Sample Wedding Vows

Traditional




Notary states, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today (tonight) to join this man 
and this woman in (holy) matrimony." 
Exchange of Vows
Notary asks the man, "(his name), do you take this woman to be your wife, to live 
together in (holy) matrimony, to love her, to honor her, to comfort her, and to keep her 
in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?" 
Man answers, "I do." 
Notary asks the woman, "(her name), do you take this man to be your husband, to live 
together in (holy) matrimony, to love him, to honor him, to comfort him, and to keep 
him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?" 
Woman answers, "I do." 
Notary states, "Repeat after me." 
To the man: "I, (his name), take you (her name ), to be my 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, till death do us part." 
To the woman: "I, (her name), take you (his name ), to be my husband, 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, till death do us part." 
Exchange of Rings
Notary asks the man to place the ring on the woman's finger and to repeat the following, 
"I give you this ring as a token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love." 
(Repeat the same for the woman). 
Pronouncement
Notary asks the couple to join hands, then declares, "By virtue of the authority vested in 
me under the laws of the State of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife." 
To the man: "You may kiss the bride."

 

After a few moments - the Notary announces the optional Blessing Stones 

Beach Wedding

Opening

" ____________________ and ____________________ Want to thank all of you for sharing is this celebration of their commitment to each other."

"As the tides ebb and flow so to, do the fortunes of life. Footprints in the sand are washed away, driftwood moves on its endless quest for a peaceful harbor. Only a deep and abiding love can with stand the tides of change in two lives."

"The love of this couple ____________________ and ____________________ is enduring and profound. We gather here to witness this love and the vows they make to each other."

Vows

"Today you join yourselves together for life, as friends and lovers, Husband and Wife. As the surface of the sea is sometimes calm and often storm tossed, so also, is a marriage?"

" ____________________ , repeat after me. I pledge too you, ____________________ , that my love and my loyalty, will weather the storms of life."

"I will always seek counsel when I make like decisions, and will respect your needs and concerns. No matter what course we set, we will do it together."

“____________________ , repeat after me. I pledge too you ____________________ , that my love and my loyalty, will weather the storms of life."

"I will always seek counsel when I make like decisions, and will respect your needs and concerns"

"No matter what course we set, we will do it together."

Ring Ceremony

" ____________________ repeat after me. I ____________________ give you , this ring as a symbol of my commitment to you, as powerful and endless as the sea?"

" ____________________ repeat after me. I ____________________ give you , this ring as a symbol of my commitment to you, as powerful and endless as the sea?"

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Optional for  Unity Sand 

See Options for Unity Sand wording

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Pronouncement of Marriage

"Because you, ______________ and ________________ have showered our hearts with expressions of your love, and promised each other the joy of all your days."

"By the virtue of the authority vested in me under the laws of the state of Florida it gives me great honor and pleasure to now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the Bride."

"It is my pleasure to be the first to introduce to everyone, Mr.& Mrs. ______________.”

 

After a few moments - the Notary announces the optional Blessing Stones 
 

 

Christian

So we are gathered here today in the presence of God and of these witnesses, to join (Groom) and (Bride) in matrimony, which is honorable among all men; and therefore –is not by any- to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly – but reverently, discreetly and solemnly.  Into this holy estate these two people present now come to be joined.  If any person can show just cause why they may not be joined together –let them speak now or forever hold their peace.

Who gives this woman to be married?  (If father is giving away)

(Groom), will you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife, to love her, comfort her, honor her and keep her, forsaking all others for as long as you both shall live?

(Answer: I do)

(Bride), will you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, to love him, comfort him, honor him and keep him, forsaking all others for as long as you both shall live?

(Answer: I do)

(Take the rings)

Repeat after me:

I, (Groom), take you, (Bride), to be my wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. (Put the ring on her finger and say):  With this ring, I thee wed.

I, (Bride), take you, (Groom), to be my husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.  (Put the ring on his finger and say):  With this ring, I thee wed.

Let these rings be given as a symbol of your love and commitment to one another.  And just as these circles are without end, let your love be eternal.

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(Optional for Unity Sand)

 

See options for Unity Sand wording

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May your union be forever blessed.  Those whom God has joined together, let no man put asunder.

(Hold hands)

(Groom) and (Bride), you have consented together to be joined in holy matrimony and have expressed your loyalties one to the other.  Therefore, with the power vested in me by the State of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

You may now kiss the bride.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you Mr. and Mrs. __________________.

 

After a few moments - the Notary announces the optional Blessing Stones 
 

 

Wedding including children

"Welcome everyone. ____________ and ___________ have chosen you, those special and important to them, to witness and celebrate the beginning of their life together. Today, as we create this marriage, we also create a new bond and new sense of family - one that will undoubtedly include all who are present here today."

 

OR

 

"___________ and _____________ - Today you enter as individuals, but you will leave here as husband and wife, blending your lives, expanding your family ties, and embarking upon the grandest adventure of human interaction. The story of your life together is still yours to write. All those present have come to witness and celebrate your love and commitment this day - eager to a part of the story not yet told."

 

Vows - 

"I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), 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."

 

OR

 

As the two of us are joined on this day, we become part of each other:
your feelings become my feelings;
your sorrows become my sorrows;
your joys become my joys;
your cares become my cares,
and your children become my children.
With your help and guidance I promise to be a true and faithful spouse / wife / husband and parent,
always there to comfort you, rejoice with you,
and endure all the complexities of life that we will face together as a family.
My love for you and your/our child/ren is pure and unshakable,
and I hereby commit myself to all of you from this day forward.

 

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Exchange of Rings 

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Optional Unity Sand with each person having thier own unique color of sand

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These are just a few examples.  Why not write your own vows?  This is your day!  Make it special!

Sample Unity Sand Sayings 

 


_______________ and ______________, today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you'll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.

 

 

 

 

"___and___, (and Children's names): As you each hold your sand, the sand represents your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family. The children will also share in this marriage. The gathering of this new family will have a deep influence upon them. They realize that in order for the home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between the children and the adults being married. "

"You may now blend the sand together symbolizing the uniting of the children and bride and groom into one family"

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