(Closed) Anybody willing to share their vows?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Take The Reins:  The best thing about writing your own vows is that they can be however you like! I will share mine, but I think that when you write your own vows, the more personal you can be, the better. Keep in mind that we are also doing the traditional vows where most of our “promises” will take place.

“Josh, do you remember the first day we met, the day we found out we were pregnant, and the day you joined the Army? I remember those days, as if they were yesterday. At the time, those situations couldn’t have been any more complicated, messy, and clouded. Today, however, things could not be any more clear. Today, I chose you to be my best friend for life. Those days and today, I will hold in my heart, share with our grandchildren, and cherish forever. And, as we move forward in our life together, I’m sure there will be many more days that I will treasure. I look forward to getting to know the man you become. As we go foward in our lives together, buy a house or not buy a house, have another child or not have another child, move, travel, and grow, I will be there with you. I look forward to every moment, just like I have looked forward to this moment. Today, I call you my husband, but today is just another day in our journey together. I love you.  “

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We haven’t said them yet (so they could change, but probably won’t). We took sentiments from other people’s vows that we each liked and I pieced them together.

 

____, today I choose you to be my husband/wife.

You are everything I ever hoped to find in a partner

And you make me a better person.

 

Today I willfully and joyfully join my life with yours

Because our experiences together have been so wonderful that I want them to continue for the rest of my life,

And having you beside me each day makes me happier than I ever thought possible.

 

I vow to share this life with you

All its challenges, its celebrations, its trials, and its pain.

To create with you a home that rejoices in love, respect, family, laughter, and adventures.

I promise to be there for you whenever you need a shoulder to cry on,

an ear to listen, or just a simple hug.

I promise to never stop being silly with you, as I love the way we look at life together.

I promise to honor, listen, and support you as you entrust me with

your thoughts, your fears, and your dreams.

 

I have loved you,

I do love you, and

I will love you

for the rest of my life.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is number one on our wedding to-do  list at the moment! It’s helpful to see what others have done!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I choose you, ______, to be my wife/husband, as my friend and love. On this day I affirm the relationship we have enjoyed, looking to the future and to keep and strengthen it.With God’s help I will love and serve, Honor, and protect you. I will celebrate the joys of life with you. I promise to support your dreams, and walk beside you offering courage and strength through all endeavors.I humbly open my heart to you as a sanctuary of warmth and peace, where you may come and find a refuge of love and strength. I will love you enough to risk being hurt, trust you when I don’t understand, weep with you in heartache, and celebrate life with you in joy. ______, you are a gift to me from God. I hope others see His heart and love, in the way I care for you. From this day forward, I will be proud to be your wife/husband and your best friend.

 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here are mine:

You were the first person I met 10 years ago when we were moving in to Birnkrant for our freshman year at USC.  It would be several months before we would cross paths again, but when we did, I knew we had a friendship that would last a lifetime.

Our relationship has been like a jigsaw puzzle.  Just as the corners provide the foundation for the framework of a puzzle, our journey began with a foundation of friendship.  As we turned over each piece and examined it from various perspectives, we carefully placed a new piece of our puzzle together.  There may have been obstacles along the way – some simple to solve, others not so simple – and we haven’t always agreed or seen eye to eye.  But never once have we doubted that we wanted to complete our puzzle together.  So here we are today, placing the most important piece thus far, with the prospect of many more to come.

Our puzzle may not have come with a picture on the box, but I know without a doubt that when the final piece is laid, we will have created a beautiful panorama filled with a lifetime of love.

Today, we stand in front of our friends and family to pledge our love to one another, and I can say with utter certainty and clarity that I love you, and you are the one that I am meant to be with.  Our connection has always been stronger than words could ever describe.  You are my rock, my protector, and my hope, and I couldn’t ask for anything more than to fall in love with my best friend.  I promise to always love you (even when you are playing video games all day long), to lift your spirits when you are down, to support you no matter where life takes us, and most of all, I promise to never give up on our puzzle.


And here are DHs:

I remember the moment when I knew I couldn’t be without you.  It was the last day of Freshman year, and we were telling each other goodbye before leaving for the airport.  Without saying a word, we smiled at each other, and I gave you a big bear hug.  We both just didn’t want to let go, and that’s the moment when I knew.

During our 5 years apart, it was this same hug that we shared at the end of every visit.  We often never knew how long the next break was going to be, but within that hug was the deepest unspoken commitment, that we would stay true to each other, we would wait for each other, knowing that with each visit we were one step closer to being together again.

And it’s this deep commitment you’ve embodied throughout your life that makes you so special, and which has taught me so much.  Your commitment to music, developing your incredible talent, and teaching the next generation inspires me every day.  Your commitment to your friends and your family has helped me realize how important it is to maintain our relationships.

But it’s your commitment to our relationship that makes me so lucky to have you in my life.  Despite my nail biting, my wardrobe of fleeces, my slow driving in a Daewoo, and my uber-nerd addiction to video games, you love me for who I am, and with you I have never felt more comfortable being myself.

And so on this day, I promise to always be honest with you, to support you in your goals and dreams, and to put our family first above everything else.  I will be there to make you laugh, when you’re feeling blue, and when you’re feeling under the weather, drive you to the doctor when you stubbornly refuse to go.  I will love you forever, and never leave your side.

And now, what used to be a goodbye hug at the end of every month, will transition into the happiest welcome home hug at the end of every day.  You are my best friend, the love of my life, and we are together – at last.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I promise to encourage your individuality,
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,
because through them we’ll emerge stronger.
I promise to be your partner in all things,
not possessing you, but working with you as a part of the whole.
I promise to share with you the joys of life,
because with you they will be that much sweeter.
Lastly, I promise to 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.

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