Get Inspired By These 30 Touching Wedding Vows Examples

June 16, 2023 | justine

Keep reading and find inspiration from these wedding vows examples. Image by Olguin Photography.

If the task of writing your own wedding vows feels overwhelming, you’re not alone. Many couples find it challenging to express their deepest emotions on paper. Whether you’re eager to capture your feelings after a recent engagement or you’ve left it until the last minute, remember that these words hold great significance. They reflect the love and admiration you have for your partner in the present and embody promises for your future together.

Putting your heartfelt emotions into words may not be the most straightforward task, but you can do it with some time and reflection. Still trying to figure out where to begin and how to encapsulate a love that will endure a lifetime? Turning to wedding vow examples can be a valuable source of inspiration. These samples cover a wide range of moods–from traditional and religious to humorous and romantic. They serve as a starting point for you to personalize and create vows that are uniquely yours.

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Wedding Vows Examples

Traditional Wedding Vows Examples

“I promise to love and cherish you, in good times and bad, to be your partner and best friend. I vow to support you in your dreams and aspirations and to create a home filled with love and happiness. Today and always, I choose you as my partner for life.”

“I take you as my spouse, 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, until death do us part. You are my love, my life, and my everything.”

“I, (name), choose you, (name), to be my husband/wife/partner for life. Together, we’ll face the ups and downs, always by each other’s side. I offer you my hand and heart as a safe haven filled with love and serenity. I promise to stay faithful and devoted to you. Like this never-ending circle, my love for you will endure forever. Just as this ring is made of strong material, my commitment to you will never waver. With this ring, I marry you.”

Religious Wedding Vows Examples

“With God as our witness, I commit to honor and love you, to be faithful and supportive. I promise to pray for you and with you, to seek His guidance in our journey together. With His blessings, we will face every challenge, knowing that our love is built on a foundation of faith.”

“As we stand before God and our loved ones, I promise to be a reflection of His love for you. I will strive to be patient, kind, and forgiving, to walk with you in His light. Together, we will build a home that honors God and spreads His love to the world.”

“On this sacred day, before God and our loved ones, I, [name], take you, [name], to be my beloved spouse. With unwavering faith, I promise to love, honor, and cherish you throughout our journey together. I commit to walk alongside you, sharing in life’s joys and sorrows. In the presence of the Divine, I pledge to be a source of strength and support, uplifting and encouraging you in all circumstances. With God as our guide, I promise to build a home filled with love, kindness, and compassion. Together, we will honor our commitment, seeking His blessings as we embrace this sacred union.”

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Non-Religious Wedding Vows Examples

“I promise to love you unconditionally, to be your confidant and your biggest supporter. I vow to stand beside you through life’s ups and downs, to listen and understand without judgment. With you, I have found my home and my heart.”

“I commit to a partnership of equality, trust, and respect. I promise to always communicate openly and honestly, to be your rock and your safe haven. Together, we will navigate life’s challenges, celebrate its joys, and create a love that is unwavering.”

“On this special day, in the presence of our loved ones, I, [name], choose you, [name], as my partner in life. With deep love and profound respect, I promise to stand by your side through every moment of our journey together. I vow to cherish and support you, celebrating your strengths and embracing your imperfections. Together, we will create a home filled with understanding, trust, and joy. With open hearts, we will navigate life’s challenges, always communicating honestly and with kindness. Today and always, I give you my love, my friendship, and my unwavering commitment.”

“I choose you and promise to choose you as my husband/wife/partner every day we wake. I will love you in word and deed. I will laugh with you, cry with you, scream with you, grow with you, and craft with you. To be your kin and your partner in all of life’s adventures is all I could hope for in the world. Loving what I know of you and trusting what I don’t yet know, I give you my hand. I give you my love. I give you myself, the good, the bad, and the yet to come.”

I promise to stand by your side as your equal, to support your dreams and passions as my own, and to create a partnership built on love, trust, and open communication. Together, we will forge our own path and embrace the beauty of our modern love story. In a world of endless possibilities, I choose you as my partner and companion. With you, I promise to explore new adventures, celebrate life’s joys, and navigate challenges with strength and resilience. This modern love we share is boundless, and I vow to cherish it every day.”

