Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
Use the filters below to choose between 100 unique non-traditional wedding vows. Use them as sample wedding vows or as inspiration to write your own. There are unisex vows, wedding vows to him, and wedding vows to her—find one that works best for you. Each is written with an extra twist that will help you stand out a bit.
100 Non-Traditional Wedding Vows
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My love for you will be everlasting...
It's the little things we do together that makes it all so fun!
I can't believe how lucky I am to be marrying a person with whom I share so much and who complements me completely.
I can't wait to grow old together and look back at this beautiful moment - I'm so excited for all the joy of our life to come!
I promise to be your partner in crime, and to take the heat if we get caught.
I promise to make your dreams mine, to support you, to cherish you and to devote my life to your happiness.
In the words of the poet, Rumi, "I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam or Eve or any origin story. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul. I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being."
In the words of Neruda - I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I do not exist, nor you.
I want to write it in the sky, I love you, I love everything about you, and I can't wait to see where our journey of love is headed.
I vow to spend every Christmas together.
I can't wait to see the fantastic trouble we'll get into when we work together.
It is called tying the knot because once tied I promise my love will not break, and only get stronger under pressure.
My love will always endure - though life brings with it a sea of troubles, we will endure and through each other always find pure joy.
Our love is undying - it is eternal - and makes us eternal.
This ceremony is beautiful and allows me to share our love with all those here - but truly, we were married before this day and will always be.
We have a special and miraculous connection that no one can break. I promise to nourish you bodily, intellectually, and with my spirit.
I offer myself to you as I am, all my flaws and all my strengths, safe in the knowledge that you compliment me perfectly, will raise me up when I am weary, and allow me to take you by the hand when you need to be ushered through darkness. I trust in you and in us completely.
Saying a vow is only words - to say love, honor, compassion, can be false, but our love is in our deeds. As we solidify our union with a kiss, with the traditions of our families and promise in front of all of our friends, we give action to our words. I will love you, honor you, and cherish you above all others for all our life.
I am not promising it will be easy - nothing worthwhile ever is - I am not promising it will be perfect, as perfection is fantasy and we are here as real as can be. All I promise is I will be with you, by your side supporting you when I can, trusting in your support when I falter, for all our lives.
Let what is bound today never be broken, let the eternal be reflected in our matrimony.
As the spark of the divine possess me I wish to join with your light and together we will love for eternity.
As we take each other's hands, let the intertwining of our fingers be a symbol of our conjoined life as we walk together hand in hand from now until the end of our days.
Let us love each other deeply, forever, and be lost in each other's arms. Let's make a vow to entreat each other to share, to always be side by side, and to face the world unassailable, as husband and wife.
There will never be a love as true as the one I bear for you until the end of our lives. We live together in God's glory and will meet again to be joined in the Holy Spirit after our time on this world shall end.
I cannot say I forsake all others in love. I love my family, I love our friends, I will love our children, but I love you above all others, with a passion and fire that will never be quenched and burns brightly so that all around can see how much I burn for you.
I will dream with you - be your supporter - be your wife - to be your guide when you need to find light in darkness, and to reach for your hand, trusting it will be there when I need to find purchase in the night - be your companion on this journey of ours and to love for all time.
Neruda writes, "I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep."
I quote the great Dr. Seuss who said, "We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." So, let's be weird together - forever.
I promise from this day forward to make a shelter of my arms, a hearth of my heart, and let our love sustain us.
When George Eliot wrote of souls he said, "What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life ... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories." As we join together, we are stronger for it and our love speaks volumes, even in silence.
Tolstoy wrote of two lovers - of a man that he did not know where he ended and his beloved began. This is how I love you - unceasingly and conjoined in expectation as we become one.
For many, today was an ordinary day - they got up, made pancakes, read the paper. Babies were born and dogs barked. For us, however, we are making a vow - one people have made for centuries, and we make it today - to love each other. It's a promise with great precedent, but our love is unique, because our souls are like no other. Today is unique because today I marry my best friend and pledge myself to her.
The understanding that we have is the kind shared only by those with true love. I am a better person because of you and because you make me better. I love you.
I vow to keep the spark alive, the love that we feel today, to be your navigator, and your companion on the journey.
Love me and I will love you - hold me and I will hold you - follow me and I will follow you - let us love, follow, and hold each other to the ends of the earth.
I promise never to pressure you or feel pressure, to never envy, but to always encourage, to always be bold, as you would have me, if you will have me, forever.
I look forward to coming home everyday to tell you about what happened, to sit with you in the evening holding hands while we just sit together, and to go to sleep and dream of you.
