Coming up with something to say to your partner on your wedding day is not always easy. A lot of people aren’t comfortable writing their thoughts down on paper. Here are 26 personal wedding vows — for him, for her, for them — when you don’t have the time, the energy or the inspiration to write your own.
Use these words in any combination you like, as a template or as a launching pad for your own ideas.
Today I take you to be my husband/wife/partner.
As we join our lives together, I vow to be supportive, caring, and honest with you always.
I promise to hold you close, to respect you fully, and to love you deeply.
As your companion, your partner, and your best friend, I promise to stay by your side through thick and thin.
I love you with all my heart, and I plan to remind you of that every day, from this day forward.
I vow to be interested in and understand your wants and needs, fears and challenges, dreams and aspirations.
Today you will become my husband/wife/partner.
I promise to love you with all my heart, from now until eternity.
I cannot wait to begin building our life together.
I vow to think highly of you, and seek to know and appreciate you for who you are, as well as who you aspire to become.
I take you with all your faults and strengths as I offer myself to you—with all my faults and strengths.
I vow to help you when you need help and turn to you when I need help.
I vow to love you in ways that convey, from a place of joy, I genuinely want you to be happy, to have what you want and need.
I vow to be present for you, emotionally, mentally and physically, when you reach for me in challenges and triumphs.
I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
I vow to love and serve you as long as we both shall live.
I take you as my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward.
I give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace, and promise my faith and love to you, till the end of time.
I will love you for today and for all of our tomorrows.
From this day forward, I will walk beside you.
I, [-], take you, [-], to be none other than yourself.
I promise to stand by your side.
To encourage you, and be open and honest with you.
To laugh with you, and cry with you.
To always love and honour you;
Both freed and bound by our love,
For as long as we both shall live.
Our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together.
I enter into this marriage with you, knowing that the true magic of love is not to avoid changes but to navigate them successfully.
Let us commit to the miracle of making each day work together.
Respecting each other, we commit to living our lives together for all the days to come.
I ask you to share this world with me, for good and ill.
Be my partner, and I will be yours.
You have filled my world with meaning.
You have made me so happy and more fulfilled as a person.
Thank you for taking me as I am; loving me, and welcoming me into your heart.
I promise to always love you, respect you as an individual, and to be faithful to you forever.
Today I choose you to be my partner and commit myself to you for the rest of my life.
I embrace you, today as my husband/wife/partner.
I will be true to you in all things.
I will share what I have and who I am.
I will stay with you in heartache, celebrate life with you in joy and receive you as my equal.
As your husband/wife/partner and best friend, I promise to love and encourage you; sharing hopes, dreams and secrets.
I promise to be open and honest with you, caring for you in a lifelong commitment.
I vow to always be here for you, to help you with tough decisions, and to always share my feelings.
To support your dreams and to shelter you when times are difficult.
To apologize, forgive and work to resolve misunderstandings.
To trust you and to always believe in you.
To faithfully love you forever, with all of my heart.
You are my best friend. I promise to laugh with you,
cry with you, and grow with you.
I will love you when we are together and when we are apart.
I promise to support your dreams and to respect our differences and to love you and be by your side through all the days and nights of our lives.
I choose you.
To stand by your side and sleep in your arms.
To be joy to your heart and food for your soul.
To learn with you and grow with you, even as time and life change us both.
I promise to laugh with you in good times
and struggle alongside you in bad times.
I promise to respect you and cherish you as an individual, a partner,
and an equal, knowing that we do not complete,
but complement each other.
May we have many adventures and grow old together.
I take you as you are, loving who you are now and who you are yet to become.
I promise to listen to you and learn from you, to support you and accept your support.
I will celebrate your triumphs and mourn your losses as though they were my own.
I will love you and have faith in your love for me, through all our years and all that life may bring us.
Today, surrounded by people who love us, I choose you, to be my husband/wife/partner.
I am proud to be your wife/husband/partner and to join my life with yours.
I vow to support you, push you, inspire you, and above all love you, for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer, as long as we both shall live
You have taught me that two people joined together with respect, trust, and open communication can be far stronger and happier than each could ever be alone.
You are the strength I didn’t know I needed, and the joy that I didn’t know I lacked.
Today, I choose to spend the rest of my life with you.
I promise to love you for who you are, and for who you are yet to become.
I promise to be patient, and to remember that all things between us are grounded in love.
I promise to nurture your dreams and to help you reach them.
I promise to share my whole heart with you, and to remember to show you how deeply I care for you, no matter the challenges that may come our way. I promise to love you loyally and fiercely — for as long as I shall live.
I, [-], take you, [-], to be the wife/husband/partner of my days, to be the parent of my children, to be the companion of my house.
We will keep together what measure of trouble and sorrow our lives may lay upon us, and we will share together our store of goodness and plenty and love.
All that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you.
Whatever the future holds, I will love you and stand by you, as long as we both shall live.
This is my solemn vow.
I take you for the love you hold in your heart, and vow to spend my life cultivating my love and care for you, for our family, and for all living things.
Our relationship is my most important consideration; it gives me strength, and I vow to put every effort into strengthening it in turn through honesty, faithfulness, and patience.
For all the days that we live with one another, I promise to spend each day working to become a more true version of myself, and I will do my utmost to help you do the same.
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