Wedding vows

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Vows
    tradition : (45 votes)
    38 %
    personal vows : (43 votes)
    36 %
    tradition & personal speech : (32 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    694 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @eecuadrado:  I definitely used some quotes and lines that really meant something to me and our relationship. It was a whole mix up of my words and others. My husband also did his own but I won’t post those since its his and not mine haha. Makes me cry whenever I read them. We actually have them framed in our house 🙂

    Today,  I take you to be my husband. You keep me grounded, focused on what matters, but at the same time you always know how to make me laugh and keep things lighthearted. Most days you know better than I do what I need. I promise to always be faithful to you, to encourage you and to stand beside you through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future. I vow to respect your unique talents and abilities, to lend you strength for all of your dreams. I promise you my laughter, sense of adventure and the energy of my youth, no matter how old I become. I promise to celebrate with you in times of great happiness and I will not just stand by you, but carry you during times of lifes greatest sorrows. I will cherish your health, but one day when it fades I vow to be with you in any sickness or weakness you face, from now untill the day that I die. One day we will celebrate great riches, but even if those perish and we are left with nothing, I will always stand by you, and you will always be taken care of. These things I give to you today and all the days of my life.

    Post # 6
    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’m using traditional vows despite being a writer and graduating with a degree in Rhetoric. Why? Because I feel that the traditional vows have lasted this long for a reason: they’re concise, heartfelt, and well-spoken. The only thing I’ll be changing is what my mom did as well, in that I refuse to say that I’ll always “obey” my husband. I’m neither a dog nor a servant, so why should I commit to being treated as such? 

    Post # 7
    9525 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This was the vow we wrote and both said to the other:

    Today I choose you to be my partner as we navigate our lives together. I promise to support and appreciate you through my words and actions. I will keep our marriage a prioriy, taking time to learn about you and have fun with you. I promise to take care of you and let you take care of me. I will speak when things need to be said and listen when I need to hear. I promise to be honest, respectful and understanding. Most importantly, I vow to love and cherish you every day.

    Post # 9
    7 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We wrote our own vows together and we both said the same thing. We also added our personal saying at the end:

    I, BRIDE, choose you GROOM to be no other than yourself.

    I promise to always be your biggest fan and your partner in crime.

    There is little to say that you haven’t already heard, and little to give that is not already freely given.

    Loving what I know of you, trusting what things I will discover, I vow not just to grow old together, but to grow together.

    Before you even asked me, I was yours.

    I have and will always, love you beyond words, and reason, and all that other stuff.

    Post # 13
    1689 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I used a lot of vows I found online and tweaked them to relate to us.  This quote was one I particularly liked:

    “But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” ―Lisa Kleypas

    Post # 14
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @eecuadrado:  I’m sorry, I laughed so hard, “If God is for us, who could be against us”. 

    Have you ever studied the crusades?

    Also, its a little odd that you want other people to hear how much you love your FI.

    Post # 15
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We used a mixture. We had a bit of humour as we wanted to keep things lighthearted as well as meaningful to add in that personal touch. I went with something along the lines of:
    “I vow to love you, encourage you, respect you…I promise to support all of your dreams, even ones like when you wanted to get *insert xbox gaming goal*. I promise to try and be ready earlier in the morning. I promise to choose you every day for the rest of my life…”
    something like that. And he said something similar, and then we had the traditional vows with our celebrant.

    Post # 16
    9525 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @mrsalexander: & @eecuadrado: Thanks! Writing them is actually one of my favorite wedding memories. We procrastinated, so we still hadn’t written them 4 days before the wedding. So after we went to get our marriage certificate at the court house, we went to this little diner that’s been on Main St forever and sat in a booth and wrote out our vows. It was pretty cute. And they fit us perfectly.

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