“I see these vows not as promises but as privileges: I get to laugh with you and cry with you; care for you and share with you. I get to run with you and walk with you; build with you and live with you. I get to have you be the person I spend the rest of my life with. I get to be there for you and support you. I don’t have to honor and cherish you – I get to.”

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Humorous Vows

“I promise to always be your personal comedian, to make you laugh when you’re down, and to share endless inside jokes. I promise to be your partner in mischief and adventure, and to never take ourselves too seriously. With you by my side, life will always be filled with laughter and joy.”

“I vow to love you even when you leave the dishes in the sink, to tolerate your obsession with [insert hobby], and to always share the last slice of pizza. I promise to be your teammate in all things and to keep the romance alive with cheesy puns and silly dance moves.”

“My dear [spouse’s name], as we journey through growing old together, I promise to keep our sense of humor alive. I vow to make you laugh every chance I get, even when we have more wrinkles than we can count. I promise to find joy in the little things, like trying to remember where we left our glasses or mixing up our grandkids’ names. We may have gray hair and creaky joints, but we’ll embrace it with laughter and mischief. Together, we’ll navigate the adventures of aging with a smile on our faces and love in our hearts.”

Succinct Yet Eloquent

“I promise to love you fiercely, to cherish every moment we share. I vow to be there for you, to hold your hand and lend you strength. With you, my love, life is an adventure I eagerly embrace.”

“I choose you today, tomorrow, and every day that follows. I promise to love you deeply, to support and encourage you in all that you do. Together, we will build a future filled with love and happiness.”

“With all that I am, I choose you. Through every season, I stand by your side. Together, we’ll create a life filled with love, laughter, and adventure. Forever and always, my heart is yours.”

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Romantic Quotes

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” —Maya Angelou

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart). I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling).” — E. E. Cummings, I Carry Your Heart With Me

“And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you, and I’d choose you.” — Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” — E.E. Cummings, You are My Sun, My Moon, and All My Stars

“I want to be there when you cry to dry your tears. When you feel lonely, I want to give you a kiss. When you are scared, to embrace you. And when you are happy, to share a laugh with you. I don’t know what’s in store for us, but I do know that true love outlasts everything. It outlasts doubt, hate, war, misfortune, and, most of all, death. I vow to you to always be beside you. Not only in this life, but the next.”—Mordred, Forever Alive

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Movie Or TV-Show Inspired

“To love each other, even when we hate each other. No running—ever. Nobody walks out no matter what happens. Take care when old, senile, smelly. This is forever.”—Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith and Derek

“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you.”― Deborah Moggach, Pride & Prejudice screenplay

“It was not exactly love at first sight. But it turns out, it was love. You are the first man to accept me… for the man that I actually am.”—Sex and the City 2, Anthony and Stanford

“I promise to never forget that this is a once-in-a-lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.”—The Vow, Paige and Leo

“You make me happier than I ever thought I could be, and if you let me, I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way.” — Chandler, proposing to Monica on Friends

Image by Maggie Grace Photography. See more of this real wedding here.

Beyond Just The Two Of You (If Children Are Involved)

“Today, we not only join our lives together, but we also blend our families. To [name(s) of children], I promise to be there for you as a parent, to love and support you just as I do your mother/father. I vow to create a home filled with warmth, understanding, and respect. Together, we will build a family rooted in love, trust, and unity. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your lives and to share this journey as one.”

“As we come together today, we embrace not only the love between us but also the love we have for our children. To our beautiful family, I pledge to be a loving and caring presence in your lives. I promise to listen to your hopes and dreams, to guide and nurture you, and to always be there as a pillar of support. With open hearts, we will create a bond that transcends biology, a bond based on unconditional love and acceptance. Together, we will navigate life’s joys and challenges, knowing that we are stronger as a blended family.”

“On this joyous day, we celebrate the merging of two families. To our incredible children, I promise to cherish you as my own, to love you fiercely, and to honor the unique individuals you are. I vow to create a home filled with laughter, understanding, and open communication. Let us embrace this journey as a blended family, building a foundation of love and trust that will guide us through the years. Together, we will create a tapestry of love, woven with the threads of our shared experiences and the bond that binds us together.”

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Feel free to make these wedding vows examples your own by personalizing and adapting them to reflect your unique connection and significance. However, if you want to create vows that truly express the depth of your love, check out our guide for helpful tips. Once you intentionally open yourself to inspiration, you’ll find it flowing naturally and effortlessly.

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