15 Traditional Wedding Vows

If you are looking for a more traditional style wedding, then having traditional wedding vows is probably the way to go. Now, keep in mind this doesn't have to mean a long and boring ceremony. On the contrary, think of it as classical. There are always ways to personalize your vows and make them unique without losing the elegance that traditional can sometimes provide.

Below you will find traditional wedding vows that you can use for your own ceremony or personalize to give you more unique vows. Traditional wedding vows will start off with:

  1. I _______ take you or choose you, _______ to be my (husband/wife) or lawfully wedding (husband/wife) or partner, to have and to hold from this day forward, in sickness and in health, for richer for poorer, for better for worse, to adore and to cherish; until death do us part.

  2. If you would like to personalize this wedding vow, you can do so by changing up some of the things you promise. Here are some sample wedding vows with personalized changes.

    Sample Wedding Vows

  3. I _______ take you _______ to be my (husband/wife), my one true love, to cherish this union and promise to each other by loving you more and more each day. By trusting and respecting you and doing everything I can to make you laugh when days are not perfect and cherishing the moments during the good times. By not letting obstacles pull us apart but bring us closer together. By loving you with my whole heart from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

  4. I _______ take you _______ to be my (husband/wife), to be true to you, to love you with everything I have and to treat you with the utmost respect that you deserve. I vow to do everything in my power to make you happy and I promise to share everything with you, the goods and the bads because I know we can get through anything as long as we do it together. I promise these things to you for as long as we are here on earth.

  5. I _______ take you _______ to be my (husband/wife). I will adore and honour you for all of your days on earth and plan to walk the heavens with you when we are reunited in the afterlife. I promise to spend my days celebrating our union, sharing in our special memories and continuing to never give up on our love.

  6. I _______ take you _______ to be my partner in life. I will spend my days growing old along side with you. I will watch over you and do everything I can to keep you safe. I will pray for you and our marriage that we will be stronger together than apart. I will kiss you goodnight, even when you're angry with me. I will celebrate our togetherness for all the days of my life.

  7. I _______ take you _______ to be my best friend, my forever partner, my soulmate and together we will share our love with the world. We will do our best to be real, to never hold back, to be as passionate about our relationship as possible. I make these promises to you in front of our family and friends because I am positive that our relationship will last the test of time.

  8. Below you will find some additional sayings, some traditional some not, that you can add to your wedding vows:

  9. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue are some of the things needed to fulfill the old wedding tradition.
    Wedding Messages

  10. I take your hand for now and forever.
    Wedding Phrases

  11. My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite. William Shakespeare
    Wedding Blessings

  12. Traditional Marriage
    When I look into my future,
    I see you there with me.
    Our marriage is traditional as it can get,
    although it doesn't seem to be.

    A traditional marriage seems like perfection,
    A house, some kids, and a job.
    But these days things aren't quite as traditional,
    And we don't have to be a traditional snob.

    We can make our marriage what we'd like,
    And create traditions of our own.
    So take me now for all I am,
    And together, build this life of many unknowns.
    Julie Hebert
    Wedding Vow Examples

  13. I stand here today, faced with my greatest decision and am proud of the one I made. I promise to be by your side from this day on and adore you for all that you are.
    Wedding Messages

  14. Here’s to thee and me an aw’ on us! May we ne’re want nought, none of us! Neither thee nor me nor anybody else, aw on us = nawn on us.
    Old Toast
    Wedding Toasts

  15. Here’s to me and here’s to you,
    And here’s to love and laughter.
    I’ll be true as long as you,
    And not one moment after.
    Irish Wedding Toasts

  16. Reading from the Bible
    Love is patient, Love is kind,
    It does not envy, it does not boast,
    It is not proud, it is not rude,
    It is not self-seeking,
    It is not easily angered,
    It keeps no record of wrongs.
    Love does not delight in evil,
    but rejoices with the truth.
    Love always protects, always trusts,
    always hopes always perseveres.
    Love bears all things, believes all things,
    hopes all things endures all things.
    Love never ends.
    Lover never fails
    (Corinthians 13:4-8)
    Wedding Poems

  17. From This Day Forward
    From this day forward,
    You shall not walk alone.
    My heart will be your shelter,
    And my arms will be your home.
    Author Unknown
    Marriage Poems


Wedding Vow Examples
Marriage Vows
Wedding Poems
Marriage Poems

As you can see there are lots of ways of creating traditional wedding vows that are unique to you and your relationship. Hoping these have given you ideas how what you want your traditional wedding vows to sound like. Keep them simple yet romantic and speak from the heart. Traditional Vows are always a nice way to keep with tradition but also making sure your wedding is about you and your soon to be spouse.

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