(Closed) Share you vows!

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I chose you as my best friend, my love, my companion in life and, now, my husband.  I fell in love with you for exactly the person you are, and choose you to be no other than yourself. I am inspired by you; by your brilliance, your whacked sense of humor, your passion, and your loyalty.

I plan on spending a large number of world travel, music listening, horse riding, ocean fishing, casino playing, juice pouch drinking,  family-love filled years with you, so you better be prepared for a wonderful life. I look forward to holding your grumpy old man hand in my little old lady hand. Together with you, I want to live a life full of the kind of love and laughter that makes strangers stop and stare….but hopefully not point at us.

 

All that I am I will give to you,  All that I have I will share with you,  Whatever the future holds, I will love you, stand by you and be faithful to you, as long as we both shall live.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

You are my best friend. 

I love you as you are. 

I promise to be your best friend,

to love you as you are,

and to help you be who you want to be.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We’re getting married on Saturday, but here are my vows to Mr. C: (note: I defintiely poached these fron indiebride.com! I hope nobody is mortally offended!)

Mr. C, you are my best friend and greatest love.

With this ring, I give you my promise

to be by your side and on your side from here on out.

 

I promise to honor, listen, and support you

as you trust me with your thoughts, your fears, and your dreams.

 

To see you as the extraordinary person that you are,

even when you don’t believe it.

 

To create with you a home that celebrates

respect, laughter, good food, and adventures.

 

To respect you as an individual, a partner, and an equal, knowing that we do not complete, but compliment each other.

 

And to love you deeply and honestly.

For it is your heart that moves me,

your mind that challenges and inspires me,

your humor that delights me,

and your hands that I wish to hold

until the end of my days.

I gladly make these promises to you, and I am proud to become your wife.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had a secular ceremony.

“I, (name), take you (name), as my husband/wife.  Today I make aloud these promises to you:  I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.  I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple and when it is an effort.  I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard.  These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.”

(I think I might have partially stolen these from someone on here, so if your vows were similar, thank you!) 😉

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ours were super simple, and I love them. 

“I ____________, before God, our family, and our loved ones, promise to love, respect and honor you, ________________, tirelessly and unconditionally. In situations both fortunate and un, earthly blessed and not; I pledge to seek God’s face at your side and hold you up to do the same for all the days I yet breathe in this body.”

For our ring vows:

“Take this ring as a symbol of my undying love for you, and your own steadfast devotion to me.”

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did both the traditional vows with our minister (“I, Sarah, take you David as my husband..”) and personal vows to each other. Those follow. 

 

Sarah, I first truly realized how special you are to me when we spent the summer separated from each other. I thought that I would be free of all the responsibilities that are associated with being in a relationship, and I was. But with that, I lost someone who I could share the noteworthy moments of my life with. A great moment is great on its own merit, but a moment’s splendor carries more weight when it is shared with someone. Today, we pledge to go though our lives sharing each others experiences, and making them richer. You make every one of my days better,because with you, I get to share all the joys life brings. I promise to share your joys, and enrich your life, as you do mine

When life throws an obstacle in my path, it will always be easier for me to overcome, because I do not have to overcome it on my own. I have full confidence that you will never abandon me, when I am hurting. It is when I ail most, that your loyalty and altruism is most obvious. I promise to always be by your side when life brings you difficulties, and to be strong in the times you cannot be.

And finally, last year, we promised to never to give up on each other. Human Beings have a tendency to act stupidly and selfishly. I am no exception to this. It brings me great comfort that you will not let moments of my weakness deter you from our life together. I promise to always have faith in our commitment to each other. I promise again, in front of our loved ones, I will never give up on you, in your moments of weakness, or in mine.

 

David: When we met I was lost. You met me as a shell of a girl, but your patience and gentleness have given me back my ability to trust. You bolstered my confidence because you see me as the best person I can be, and because of that, I promise to never stop trying to be the best person I can, for myself and for you. Your easy smile and jokes have taught me how to laugh, at myself and at you, and to not take myself so seriously. Today, as I become your wife, it is as a happy, confident, fleshed out woman. I no longer fear being myself. 

I don’t question your commitment to me or to us, and I know there’s nothing we can’t work through together. I take you as my partner and best friend above all others. I never expected to find the kind of peace and happiness you’ve given me, and in honor of that, I pledge before our family and friends that you and our marriage will always be my first priority, and I will never stop trying to make myself and our relationship better. 

You are absolutely irreplaceable in my life. As we look into the future, I promise that whatever we may go through, good times or bad, we will go through together, and I will be at your side as long as I still have breath in my body. 

Since I have found you, and I have found a new life. The decision to create and share that life with you is one I made years ago and reaffirm today happily and with full confidence. 

I will carry your heart with mine always.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We wrote our own vows

FMM,

You are my Everything.  We’ve shared so many great memories together, and I look forward to many more.

