Post # 1
I’m just starting to think about my vows, and realizing that I have no idea where to start. We are having a secular ceremony and writing our own vows. I’d love to see other secular brides’ or grooms’ vows to get my creative juices flowing!
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
Mine (actually our whole ceremony) are on my computer . . . I’ll post them later if you want. I got a HUGE amount of help from http://www.apracticalwedding.com – they have several posts about writing vows (secular or religious) and ceremonies. Make sure to read the comments on the posts, too.
Post # 3
Here are ours: I, ____, take you, _____, as you are, loving who you are now and who you are yet to become. I promise to listen to you and learn from you, to support you and accept your support. I will celebrate your triumphs and mourn your losses as though they were my own. I will love you and have faith in your love for me, through all our years and all that life may bring us.
Post # 4
I, ________, take you, ________, to be my ________
You are my best friend, my partner in crime and my one true love
I promise to encourage & embrace all of your crazy ideas
and inspire you to always dream big.
I will love you when we are together and when we are apart
and I will never run away when life gets tough.
I promise to love you, even when I hate you.
Our life together will be our greatest adventure
because when I am with you, I’m where I’m meant to be.
I give you this ring, to show the world that you are my ________.
Post # 5
(Groom), do you take (Bride) to be your wedded wife to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others and to be faithful only to her, so long as you both shall live?
(Groom): “I do.”
(Bride), do you take (Groom) to be your wedded husband, to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others and to be faithful only to him, so long as you both shall live?
(Bride): “I do.”
Post # 6
Followin! We get to write our ceremony, and out officiant is open to ideas – along with some verbiage she has already given us.
Post # 8
We wrote ours using the first and last lines of the vows from a video we saw online, and we added the rest in the match what we wanted to say to each other.
I,_____, take you, _____ to be my partner in life and my one true love.
I will encourage you, challenge you, respect you, and support you.
I will hold you during the hardest of times and celebrate with you during the best.
I will be faithful to you, and I promise to always give you the best of myself.
As I give you my hand to hold, so I give you my heart to keep.