Note:  All couples may choose the Vows that suite them best to customize the ceremony and make “YOUR SPECIAL DAY” memorable!

Option A (Traditional):  Groom, do you take this woman to be your wedded wife, to live together in holy estate of matrimony, to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, and in forsaking all others, keep only unto her so long as you both shall live?

Bride, do you take this man to be your wedded husband, to live together in holy estate of matrimony, to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, and in forsaking all others, keep only unto her so long as you both shall live?

Separated by a Reading (or not – your choice)

Will you join your right hands together and repeat these words after me:   I, Groom, take you, bride, to be my wedded wife.  To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. I,

Bride, take you, Groom, to be my wedded husband.  To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.


Option B (Traditional):  Groom: Please repeat after me (Minister): I, Groom, take you, Bride, …to be my lawfully wedded wife, …my constant friend, my faithful partner… and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God I offer you… my solemn vow to be your faithful partner …in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, …and in joy as well as in sorrow. …I promise to love you unconditionally, …to support you in your goals, …to honor and respect you, …to laugh with you and cry with you,… and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

Bride, please repeat after me (Minister): I, Bride, take you, Groom, …to be my lawfully wedded husband, ….my constant friend, my faithful partner…. and my love from this day forward….. In the presence of God… I offer you my solemn vow …to be your faithful partner …in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, …and in joy as well as in sorrow….I promise to love you unconditionally, …to support you in your goals, …to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, …and to cherish you …for as long as we both shall live.


 

Option C (Traditional):  “I take you, _____, to be my husband/wife from this day forward, to join with you and share all that is to come, and I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.”


 

Option D (Contemporary):  Bride and Groom, please face each other and join hands.

Groom, repeat after me:  I stand before you and make a promise.   I take your hand as my partner. Bride, I take you this day, and for all days as my wife.

Groom, do you promise to live with Bride in the holy estate of matrimony?  Do you promise to love her, comfort her, serve her, honor her and keep her, in sickness and health; and forsaking all others, continue to keep yourself only unto her, so long as you both shall live?  Groom:  “I do.”

Bride, repeat after me: I stand before you and make a promise.   I take your hand as my partner.  Groom, I take you this day, and for all days as my husband.

Bride, do you promise to live with Groom in the holy estate of matrimony?  Do you promise to love him, comfort him, serve him, honor him and keep him, in sickness and health; and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto him, so long as you both shall live? Bride  “I do.”


 

Option E (Contemporary): Will you, Groom, take this women to be your wedded wife?   I DO!

Will you, Bride, take this man to be your wedded husband?  I DO!

Two people in Love do not live in isolation.  Their love is a source of strength with which they nourish not only each other but also the world around them.  And in turn we, their family and friends, have a responsibility to this couple.  By our steadfast care, expect, and love, we can support their marriage.

Will everyone please rise.

Will you who are present today, surround Bride and Groom, in love, offering them the joys of our friendship and supporting them in their marriage?  All: we Will!


 

Laura & Jason Russell w/Rev. Ursula doing a Lutheran ceremony near City HAll

Laura & Jason Russell
w/Rev. Ursula doing a Lutheran ceremony near City Hall

Option F (Lutheran):  I, _____, take you, _____, to be my husband/wife, and these things I promise you: I will be faithful to you and honest with you; I will respect, trust, help and care for you; I will share my life with you; I will forgive you as we have been forgiven; And I will try with you better to understand ourselves, the world, and God; Through the best and the worst of what is to come as long as we live.


 

Option G (Methodist):  In the groom of God, I, ______, take you, ______, to be my husband/wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.


 

Option H (Spiritual):  Groom, do you accept Bride as your wife, to share your life openly with her and to honor and tenderly care for her, to cherish and encourage her fulfillment as an individual through all the changes of your lives?

Bride, do you accept Groom, as your husband, to share your life openly with him and to honor and tenderly care for him, to cherish and encourage his fulfillment as an individual through all the changes of your lives?

Groom, please repeat after me: I, Groom take you Bride, as my friend and love…., beside me and apart from me…,in laughter and in tears…, in conflict and in serenity…, asking that you be no other than yourself…, loving what I know of you…, trusting what I do not yet know…, in all the ways that love might find us.

Bride, please repeat after me: I, Bride, take you Groom, as my friend and love…., beside me and apart from me…,in laughter and in tears…, in conflict and in serenity…, asking that you be no other than yourself…, loving what I know of you…, trusting what I do not yet know…, in all the ways that love might find us.