The Asking

Linda asks the couple if they will take the other to be their partner in life (‘I do’)

The Asking - Option One

Do you () knowing this woman’s love for you and returning it, realizing her strengths and learning from them, recognizing her weaknesses and helping her to overcome them, take () to be your lawfully wedded wife?

I do

The Asking - Option Two

I require that you both, having duly considered the promise you are about to make, you now declare before this company your pledge of faith to each other. Please join hands. The vows that you are about to exchange serve as a representation of the love you pledge to each other.

I, (), call upon the people here present to witness that I take you (), to be my lawful wedded wife, will you love her, comfort her, honour her and keep her, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, so long as you both shall live?

I will

The Asking - Option Three

I, ()…..call upon the people here present to witness that I take you (), to be my lawful wedded wife, will you love () and throughout your years together will you be honest, faithful and kind to her? Do you pledge to give her the same happiness she gives to you and respect her for who she is and not who you want her to be?

I will

Today I vow to always be honest and faithful to you, to share in your happiness and to help you achieve your hopes and desires and grow to your fullest potential. I will be there when you cry to dry your tears, when you are scared to soothe your fears. I will be there through all your tomorrows loving you at all times in our joys and sorrows. I truly love you and respect you and freely share with you all that I am. You mean everything to me.

The Asking - Option Four

I, (), call upon the people here present to witness that I take you (), to be my lawful wedded wife, will you love her, comfort her, honour her and keep her, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, so long as you both shall live?

I will

The Asking - Option Five

() Will you take () to be your wife and your lifelong partner? Will you constantly try to stay aware of your relationship with her, always communicating with her, be sensitive to her needs, wanting her success and happiness through all the years ahead ?

() I will