(Closed) Vows- can I see your non-personal wedding vows?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

 

I know this is long but we wrote these ourselves and the whole ceremony was personal. I’ll try to condense it if I can. Good luck.

Greeting:

Family and friends, we are here to celebrate the love and commitment between Groom and Bride as they join together in marriage. Marriage is a promise made by two people in love which takes a lifetime to fulfill.

 Groom, Bride,  no other ties are more tender and no other vows are more sacred than these you are about to assume.

 Question of Intent:

Before we come to the exchange of vows, I will ask each of you your intent.

Groom- will you unconditionally accept Bride to be your wife? Will you devote your life to loving her, nourishing her and honoring her uniqueness? Will you nurture her in sickness and support her in health for as long as you both shall love? Groom answers “Yes”

 Bride- will you unconditionally accept Groom to be your husband? Will you devote your life to loving him and honoring his uniqueness? Will you nurture him in sickness and support him in health for as long as you both shall love? Bride answers “Yes”

 Rings:

Groom and Bride, in honor of the solemn pledge you are about to make and to symbolize it’s unbroken continuity, please face each other and join hands.

Groom, if it is you desire to become the husband of Karen, please repeat after me..

 I, Groom, take you, Bride, to be my wife, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. I will trust, honor and be faithful to you. I will laugh with you and cry with you. I will love you through the best and the worst. In the presence of family and friends I choose you to be my wife.

I, the Bride repeated the same to my Groom

Groom and Bride, in honor of the solemn pledge you are about to make and to symbolize it’s unbroken continuity, please face each other and join hands.   

Groom, if it is you desire to become the husband of Bride, please repeat after me..

 I, Groom, take you, Bride, to be my wife, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. I will trust, honor and be faithful to you. I will laugh with you and cry with you. I will love you through the best and the worst. In the presence of family and friendsI choose you to be my wife.

Bride repeats to her Groom

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

HOLY MOLY!!!!! That’s sooo long. Sorry!!!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here is a copy of our wedding vows. I love them and I’d love for someone else to love them too 🙂

I, NYC.BOS.CHI,
take you Awesome-Fiance,
to be my husband, my friend, my life companion.
In mutual respect, I will walk beside you,
and will celebrate our love
in summer and winter,
in rain and sun.
I promise my heart will remain open to you,
Through all the joys and challenges of our life together.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m also looking for some short and sweet I do’s…good luck on the search..it seems al ot of them are either way to corny..or long..or just too much in general. Congrats and good luck! I’ll post some ideas if I find any!

 

@NYC.BOS.CHI:

Love that! I’ve been looking for some shorter vows also and those are my favorite so far.

 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

@NYC.BOS.CHI: Is it ridiculous that I just teared up at those? 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I, Bride, take you, Groom, to be my husband, To have and to hold from this day forward, For better or for worse, For richer, for poorer, In sickness and in health, To love and to cherish until death do us part. I pledge to be true to you, To respect you, And to grow with you throughout the years. No matter what we may encounter together, I vow that this love will be my only love. I will make my home in your heart. With all that I am, with all that I will become, I marry you.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Ill Be Mrs B: I love your vows! 

Those of you who wrote your own vows, did you write them together with your FI? I would like to incorporate some traditional (I love that millions of people have repeated the same vows, they are definitely sacred) but also promise things to each other that are most important to us and make them unique to us. Keep posting please 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

These aren’nt vows but I love this and we are thinking oh having our officiant read this or part of this during our ceremony……from pinterest

 

Paul Newman’s letter to his wife on their wedding day: “ Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of Marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say ‘I love you’ at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon; it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have the wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding rooms for things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and obligation is reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.”

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Juliepants:

No because I kinda did too when i read them lol

 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We wrote each other a letter basically that we read and then when we were both done we exchanged rings and said this:

“With this ring 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 be your home.”

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Amy43026 Thank you. When we got engaged I started my obsession with anything “wedding” on tv. I kept a notebook of things I liked about each one. I had several notes  and I knew when it came time to putting our’s on paper I read them to my fiance and we picked those that spoke to our hearts. Our officient gave us a copy of vows she uses and we just incorporated what we had with hers to make it our own. I even had a friend ask for a copy of them… oops that reminds me I need to send them to her. Thanks for reminding me!!!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are using these

I bride take you groom as my husband, my friend, my love

beside me and apart from me

in laughter and in tears

in conflict and tranquility

Asking that you be no other than yourself

Loving what I know of you

Trusting what I do not know yet

In all the ways that life may find us” 

You could easily turn them into I do vows by switching out a few words.

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