FUN WEDDING VOWS
You are my husband/wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind thinks because of you. And I shall love because of you.
I want us to grow old and crusty together, to shake our collective fists at teenagers, and to talk endlessly about the old days when things were better, cheaper, and generally more wholesome.
I take you to be my lawfully wedded husband, in sickness and in health, until death do we part or you turn into a zombie. Because then we're going to have to start seeing other people.
Once I take your hand, I promise I'll never let you go - our clothes will have to be specially made - but it’ll be worth it.
I vow to be your spell checker, grammar friend, and tell you when things need hyphens. I promise to be your partner in exercise, even if I am much faster than you, and most of all, I promise to try things, even though I am sure I will not like them, just because you say, "try this!"
I vow not to take any of your less pleasing habits personally, even though I really wish you would put the keys back on the key hook, and not leave your shoes in the middle of the hallway, and I love you.
From The Wedding Singer
I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad, carry you around when your arthritis is bad, all I wanna do is grow old with you. I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches, build you a fire if the furnace breaks, oh it could be so nice, growing old with you. I’ll miss you, kiss you, give you my coat when you are cold. Need you, feed you, even let you hold the remote control. So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink, put you to bed when you’ve had too much to drink, oh I could be the man (woman) who grows old with you, I wanna grow old with you.
I vow to laugh, for real, at your every joke no matter how stupid or poorly told. I love you that much.
Let's be dumb together - just plain stupid. Make bad choices, eat the wrong things, take the bad turns, and then let's tell great stories, the same ones - for ever and ever until no one can stand us but each other.
Let's forget when to shut up, forget being polite, let's be that couple, those people, and have the time of our lives until we drop dead.
Dr Seuss Type Vows
I would marry you in a boat and with a goat. I would marry you in the rain and in the dark and on a train. And in a car and in a tree, you are so good - so good to me. So I will love you in a box and I will love you (you're a fox) and I will love you in our house even if it has a mouse, and I will love you here or there. I promise to love you anywhere.
From Silver Linings Playbook
I love you, I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up, I just got stuck.
From Chasing Amy
I love you. Very simple. Very truly. You are the epitome of everything I have ever looked for in another human being. There isn’t another soul on this planet who has ever made me half the person I am when I’m with you. I am forever changed because of who you are and what you’ve meant to me.
As Harry said to Sally, "When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
A pair of penguins mate for life, across hundreds of miles of tundra, the female penguin travels to bring food to the male, as he watches the egg over a month of sub-zero temperatures. As your husband, I promise never to ask you to do anything like that
ROMANTIC WEDDING VOWS
I promise to be your lover, companion and friend,
Your partner in parenthood,
Your ally in conflict,
Your greatest fan and your toughest adversary.
Your comrade in adventure,
Your student and your teacher,
Your consolation in disappointment,
Your accomplice in mischief.
This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things. All things.
(Name), from the moment I first saw you, I knew you were the one with whom I wanted to share my life. Your beauty, heart, and mind inspire me to be the best person I can be. I promise to love you for eternity, respecting you, honoring you, being faithful to you, and sharing my life with you. This is my solemn vow.
Name, today I become your (husband/wife) and you become my (wife/husband). I will strive to give you the best of myself while accepting you the way you are. I promise to respect you as a whole person with your own interests, desires, and needs, and to realize that those are sometimes different, but no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams. I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change as we both change, keeping our relationship alive and exciting. And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all that I am, in the only way I know how -- completely and forever.
(Name), today I take you to be my (husband/wife). Together we will create a home, becoming a part of one another. I vow to help create a life that we can cherish, inspiring your love for me and mine for you. I vow to be honest, caring and truthful, to love you as you are and not as I want you to be, and to grow old by your side as your love and best friend.
My commitment to you is one I give willingly, absolutely, and without hesitation. I am yours utterly and have been since the moment we met. We were married before this day and will always be.
I've listened to my heart beat, felt it trapped in the cage of my ribs. But now I think of it like a dove - flying to you - to be joined with you, my heart soars with yours. Together our hearts take wing.
Come and be my wife. We'll build our home and chop our wood and make our garden grow... we'll do the best we know. I promise to live out our lives in love as best we can. That is all I can promise in truth.
Sound in body, sober in mind and without reservation I take you to be my wife, through good times and bad, with dignity and honor - I love you, I cherish you, you are my everything.
From you I've learned how to dream and what it is to have a loving partner who supports your dreams. I vow to help you in your dreams and desires, and to create a life, a family, and a loving home as your husband.
TRADITIONAL WEDDING VOWS
I, Ian, take you Lisa, to be my wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live.
Will you have this woman/man to be your wife/husband, to live together in holy marriage? Will you love her/him, comfort her/him, honor, and keep her/him in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her/him as long as you both shall live?
In the name of God, I, ______, take you, ______, to be my wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.
I take you, ______, to be my wife/husband from this day forward, to join with you and share all that is to come, and I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.
I, ______, take you, ______, to be my wife/husband, and these things I promise you: I will be faithful to you and honest with you; I will respect, trust, help, and care for you; I will share my life with you; I will forgive you as we have been forgiven; and I will try with you better to understand ourselves, the world and God; through the best and worst of what is to come, and as long as we live.
