Short and Sweet Wedding Vows Example

Officiant:

The union into which you are about to enter is the closest and tenderest into which human beings can come. It is a union founded upon mutual respect and affection. Your paths will be parallel, your responsibilities will increase, but your joy will be multiplied if you are sincere and earnest with one another.

(Groom’s Name) and (Bride’s Name), you are about to make promises to one another. Today, these vows are beautiful words representing even more beautiful intentions. But you will find that as you live these vows over the years, investing your time and your love and your commitment to one another, the happy times of your life will be twice as joyous, because there will be someone to share those joy with. And when life gets tough, it will only be half as bad, because there will be someone by your side to help carry the burden.

(Groom’s name), will you have this woman to be your wedded wife, to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, and forsaking all others, keep you only unto her, for so long as you both shall live?

Groom:

I will.

Officiant:

(Bride’s name), will you have this man to be your wedded husband, to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, and forsaking all others, keep you only unto him, so long as you both shall live?

Bride:

I will

Officiant (to Groom):

Take hands and repeat after me: I, (Groom’s Name), take you, (Bride’s Name), to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, to love and to cherish, from this day forward.

Officiant (to Bride):

I, (Bride’s Name), take you, (Groom’s Name), to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, to love and to cherish, from this day forward.

Officiant (to Groom):

Do you have a ring for the bride? Please place the ring on the bride’s finger and say: With this ring, I thee wed.

Officiant (to Bride):

Is there a ring for the groom? Please place the ring on the groom’s finger and say: With this ring I thee wed. Let these rings be given and received as a token of your affection, sincerity and fidelity to one another.

Officiant:

May (Groom’s Name) and (Bride’s Name) be a blessing and comfort to each other, sharers of each their dreams, consoler to each others sorrows, helpers to each other in all life’s vicissitudes. May they encourage each other in what ever they set out to achieve. May they trust each other, trust life and be unafraid. May they love each other and offer love and support to those around them.

Forasmuch as (Groom’s Name) and (Bride’s Name) have consented together in wedlock and have witnessed the same before this company, and have given and pledged their vows to each other, and have declared the same by joining hands, by the authority vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife.