(Closed) I don't like the words "Until death do us part". HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)

im replacing it with…. as long as we both shall live.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ours will be —

 

Do you take this man (woman) to be your lawful wedded husband (wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer? 

Do you promise God, FH (me) and all of us here that from this point forward, your arms may be his (her) shelter and your heart may be his (her) guide? Do you promise to support him (her) and nourish him (her) and to love and respect and honor him (her)? 

If so please answer “I do.”

By The Way, “I do.” are the ONLY words we will be uttering during the ceremony!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We’re very religious and believe the possibility of eternal families. I think our wedding ceremony says “for time and all eternity”. It seems romantic to me becuase I’ve always heard it, but I’m not sure how it might sound to people who aren’t used to it. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Until zombies part us 🙂 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

“For all the days of our life”

Still the same vibe, or no? It could be interpreted a few different ways I think.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I’ve had this same thought!  I really like the phrase, “until the end of time”.  That’s pretty interminable, right?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

I’d rather using “as long as we both shall live” I don’t like the “till death do us part” either.

@Milo:  That’s a modern take, I’ll think about it.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For the rest of our lives…?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We used:

_______, do you take _______, to be your wife/husband? Do you promise to love, adore, and encourage her/him; share the good times and achievements as well as the hard times and disappointments; keep her/him in sickness and in sorrow and to be loyal to her/him forevermore?


Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You can say “now and forever”.

We opted to omit any reference to “until death us do part”.  I think “from this day forward”, without the limitation of death, encompasses the idea of time without end, but in a more subtle way.  Here is what we are using:

Vows

(Name), do you take (name) to be your spouse, 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, forsaking all others?

(Name):  I do.

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