Sample Marriage Vows

Sample Marriage Vows

#1

“We are gathered together in the presence of this company to unite (GROOM) and (BRIDE) in the spiritual union of marriage. This contract is not to be entered into lightly, but thoughtfully and seriously, with a deep realization of it’s obligations and responsibilities. Please remember that love, loyalty, and understanding are the foundations of a happy and enduring home. ”

“Do you (GROOM) take (BRIDE) to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and be faithful to her through sickness and adversity, as well as health and prosperity, forsaking all others, so long as you both shall live?”

Do you (BRIDE) take (GROOM) to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and be faithful to him through sickness and adversity, as well as health and prosperity, forsaking all others, so long as you both shall live?”

(GROOM) and (BRIDE) will now exchange rings as a symbol of their love and commitment.

GROOM PLACES THE RING ON HER FINGER AND REPEATS

THESE WORDS**)

“With this ring, I thee wed, as a token of my love, faith, and loyalty.”

(BRIDE PLACES THE RING ON HIS FINGER AND REPEATS

THESE WORDS**)

“I give you this ring as a token of my love, faith and loyalty to you.”

“Since you two have consented together in the presence of this company, I by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the state of South Carolina, pronounce you husband and wife.”

“You may kiss the Bride.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. (JOHN DOE).”

#2

“Welcome family, friends, and loved ones. We are gathered here together to witness
the union of (Groom) and (Bride) in the (holy) bonds of matrimony. (Bride) and
(Groom) thank you for joining us on this day of celebration.”
“(Groom) and (Bride), please turn and face each other as you say your vows.”
“I, (Groom), take you, (Bride), to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day
forward, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish for all
the days of my life. This is my solemn vow.”
“ I, (Bride), take you, (Groom), to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day
forward, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish for all
the days of my life. This is my solemn vow.”
“Will you, their loved ones who have gathered with them, grant them your blessings
and pledge them your love and support?”
GROOM PLACES THE RING ON HER FINGER AND REPEATS THESE WORDS
“I give you this ring as a daily reminder of my love for you.”
BRIDE PLACES THE RING ON HIS FINGER AND REPEATS THESE WORDS
“I give you this ring as a daily reminder of my love for you”
“Since you two have consented together in the presence of this company, I by the
virtue of the authority vested in me by the state of South Carolina, pronounce you
husband and wife.
“You may kiss the Bride.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. “Name”
#3
We have come together today to witness the wedding ceremony of
(Partner 1) and (Partner 2). (Partner 1) and (Partner 2) thank you for being here today
and ask for your encouragement and support as they begin their marriage.
“(Partner 1) and (Partner 2), please turn and face each other as you begin your vows.”
“(Partner 1), do you take (Partner 2) to be your beloved spouse? Do you vow that you
will always support (Partner 2) in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, in
poverty and in wealth, for as long as you both shall live?”
“(Partner 2), do you take (Partner 1) to be your beloved spouse? Do you vow that you
will always support (Partner 1) in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, in
poverty and in wealth, for as long as you both shall live?”
“Will all of you witnessing these vows do all in your power to uphold this couple in
their marriage?”
If Rings exchanged…
PARTNER 1 PLACES THE RING ON PARTNER 2’s FINGER AND REPEATS THESE WORDS,
“In the presence of our family and friends, I (Partner 1) choose you
(Partner 2) to be my spouse. I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, faith, and
loyalty.”
PARTNER 2 PLACES THE RING ON PARTNER 1’s FINGER AND REPEATS THESE WORDS,
“In the presence of our family and friends, I (Partner 2) choose you
(Partner 1) to be my spouse. I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, faith, and
loyalty.”
“In conformity with your mutual declaration and vows, by the virtue of the authority
vested in me by the state of South Carolina, I now pronounce you married. You may
seal your vows with a kiss.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to be the first to present the newlyweds,
(Partner 1) and (Partner 2)!”

 

#4

Mark Twain once said that, “a marriage makes two fractional lives a whole. It gives to two lives a work, doubling the strength of each to perform it. It gives to two questioning natures, a reason for living. It brings a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, new beauty to the earth,… a new mystery to life.”

Today, we are gathered here together to unite (GROOM) and (BRIDE) in the spiritual union of marriage.

This union should not to be entered into lightly, but thoughtfully and seriously, with a deep realization of it’s obligations and responsibilities. Remember that love, loyalty, and understanding are the foundations of a happy and enduring home. ”

“Do you (GROOM) take (BRIDE) to be your lawful wedded wife, promise to love, honor, cherish and be faithful to her through sickness and adversity, as well as health and prosperity, forsaking all others, so long as you both shall live?”

Do you (BRIDE) take (GROOM) to be your lawful wedded husband, promise to love, honor, cherish, and be faithful to him through sickness and adversity, as well as health and prosperity, forsaking all others, so long as you both shall live?”