Whatever our life brings, I vow to love you and care for you always.
I want to talk about your day, feel the love of your embrace, and take pleasure in the little things in life, with you, and only with you, forever.
The path of love isn't always straight, or smooth, or without peril, I vow to walk this life with you arm in arm as your husband, to be your support when you falter and to lean on you in times of trouble and to never, ever let you go.
Receive this ring and my true love's kiss as a token of my pure and true love for you, and I promise to forever more be your loving and devoted husband.
Just as this ring is made of purest gold and just as its circle is unbroken, so my love for you will be pure and incorruptible. In this ring is the symbol of my love as your husband.
I take you as my wife as a mirror of my love, as a complement to me in every way, my lover, my friend.
With an open heart, pure spirit, and sense of pure amazement, I take you as my wife.
I vow to risk everything for you - to give over my life for you - to be the man you love.
I always learn from you, serenity, the poetry of the universe, what those love songs are really about - you teach me how to love and how to be a better man.
"My days are brighter than morning air, evergreen pine and autumn blue, but all my days are twice as fair, if I could share my days with you. My nights are warmer than fire coals, incense and stars and smoke bamboo. But nights were warm beyond compare if I could share my nights with you. To dance in my dreams to shine when I need the sun with you - to hold me when dreams are done. My dearest love, if you will take my love then all my dreams are truly begun. And time weaves ribbons of memory to sweeten life when youth is through, but I would need no memories there if I could share my life with you." - from "With You" by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin)
You are the best parts of me - my darling, my love, my wife, I give you everything I have and everything I am.
Shakespeare offered to count the many ways how he loved his beloved - I have truly lost count.
I will be your loyal knight and your Prince Charming.
In the storybook of our lives, here is the chapter where I say to you, "and we lived happily ever after..."
I long to live together and love together and rejoice in the small things, eating pancakes on a lazy Saturday, a kiss on the knee, a crossword puzzle clue, each one is an expression of my love for you, my wife.
"You are my first, my last, my everything" - my wife whom I adore.
When you walk through a storm I will be your umbrella, if it is dark I will be your light to lead the way, and when we reach the golden sky of day, at the end of the storm, I will be the arms to hold you - as your loving husband.
I take you to be my wife in full knowledge that I have the most wonderful woman in the world as my wife.
I promise to love you honestly - to value our differences as well as our similarities - to enter into our life with my eyes open and my heart full - and to take you as you are if you will take me - with my flaws and all - as your loving husband.
I vow to spend every moment I can with you, to learn together, to love together, to anticipate your needs, and rejoice with you as my wife.
You have been my friend, my girlfriend, my fiancé, and now my wife. You are all those things and more - you are my love, my dream, and my devotion - no matter the name, you are my everything.
As your husband I vow to act as your partner and never be prideful or possessive.
Love is not boastful - love is not envious - love is trust and honesty in all things. This is what I promise to be as your husband.
We may not understand the universe, why our blood pumps, or how our brains function, there are so many things we cannot understand, but I do know that there is something more to life - something magical, something awe-inspiring, because you have agreed to be my wife. This means that miracles are real. Angels are real. I cannot wait to start my life of amazement with you.
I promise to let things be imperfect, to trust that you love me, and to never lose sight of that, even in my darkest hour, I know you, my wife, will be my light.
There are no words, and no proper emotions for what I feel today, the idea that you are to be my wife is overwhelming, I am truly the luckiest man alive.
As your husband, I vow to always listen and never hurt you, to always kiss you and never shame you, to always love and to never leave.
The bonds of marriage are freeing, when it is you that I am joined to, for all my days to feel the warmth of your skin, the tenderness of your kiss, and to hold you always as my wife.
It's exciting to think just how much more there is to learn about each other, about life, about the journey of being together - I vow to stand by your side at every twist and turn, and to kiss you on your hair and tell you, we will be okay, we will be exalted, we will be forever.
I can't imagine my life without you - a New Year's without kissing you at midnight - a birthday without you to help me wish by blowing out the candles - I can't imagine anything without you and I don't want to.
Promises are fleeting - they reflect what we think we know - but I promise you I know nothing except that I love you and along with words, I will love with deeds. I make no promises today, except that my everyday is a promise to be with you as my wife and though we cannot know what we will face in our lives together, we know that we will face it together.
For you, my wife, I promise not to let the details of life restrain us, not to let darkness overshadow us, to assuage guilt with pleasure, to fill silence with laughter, and to look forward to my every day with you.
