Marriage Celebrant

Wedding Vows

Please find a selection of popular vows below. For a choice of more vows, simply ask your celebrant.


Wedding Vow 1

I ______, take you, ______, to be my lawful husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, while we both shall live.

Wedding Vow 2
I ______, take you, ______, as my husband/wife. I pledge to share my life openly with you, to speak the truth to you in love. I promise to honour and tenderly care for you, to cherish and encourage your own fulfilment as an individual for the rest of my life.

Wedding Vow 3
I ______, take you, ______, to be my lawful husband/wife. I will be a loving husband. I promise to respect you as an individual. I intend to develop as a person in partnership with you. I want to love you through good fortune and adversity, while we both shall live.

Wedding Vow 4
I ______, call upon the persons here present to witness that I take you to be my lawful husband/wife.

Wedding Vow 5
______, I declare my love for you, I invite you to share my life as my husband/wife. I promise always to respect your needs, and to accept you as you are. I will be kind, unselfish and trusting. I will work for a happy life for both of us.

Wedding Vow 6
______, I want to be with you always just as you are. I choose you above all others, to share my life with me in marriage. I love you for yourself, and I want you to become all that you can be. I promise to honour this pledge as long as I live.

Wedding Vow 7
I ______, take you, ______, take you as my spouse, my lifelong partner. I will do everything I can to maintain our love. I will talk to you and listen to you. I will give to you and I will take from you. Your success and happiness will be mine.

Wedding Vow 8
______, I am proud to take you as my husband/wife for all the time we have been together.
There has always been the kind of love and understanding which is only shared when there is true love.
You have helped me triumph over challenges presented
Encouraged my personal growth and boosted my self esteem.
You have helped me become the person I am today
And with your help I will be a better person tomorrow than I was yesterday.
I love the way you love and care for me.
I love the way you trust and believe in me.
I love the way you always look your best for me.
I love you and I love my life with you.
Today as we begin our lives as husband and wife I commit myself to you.

Wedding Vow 9
______, I take you as my husband/wife. To say I love you is not enough
To try to condense the depth of my feelings into a few words is impossible.
It doesn¦t tell of the respect
I have for you as an individual,
Nor how I appreciate
How tender and caring you are,
Nor the joy I find in your laughter,
Nor the tears I hold back for your pain,
Nor the strength you give when I need it,
Nor the pleasure I feel in your touch.
But if to say I love you means all these things
Then let me say I love you more each day.

Wedding Vow 10
I will take you in my arms when you need to be held. I will listen when you need to talk. I will laugh with you in times of joy, and comfort you in times of sadness. I will love you for who you are, and help you to become all that you can be. I will age gracefully with you/grow old with you.

Wedding Vow 11
______, you are my best friend and my one true love. When I¦m with you, I feel I can be the person I want to be, and I cannot imagine my life without you. You make me smile, you stick up for me, you take care of me and you are always interested in what I have to say and do. Today, I want to make a promise to you and to myself, in front of our friends and family, to love and honour, protect and respect you for the rest of my life.

I vow to trust and value your opinions, and stand by your actions. I pledge to always treat you as my best friend, and equal. I will ask for help when I need it, and offer help when necessary. Let us be friends and lovers, and grow old together. And let us make all the years of our lives together be the best years of our lives. For now and forever.

Wedding Vow 12
______, you are my best friend and my one true love. When I¦m with you, I feel I can be the person I want to be, and I cannot imagine my life without you. You make me smile, you stick up for me, you take care of me and you are always interested in what I have to say and do. Today, I want to make a promise to you and to myself, in front of our friends and family, to love and honour, protect and respect you for the rest of my life.
I vow to trust and value your opinions, and stand by your actions. I pledge to always treat you as my best friend, and equal. I will ask for help when I need it, and offer help when necessary. Let us be friends and lovers, and grow old together. And let us make all the years of our lives together be the best years of our lives. For now and forever.

Wedding Vow 13
You are my best friend, my confidant and one of my favourite pests. You make me laugh and cry, you are honest and wise. You are my strength and you are kindhearted. You always love me no matter what. You have always managed to help me through bad times and I cannot imagine my life without you. Today, I want to make a promise to you and to myself, in front of our friends and family, to love, honour and protect you for all the days of my life.

Wedding Vow 14
I pledge to remain your companion and friend, I promise to be with you always, to care for you, and to love you no matter how far apart we may be. I will always show an interest in the things you do and your ideas. I will be with you in your heart, and keep you safely in mine. When you are happy, I will be happy with you. When you are sad, I will make you smile. I will encourage you to continue growing as an individual as we work toward our mutual goals. I stand with you as your friend and husband/wife and acknowledge that your choices are valid ones. I promise to give you love, honesty, trust and commitment, and, in general, keep your life interesting as we grow old together.

Wedding Vow 15
I ______, take you, ______, to be my husband/wife. I will be a loving husband/wife. I promise to respect and encourage your fulfilment as an individual.
In marrying you, I want to continue to build on the love and friendship which we have developed during our time together. I want to continue to cherish the joy of being with you.
I recognise that part of our strength comes from the little things that make us happy. I want to love you through good fortune and adversity, while we both shall live.

Wedding Vow 16
______, I take you as my husband/wife. I treasure the bond we have together, and the strength of our friendship. A friendship I have never had before. I feel cared for by you, and long for your touch and your smile when we are apart. I love your sensitivity, I love your caring nature, I love your enthusiasm. I love your optimism, and your pessimism. I promise to support you in the good and the bad. I promise to appreciate you, and us, as we journey through the rest of our lives. I am proud to be your husband/wife.

Wedding Vow 17
______, I feel so proud to be your husband/wife. Having you beside me makes me glow. With all your tenderness, support and strength, knowing I can lean if I need to, makes my fears less. You have given me so much. I love your quietness, I love your stillness. I love your smile. I love the way you love me. Just the way I¦ve always wanted to be loved. You encourage my personal growth. You listen and support me as no one else can. Today, the first day of the rest of our lives, I commit myself to you.

Wedding Vow 18
I ______, promise to give you, ______, all my love, comfort and support and to be open and honest at all times.

Wedding Vow 19
______, I want to be with you always, just as you are. I choose you above all others to share my life with me in marriage.
I will take you in my arms when you need to be held. I will listen when you need to talk. I will laugh with you in times of joy, and comfort you in times of sadness. I will love you for who you are, and help you to become all that you can be. I will grow old with you. (I will age gracefully with you.)

Wedding Vow 20
I promise to give you the best of myself, and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to respect you as your own person, and to realise that your interests, desires and needs are no less important than my own. I promise to share with you my time and attention, and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship. I promise to keep myself open to you. I promise to grow along with you - to be willing to face changes as we both change in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how completely and forever.

This article was provided by: Celebrant - John Byrne - Melbourne, Victoria
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