Vows

I vow to love you
and care for you
as long as we both shall live.
I take you,
with all of your faults and strengths,
as I offer myself to you
with my faults and strengths.
I will help you when you need help,
and will turn to you when I need help.
I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.

 


 

A Vow by Wendy Cope

I cannot promise never to be angry;
I cannot promise always to be kind.
You know what you are taking on, my darling –
It’s only at the start that love is blind.
And yet I’m still the one you want to be with
And you’re the one for me – of that I’m sure.
You are my closest friend, my favourite person,
The lover and the home I’ve waited for.
I cannot promise that I will deserve you
From this day on. I hope to pass that test.
I love you and I want to make you happy.
I promise I will do my very best.

 


 

______________, falling in love with you has been the happiest adventure of my life. Your strength, passion and limitless ability to love me make me blessed beyond all words, to be the one you choose in this world. Our love gives me my strongest strength, and inspires me to reach boldly for my dreams. I vow to give you your strongest strength, and inspire you to reach boldly for your dreams. You are the love of my life, the one in the world I choose, and the one I vow to love with all my heart, for the adventure of forever.
Our love is strong, unconditional and powerful. ___________, you are my one and you make me happier than I ever dreamed possible. I promise to cherish, respect and encourage everything that makes you the beautiful person you are. I vow to honor the love you give me by supporting your dreams just like my own, by lifting you up above any challenges life brings us, and by approaching our life together as an adventure filled with infinite opportunity, all by loving you more than anything in the world. In this beautiful place, surrounded by our family and friends, I give you my heart and my love forever.

____________, I love everything about you. I love your strength, your passion, your tenacity, your empathy. I love your ability to make me laugh even in the midst of utmost stress and anxiety. I love the way you make me feel like I could take over the world even after the worst of days. I love your unapologetic affection for your friends and family. I love that for years to come, I will find new things about you that make me fall in love with you all over again. Knowing I have your wholehearted support in any pursuit I make in my life means life is the absolute best with you by my side.

Our love is strong, unconditional and powerful. _____________, you are my one and you make me happier than I ever dreamed possible. I promise to cherish, respect and encourage everything that makes you the beautiful person you are. I vow to honor the love you give me by supporting your dreams just like my own, by lifting you up above any challenges life brings us, and by approaching our life together as an adventure filled with infinite opportunity, all by loving you more than anything in the world.In this beautiful place, surrounded by our family and friends, I give you my heart and my love forever.

 


 

Today, I join my life to yours.
From this day on,
I will be your companion.
You are my dearest love
and my best friend.
I look forward to our separate and shared successes.
I welcome the challenge of any obstacles we encounter,
for I know that whatever we face,
we face it together.
Because your happiness is vital to me,
I will help you to grow as an individual.
Because you deserve no less than my best,
I will also strive to be more fully myself.
I pledge that I will listen to you when you speak,
encourage you in times of doubt,
comfort you in times of sorrow,
and be your refuge of strength in times of uncertainty.
I will be faithful to you all days of my life,
caring sincerely and thoughtfully for you always,
and will cherish and adore you every moment of my life.
This is my solemn vow.

 


 

I promise to give you the best of myself.

I promise to trust and respect you as your own person and to realize that your interests, desires & needs are no less important than my own.

I promise to share with you my time & my attention and to bring joy, strength & imagination to our relationship.

I promise to keep myself open to you, encourage your dreams and help shoulder our challenges.

I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.

I promise to be your partner and equal in all things.

I promise to love you in good times and in bad – completely & forever.

 


 

__________, today I give you my heart.

I promise to encourage your passion, because it’s the force behind the incredible person you are today. I promise to support your dreams, with your curiosity and my creativity, I know our life will always be an amazing adventure. I promise that I will walk with you, wherever our journey leads us: traveling, learning, living and loving together. I see these vows not as promises but as privileges. I get to laugh with you, care for you, share with you, hike with you and drink wine with you.
Each day, you make me a better person and I am truly blessed to be a part of your life. You are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible. I love you, Ryan, and I can’t wait to officially start the rest of our lives together.

