Vow No. 1 - Bride & Groom - Traditional
(You may wish to add your own embellishments)
I, (Bride/Groom), take (you/thee) (Groom/Bride), to be my (wife/husband),
to have and to hold you from this day forward,
for better or for worse,
for richer, or for poorer,
in sickness and in health.
Vow No. 2a - Bride to Groom
I, (Bride's Name), take (you/thee), (Groom's Name), to be my (lawfully wedded husband/husband), (knowing/confident) in my heart that you will be a faithful friend, and a (steadfast/true) and loving companion.
On this (appointed/special/wondrous) day, in the presence of God, our relatives, and our friends as witnesses, I give to you my sacred vow that as your wife, I will always be with you and support you
in times of sickness and in times of health
in times of joy and in times of sorrow.
I (promise/further promise) to love you completely
to console and comfort you during difficult times
to encourage you to achieve your full potential
to laugh with you and to grieve with you
to share with you life's simplest but most enduring pleasures
to be truthful and honest with you
and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
I challenge you both to continue to live for Christ. Let your love for Jesus be first. For his love will transform your love. His love is constant. Let that love in the basis of your faithfulness to each other. What an incredible gift to have Jesus living in and through you.
Christ being at the heart of your marriage may really look ridiculous to the world, but it is often the ridiculous, that is later seen as the most miraculous.