Wedding vows or vow renewals are not one size fit all. I’ve worked with couples who have written their own beautiful vows and have also helped many couples come up with their own. Below are a few examples to get help you come up with wedding vows or vow renewals that are personal to you.
First, the “I do….” wedding vows
John, do you take Sue to be your wife, to love, nourish and support her? And will you remain wholehearted in your commitment to do whatever is necessary to maintain open honest communication, trust, passion, and a sense of humor through all the changes of your lives? “I do”
Sally, do you whole-heartedly accept Joe to be your partner, your lover, and your friend in marriage and in life? Do you promise to laugh with him and cry with him, to stand by his side and sleep in his arms, to respect who he is and encourage what he can become? Do you promise to walk with him through life’s journey, wherever it may lead? “I do”
Don, do you take Joyce as your wife? Do you pledge to share your life openly with her, & to speak the truth to her in love? Do you promise to honor and tenderly care for her, to cherish her, and to empower her & encourage her own fulfillment as an individual? “I do”
Steve, as your solemn and joyous vow, do you take Sherry to be your 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, as long as you both shall live upon this earth? “I do”