My Promise to you is:

To be honourable and true

To always show compassion and sincerity

To be the first to forgive and the last to judge

I will be your pillar of support and your net when you fall

I will be your killer of spiders and your protector from moths

I swear:

To make you laugh and to wipe away your tears

To cherish you and our time together

To love you with every ounce of myself

I will be your best friend, your other half and your one true love

 

I FMM, choose you Mr. M, to be my best friend and my one and only love for life. 7 years ago I fell in love with you for your openness, your caring heart, your brilliant mind, your sense of humour and your love of adventure. You are my rock, the love and support you have given me throughout the past 7 years has kept me strong and has allowed me to follow my dreams. I promise to give you equal love and support so that you can follow your dreams. I promise to always be there when you need me, to pick you up when you are down, to listen to you when you need to talk, to laugh with you when you are being goofy and to love you forever. You are my best friend and I promise to love and respect you Always!

And this is our ring ceremony:

And so we come FMM and Mr. M, to the presentation of rings by which you symbolize and bind your love.

Your rings are circles: the symbol of unity, of wholeness, and of perfection; of the sun, the earth, and the universe.  They are without beginning or end and have no point of weakness. Let the seamless circle of these rings become the symbol of your endless love and unending faithfulness.  Your wedding rings are most special because they say that even in your uniqueness you have chosen to be bonded, to allow the presence of another human being to enhance who you are.  Your rings carry a potent double message: We are individuals and yet we belong; we are not alone.  As you wear them through time, they will reflect not only who you are but also the glorious union that you are now creating.

FMM place the ring on Mr.M’s finger and repeat after me:  “This ring is my promise to honour you, to be faithful to you, and to share my love and my life with you in every way, always.”

Mr.M, place the ring on FMM’s finger and repeat after me: “This ring is my promise to honour you, to be faithful to you, and to share my love and my life with you in every way, always.”

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ours were simple and sweet:

I, T take you A to be my wife/husband

 You are my best friend and my true match, the best women/man I’ve ever known. 

I promise to love you unconditionally, to honor and respect you, to be a kind, faithful and 

supportive husband/wife, and throughout my life, to cherish you, comfort and 

encourage you for as long as we both shall live.

 

My husband said it was the "best friend" line that got him,

he sobbed throughout his vows which made me a crying mess :)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do you ___ choose Stephanie to be your wife, joining with her today in spirit, offering your friendship and loving care?  Do you promise to honor her growth and freedom as well as your own, to cherish and respect her, love and protect her in times of challenge as well as times of joy for the rest of your life?

 And then reverse from me to him.

___, please place these rings on Stephanie’s finger and repeat after me:

 Stephanie, with these rings, I give you my heart.  I promise from this day forward you shall not walk alone.  May my heart be your shelter and my arms your home.

 And again, I reiterated.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You guys had some Beautiful vows! I want us to write our own but Fiance is a little nervous. I’m going to try to talk him into it though.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

His vows:

Carli, by the Grace of God working in me through His Holy Spirit,
I will protect you and I will provide for you. 

I will be faithful to you and I will forgive you, as I have been forgiven. 
I will live with you in an understanding way and I will consider you BETTER than myself. 

I will humbly lead you in our pursuit of God together and I will SACRIFICIALLY love you as Christ loves the church.
I will not divorce you, but I will cherish and keep you, from this day forward until death alone separates us.

Joe, do you take Carli to be your wife, and before God and these witnesses vow to be to her a loving and loyal husband, to cherish and keep her in joy and in sorrow, in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, to be faithful only to him/her as long as you both shall live?

Carli’s vows:

Joe, by the grace of God working in me through His Holy Spirit,
I will respect you and I will support you.

I will be faithful to you and I will forgive you as I have been forgiven.

I will build our home and I will consider you as better than myself.
I will humbly submit to you in everything as the church submits to Christ and I will love you as Christ loves me.
I will not divorce you, but I will cherish and keep you from this day forward until death alone separates us.

Carli, do you take Joe to be your husband, and before God and these witnesses vow to be to him a loving and loyal wife, to cherish and keep him in joy and in sorrow, in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, to be faithful only to him as long as you both shall live?

 

~~~  

 

I cried my way through all the vows.  Like, almost couldn’t talk cried.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We both wrote ours seperately.  I don’t have a copy of his, but these are mine:

Today I get to marry my friend, the one I dream with and love. Justin I take you to be my husband and my accomplice on this journey.I look with great anticipation at getting to go on this adventure with you. I promise to laugh with you, to cry with you,I promise to hold your hand and walk with you through the rest of this lifeknowing that together we can face any challenge head on and comeout the other side together.I promise to be your rock as you are mine. Everything I am and everything I have is yours from this moment and for the rest of this life. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did the traditional Catholic vows. It meant a lot to us to say the same thing our parents promised and our grandparents promised. It felt like being a part of something better.

I () take you () to be my husband/wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

For rings:

Take this ring as a sign of my love and my fidelity, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, ad of the Holy Spirit.

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