At times, (when couples plan to tie the know for a second time and/or there maybe children involved), I am asked: “Rudy, can you provide us with some meaningful, wedding vows that we can incorporate into our wedding ceremony?”

Following some great marriage vows examples as you plan your marriage ceremony.

“Bride/Groom, I marry you with my eyes wide open. You have helped me let go of the past, and I embrace the future. Thank you for making me laugh again. Bless you for taking my hand as we begin anew on this journey together.”

“Bride/ Groom, I offer myself to you as a partner in life. I vow to love you in sickness and in health. I commit myself to encourage you in good times and in bad. I will cherish and respect you all the days of our life together. Starting anew once again, I give thanks that I have found you. May our marriage be a gift to the world and our families, as your love is a gift to me.”

Bride/Groom, God has given us a second chance at happiness. I come today to give you my love, to give you my heart and my hope for our future together. I promise to bring you joy, and to learn to love you more each day, through all the days of our lives.”

Bride/Groom, because of you, I laugh, I smile and I dare to dream again. I look forward with great joy to spending the rest of my life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all that life has in store for us, and I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.”

“Bride/Groom, since I have found you, I have found a new life. The decision to commit to share that life with you is one I make happily and with full confidence in our love.”

“Bride/Groom, God has given us a second chance at love. I come today to give you my heart and my hope for our future together. I promise to bring you joy and to love you more each day, through all the days of our lives. My love for you is endless and eternal.”

“I am proud to marry you this day, Bride/Groom. I promise to wipe away your tears with caring and compassion. Together we will wipe clean the old canvases of our lives, and let God, with His amazing artistic talent, fill them with new colour, harmony and beauty. I give myself to you completely, and I promise to love you always, from this day forward.” “Secure in the knowledge that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.”

Bride/Groom, on this special day, I give to you in the presence of God and all these witnesses, my pledge to stay by your side, in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.”

“I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.”

 

Sample Wedding Vows for weddings including children and blended families

“I,____, choose you, ____, to be my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward. For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health…for all eternity.”

I, _______, choose you, in the presence of God and these witnesses, to be my wife/husband. I promise to love you, to hold you and to honour you, in good times and in bad, to enjoy you, to communicate with you always, and to console you when you need consoling. I will give thanks for you, each and every day, and cherish you with all of my heart.

“________, I promise to be a good and faithful husband/wife to you, and also a patient, loving father/mother to (children’s names), caring for them and providing for them as my own. I promise to be their strength and their emotional support, loving them with all my heart forever.”

Optional: The children—now part of a loving blended family—can then repeat “We do” after these words:

“And now, (children’s names), do you promise to love and respect your parent’s new husband/wife? Do you promise to support their marriage and this new family? Do you promise to accept the responsibility of being their children, and to encourage them and support them in your new life together?”

 

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