I know that you are beyond knowing, I know that your every move delights and entrances me, I know I will learn from you everyday. I may not know everything, but with this love - I will tell you my truth as I understand it and will make that truth known to you every day of our lives.
I promise to surprise you, to amaze you, to make you laugh, and to help you in your every endeavor.
I challenge you as your wife to cherish every moment. I promise to encourage you to follow your dreams, to dream with you, to encourage you and grow together. I love you in word and deed.
I take you to be my lover and my best friend and promise to be patient, to show you how much I love you (not just say it) to laugh with you, cry with you and always love you in this world and the next.
I will love you in my arms, when I catch a glimpse of you across the room, and when you are away I will pine for you and rejoice on your return - calling you husband and running a hand over your cheek.
"You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours." - The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks
Dream with me, hold me, never let me go and I will be your loving wife forevermore.
Dream with me - kiss me in the morning, take my hand, run with me, sustain me, amaze me, be my husband all day and kiss me goodnight so we can dream together of love - every day of our lives.
I vow to always communicate with you freely - never to hold back, but to be honest and loyal as a wife - to love you fiercely - to love you without measure.
I vow to always listen and never hurt you, to always kiss you and never shame you, to always love and to never leave.
Without your love I am incomplete, only with you as my husband can I feel whole, right, and connected to a meaning beyond myself. It is you that teaches me to understand true faith and harmony. I love you.
I look forward to all our firsts - our first home, our first child, our first time hosting Thanksgiving - all the firsts that come with our lives together. To me you are first above all things - you are my wife and my first and only love.
I admire how you are fearless - you are not afraid to be yourself. I promise to always encourage you and to try to keep a light heart and a sense of humor. I will be honest, respectful and supportive in your dreams and goals. But most of all, I promise to trust and love you with all my heart, as your wife, and cherish you with all my soul forever and ever.
Some people say that love gives them wings, but you, my husband, you ground me. People talk about perfection, but to me you are my amazing reality, I love you because of, not in spite of, your flaws - because I see you try to overcome any troubles and you inspire me to overcome my own. Together we will work to make this imperfect reality a little more beautiful, a little more miraculous, and a little more us.
I give you my hand, my heart, and my word that I will be a loving and devoted wife.
I vow to look into your eyes, tell you I love you, and to enter into this life with you without fear or reservation, to embrace you, to embrace the excitement of life and to never let go.
This, my husband, is the beginning of forever, forever kisses, forever loves, forever together as one.
I vow to appreciate each day how lucky I am to have a man who makes me feel the way you do - beautiful, cherished and loved - and I will always work to make you feel as special and wonderful as I do each moment that we are together for the rest of our lives.
With me as your wife you have nothing to worry about - I will be loyal, honest, loving, and compassionate. I vow to face any challenge with you, and embrace you with the same warmth and love everyday. A love that will only grow through our years together.
As we stand here today in front of our friends and loved ones, I pledge my undying love and dedication to you and know that I have found in you the man with which I intend to spend the rest of my life. You are my best friend, my confidant and my love. Together we shelter each other from the chaos of the world and create a place of peace. In you I find all joy and all comfort.
I look forward to falling in love with you over and over and over again each day.
Because of you I understand the true meaning of love - it is patience when I won't admit I'm wrong - it is tenderness when I am weepy - it is kindness when I need it. It is a belief that our futures are forever entwined. I love you and always will.
Thank you for making me a bride, thank you for loving me, thank you for being my husband, thank you God for this day - a day I have always dreamed of - and thank you for everything that is to come. I can't wait to grow old with you.
By heaven, by the sun, by the power of Jesus Christ. As light comes to the eye, joy to the heart, may you dwell forever with me as my husband until death parts us asunder.
I always knew that someday, somewhere, someone would walk into my life and make me realize why I was meant to be. The first time I saw you I realized that you were him. It was you.
Suddenly there in you was everything I would ever need. I knew it the first time we met, and I know now that you are my everything.
Oscar Wilde said, "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." With you as my husband, I hear a song of true love and together we hold a perfect harmony.
The secret of love is to find the person you want to be with all the time. When reality is preferable to dreams. You are the man who makes me feel loved. I want to spend every moment with you.
It's been said that "There will be dozens of people who will take your breath away, but the one who reminds you to breathe is the one you should keep." You do both - you are my rock, my every love, and I love that you knock me out and pull me up - and remind me to breathe every once in awhile.
The first time I saw you my heart whispered "he's the one" - my heart was so right.
F. Scott Fitzgerald said that love is the beginning and end of everything. I love you, my husband, now at the beginning of our lives just as I will at the end, from today and tomorrow to every day.