The couple say their legal vows to each other and then can include vows they have written to each other
which can be read from a card or repeated after Linda
I will love you, believe in you as you are, be honest with you, encourage you, support you in your endeavours, care for you and above all else, I will respect you as a person of equal worth, and with equal rights and responsibilities – in sickness as in health, for better or worse, through all our life together on earth.
I come here today excited by the thought of marrying you and continuing to experience life with you. You are the kindest and most sincere person I know, with you I have found a love and friendship that knows no boundaries, you are my inspiration.
From this moment, I () take you () as my best friend and soul mate for life. I pledge to honour, encourage, and support you through our life together. When our way becomes difficult, I promise to stand by you, so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone. I promise to work at our love and always make you my priority in life. This is my solemn vow.
I () take you () as my wife. May we love one another with constancy, live joyously, laugh freely, and support our marriage through the trials and triumphs to come.
As partners, we will remember the delight we have discovered in each other’s company, accept the discoveries and treasures of growing older together, and provide strength where there is weakness.
I stand before family and friends as your life long partner.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, (), take you, () to be my lawful wedded wife. You are my best friend, my hope, my perfection, you are my everything.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, (), take you, () to be my lawful wedded husband. Before I knew you I only lived half an existence. Now I know I have only experienced a fraction of the joy that is destined for us. I promise today, to my one and only, that you will be my one and only. Always.
My dear (), Today I pledge to you my eternal love. I promise to be your lover, your friend, your confidant. I promise to respect and appreciate our differences, to be open and honest, especially around things that are difficult to say. I promise to give you the freedom to be yourself and to explore your world. I promise to trust in our growth and our ability to change and discover new adventures together. In all that life may bring us, my love is yours.
I (), take you () to be my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.
Because of you (), I laugh, I smile, 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 life has for us, and I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.