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Do you [name] take [name] to be your lawful wedded wife/husband? I do.
Will you love, respect and honor her/him throughout your years together? I Will.
Do you promise to love and cherish her/him, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer,
for better for worse, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto her/him, for so long
as you both shall live? I do.
(Repeated to each other in unison, after officiant, by phrases)
With all my heart I take you to be my spouse. I will love you through the good and the bad,
through the joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you
completely. I will make you a part of me and in turn, become a part of you. Together we
will face all of life's experiences and share one anothers dreams and goals. We will be
equal partners in an open, honest relationship throughout the years.
Do you (name) take (name) to be your lawful wedded wife/husband?
Do you mutually promise in the presence of your friends and family that you will at all times and in all
circumstances, conduct yourselves toward one another as becomes Husband and Wife?
Do you mutually promise you will love, cherish and respect one another throughout the years?
Do you pledge to love each other and throughout your years together to be honest, faithful,
and kind to each other?
Do you pledge to give to each the same happiness the other gives to you, to react to
each other as only you can, and to respect each other for who you are, not who you
want the other to be?
With all my heart I take you to be my wife/husband. I will love you through the good and the
bad, through the joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you
completely. I will make you a part of me and in turn, become a part of you. Together we will
face all of life's experiences and share one anothers dreams and goals. We will be equal
partners in an open, honest relationship throughout the years.
I offer myself to you as companion, lover, and friend. I promise to love you and to
honor our love even if I fear others' disapproval. I respect your strengths and accept
your weaknesses. I vow to be faithful to you and to love you with all my heart, to
always strive for our happiness, harmony, and future together for as long as I shall live.
[Groom] and [Bride], if it is your intention to share with each other your joys and sorrows and
all that the years will bring, with your promises, bind yourselves to each other as husband
[Groom/Bride], will you take [Bride/Groom] as your wedded wife/husband? Will you love her/him,
comfort her/him, honor and keep her/him, and forsaking all others, keep only unto her/him,
as long as you both shall live?
I, [name], take you [name], to be my wife/husband. I promise to stand beside you and with you always,
in times of celebration and in times of anger, in sickness and in health, I will live with you
and love you, as long as we both shall live.
I, [name], choose you [name] to be my husband/wife, to respect you in your successes and in your
failures, to care for you in sickness and in health, to nurture you, and to grow with you throughout
the seasons of life.
# 8 Vows combined with ring exchange
Officiant to Bride:
Do you _____, knowing this man's love for you and returning it, realizing
his strengths and learning from them, recognizing his weaknesses and helping
him to overcome them, take _____ to be your lawfully wedded husband?
Place the ring on his finger.
Officiant to Groom:
Do you _____, knowing this woman's love for you and returning it, realizing
her strengths and learning form them, recognizing her weaknesses and helping
her to overcome them, take _____ to be your lawfully wedded wife?
Place the ring on her finger. Let these rings serve as locks not binding
you together, but as keys, unlocking the secrets of your hearts for each
other to know, and thus bringing you closer together forever.
I, (name), take you, (name), as my wedded wife/husband. Though the unknown future brings
joy or sorrow, health or sickness, prosperity or adversity, sunshine or shadow, hopes
fulfilled or dreams shattered, I pledge to be true to you for the rest of my life. (Steven Neel)
I, (name), having full confidence that our abiding faith in each other as human beings will last our lifetime,
take you, (name), to be my wedded husband/wife. I promise to be your loving and faithful husband/wife in
prosperity and in need, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to respect your privileges as an indi-
vidual as long as we both shall live. (Steven Neel)
I accept you, (name), as a person, and as my wife/husband, with your strengths and with your weaknesses. I promise to
be loyal to you in health or illness, to share what I have and who I am, to love enough to
risk being hurt, to trust when I misunderstand, to weep with you in sorrow, to celebrate with you in joy, and to
live with you in reverence. (Steven Neel)
Yes, I, (name), choose you, (name), to be my wife/husband, my friend, my love, the mother/father of
our children. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. I
will cherish you and respect you, comfort and encourage you, and together we shall live, freed and
bound by our love. (Steven Neel)
I, (name), promise you, (name), to be your husband/wife as long as I live. I promise to love you and to
support your growing toward full maturity. I promise to seek peace for ourselves, for our children, and for the
world which encircles us. As I commit myself to care for you, I also offer myself into your loving care, now and
throughout our lives. (Steven Neel)
Because you have brought so much joy into my life and taught me the healing power of love, have shown me
how to trust and feel and give the best that is in me freely and fearlessly, I pledge to you my unswerving
devotion and the love which will be yours for as long as I live. (Steven Neel)
I bring with me all of my yesterdays, but also the promise of all of my tomorrows. Let me touch your life
with mine but let me not stand in your shadow. Let me blend all that is me with all that is you so that we can
bring new growth to one another. I promise in the midst of our families and friends that I will love and cherish
you and will be faithful to you alone as long as I live. (Steven Neel)
These vows come from my heart. I pledge to love you forever. I pledge to be open, honest, and faithful to you. I promise to be
your best friend -- to laugh, cry, sing, and dance with you. I promise to to nurture your spiritual growth and to support your dreams.
I promise to allow you freedom and room for personal growth to become the person you are yet to be. I promise to help creat a home filled
with reverence for learning, loving, generosity, and serenity. I promise to bring gentleness to the relationship. I promise to listen --
and honor your words and feelings. I promise to work through our conflicts
and to resolve our problems. I promise to confort and to challenge you.
I promise to nurture your sexual being and to be your romantic lover. (Steven Neel)
My goal is to help all couples, regardless of their religious affiliation or non-affiliation. I respect all cultures and
creeds and deliver a ceremony with dignity and respect, regardless of whether or not I share the same beliefs.
Click here for a brief explanation of my beliefs.