 


 

From this day on
I choose you to be my beloved soul mate,
to live with you and laugh with you;
to stand by your side and sleep in your arms;
to be joy to your heart and food to your soul;
to bring out the best in you always;
to be the best I can be, just for you;
to celebrate with you in the good times;
to struggle with you in the bad;
to solace you when you are down-hearted;
to wipe your tears with my hands;
to care for you with my entire being;
to share with you everything that I have;
as we treat each other with tenderness, compassion and love.

 


 

Bride

Sweets, I love you so, so, so, so, SO, so much. You are the best partner I could ever ask for. You’re smart, loving, funny, thoughtful and SO patient with me. I am so proud and excited to get to call you my husband. I knew you were it for me early on – so I did what I always do when I really want something; I kept kinda just being there. I’d show up in LA “for work” and call you, text you, and you didn’t seem to mind, so I kept just being there. And now, five years into it and for the rest of time, I promise that I’ll always be here, to laugh and snuggle and learn, and talk about everything together. Thank you for finding the daily loss of my phone, keys and/or glasses “funny”, for making me eat my vegetables, and for calling me out when I pretend I know about something, but really have no idea what I’m talking about.  In 5, 20, 50 years, I hope that you remember that once upon a time, you thought these things were…cute.
Thank you for telling every single waiter about my shellfish allergy! Twice, three times & sometimes even going into the kitchen to tell the kitchen staff about it. And most of all,  thank you for putting up with my horrible taste in television… I vow to only watch Bravo when you’re away on tour.

I am so appreciative that you love me for who I am, so I Promise to love you for who you are.  I promise to help you rearrange your studio up to 10 times throughout the year, to keep Cliff bars in my purse in case you start getting hangry, and MOST OF ALL, I promise to always be honest, patient, understanding, and to be the support system, friend and partner you deserve. I love our life full of spaghetti squash, komboocha, Kanye, Coach Taylor and Pie… and I am the happiest I could possibly be when I am with you. You are my best friend and I love you more than I can say with words, emojis or stupid made up songs I sing to you every morning.

I am so proud to get to be your wife! Clear Eyes, Full Hearts…. Can’t Lose!

 

Groom

Sweets, Thank you for: being a strong independent person with your own ideas.  making such a beautiful and comfortable home for us.  letting me be me.  supporting me in what I want to do and what I want to try! (Career) putting up with my anxiety and neurotic behaviors. thinking all the weird annoying stuff I do is cute or cool or interesting or funny. being an equal partner in everything we decide to do. helping me relax and realize that taking vacations is actually fun and not stressful.

I promise to be your boo. to hang out with you while you watch terrible tv and binge watch good tv together also.  to always be there for you when you need me, even if I’m working and traveling. to make you talk about your feelings even when you don’t want to because when we have serious conversations you always cry.

I love you boo, I’m excited to spend the rest our lives doing boring and weird and fun and relaxing things.

 


 

Officiant: ___________________, please take Lizzy’s hand and repeat after me.

__________, I take you as you are/ loving who you are now and who you are yet to become/ I promise from this day forward/ To be grateful for our love and our life/ To be generous with my time, my energy and my affection/ To be patient with you and with myself/ To fill our life with adventure and our home with laughter/ To encourage you to grow as an individual, and inspire you to do so/ To love you completely/ These things I pledge before you, our friends and our family/

Officiant: _______, please take______’s hand and repeat after me.

_______, I take you as you are,/ loving who you are now and who you are yet to become./ I promise from this day forward/ To be grateful for our love and our life/ To be generous with my time, my energy and my affection/ To be patient with you and with myself/ To fill our life with adventure and our home with laughter/ To encourage you to grow as an individual, and inspire you to do so/ To love you completely/ These things I pledge before you, our friends and our family/

Officiant: _______, do you take Lizzy to be your wife? Pat: I do.

