#1
Groom and Bride, I remind you that marriage is a precious gift, a lifelong dedication to love and a
daily challenge to love one another more fully and more freely.

With this understanding, do you Groom, take Bride to be your beloved wife?  Do you promise to be a
tender, faithful husband?  Do you promise to love, honor, and cherish her, in sickness and in health,
for richer for poorer, for better for worse, for as long as you both shall live?  

With this understanding, do you Bride, take Groom to be your beloved husband?  Do you promise to
be a tender, faithful wife?  Do you promise to love, honor, and cherish him, in sickness and in health,
for richer for poorer, for better for worse, for as long as you both shall live?

#2
Eric, do you take Kimberly to be your wedded wife to live together in marriage. Do you promise to
love her, comfort her, honor and keep her for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in
health, forsaking all others and to be faithful only to her, so long as you both shall live?
“I do”

Kimberly, do you take Eric be your wedded husband, to live together in marriage. Do you promise to
love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and
in health, forsaking all others and to be faithful only to him, so long as you both shall live?
“I do”

#3
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)

#4
Groom: I love you, (name).

Bride: I love you, (name).

Groom: I want you for my wife, that we may share our lifetimes with each other.

Bride: I want you for my husband, that our love may be sanctified by this ceremony.

Groom: I promise to put you first in my life, knowing that our love is my most precious possession.

Bride: I promise to put you first in my life, believing that all other achievements pale beside a happy
marriage.

Groom: I will share with you my joys, my sorrows, my hopes and my dreams.

Bride: I will bring to you my accomplishments and my failures.

Groom: I will be faithful to you always.

Bride: And I will be faithful to you.

Groom: From this day forward, I will walk beside you. When we are apart, my thoughts will be with
you.

Bride: From this day forward, we stand together. Whatever happens to either of us will be confronted
by both.

Groom: I gladly make these promises; I am proud to be your husband.

Bride: I gladly make these promises; I am proud to be your wife.

Groom: Our vows are ended, our marriage has begun.

Bride: Let us go with joy into our new life together. (Peg Kehret)

#5
Groom and Bride, I remind you that marriage is a precious gift; a lifelong dedication to love and a
daily challenge to love one another more fully and more freely.

With this understanding, do you Groom, take Bride to be your beloved wife? Do you promise to be a
tender, faithful husband? Do you promise to love and cherish her, in sickness and in health, for richer
for poorer, for better for worse, and keep yourself only unto her?
“I do.”

With this understanding, do you Bride, take Groom to be your beloved husband? Do you promise to
be a tender, faithful wife? Do you promise to love and cherish him, in sickness and in health, for richer
for poorer, for better for worse, and keep yourself only unto him?
“I do.”

#6
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my wedded wife/husband. I give to you the love in my heart, the
hope in my soul, the faith of my spirit. I promise full, cooperation in building a Christian home. I will
support you in your aspirations, pray with you in your trials, share your burdens, and labor with you
to make our marriage a joy. I will live close to my God, so you may trust me at all times. I will laugh
with you in the happy times, comfort you in the sad times, and create life with you. With you, I will
honor our God and his Son, Jesus Christ, all of our days. (Steven Neel)


#7
I, (name), offer myself completely to you, (name), to be your husband/wife in marriage. I promise to
love you with all of my heart, and to be true, faithful, patient, kind, and unselfish in this love. I
promise to stand beside you always, in times of joy, in times of trial, and in times of sorrow. I dedicate
our marriage and our home to God. I pledge myself and all that I am to you in love. (Steven Neel)

#8
Groom, repeat after me:

I, Groom/in the name of the spirit of God/that resides within us all/by the life that courses within my
blood/ and the love that resides within my heart/take thee Bride/to my hand/my heart/and my
spirit/to be my chosen one/to desire thee/and be desired by thee/to possess thee/and be possessed
by thee/without sin or shame/ for naught can exist/in the purity of my love for thee/I promise to love
thee wholly/and completely/without restraint/in sickness and in health/in plenty and in poverty/in
life and beyond/where we shall meet remember and love again/I shall not seek to change thee in any
way/I shall respect thee/thy beliefs/thy people/and thy ways/as I respect myself.

