Wedding Vow Ideas for your Dream Wedding
The moment has come; this is the day you’ve been waiting for nearly half of your life. You and your partner are about to have the iconic Central Park wedding ceremony of your dreams. You have been planning this day for months or maybe even years. There’s only one problem. The excitement that you feel has created anxiety provoked writer’s block. Unfortunately, you are unable to write your wedding vows, and it’s causing you to panic. The words just aren’t coming out right, and you don’t know what to do. Wedding vows are an essential part of your iconic wedding ceremony. You are displaying vulnerability and sharing your true feelings with your partner in front of your loved ones.
The Significance Of Wedding Vows
Before we go any further, let’s discuss the meaning of wedding vows. Wedding vows are commitments and promises that you and your partner make to each other not only on your wedding day but for the rest of your lives as a married couple. You may choose to go with the traditional vows that promise "to have and to hold, in sickness and in health," or you may choose to write your own vows.
Vows for your Central Park Wedding Ceremony
How do you want your wedding vows to sound? Are you and your partner on the quirky side? Do you want your partner and wedding guests to burst into tears of laughter? Or do you want to get close to their heart, causing them tears from overwhelming emotions? Whatever you choose, there are different ways to write your wedding vows; and by reading samples, you can get an idea of what you rather (or rather not) include in your vows. In this blog, we are going to give you a list of wedding vow samples. You can use these vows as an inspiration and guide to help you write your vows for your upcoming Central Park dream wedding ceremony.
Traditional Wedding Vows
“I take you as my wife/husband, with your faults and your strengths, as I offer myself to you with my faults and my strengths. I will help you when you need help and turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life."
“I take you as my husband/wife. To have and to hold, til death do us part. I give you my hand to be your kin and your love. Loving what I know of you and trusting what I don't yet know, I give you my hand. I give you my love. I give you myself, the good, the bad, and the yet to come.”
“My love, I give you this ring. Wear it with love and joy. I choose you to be mine. I choose you to be my husband/wife to have and to hold from this day forward. I pledge my faithfulness to show you the same kind of love as Christ showed the Church when He died for her and to love you as a part of myself. In His sight, we shall be one.”
“Today, surrounded by all of your loved ones, I choose you to be my husband. I am proud to be your wife and to join my life with yours. I vow to support you, inspire you, and love you always. For as long as we both shall live, I will be by your side–for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer. You are my one and only today and every day.”
Traditional Catholic Wedding Vows
“I, ________, take you, ________, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.”
“I, ________, take you, ________, to be my husband/wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life.”
Traditional Baptist Wedding Vows
“Will you, ________, have ________ to be your husband/wife? Will you love him/her, comfort and keep him/her, and forsaking all others remain true to him/her as long as you both shall live?"
Repeat: “I, ________, take thee ________, to be my husband/wife, and before God and these witnesses I promise to be a faithful and true husband/wife.”
“With this ring, I thee wed, and all my worldly goods I thee endow. In sickness and in health, in poverty or in wealth, 'til death do us part.”
Traditional Episcopal Wedding Vows
“I vow to be your faithful husband/wife, understanding that marriage is a lifelong union, and not to be entered into lightly, for mutual fellowship, encouragement, and understanding; for the procreation of children and their physical and spiritual nurture. I now give myself to you in this cause with my sacred vow before God.”
Groom: “In the name of God, I, ________, take you, ________, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.”
Bride: “In the name of God, I, ________, take you, ________, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.”
Traditional Methodist Wedding Vow
“I take you, ________, to be my husband/wife from this day forward, to join with you and share all that is to come, and I promise to be faithful to you of God and this congregation to declare your intent.”
Traditional Presbyterian Wedding Vows
“I, ________, take thee ________, to be my wedded husband/wife, and I do promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses, to be thy loving and faithful wife/husband; in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.”
Traditional Unitarian Wedding Vows
"I, ______, take you, ______ to be my wife/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 cherish always."
"______, will you take ______ to be your wife/husband; love, honor, and cherish her/him now and always?"
"______, do you take this woman/man, ______, to be your wife/husband? Do you pledge to share your life openly with her/him and to speak the truth to her/him in love?"
