Your Vows

A few of the right words mean so much more than a lot of the wrong ones.

Writing vows can come easily for some of us, but it can be harder for others. Not everyone is a wordsmith, so let me help you say what matters most.

Your vows are a true expression of who you are and what you are bringing to your relationship. They can be funny, emotional, simple or eloquent. What you want to say is as unique as you are. So don't look at it as daunting, just go with what you feel.

For those who really aren't comfortable expressing themselves in front of others (even if they are family and friends), I also have plenty of choices of prewritten vows, poems and readings to help you. You can choose any of them, change them around; use them as they are or mix and match until you are satisfied. They are a great way to get those creative ideas flowing.

Here are some examples of prewritten wedding vows:

    • _____, I am proud to take you as my husband/wife for all the time we have been together.
      There has always been the kind of love and understanding which is only shared when there is true love.
      You have helped me triumph over challenges presented
      Encouraged my personal growth and boosted my self esteem.
      You have helped me become the person I am today
      And with your help I will be a better person tomorrow than I was yesterday.
      I love the way you love and care for me.
      I love the way you trust and believe in me.
      I love the way you always look your best for me.
      I love you and I love my life with you.
      Today as we begin our lives as husband and wife I commit myself to you.

      ______, you are my best friend and my one true love. When Im with you, I feel I can be the person I want to be, and I cannot imagine my life without you. You make me smile, you stick up for me, you take care of me and you are always interested in what I have to say and do. Today, I want to make a promise to you and to myself, in front of our friends and family, to love and honour, protect and respect you for the rest of my life.

      I vow to trust and value your opinions, and stand by your actions. I pledge to always treat you as my best friend, and equal. I will ask for help when I need it, and offer help when necessary. Let us be friends and lovers, and grow old together. And let us make all the years of our lives together the best years of our lives. For now and forever.

      I ______, promise to give you, ______, all my love, comfort and support and to be open and honest at all times.

        I ______, take you, ______, as my husband/wife. I pledge to share my life openly with you, to speak the truth to you in love. I promise to honour and tenderly care for you, to cherish and encourage your own fulfilment as an individual for the rest of my life.

      These examples were found on

      This a great resource for ideas on planning your wedding, but I have many (many) more vows that you can choose from.

  • Ideas For You

    Wedding Ceremonies

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    Unity Candle

    Unite you both together symbolically, lighting one flame with your two individual flames.

    Rose Ceremony

    Honour the blending of your families by presenting a rose to you mothers.

    Sand Ceremony

    Blend two lives into one with the mixing of sands.

    Wine Ceremony

    Toast for the future happiness of your marriage.

    Ring Blessing

    Bless the symbols of your union that you wear with this special ceremony.

    Lovers' Knot

    Literally Tie the Knot, binding physically as well as symbolically.


    Some ideas to get others involved in your special day by reading special passages.