Post # 17
We too borrowed from various online sources and had a wedding officiant friend help with our ceremony and vows. We wrote individual letters to read to one another first, followed by the exchanging of rings and then a passage of vows we repeated in unison.
Here’s what we used for the ring ceremony:
I, Groom/Bride, take you, Groom/Bride as my friend and 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.
(Groom/Bride places the ring on Groom/Bride’s finger and says)
Groom/Bride, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you always.
And the vows we repeated in unison:
As freely as God has given me life, I join my life with yours. Wherever you go, I will go. Whatever you face, I will face. For good or ill, in happiness or sadness,Come riches or poverty, I take you as my lifetime partner, and will give myself to no other.
Such great memories!!
Post # 18
I’m doing a spinoff of the grey’s anatomy vows, lol. It’s our favorite tv show, and they are just really cute vows! We aren’t religious at all, so we don’t have to deal with that, and we’re out of the box type of people anyways.
Post # 19
bqsyalum- I love these vows so much, they are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing all of these, ladies, they are giving me some good ideas!
Post # 20
Great vows guys! Most of them made me tear … (and I’m at work.)
Post # 21
I’m so glad I found this post because my Fiance and I are writing our vows this weekend! Our “inspiration” vows are the following:
“Groom/Bride, I love you. You are my best friend and today, I take you as my husband/wife. 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. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.”
We are going to keep the beginning and end and change customize the body of the vows. I plan on throwing something in there about promising to learn to cook!
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Post # 22
Our minister stuck to the traditional vows, but I had hoped he would change the last line. Instead of “Until death do us part” I had read a vow somewhere that said “Until God in His wisdom parts us by death” which just seems to have so much more of a peaceful tone.
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Post # 24
We wrote our own, influenced by my parents and my sister’s wedding vows, and encorporating a traditional interfaith Jewish vow:
I ___, give myself to you ____, to be your loving wife/husband.
I join my life with yours and promise to support you on good days and bad days, to multiply your joys and divide your sorrows for all the days of our lives.
I give you this ring as a sign of my love: ani l’dodi v’dodi lee (Hebrew for “I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine”
(They still make me cry!)
Post # 25
D.Marie, I LOVEEE what you’re going with!!
Post # 26
Aww, I love <span style=”font-family: tahoma, verdana; font-size: 13px; font-style: italic;”>JoesWifey‘s too!
Post # 27
These are our vows.
I take you ___, to be my (husband/wife), loving you now and as you grow and develop into all that God intends. I will love you when we are together and when we are apart; when our lives are at peace and when they are in turmoil; in times of rest and in times of work. I will honor your goals and dreams and help you to fulfill them. From the depth of my being, I will seek to be open and honest with you. I say these things believing that God is in the midst of them all
Post # 28
We did the same, and came up with this..
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin: 0in 0in 0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Tahoma","sans-serif";”>”_______,<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”> I promise to be faithful, supportive and loyal and to give you my companionship, support and love throughout all the changes of our life. I vow to bring you happiness, and I will treasure you as my partner and companion. I will celebrate the joys of life with you and walk beside you offering courage and strength through all our endeavors. From this day forward, I will be proud to be your husband/wife and your best friend. I, ______, take you, _______, to be my lawful husband/wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. With God’s blessing, I pledge my life to you.”
Post # 29
I’m not sure what our vows will be yet, but I do NOT like “to have and to hold.” On the surface, it sounds kind of romantic…but it’s a legal phrase used in property ownership and that’s kind of yucky to me. I’d like to think there’s something more special about our marriage vows than there will be about the deed to our house. I really like the Hindu vows, though!
Post # 30
My favorite line in a wedding ceremony is “What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.” It’s very traditional, and I love it.
Post # 31
my favorite wedding vow word is “cherish.” if you think about that word and what it means, if you really always cherish your spouse, you are going to have a good marriage.