BRIDE and GROOM, long before you two had the pleasure of knowing each other, your families provided you with a foundation of love and support which has made you the people we see before us. To honor your families and all they have given you, you each will start by adding dirt from your childhood homes’. Just as your families have been the foundation of who you have become, this dirt will be the foundation of your new family. Your family that starts today.
[ Add Dirt ]
The love of their families has allowed BRIDE and GROOM to grow into the wonderful, and unique people they are. Love is the essence of human experience and emotion. Love gives us the firm base to grow. This tree will continue to grow just as BRIDE and GROOM create their life together. With constant nurturing and nourishment this tree, and your marriage, will grow strong and resilient. It will weather the challenges of daily life and the passage of time. With your family supporting you today, you are starting with strong roots, and will continue to grow.
Wine Blending 1
A good wine, like a good marriage, is the result of many years of hard work. There is the unhurried nurturing of the vine and tender care of the grape, thoughtful mix of ingredients, patient fermenting -- yielding the unique flavors of each passing year.
So let this first glass of wine that you taste together celebrate all that has brought you to this moment, expressing hope and faith in the commitments you have made here today. And let it symbolize for you how sharing the partnership of marriage not only doubles the sweetness of life, but also lightens the burden of its bitterness by half.
To the bountiful harvest of your life together.
Wine Blending 2
As you have shared this cup of wine, so may you share your lives. May all the sweetness that it holds for you be that much sweeter because you have tasted it together. May you find life’s joys heightened, its bitterness sweetened, and all of life enriched by a constant love. As you share the wine from this cup, so may you share your lives. As of this moment, you belong to the same current which will carry you to the highest peaks of life. May this bond hold forever true!
Please share this cup of wine one last time as an acknowledgment of the new bond between you as life partners, soul mates, and this evening as Husband and Wife.
Candle Lighting 1
BRIDE and GROOM, the two separate candles symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. Please light the candles and that together you light the center candle.
The individual candles represent your lives before today. Lighting the center candle represents that your two lives are now joined to one light, and represents the joining together of your two families and sets of friends to one.
Candle Lighting 2
Earlier I said that with this marriage a new family is born. In that context [Bride] and [Groom] will now invite [Child or children] to come up with them to light a unity candle.
This will symbolize the birth of their new family. With this marriage, [Bride] and [Groom] and [Child or children] have confirmed the bond among them that has grown and deepened over the past several years.
Tie the knot
The phrase 'tying the knot' comes from an old Irish/Scottish tradition that symbolises the bond of marriage, we will now proceed with the hand fastening.
Hand fastening –
May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
Every marriage starts out as a blank canvas and every day is a splash of color. This canvas represents the day of the wedding, and a new beginning.
The paint colors signify the experiences that lie ahead; colors of joys and sorrows, blessings and heartache.
The colors represent Todd and Lita’s milestones, their celebrations, tribulations, passions and dreams. They are the moments that become the days that make-up the years.
There will be places on the canvas when the colors blend and mix, flowing together, creating a new color of experiences shared.
There will be places when the colors stay separate and stand out alone and independent… yet, still a compliment to the bold color by its side.
And there may be places of contrast. Parts of the canvas that look dark or messy and not at all to the couples liking. And parts are also left blank and bare. However, when you step back and look at the canvas in its entirety, you will see that it clearly is “An Original Masterpiece” unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Each color, contrast, shadow, blend as unique and beautiful as (groom) & (bride).
Sand mixing 1
Today we have gathered friends and family to celebrate the love and union of ________________ and _______________. They have gathered each of you here to be a part of this ceremony as they make a lifelong commitment to each other.
____________ and ____________, today you are here to join both of your lives together. These two separate vases of sand symbolize your separate lives before you found each other. They symbolize your separate friends, family, and choices.
Today, both of you will seal your bond by blending these two individual vases together. Once the sand is blended together, it cannot be separated. Just as the sand cannot be separated, your friends and family are here today to witness your love never separating.
By blending these sands together, we are recognizing the importance of blending two families together. May you always honor and protect your family.
Sand mixing 2
Officiant: Love is a force more formidable than any other. It cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession ever could. But although this love joins you together as one, remember the gift of your individuality. Cherish and affirm your differences as you love each other. Be supportive of your strengths, and tender towards your weaknesses. Laugh together, cry together, be comforted by each other's presence, and secure in each other's absence.
To symbolize the importance of each of you within the marriage and the joining of your two lives into one marriage, 3 colors of sand will now be combined in a sand ceremony.
We begin with a layer of white sand, which symbolizes the foundation of the relationship. Then _____ and _____ will each separately pour their sand into the vase, symbolizing who they are as individuals. Then, they will pour together, blending their two colors as a symbol of their joining together forever in love. Lastly, I will add another layer of white sand, representing you, their community, supporting them in their marriage and holding them in love. Though the vase may be moved around, and the colors may shift and blend in new ways, the grains of sand cannot be separated.
They will remain joined in a harmonious whole. The officiant holds up the completed vase, presenting it to the guests. May your love be as eternal and as inseparable as this sand