Post # 1
Our wedding is on Saturday and I need to finish these. Please tell me if they sound okay. I’m starting to lose my brain power.
I, Boy, take you, Girl to be my wedded wife: and I promise and covenant before God and these witnesses to be your loving and faithful husband. I promise to share my life with you; to grieve with you in sorrow, to laugh with you in joy, to grow with you in love, peace and hope, as long as we both shall live.
Post # 3
This is just me, and I’m not exactly an English major (though there are ladies on here that are)…but I think the line “I promise and covenant..” is a little awkward. I always thought covenant was a noun and not a verb – not sure if there is a verb form. And it’s also totally possible that I’m completely wrong here. It just sounded weird when I was reading it.
Otherwise, I think that’s beautiful!
-Have a wonderful and special day!
Post # 4
I think they sound nice! 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
Lovely, they sound very….ok, try to take these words without the negative connotations, but antique, traditional, and solid. Very tried-and-true, solid vows. Nothing too frilly or fancy, it’s quite beautiful. You could take SouthernTulip’s suggestion, and perhaps word it “I promise this covenant before God” as opposed to promise and covenant. Otherwise, nicely done.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. I was going for solid….so don’t worry about negative connotations Sandy. Also I was tripping over the promise and covenant as well, but as I said…Brain so tired 😉
Thanks for the advice.
Post # 7
Wonderful suggestion Sand Dollar!
Post # 8
It sounds a lot like like this one our Justice of the Peace gave us:
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my [opt: lawfully wedded] (husband/wife), my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward.
In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.