Wedding Vow – A Form of Love Letter

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Original Photo by: mensatic

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The wedding vow recited by the groom and the bride on their wedding day is often compared to short love letters each has written for the other. It is like a very personal letter that is essentially a promise to be true. It also speaks of hope of remaining together up to the golden years in spite of the expected challenges of marriage.

Traditional Wedding Vow

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my lawfully wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do as part.

This is the traditional wedding vow used by most marrying couples. Many have used their own written wedding vows to make it more personal. Writing their own wedding vows give marrying couples the opportunity to express their feelings in the best way possible- through their own words.

Example of Self-Written Wedding Vows of Bride and Groom

Bride:

Today, I take a monumental leap of faith in deciding to be with you forever. I thought forever is only found in fairy tales but today is as real as can be.  When I look into your eyes, I see a promise of unending love that gives so much joy to me. Thank you for being part of me. Never have I known such bliss in my life and I feel so blessed to be experiencing it with you. This is how I’ve always imagined it to be – taking my marital vows with the man I love. I am prepared to take on life more than ever with you beside me. I accept the responsibilities of being your wife from now to forever. I love you.

Groom:

Today, I’ll catch as you leap and join you to forever.  Forever is a word that used to scare me but with you I’ve learned to look forward to it. I seal my promise of unending love with a heart that is bursting with so much joy. Thank you for letting me be a part of you. You will never really know just how much love I feel for you today.  I am not worried though because I have a whole lifetime to show it. There is no more perfect day than today, no more perfect moment than now, and no more perfect bride than you. I accept the responsibilities of being your husband from now to forever. I love you.

Bride and Groom:

Today we join our hearts in a union blessed by God. We promise to be thankful each and every day for having found each other. We will always look back to this feeling so it can guide us back again and again whenever we falter.

From hereon, we accept each other with our respective faults but always with that determination to be better for each other. We will do our best not to cause pain to each other. If we ever find ourselves in the crossroads of separation, we will fight to be together just as we promised today.

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Teresa Martinez

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