A Great Set of Wedding Vows

As a pastor, I am asked to perform a lot of weddings.  Everyone wants to see my vows, so I am publishing them here on my blog so there is an easy way to access them.  The vows are very important and are tied to all the principles that make marriage work.

It is even great for old married folks like me to review these and see what we vowed many years (25 and counting for me) ago ourselves.


Pastor: In a moment I am going to ask both of you to make vows to each other.

The wedding vows are very important.  I am going to ask you to take an oath before God and these witnesses today.  I am challenging you to promise to be:

· Faithful and true to each other

· Along with all your worldly goods,

· In sickness and in health,

· In poverty or in wealth,

· Until death do you part

I want you to make a decision today to nurture this relationship where you may have years of happiness together.

To Groom—-

Pastor: __________, do you take __________

(Groom)                                              (Bride)

To be your lawfully wedding wife?  Your response is?

Then turn to her and make this profession of your faith—

I, __________ take you __________

(Groom)                                   (Bride)

· To be my lawfully wedded wife and my closest friend,

· My faithful partner in life and my one true love.

· I give to you my sacred promise to stay by your side as your faithful husband,

· In sickness and in health,

· In joy and in sorrow,

· To always be open and honest with you.

· I promise to love you without reservation,

· And cherish you for as long as we both shall live.