A wedding vow is not just about saying “I do”. It is about expressing the real deep feeling of a person to his or her special someone whom he or she is going to spend the rest of his or her life with. That being said, it’s extremely necessary to have some knowledge about how to create a wonderful and personalized vow for wedding.
First off, you need to know a few points of the right way to create a beautiful wedding vow. These are helpful for you to bring out the romance in you, and eventually choose the perfect words.
1. What You Love about Him or Her
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The wedding vow is always about the words expressed that show how much you love your partner. So, when you write down your first-ever and, hopefully the only vow, ask yourself what you really love about that special someone. How did you fall in love with him or her, and what made you fell in love in the first place? When you list down all those things, you are able to summarize them, until you make the precious vow.
2. What Makes Your Partner the Way He or She Is
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When you realize and learn to love somebody, you are embracing not only his or her interesting sides, but also the flaws. If you notice, there is nobody who is perfect, and perhaps you can easily spot the things you dislike about your partner, but still loves him or her anyway. He or she may have the habit to burp without saying “excuse me”, but you find that so cute, and you miss that sometimes when he or she is not around. Something like that can be mentioned on your vow, which just makes you a very cute and natural couple. As long as those “bad things” are not really that worse, you can surely deal with that for the rest of your life.
3. What You Say is What You Mean
Remember that whatever you are going to say on your wedding vow, be sure that you really express it from the bottom of your heart. Do not make this because it is a ritual and a part of the marriage ceremony. It is more than that, which you may know by now. So, even if you use simple words and a short paragraph, a vow is still essential that reflects your love and care toward your partner.
With these three key points in mind, it won’t be difficult to start writing your personal wedding vow. To help you more, here are some samples of both religious and traditional vows that give you an idea on what or how to create.
1. Traditional Wedding Vows
I, (your name), take you (your partner’s name), to be my (wife or husband), to have and to hold, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
I, (your name), take you, (your partner’s name), to be my lawfully wedded (husband or wife), my best friend, my faithful partner and my forever love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful (husband or wife) for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy and in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, support you in your goals, honor and respect you, laugh and cry with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
2. Religious Wedding Vows
In the presence of God, our family and friends, I take thee to be my (husband or wife), promising with Divine assistance to be unto thee a loving and faithful (husband or wife) so long as we both shall live.
I love you and I want to be your (husband or wife) so that we might serve Christ together, and follow His Words. Through all of the uncertainties and trials of life, I promise to be a faithful and loving spouse to you, so that together we may grow in the likeness of Christ, and make our home glorifying and praising His name.
3. Personalized Wedding Vows
Other than religious and traditional vows, you can also personalize your own. That way it is more meaningful and definitely unique. Here are some samples of how customized or personal wedding vows are made.
I (your name), take you (your partner’s name) to be my (husband or wife), my best friend, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more every single day than I did the day before. I will trust and respect you, laugh and cry with you, faithfully and unconditionally love you, through good times and bad, in sickness or in health, for richer or for poorer, in happiness and in sadness. I give you my hand, my heart, my soul, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.
I, (your name), take you, (your partner’s name), to be my best friend, my lover, the (mother or father) of my children, and my (husband or wife). I will be yours in times of goodness and badness, in times of sickness and health, in times of joy and sorrow, in times of failure and success. I promise to cherish, respect, care, protect and love you. I will always be here to comfort you, encourage you, and stay with you for all eternity.
I (name) affirm my love to you, (name) as I invite you to share my life. You are the most beautiful, smart, and generous person I have ever known, and I promise always to respect you. With kindness, unselfishness and trust, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together. I take you (name) to be my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health for as long as we both shall live.
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(Your partner’s name), I love you. You are my best friend, my lover and my (husband or wife). Since day one, I know you are the one that I would meet on this special occasion. Today I give my heart, myself, my all to you in marriage. I promise to love you, respect you, encourage you and inspire you. I promise to laugh with you, cry with you, and comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, in failure and success. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life together.
By now, you surely have thought of the words to write and say on your wedding vow. If you know your heart is in it, then simple words are undoubtedly romantic and sweet. So, have fun making your own vow that you and your future spouse are going to remember for the rest of your life.