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Your Vows

[These questions are asked, and then one of the five sets of vows which follow are used. The vows are read a line at a time by the minister, and each line is then repeated by the groom or the bride.]


(to the bridegroom)

……………, will you take ………… to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and protect her, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live? I will.


(to the bride)

……………, will you take ………….. to be your husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honour and protect him, and forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live? I will.


Will the congregation please stand.

……………. and ……………, as a seal to the vows you are about to make, please take each other by the right hand.

(the couple take each other by the right hand. The vows may be said, read, or repeated after the minister. The order can be reversed, with the bride taking vows first.)


Wedding Vows 1


……………., will you please repeat after me,

In the presence of God,

I call upon our families and friends

to witness that I, .............,

do take you, ...........

to be my lawful wedded wife/husband;

to have and to hold from this day forward;

for richer, for poorer;

in sickness and in health;

to love and to cherish

as long as I live

And thereto I give you my promise.


Wedding vows 2

In the presence of God

and before these witnesses,

I, ...........,

give myself to you, .............,

to be your husband/wife,

and take you now to be my wife/husband.

I promise to love you,

to be faithful and loyal to you,

for as long as we live.


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