Modern Marriage Vows
Many couples write their own vows, which is much encouraged. In addition, you may wish to exchange formal vows, perhaps before the personal ones which you have written to each other.
I [Name] take you,[Name],
from Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
I give you my hand!
I ___ take you name as my husband/wife
Traditional Inuit Wedding Vow
You are my husband/wife
"I [Name] take you [Name] to be the
wife/husband of my days,
to be the mother/father of my children,
to be the companion of my house;
We shall bear together what share of trouble and sorrow
our lives may lay upon us,
We shall share together whatever of joy and fulfillment life may hold
And we shall hold together
our store of goodness and plenty and love."
day, (month, day, year), I, (name), join myself to you (name), before this company.
has been cold,
pledge to you, NAME
I, ____, commit myself to you, ____,
accepting you for all the risings
and settings of the sun,
for all the days of our lives.
I pledge my faithful love and support
as long as time is ours
Irish Traditional Vow
cannot command me for I am a free person.
.Copyright, Mary Beaty