of the male/female party], do take thee, [name of the female/male party], to be my lawful wedded wife/husband.”

Therefore you should remember to add it into your vow!

Religious

Groom:

non traditional wedding vowsI, (name), take you, (name), to be my wedded wife. With deepest joy I receive you into my life that together we may be one. As is God to His body, the church, so I will be to you a loving and faithful husband. Always will I perform my headship over you even as God does over me, knowing that His Lordship is one of the holiest desires for my life. I promise that I will lead our lives into a life of faith and hope in God. Ever honoring God’s guidance by His spirit throughout life, no matter what may lie ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as a loving and faithful husband.”

Bride:

“I, (name), take you, (name), to be my wedded husband. With deepest joy I come into my new life with you. As you have pledged to me your life and love, so I too happily give you my life, and in confidence submit myself to your headship as to the Lord As is the church in her relationship to God, so I will be to you. (Name), I will live first unto our God and then unto you, loving you, obeying you, caring for you and ever seeking to please you. God has prepared me for you and so I will ever strengthen, help, comfort, and encourage you. Therefore, throughout life, no matter what may be ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as an obedient and faithful wife.”

Most Sincere Vows

modern wedding vowsTo compare with the example and movie lines that are written by the others,

An unique wedding vow that personalized by you with your own embellishments and loving words are always the best.

It not only make it more modern and non traditional, but it is also the most creative and the most touching one.

Wedding vow are the special words, which represent your commitment, respect to one another, and to the marriage.

As long as you write the vow with your true feelings—love, gratitude, and genuinely say it to her/him… every words can be the most touching one!

If you have no idea how to write your own wedding vows, you can look at these self-written vows from real couples who crafted custom ones and take inspiration from them!

Josh to Brittany

Josh:

“Standing here, i feel like the luckiest man in the world. I love your ambition, creativity, beauty, and the way you look at me. I love that you have a tough exterior, but the gentlest heart. I love that sometimes you’re entirely unpredictable, and even though I’m not sure what you’re about to do next, I know that it will make me smile. I love you for talking me into all of ‘my’ best decisions. I love you for making me the best version of myself and for always believing in me.

I promise to value our differences as much as what we have in common. I promise to look up from my phone as much as possible, always to fill our home with learning and laughter, and to try my best not always to be the first one to fall asleep. I promise to help you decide what to wear instead of just telling you how great you look. I promise to be supportive on your bad days and to celebrate the good ones. I promise never to keep score, even if I know I’m winning. I promise to build a life together that’s far better than either of us could imagine alone. I promise to respect you and cherish you, and to love you unconditionally forever.”

Patricia to Matt

Patricia:

“Matt, when I met you, I knew you were different. You have a sweetness, intelligence, and tenderness about you that I had never encountered before. You make me want to be a better daughter, friend, and sister. You will never truly know the depth of my love for you, the extent and dimension of my trust in you, and the vastness of my faith in you. You are my most beautiful dream. Today, I choose you as my partner in life. I vow to tell you every day how much I love you, and remain by your side all the days of our lives. I will always be the biggest fan in your corner. I choose you, forever. Today, I promise you my unwavering loyalty, my unconditional love, and that I will work to always be the wife you deserve.”

Find the perfect vow—Make it the most touching moment

short wedding vowsMarriage is a lifetime commitment that you should take it seriously, and so do the vow.

No matter you are taking the example, the quotes as your vow, or penning your own personal wedding vow, you should put a lot of effort into preparing it.

Never choose the vows randomly for the sake of convenience…

Instead, you should take your time reading every words and finding the most meaningful and suitable one for you, your significant other and your ceremony.

Speaking from the heart with words full of love is a great way to tell your beloved one that you pledge your love…

Find the perfect vow to speak to him/her and make it the most touching moment of your wedding, and your life!

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