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Examples of Personal Wedding Vows

Weddings are such a personal occasion that is all about the bride and groom and the vows they make to one another. Whilst there are mandatory words that need to be said to legally officiate the ceremony, I believe that the ceremony should use your own words to express how you feel about one another. Here are a few examples just to help you out.

Alexandra & Benim

Groom
In your eyes, I have found my home.
In your heart, I have found my love.
In your soul, I have found my mate.
With you, I am whole, full, alive.
You make me laugh. You let me cry.
You are my breath, my every heartbeat.
I am yours.
You are mine.
Of this we are certain.
You are lodged in my heart.
The small key is lost.
You must stay there forever.

Bride
You are my inspiration and my soul’s fire.
You are the magic of my days.
You help me laugh, you teach me love.
You provide a safe place for me, unlike I’ve ever known.
You free me to sing my own song.
You are more of an amazement to me, each day I rediscover you.
You are my greatest boon.
I am yours.
You are mine.
Of this we are certain.
You are lodged in my heart.
The small key is lost.
You must stay there forever.

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Danielle & Gregory

Groom
I love you for your beauty, your intelligence, your kindness…and for the way you always know how to make me feel so special. So on top of all the other vows that I will make to you on our wedding day, I also vow to always appreciate how lucky I am to have someone who makes me feel the way you do and to continue to try as hard as I can to make you feel as special as you make me feel, forever and ever.

Bride
You have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant, and my greatest challenge. But most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible…. You have made me a better person as our love for one another is reflected in the way I live my life. So I am truly blessed to be a part of your life, which as of today becomes our life together.

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Couple Unknown
I promise to always leave the lights on in the bathroom
I promise to mysteriously take three hours to make a simple omelete
I promise to create a life for us of unexpected and strange adventures
I promise that I will love you
I pledge to listen to your advice, and occasionally take it
I pledge to never take score… even if I’m totally winning
I pledge to always admire your huge, strong, kind and determined heart
I pledge that I will love you
I vow to listen, for as long as it takes for you to feel heard
I vow to watch in awe as you kick ass and take names
I vow to be your unrelenting cheer squad on the days it feels too much
I vow that I will love you
I believe that ‘Julie time’ is an actual concept, that can be proven by science
I believe that carefully folded socks make you happy
I believe there is no time or place I’m more content than when you’re close
Because of this and so, so much more… I believe that I will always love you

Author Unknown

Today I am marrying my best friend.
You are the love of my life and my soul mate.
Thank you for loving me completely, and for giving your heart to me.
Thank you for always being kind, loving and supportive of me.
Thank you for always telling me I’m beautiful and being so proud to call me yours.
Thank you for making me laugh and always seeing the positive in everything.
Thank you for always making me feel significant and for loving me unconditionally.
Today I promise these things to you:
To love you and be one forever as husband and wife
To laugh with you, cry with you, talk with you and forever be in love with you.
To share my secrets and be honest with you
To always trust you and respect you
To love and care for you in good times, and the not so good times
To be happy when you are happy and always support you in everything you do
To always be faithful to you
To grow old with you and be with you until the end of time
To love our children and raise them surrounded by love
To always be by your side in whatever life brings our way.

I Promise
By Dorothy Colgan

I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to respect you as your own person and to realize that your interests,
desires and needs are no less important than my own.
I promise to share with you my time and my attention and to bring joy,
strength and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my world into my innermost fears and feelings,
secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you,
to be willing to face changes in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how.
Completely and forever.

Author Unknown

When I was told I had to think up some vows I had no idea what I was going to say. Then I got to
thinking about all the things I love about you; like all the crazy things that come out of your mouth
without thinking (like thinking a cherry picker was someone who picks cherries), the way you bust
out into song for no apparent reason and your idea of 50/50 sharing (that is 50% you, 30% me and
20% the cat).
From the time we have spent together, I have fallen madly in-love with you and all of your
wonderful quirks. You fill every day with adventure and wonder and I know that as long as I’m with
you, my life will never be boring.
You have done so much for me over the years, like cooking me delicious meals, organizing
amazing holidays and putting up with all may bad habits like leaving my stubby tops on the bench.
For all of this, and so much more that you have done for me, I promise to love, cherish and adore
you; to laugh with you and not at you, to give you lots of back massages, to not drag you past
every shoe shop you pass and I promise to let you, let me go out riding whenever you want me to
so you can watch your TV shows. But most of all, I promise to be there for you every day for the
rest of my life; because without you I would not be the man I am today.
I am so happy I will have you by my side as my loving wife and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my
life with you.