To Bride -- repeat after me:

I, Bride/in the name of the spirit of God/that resides within us all/by the life that courses within my
blood/ and the love that resides within my heart/take thee Groom/to my hand/my heart/and my
spirit/to be my chosen one/to desire thee/and be desired by thee/to possess thee/and be possessed
by thee/without sin or shame/ for naught can exist/in the purity of my love for thee/I promise to love
thee wholly/and completely/without restraint/in sickness and in health/in plenty and in poverty/in
life and beyond/where we shall meet remember and love again/I shall not seek to change thee in any
way/I shall respect thee/thy beliefs/thy people/and thy ways/as I respect myself.


#9 Rings/Vows together
Eric and Kimberly have chosen rings as outward symbols of the commitment they make today. From
earliest times, the ring has been a symbol of wedded love. An unbroken and never-ending circle
symbolizes a commitment to love that is also never ending. We ask that God bless these rings and this
union of souls.

Eric, take the ring that you have selected, place it on Kimberly's finger and say to her these words:
This ring is a circle / A circle has no end / So it symbolizes / my never-ending love for you / From
this day forward / I will love you / I will cherish you / I will be true to you /no matter what comes
into our lives /if we are rich or poor /if there is sickness or health /my heart belongs only to you.

Eric, do you take Kimberly, to be your wedded wife and be faithful only to her for so long as you
both shall live?
“I DO”

Kimberly, take the ring that you hae selected, place it on Eric's finger and say to him these words:
This ring is a circle / A circle has no end / So it symbolizes / my never-ending love for you / From
this day forward / I will love you / I will cherish you / I will be true to you /no matter what comes
into our lives /if we are rich or poor /if there is sickness or health /my heart belongs only to you.

Kimberly, do you take Eric to be your wedded husband and be faithful only to him for so long as you
both shall live?
“I DO”

#10
Groom: Love is more than an emotion. It is a way of life.

Bride: Love is more than a feeling. It is a channel through which all feelings flow.

Groom: When I offer you my love, I offer all that is important in my life.

Bride: When I offer you my love, I let all of my deepest feelings flow toward you.

Groom: Marriage is more than a ceremony. This ceremony brings us together for only an hour but
marriage is a lifetime of living together.

Bride: Marriage is more than a promise. Promises made today will soon be weightless words which
float in our memories. Marriage is a promise kept, a phrase translated into action.

Groom: As we begin our lifetime together, I pledge to you my love and loyalty. I will share with you
all that is important to me. I will do all that I can do to encourage peace and happiness between us.

Bride: As we begin living our promises, I pledge to you my love and loyalty. I will share with you all
that is important to me. I will do all that I can to encourage peace and happiness between us.


#11
Groom and Bride please state your intent to enter into this union by expressing your vows to one
another.

Groom, repeat after me:
I promise, before family and friends/
to commit my love to you/
to respect your individuality/
to be with you through life's changes/
and to nurture and strengthen the love between us/
as long as we both shall live.

Bride, repeat after me:
I promise, before family and friends/
to commit my love to you/
to respect your individuality/
to be with you through life's changes/
and to nurture and strengthen the love between us/
as long as we both shall live.

#12
Do you GROOM, take BRIDE, to be your wife? Will you love and cherish her, giving her assistance in
all of life’s labors? Will you be true to her both in sickness and health, when things are going well and
when there are difficulties? And will you be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?
If so, you may answer, I WILL.

Do you, BRIDE, take GROOM, to be your husband? Will you love and cherish him, giving him
assistance in all of life’s labors? Will you be true to him both in sickness and health, both when things
are going well and when there are difficulties? And will you be faithful to him as long as you both
shall live?
If so, you may answer, I WILL.

#13
Groom and Bride, I remind you that marriage is a precious gift; a lifelong dedication to love and a
daily challenge to love one another more fully and more freely.

With this understanding, do you Groom take Bride to be your beloved wife?
Do you promise to be a tender, faithful husband? Do you promise to love, honor, and cherish her, in
sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, from this day forward?

With this understanding, do you Bride take Groom to be your beloved husband?
Do you promise to be a tender, faithful wife? Do you promise to love, honor, and cherish him, in
sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, from this day forward?

#14
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.

#15
(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.
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