These are vows from past couples who wanted to share with you what they said to their partner on their wedding day.
Use them freely as inspiration for your own vows.
There are a LOT of examples for you to pick and mix from!
Say as much or as little as you like, but notice in BOLD that the minimum legal requirement to say is:
Use them freely as inspiration for your own vows.
There are a LOT of examples for you to pick and mix from!
Say as much or as little as you like, but notice in BOLD that the minimum legal requirement to say is:
"I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, ANNA BELINDA CARLTON, take you, DANIEL EDWARD FISHER, to be my lawful wedded husband/wife/spouse."
If you're having trouble articulating what you want to say, write down these 2 ideas:
1. What you do for me
2. What I will do for you
And you'll find that that makes writing your vows 100% easier!
1. What you do for me
2. What I will do for you
And you'll find that that makes writing your vows 100% easier!
In this life time, I do not believe that I will find another who can care for me as well as you.
I never expected to be so lucky to be able to find the right person that I could love with all my heart.
Yet here I stand, ready to marry you.
I will do my best and be my best to protect and preserve this great love we share.
and you, Chris chew are the most important person in my life.
Chris, I promise to love you, to be your best friend, to respect and support you, to be patient with you, to work together with you to achieve our goals, to accept and trust you unconditionally, and to share life with you throughout the years.
I appreciate everything you have done for me and I will remember how lucky I am to have you
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Annie _____, with all my love, take you Chris _____ to be my lawfully wedded husband.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Catherine _____, take you Sonny _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
Kung, I remember the first day I met you.
You were wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.
I immediately thought to myself…
"CRAP! I am so overdressed...
Just wait till he meets the real me...
Jeans and an oversized top is totally my thing..."
And you know what?
We could totally be soul mates!
So, here we are....
Who would have thought,
That I would be standing
In front of the man of my dreams
In front of all the people we care about,
Wow, well its happening
And it feels incredible… no joke.
You know I am not the best at expressing myself,
But I want you to know
That you are literally the best thing that has happened to me
And I am so grateful to call you mine.
I promise to love you, care for you, feed your huge appetite and be loyal till the very end.
Thank you for choosing me to be your wife.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Sally _____, take you David _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
To my one and only fatshit, I promise to stand by you and support you through the good and bad times. To always respect you, to be honest to you, to be faithful to you and love you for who you are.
Words can't explain enough how happy you make me feel and how blessed I am to have a man like you in my life. A man who always put me first, supports me through all my wants and needs. Always trying to give me the best of best.
There can be times you wonder do I know or realise how lucky I am to have someone who loves me the way you do. Because I don't really show you how I feel sometimes. Which then leaves you wondering.
So today in front of all our family and friends I would to say I love you David and I'm in love with you. Thank you for loving for me (even though it can be hard to love me at times). Thank you for showing me there isn't anything you'll do for me. Thank you for making me feel safe at all times.Thank you for all the good times. Thank you for always standing by me. Thank you putting up with my silly decision makings.
Thank you for loving my family like they're your own. Thank you for being so handy and strong. Thank you for being a real man but a big kid most times. And lucky last thank you for putting up with my 8am vacuuming. That's true love right there.
So from this day onwards I can truly say I am one lucky girl to have and to be married to someone like you. I wouldn't be needing a reminder anymore.
Elliot, the last 10 years have been amazing. I have watched you transform from a teenage boy to a strong, motivated and handsome man. You make me smile and laugh and so unbelievably happy. In our future together, I promise to be kind and patient. To work as a team through any challenges that we may face.
I promise to be the person you can always turn to, to be your constant, your confidant. You are the love of my life and I promise to keep loving you for the rest of our lives.
I love you.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Brittany _____, take you Elliot _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
From the moment I met you I’ve been the happiest I’ve ever been, You make me laugh all the time, and being around you is so much fun.
When I met you, I discovered that soulmates really exist. I kept saying we were twins until I realised soulmates was a better word.
You’re spontaneous, and adventurous and I love that about you.
I love how brave you are and I’m glad you’re not scared of spiders.
I love that we love eating food and I love that you always save the last part of the Cornetto for me.
We always work so well together as a team that I know we can face any challenges that may appear together.
You always come help me when I need it most. You have only ever been supportive, kind and caring. Jeff, you are the most amazing person. My love feels like it grows exponentially.
I promise to support you with your dreams and goals.
I promise I’ll try and learn to cook you meals… at least once a week.
I promise I will always call you when there’s a bug.
I promise that I will always be there when you need me, especially when you have the man flu.
I promise I will never stop loving you.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Lisa _____, take you, Jeffrey _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
I believe that you’re the missing puzzle piece to all my flaws and you’re here to help me overcome what I’m not good at and I would like to think that I’m the same to you.
I promise that I will always remind you to do all those things that you set out to achieve no matter how long it may take.
To nag you about every little thing until you finally do it or I give up and do it myself.
To spoil you with lots of hugs and kisses to make up for arguments we may have.
To listen to all your success stories about those you defeated in your game of FIFA or whatever you may be playing.
I promise to remind you how much I love you by telling you every little detail about my daily life.
I know that we are together and will be forever because we are willing to make changes to fit each other so that we can create something better by growing and learning together.
I’m so happy to call you my one and I can’t wait to see where life takes us.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I Bianca _____, take you Hai _____, as my lawful wedded husband.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Joanne _____, take you, Nghia _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
From this day forth, I, Joanne, promise to be the best wife I can be as well as your best friend. I promise to be the best mother I can be for our kids, and pets if I ever let you get one!
