Traditional Ceremony Vows Sample

 (Traditionally the father gives away the bride but this can also be done by mother or both parents. If No One Gives the Bride Away – Skip the First Question.)

Who gives this Woman to be married to this man?

(“I do” or “Her mother and I do” or “We do”)

Dearly Beloved, We are Gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the Face of this company, to join together this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony; which is an honorable estate, instituted of God, and therefore, is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, discreetly and advisedly, and in the fear of God.  Into this holy estate, these two persons present come now to be joined.  If any man or any woman can show just cause, why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him or her speak, or else hereafter forever hold his or her peace.

________________________, (Groom), Wilt thou have this woman to be thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance, in the holy estate of matrimony?  Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?

If so, please answer I will.

________________________, (Bride), wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband, to live together after God’s Ordinance, in the holy estate of matrimony?  Wilt thou love him, comfort him, honor, and keep him in sickness and in Health; and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?

If so, please answer I will.

_____________(Groom) please repeat after me:  I ________________(groom) take thee _________________(bride) to be my wedded 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 us do part.

_____________(Bride) please repeat after me:  I __________________(bride) take thee _________________(groom) to be my wedded 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 us do part.

Do you have your rings?  Please take the ring you are going to give your wife, and place it on her proper finger, and repeat after me:

With This ring, I thee wed.

Please take the ring you are going to give your husband, and place it on his proper finger, and repeat after me:  With This ring, I thee wed.

Bless, oh Lord, the rings, that each who gives it, and each who wears it, may abide in thy peace, and continue in thy favor.   Those whom God hath joined together, let no man or woman put asunder.  For as much as ________________ and _________________ have consented together  in holy wedlock, have witnessed the same before God and this company, and thereto, have given and pledged their troth, each to the other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving a right, and by joining hands; I pronounce that they are, Husband and Wife.              You May Kiss Your Bride.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I now introduce to you as Husband and Wife, ________________