Officiant: ______, do you take Pat to be your husband? Lizzy: I do.

 


 

You are my very best friend, my once-in-a-lifetime. You’re the love of my life.

The day that we met will never leave my memory. I didn’t know yet, but it was your birthday. We were all dressed up for Halloween. You sat down right beside me at Fox and Fiddle, wearing nothing but a white shirt, socks and underwear, looked at me and said, ‘Hi, I’m Matthew’. Confidence like you had pants on. Right away, I knew you were very special.

The next day, one of our very good friends, Lindsay told me that when I left the table for a few moments, you said I was the girl you were going to marry. I laughed hearing that, thinking of how cute and cheeky you were. You had a cautious cockiness, a handsome smile, and an intriguing persistence. We had just met. Yet, here we are.

We fell together. We fell fast and we fell hard. It was overwhelming, but in a heartbeat, you showed me in everything that you did and everything you still do, there was no question, you were my person.

I knew how fortunate I was to see a side of you that nobody else has ever seen before. With that realization, I also knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life cherishing and protecting that part of you.

You allow me to be exactly who I am meant to be without hesitation and have never asked me to change. You have helped me be more grounded and find calmness in myself. I know that it is not only my job to love you, but to also make sure that you feel unconditionally supported as the person you are and choose to be. I will always work toward doing that.

I promise to hold your heart tenderly and protect it fiercely.
I promise to always laugh with you and to also take the time to talk about the important things.
I promise to listen, not just listen, but to hear you.
I promise to be supportive, loyal and to be honest with you.
I promise to cherish, value and protect the families that we have, the family that we are becoming and the family that we have yet to come.
I promise to comfort you when the Jays lose and to cheers a beer with you when they win.
I promise to snuggle you every night and be yours and yours only.

Everything in life takes work and unconditional effort and I promise you that I will never stop working on us.

Since day one we have shared something that I never could’ve imagined existed. You are the calm to my crazy. My big spoon, sometimes little spoon. You are the one I think of constantly and cannot wait to see when apart from.

Thank you for choosing me. I choose you for all of my yesterday’s, especially my today, the days to come and past that.

I love you.

 


 

Groom

________, today I choose you as my wife, I give you myself, with no doubt or hesitation. I promise to always care and support you, I promise to be honest and faithful as God watches over us. And with God’s help, I will be the man you need and want.

You have accepted me into your heart as flawed as I may be. And have accepted my children as your own. All I ask of you is to accept me for who I am, accept my heart and cherish it. Love me as I love you and love my children as they love you.

Bride

________, today I choose you to be my husband. With my mind clear and my commitment strong. I promise to be faithful, honest and supportive as God watches over us. And with God’s help, I will be the wife you nedd, deserve and have chosen.

You have shown me a new world I never knew existed. You have brought me to be the loving and caring person that stands here today and you have accepted me into your heart as flawed as I may be. All I ask of you is to accept me for who I am and who I will become. Accept my heart and cherish it. Love me as I love you. And accept me into your children’s lives and let me love them as my own.

 


 

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

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

 


 

I promise to give you the best of myself
and to ask of you no more than you can give.

I promise to respect you as your own person
and to realize that your interests, desires and needs
are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you my time and my attention
and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.

I promise to keep myself open to you,
to let you see through the window of my world
into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes in order to keep
our relationship alive and exciting.

I promise to love you in good times and bad,
with all I have to give and all I feel inside
in the only way I know how,
completely and forever.

by Dorothy R. Colgan

 


 

I ____ take you _____to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish; and I promise to be faithful to you until we are parted by death.

 


 

I love you.
You are my best friend.
Today I give myself to you in marriage.
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 the highest regard.
These things I give to you today,
and all the days of our life.