Will you comfort her/him, honor her/him and keep her/him, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, so long as you both shall live?"
"______, will you take ______ as your wife/husband, will you pledge to share your life openly with her/him, to speak the truth to her/him, in love? Will you promise to honor and tenderly care for her/him, to encourage her/him fulfillment as an individual through all the changes in your lives?"
"______, will you have this woman/man, ______, to be your wedded wife/husband, to live together in marriage, will you love her/him, comfort her/him, honor her/him, and keep her/him, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, so long as you both shall live?"
Traditional Hindu Wedding Vows
“Let us take the first step to provide for our household a nourishing and pure diet, avoiding those foods injurious to healthy living.
Let us take the second step to develop physical, mental, and spiritual powers.
Let us take the third step to increase our wealth by righteous means and proper use.
Let us take the fourth step to acquire knowledge, happiness, and harmony by mutual love and trust.
Let us take the fifth step so that we are blessed with strong, virtuous, and heroic children.
Let us take the sixth step for self-restraint and longevity.
Finally, let us take the seventh step and be faithful companions and remain lifelong partners by this wedlock.”
Traditional Muslim Wedding Vows
Bride: “I, ________, offer you in myself in marriage following the instructions of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet, peace and blessing be upon Him. I pledge, in honesty and with sincerity, to be for you an obedient and faithful wife.”
Groom: “I pledge, in honesty and sincerity, to be for you a faithful and helpful husband.”
Short Wedding Vows for your Partner
- As you become my husband, I promise to change your contact information in my cell phone from the “yard guy” to “Hubby.”
- As you become my wife, I vow to change your contact information in my cell phone from “future baby momma” to “wife.”
- "I vow to love all of you. That includes your snoring."
- "You're not an option. Baby, you are my priority."
- "I vow to act like I am somewhat interested in your sports or video game obsession."
- "I promise to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, unless of course, you become a zombie or something. At that point, I promise I will be shooting you in the head."
- "I promise that I will grab your booty, even when you're old and wrinkled."
- “Cause honey, your soul could never grow old. It’s evergreen.” ― Ed Sheeran
- “The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soulmate,’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety, no agitation.”—Monica Drake
A few Emotional Wedding Vows for your Partner
We both know that sometimes I struggle with making the right decisions. However, if I have made one right decision in my life, it was accepting to spend the rest of my life with you. I love so many things about you. You are thoughtful, loving, honest, and loyal. You make me laugh when I want to cry, and you always find a way to dry up the tears in my eyes. Even though I turned you down so many times, you were persistent and patient, and you didn’t push me to rush into our relationship. I love how you get excited about hanging out and eating ice cream together while watching Netflix series. I also love being ourselves and going from nappy to classy in less than an hour. That’s the power of us, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I promise that I will always try to have patience and listen to you, even if that means I have to hear about sports every weekend. I promise to love and cherish you forever and to remind you of how amazing you are constantly.
When I first met you, I never dreamed of this day happening. But here we are three years later, you and I, still on this journey together. I love the way you smile, I love the way you laugh at my senseless jokes, and I love how you care for others. I promise always to support you, honor you, and respect you. Baby, I promise to always give you my unconditional love. And as we grow old together, I promise that in twenty years, I will still grab your butt or boobs when nobody's looking. I can’t imagine life without you by my side, and I don’t ever want to. I love you forever and always.
Iconic Wedding Vow Quotes
“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.” –Angelita Lim
“Because of you, I can feel myself slowly but surely becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.” –Tyler Knott Gregson
“Real love isn’t just a euphoric, spontaneous feeling—it’s a deliberate choice—a plan to love each other for better and worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health.” –Seth Adam Smith
“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” –Oscar Wilde
“I love you, and I like you.” –Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” –Julia Child
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” –Emily Bronte
“There are moments when you’re getting to know someone, when you realize something deep and buried in you is deep and buried in them, too. It feels like meeting a stranger you’ve known your whole life.” –Leah Raeder
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows, one day at a time. Love is quiet understanding and mature acceptance of imperfection. It is real. It gives you strength and grows beyond you―to bolster your beloved.” –Ann Landers
Final Thoughts: Wedding Vows for your Dream Wedding
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