Marriage Vows

1 Modern Vows

In the presence of God

And before your family and friends,

A..., do you take B... 

to be your wedded wife?

Do you promise to love her, 

comfort her, honour her, protect her,

And be faithful to her

As long as you both shall live?


Answer: "I DO"



2 Traditional Vows

A..., Do you take B... 

to be your wedded wife,

For better, for worse, 

for richer, for poorer,

In sickness and in health, 

to love and to cherish,

From this day forward, 

As long as you both shall live?


Answer: "I DO”



3 Alternative Vows

In the presence of God

And before your family and friends,

Do you, A..., now take B..., 

to be your wedded wife?

And do you promise to be a loving, 

faithful, and loyal husband,

As long as you both shall live?


Answer: "I DO"



4 Combination Vows

In the presence of God

And before your family and friends,

A..., Will you take B...,

To be your wedded wife,

For better, for worse, 

For richer, for poorer,

In sickness and in health; 

And do you promise to love her, 

comfort her, honour her, 

protect her, and be faithful to her,

As long as you both shall live?


Answer: "I DO"

Giving and Receiving of Rings


When you exchange rings, you will be asked to repeat these vows:


A..., Please repeat after me: 


1 Traditional


B..., I give you this ring

in God’s name,

as a symbol

of all that we have promised,

and all that we will share.



2 Alternative


B..., I give you this ring 

in God’s name, 

as a symbol of my love,

of all that we have promised,

and all that we will share. 

I honour you, 

in the Name of the Father, 

and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


3 Modern


B..., with this ring, I thee wed, 

And with it I commit to you,

The devotion, tenderness

And joy of my heart, 

In the love of Christ.