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 tradition can sometimes provide.

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I _______ take you  _______ to be my (husband/wife) or lawfully wedding (husband/wife), 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.

If you would like to personalize this wedding vow, you can do so by changing or by adding to your promise. Here are some sample wordings that could be put with traditional wedding vows making them more personalized.

Sample Wedding Vows

  1. 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 bringing us closer together. By loving you with my whole heart from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

  2. 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 good and the bad 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.

  3. 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.

  4. I _______ take you _______ to be my partner in life. I will spend my days growing old alongside 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.

  5. 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.

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I choose you

sayings and poems, some traditional, some not, that you can add to your wedding vows:

I take your hand for now and forever.

I promise to be by your side from this day on and adore you for all you are.

My love for you is like a river, ever-flowing and never-ending.

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.

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

To My Love
Poet: C. A. Lynch

My love, on this special day,
I promise from my heart to say;
We'll be together in both sickness and health, �
To have and to hold until life's last breath.

Feel confident no matter the state of our wealth,
That I'll stay true to you in riches or for worse.
My devotion never wavers but will steadily grow,
For an eternity I will love you and that I will show.

Together You And Me
Poet: C. A. Lynch

From this moment �till the last breath of night,
I'll have and hold you ever so tight.
Through thick and thin and good or worse,
Our adoration for each other needs no rehearse.
I can promise our life journey 'til death do part,
I will love you with all my heart.
Whatever lies ahead, whatever it may be,
We will face it together, you and me!

Traditional Marriage
Poet: Julie Hebert

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.

Reading from the Bible
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NLT)

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. it does not dishonor others,
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.
It always protects,
Always trusts, always hopes,
Always perseveres.
Love never fails

From This Day Forward
Poet: Unknown

From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home.

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 make sure your wedding is about you and you're soon to be spouse.

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