(GROOM) and (BRIDE) will now exchange rings as a symbol of their love and commitment.

GROOM PLACES THE RING ON HER FINGER AND REPEATS

THESE WORDS**)

“With this ring, I thee wed, as a token of my love, faith, and loyalty.”

(BRIDE PLACES THE RING ON HIS FINGER AND REPEATS

THESE WORDS**)

“I give you this ring as a token of my love, faith and loyalty to you.”

“Since you two have consented together in the presence of this company, I by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the state of South Carolina, pronounce you husband and wife.”

“You may kiss the Bride.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. (JOHN DOE).”

#5

(Groom) ___________ & (Bride) __________, since time immemorial, people have performed ceremonies to mark a transition, a change of status. Today we gather for the happiest of ceremonies – the change of status from single individuals to a married couple. Let us celebrate one of life’s greatest moments and give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, as you join together in vows of marriage.

(Groom) ___________________, do you take ________________ to be your Wife? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her?

(“I do”)

(Bride)_____________________ , do you take __________________ to be your Husband? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto him?

(“I do”)

(Groom)___________ & (Bride) __________, we will now exchange rings as a symbol of your love and commitment.

(Groom), I _____________, take you, ________________ to be my Wife, and pledge my love to you forever.

(Bride),  I _________________ , take you _______________, to be my husband, and pledge my love to you forever.

________________________ and _________________________, in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows, by the authority vested in me by the State of  South Carolina I now declare you to be Husband and Wife. Congratulations, you may kiss your bride.

#6

Opening Prayer

Thank you, God, for the beautiful bond of love that exists between (Groom) ___ & (Bride) ___. Thank you for this wedding ceremony with family, friends and loved ones. We are grateful for your presence with us here today and for your divine blessing on this holy event, the marriage day of (Groom) & (Bride). Amen

We are gathered here together to witness the union of (Groom)____& (Bride)____ in the holy bonds of matrimony.  (Groom) ____& (Bride) ___, since the beginning, people have performed ceremonies to mark a transition, a change of status. Today we gather for the happiest of ceremonies – the change of status from single individuals to a married couple. Let us celebrate one of life’s greatest moments and give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, as you join together in your holy vows of marriage.
Please repeat after me…

 

I, Groom____, take you, Bride____, to be my wife, 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, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law, in the presence of God I make this vow.

I, Bride____, take you, Groom____, to be my husband, 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, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law, in the presence of God I make this vow.

(Groom)___________ & (Bride) __________, will now exchange rings as a symbol of their love and commitment.

The ring is the symbol of the commitment which binds these two together. There are two rings because there are two people, each to make a contribution to the life of the other, and to their new life together. Let us pray: Bless, O Lord, the giving of these rings, that they who wear them may abide together in your peace.”

Groom____”I give you this ring, as I give you myself, with love and affection. Wear it in peace always.”

Bride____”I give you this ring, as I give you myself, with love and affection. Wear it in peace always.”

Let us Pray. Gracious God, our hearts are filled with great happiness on this, the wedding day of _____ and _______. They come before you, pledging their lives and their hearts to one another. Grant that they may be ever true and loving, living together in such a way as to never bring heartbreak into their marriage. Temper their hearts with kindness and help them to be sweethearts, helpmates, friend and guide, and together, may they meet the cares and problems of life more bravely. May their home truly be a place of love and harmony where your Spirit is ever present. Bless their wedding day, we pray, and walk beside them, through all their life together. Amen.

Groom____ & Bride____, in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows, by the authority vested in me by the State of  South Carolina I now declare you to be Husband and Wife. Congratulations, you may kiss your bride.

#7

We gather here today to join _____ and ___ in matrimony. We celebrate the coming together in love of these two women/men. May you always need one another, not so much to fill the emptiness as to help each other know your fullness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with each other, and not fail in the little graces. Look for things to praise, often say ‘I love you’ and take no notice of small faults. May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another.

Will you, _____ have ___ to be your wife/husband? Will you love her, comfort and keep her, and forsaking all others remain true to her as long as you both shall live?”

Will you, _____ have ___ to be your wife/husband? Will you love her, comfort and keep her, and forsaking all others remain true to her as long as you both shall live?”

We will now exchange rings as a symbol of your love and commitment. (Pause) These rings have no beginning and no end. They set forth the eternal nature of real love. They will represent the love and trust that you promise to each other this day.

_______”I give you this ring, as I give you myself, with love and affection. Wear it in peace always.”

_______”I give you this ring, as I give you myself, with love and affection. Wear it in peace always.”

____ & ____ may today be a day that you’ll always remember, the day when your two hearts become one…

____ & ____, in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows, by the authority vested in me by the State of  South Carolina, I now declare you to be married. Congratulations, you may seal your marriage with a kiss!