100 Traditional Wedding Vows

Wedding Vows

Exchanging wedding vows with your significant other is the most important bond you will ever make. Traditionally, the wedding vow was tied to religious ceremonies, but it has since branched out to include non-religious ceremonies as well. For many, the inclusion of tradition in their wedding is an important piece of the ceremony. The celebrant may have prepared vows previously, or you may be writing your own traditional vows. Your wedding vows also make great additions to your wedding programs. We have put together 100 traditional wedding vows that will help you speak the right words on your big day.

There are unisex vows, wedding vows to him, and wedding vows to her. Use them as sample wedding vows as inspiration to write your own, or use them word for word. Click on the filters below to sort through and find the perfect vows for you.

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I pledge to you an unceasing faithfulness that nothing can shake.

Just as this ring will always be whole, so will I always love you.

As two flames join together in one, so I vow to join with you under God.

As we join our love to the love of the universe, I am bound by tradition, by the joy of our families, and to Christ.

In the loving embrace of our friends and family, I pledge my love to you.

Our covenant is a reflection of the joy and love of God in this moment, I truly feel the presence of our loving Lord in you.

I promise peace when times are tumultuous, laughter in sadness, and always to be a light in the darkness.

I will be steady and as true in the difficult times as I am in the joyous ones, in times of tumult and times of stability, from now until the end of time.

My love will never ebb - it is a vessel that can never be empty - a heart that can never be overthrown.

I promise to be patient, kind, never boastful or envious, but always protecting you, putting trust in you, and persevering through any hardship.

It is my undying promise to cherish you as I do today, to be here for you through illness and hardship, and to rejoice with you when times are jubilant.

Above all, I promise never to lose those precious relatives to love, faith and hope, faith that we will always be at each otherís side, and hope for everyday to be better than the last.

From today forward, our lives are together bound - there is no more I, but only we, and just as two flames are not diminished by joining one another, so should the flames of our spirits burn the brighter for our union.

By God I swear to be pure in fidelity, honesty, and true friendship.

With this ring, I join my life with yours. This is my beloved and this is my friend.

When evening falls, I'll look up and there you will be. I'll take your hand, you'll take mine and we'll turn together to look at the road we traveled to reach this - the hour of our happiness. It stretches behind us, even as the future lies ahead. A long and winding road, whose every turn means discovery.

Just as the holy trinity of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit represents three becoming one, so do I join my life, with your life, with the life we hold together.

The bible states that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - we should think about such things. In our life together these things will be what we constantly ponder this state of bliss that is our marriage and our faith in Jesus Christ.

"Make of our hands, one hand, make of our hearts one heart, make of our vow, one last vow, only death will part us now..." From West Side Story.

Who am I without you? - I am nothing and no one. With you we are all things, the wind, the ocean, as all things are made of love - so is our union a part of the universe under God.

I need you like I need breath in my body, water to quench my thirst, and Jesus to feed my soul. It is an overarching need that can only be fulfilled when we are wed and made as one.

This ring I pledge to you in its unbroken wholeness is a symbol of the infinite nature of my love. May the eternal shine of this ring be a symbol of the enduring trust and affection that I bring to you.

This day for us marks only one of many blessings to come, where I will love you and bestow peace upon you, until death do us part.

Love is in all things, the universe is made of God's love, and I vow that I will try to emulate that purity of spirit in everything I do, because I am with you.

I pledge my undying devotion to you because of the peace and joy you grant me in my heart.

Allow me to travel with you on our journey of faith, the mystery of love and devotion, until the end of all days.

I promise to love, honor, and cherish you in word and deed, never to fail or be dishonest in any way.

I vow to live our lives in the path the Lord has chosen for us, to revel in the beauty of this life that the Lord has made.

Together we are bound by love, but it is in this bond that we are made free. I pledge to share all things with you.

I vow to follow you faithfully, to lead you to wedded bliss and unto our salvation within the sacrement of a loving marriage.

In the sight of God and this congregation I take your hand and say that I take you completely, and promise my true fidelity as long as we both shall live.

God grant me the mercy, love, honesty, faith, and devotion necessary to be a true companion and partner to you my dearest love.

I ______ promise to take ______ as according to the holy laws of Israel and under the faith of our God Adonai.

We take these seven steps in accordance with Hindu tradition - the first is to pledge to nourish each other, the second to add strength as we grow together, the third to bring us the richness of life, the fourth as a pledge to each other in times of joy or sorrow. The fifth to care for our family. The sixth to be eternally in an embrace of love. And the seventh to stand together as friends who will love each other always. (Hindu)

All I ask is that you never leave me. Where you go I will follow, and where you live, that will be my home. Where you die, there will I be buried. As our families join together together today, I pledge to live with you in faith in the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit. (paraphrase of Book of Ruth -- chapter 1 verses 16 to 18.)

