Let’s face it, as lame as they may seem, who doesn’t love wedding vows that make you feel a little teary? Yes, funny vows are all the rage at the moment, but there really is nothing quite so sweet as wedding vows that make you weep! The more soppily romantic, the better, we say! Here are some of our favourites. Just grab a tissue before reading on:
Real vows: Rob and Megan
“I’ve called you my boyfriend, my partner, my significant other and my fiance. Now, I vow to love you forever as I get to call you my husband.”
“I, standing here in front of you and the people that we both love so dearly, promise to always love you. Hear that: I will always love you.
To me, your love is like water. It is shapeless and it is formless but it is also peaceful, yet so, so strong. You cannot live without water – and I cannot live without you. You, my darling, are my heart. I promise to support you, through thick and thin. I cannot wait to walk back down that aisle so that can start the rest of my life with you by my side.”
Real vows: Mallory and Wiley
“My darling (insert spouse’s name), remember the very first day we met? From the moment I saw you, I knew, I just knew that you were The One, the one I MUST spend my life with. Our courtship has been the happiest period of my life because, in that time, you become not just my lover and companion, but also my best friend.
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I want to be your lover, your companion and your best friend for the rest of my life. I promise to love and cherish you, to keep you close and, with faithfulness, to be your support and help in times of need, to make you laugh and to hold you when you cry and to always show you the respect and honor you so deserve until I close my eyes on this Earth for the very last time.”
“(Name), today I take you to be my <husband/wife>. Together we will create a home and life that is truly beautiful and filled with love and light and life and laughter. I vow to love you as you are – and not how I may want you to be – and to grow old by your side.”
Real vows: Allison and Craig
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“What can I say that I haven’t already said? What can I provide you that I haven’t already given? My body, my mind, my soul and my heart. They’re all yours. Everything that I have and everything that I am, belonged to you long before today. And I promise that it shall all be be yours forever. I will be yours forever. I will follow you anywhere you go and anywhere lead me to. Hand in hand. Heart in heart. Let’s get on with this so that we can grow old together!”
“From this day on, I choose you, my beloved <insert name>, to be my dearest <husband/wife>. To live with you and laugh with you; to stand by your side, and sleep in your arms; to be joy to your heart, and food for your soul; to bring out the best in you always, and, for you, to be the most that I can. I promise to laugh with you in good times, to struggle and support you in the bad times; to offer you solace you when you are downhearted; to wipe away your tears with my hands and my love; to share with you all my riches and honours; to play with you as much as I can until we grow old; and, still loving each other sweetly and gladly, until our lives shall come to an end.”
“(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, honouring you, being faithful to you, and sharing my life with you. This is my solemn vow.”
Real vows: Lesley and Eric
“You, darling <insert name> are my best friend, my playmate, my confidante – and my greatest gift. You are the love of my life, someone who always make me happier than I could ever have imagined and you have made me a better person than I ever thought I could be. I feel truly blessed that you chose me – and that I get to share my life with you – and that you have chosen to share yours with me.”
“I take you, <insert his/her name>, to be my husband/wife. I vow to be your biggest fan and partner in crime. I promise to support a family with you in a home filled with patience, love and understanding. I vow to grow old with you. I will love you faithfully and unconditionally through difficult and easy times. What may come, I promise to always be there with you. As I have given my life to you.”
Real vows: Colleen and Joshua
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