This is my solemn vow, to love you, to treat you as you deserve, only with the highest respect and devotion.

I vow that you shall be the most important person in my life, above all others, and that no one will ever stand between us.

I promise to emulate in our love the love and devotion of Christ unto us and to mirror in purity, charity and kindness the facets of our faith.

God has ordained that we be together and I vow to follow the path that has been given unto us with fidelity, honor, and love.

No one can truly tell our future, as the night comes so does hardship, as the sun, so does joy in its place. Meditate on love and compassion and the light of the universe will guide us.

There will never be a love as true as the one I bear for you, my wife, 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.

To my wife I give an old Irish wedding vow, "On this day, my hand is yours to hold, my heart forever yours to keep."

To my wife I say for now and evermore we are one - blood of my blood, bones intertwined, hearts forever together.

With you, my wife, I look to our marriage in the spirit of Tikkun Olam, with the hope of repairing the world through our love and devotion to each other and to others.

In front of all these people, our family and friends, I say to the heavens, I love you, I love you, I love you, and want to spend the rest of my life with you as your husband.

With this ring I take thee to wife, I pledge my troth and enter into the holy bonds of matrimony.

With God's grace and power working through me, I intend to take you to wife in as perfect of a vessel as I can, and in the knowledge that it is our faith in God and in each other that will ever make our lives into a blissful journey under heaven.

In front of God, this congregation and under the light of Christ, I take thee ____ to be my wife, in good times and in hardship, with God's mercy as our compass and in all humility before him. You are my beloved.

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 wife until death parts us asunder.

I enter a sacred covenant with you, my wife, according to the laws of Israel and Moses.

Our love is infinitely good and infinitely strong, I vow to wear it as my armor to face hardship and treat it as a delicate flower to be tended in the garden.

With this ring as a symbol of the unbroken circle of our loving trust and devotion, I take you as my wife, knowing that we join together faithfully under God.

Today I give myself to you as your husband, and I vow to laugh with you, encourage you, and to comfort you in times of struggle. I promise to love you all of our days - good days and bad, and in all these days I will cherish you and devote my life to your comfort. All of myself I give to you today.

From this day forward I make it the object of my life to tend to your happiness, to stand by you in times of trouble, and to shout, "halleluia" as we rejoice in God’s creation.

It was Dante who said of his lover Beatrice, "In that book which is my memory... on the first page that is the chapter when I first met you appear the words 'Here begins a new life.'"

An Apache blessing says that as we join as husband and wife we feel no rain, for each of us will be shelter to the other. Now we feel no cold, for each of us will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for we will be companion to the other. We are two persons, but there are three lives before us: yours, mine, and ours together.

You have changed my life - there's no way I could have known someone so wonderful would come into my life, you are a part of everything I do and everything I want to do. With you as my wife, I am sure I can do anything and in return I vow to give myself to you and devote myself to you all the days of my life.

I don't believe in falling in love - I choose every step toward loving you - and I don't believe in fate or destiny - as these seem to be ways simply to describe when one has made the right choice. It isn't fate, as fate can be fickle, it isn't a fall, because you raise me up, I do believe in love and that I will love you as my wife as long as I am alive and in every way I am able - this I promise to you.

I take thee to by my lawful wedded wife, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, as long as we both shall live, so help me God.

In the presence of God and these our family and friends I, ______ take you ____ be my Wife.

In the name of the Holy Trinity and all the Saints, I ____ take you _____ as my wedded wife. To love you, honor you, and treat you with respect and honesty, never to forsake you until death do we part, so help me God.

I pledge you my troth, according to God's holy ordinance, to be your wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward until the end of our days, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish until death do us part.

I give you my solemn vow that I, in the name of God and everything that is holy do take you ______ to be my lawfully wedded wife for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness or health, to love and cherish, in this world and the next.

I now take you _____ to be my wedded wife after God's ordinance in the holy relationship of matrimony and promise to honor you, comfort you, cherish you and be true to you, forsaking all others. I vow to be yours and yours alone until we are parted by death.

Here in the presence of God, and all these here assembled I stand ready to enter the bonds of holy matrimony with you as my wife, I take you freely, unfettered, righteously and promise to love, honor and cherish you, I promise in the name of the Lord our God.

With the receiving of this ring, be thou consecrated to me, as my wife, as according to the laws of Moses and Israel.

I join with you as my wife, to love you and share with you all the days of our lives. I promise to be honest, to be faithful, and to hold you above all others, until death do us part.

In the name of almighty God, I take you as my wife, to cling to in times of trouble, to hold in times of joy, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health from this day forward until the end of our days.

By the covenant and sacrament this represents, I do pledge, in front of God and all these gathered here to be a faithful and loving husband, in plenty and want, in joy or sorrow, according to God's plan.

Today, tomorrow, and everyday I need you beside me to love me, to be my best friend. You are everything I have ever dreamed of - my love, my soul mate, my cherished wife.

The word "fide" means trust and faith, especially within marriage vows - it is in this spirit of fidelity, in true innocence and with all love, that I enter into our union, knowing that I join you together in true faith as your wife.

I take you ____ to be my husband, before God and all these who witness here, to love, honor, and cherish you all my days.

Here in the presence of God I loudly and clearly proclaim that I choose you to be my husband, and I vow to honor and respect you, to be at your side through good times and bad, to forsake all others in being truly faithful to you and you alone. Where you go I shall go, and we will make our home each other's love - from this day to the end of days.

I take you as my husband and promise to be true to you in good times and bad, in sickness and in heath, I vow to love, honor, and cherish you all the days of my life.

With the help of God and our good faith, I promise that I will be a wonderful wife to you, loving and faithful as long as we both shall live.

Under heaven and in the presence of God, I commit myself to the unceasing purpose of loving and honoring you as my husband. And I give thanks to God that he delivered you to me, for you are my deliverance and my love.

I pledge with all faith and fidelity, my life as yours - together - to have and to hold, in better and worse times, in sickness and health, to love and cherish you until death do us part.

I promise to care for you all of my days - to love you and support you. We are flawed - we are imperfect, but I love you more for your flaws as for your strengths. I vow to help you when you need help and to be a respectful and loving wife all of our days.

I vow to live together in the covenant of marriage, to take you to be my husband, to comfort, honor, and love you, to be faithful and honest with you always, for all of the days of our life.

I commit my life to you, my husband, taking upon myself the burden of all of your sorrows, which shall be mine, the lightness of your joys in which I will rejoice, and all the triumphs and experiences of our lives together.

This ring is a token I give to you as a pledge for my constant faith and undying love for you, my husband.

In the name of the Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, I vow to love you and honor you, and to receive this ring as a sign of my faith and fidelity to you and you alone.

I pledge you my love, now and forever, and take you to be my husband as I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health and to love and honor you all the days of my life.

May this ring be a constant reminder of our unbreakable love and the embodiment of a vow to always be.

Darlene Schacht wrote that "Marriage is a symphony of grace orchestrated by almighty God, reflecting his love to mankind" - this is certainly true of us - and I vow to follow God's grace in our marriage, to hold you and have you as my husband as long as we both shall live.

I ______ choose you to be my husband and here, witnessed by our friends and family, I vow to love and cherish you - to take every hardship, to revel in every triumph, to love you in sickness and health in this world and the next.

I _____ take you _____ to have and to hold as my loving husband in times of plenty or poverty, in illness or robustness, to have and to hold, today and for all time, until death parts us asunder.

I promise to devote myself to developing God's gifts inside of you as your wife and I trust that in your faith you will help me see God's plan for us as a family.

I take thee to be my husband and give unto you my soul that we may join as one.

Press your hand to mine, press your lips to mine, press your life to mine as we become flesh of one flesh - as it is written in the Song of Solomon - I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.

I take you as my husband as no other but myself, I stand before you a woman in all humbleness and humility to say that though I am imperfect, I am perfect in my love for you.

I offer myself in marriage in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and with the blessings of the Holy Prophet - I promise to be faithful and to love unconditionally.

In the presence of God, I take thee to be my beloved, promising to you that with the help of the divine I will be unto you a loving and faithful wife as long as we both shall live.

But for the grace of you I enter all my days alone and in sadness, but because God has seen it fit to grant me your grace, I am lifted up into your loving arms and into a life of true bliss.

I vow to leave all that my life has been and today, join myself to you in the covenant of marriage as your wife, from this moment forward we shall be as one.

With honesty, care, and treasured joy, I take thee to be my lawfully and spiritually wedded husband.

I _______ do take ______ to be my lawfully wedded husband, in sickness or in health, in times of plenty or of need, to love and cherish in faith.

In the name of God I take you to be my wife, in sickness and in health, in times of plenty and times of scarcity, until we are parted on Earth only to be joined together again in Heaven.

Receive this ring and my true love's kiss as a token of my pure and true love for you, my husband.

With the blessing of all here, with the love of God's will and with my own true and honest desire, I take you to be my husband, to have and to hold for all time.