I promise to laugh at your jokes even though I know I'm the more funny one!
I know I'm not the perfect person but you make me want to be a better person and the best person for you and our family.
I promise to support you in times of need and love you unconditionally in good times and bad.
I don't need to make this promise because I know that my love for you will get stronger and stronger each day, through every mile stone we share, through every memory and moment we have.
I will love you more and more always, from now and forever.
My sweet, amazing, loving Will. In you I have found my truest and best friend. You are my once-in-a-lifetime and my ultimate soul mate. The love that we share cannot possibly be written or defined. Let our love be defined by the time that I have spent by your side, nurturing one another to be the best person we can be, and laughing on a daily basis.
We were friends for a long time, after many years, our friendship blossomed into this wonderful loving relationship that we share today. The day we began speaking, years after high school ended, will never leave my memory. I said to you, I come from a strict family background, I was not allowed to date men, I was only allowed to marry them. You gave me a smile and said don't worry I'll speak to your parents and brothers, I know they will love me. I laughed and thought how cute and cheeky you were. I thought that was cocky yet little did I know it was that confidence and your intriguing persistence that you managed to date me and marry me 6 years later.
When we fell in love together, we fell fast and we fell hard. It was overwhelming, but in a heartbeat you showed me everything that you are and there was no question, you were my person, my most precious possession.
Will, you allow me to be exactly who I am meant to be without hesitation and have never asked me to change. You have helped me be more grounded and find calmness in myself. I will do my job right to make sure you feel unconditionally supported as who you are and who you choose to be.
I promise to come home after work smiling at you and give you kisses even after a stressful day.
I promise to be supportive of your dreams and to respect our differences.
I promise to comfort you when the bombers lose and drink beer with you when they win.
I promise to never run when times are tough but to remain by your side.
I promise to be less of a hot head and find reasons with you.
I promise to not just listen, but to hear you.
I promise to always laugh with you, even when your jokes aren't funny.
I promise to snuggle you every night and sometimes let you be the little spoon.
I promise to respect you and cherish you as an individual, a partner and an equal, knowing that we do not complete but complement each other.
I promise to cherish, value and protect the families that we have, the family that we are becoming and the family that we have yet to come filled with laughter, patience, understanding and love.
I promise not just to grow old together, but to grow together.
Everything in life requires patience, hard work and unconditional effort and I promise you that I will never stop working on us.
To say our relationship has been through a challenging roller coaster is an understatement, we overcame every obstacle life has given us and the way that we selflessly, authentically and passionately love one another we were able to stand here today. Because of this, you are my greatest achievement. Thank you for choosing me and I can tell you that without any uncertainty, that I did, I do and will always choose you.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I Lina _____ take you, William _____, to be my lawful wedded husband.
I love you Will.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Nick _____, take you, Shirley _____, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
I walked this path alone once upon a time. Today, we'll walk away together, side by side, past the threshold, and in to a new and lasting lifetime commitment.
Shirley, I am so in love with you. Inside me stirs a strong desire to grow a life together, to see each other through our best, and worst, to discover new things, and work together to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I can't promise you the world, but, my love, I will do everything in my power, with every waking breath and every ounce of strength in my body, to give you mine, my all and my everything.
From the instance we met, you captured my heart in ways I cannot explain, challenged me, frustrated me and bettered me in ways no person has done before. And, I have repeatedly fallen for you all over again. I vow to be true to you, to support and encourage you, to challenge and frustrate you *CONSTAAANTLY*. I truly believe we are each other and that we will continue to grow stronger as one.
Shirley. Thank you for loving me the way you do.
Do you remember the time when we were at brunch, looking at the menu and you asked me "what's a mo-cha?" Realising you meant mocha. Or the time when you were packing my lunch for work but ended up putting it in the microwave and heating it up? It's the silly little things that you do that make you so loveable.
I'll never forget the bright smile you gave me the first time you said you loved me. Your smile is so contagious that it makes life living so much more bearable. I always think to myself, how did I ever find someone so amazing who loves me unconditionally and gives me so much strength.
I'm thankful for all the times you cook for me and the all the times you nurse me to health. I'm thankful for your kindness, your patience and your love. I'm thankful that you accept me for who I am and allow me to be my weird self around you.
I promise that I will always care for you when you are ill and when you are well. I promise that I will always stand by your side and love you forever and always.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Shirley _____, take you, Nicholas _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I Van _____, take you, Mike _____, to be my lawful wedded husband.
To have and to hold, in sickness and in health.
I promise to love you without conditions – to honour you each and every day. To laugh with you when you’re happy…
To support you when you’re down. I promise to guide you when you ask for direction, to be your friend or partner in crime.
I promise to always challenge you to grow as a person and to know that home is within the comfort of your embrace. No matter what life may bring our way, I will be beside you for the rest of our days.
Brian, my jagi~
We’re 2 crazy people, and for 4 exciting years we have been a crazy, perfect couple.
Some may say it hasn’t been all glamorous, and I’d totally agree with them – you know I’m a realist after all.
But those hard times are the real testament to our bond, because we always dusted each other off the ground and stood back up together. Yes, I know that most of the time it was you that made peace first. Even in the worst of times, you brought us back together, and you were a constant reminder that we were each other’s first priority.
Of all the things you did to win me over, the way you daily showed your affection was by far the most persuasive. I was far from being accustomed to being told everyday that I was beautiful or special. Actually it was multiple times a day! And four years on, you still shower me with hugs and kisses and kind words, and you’ve turned me into the same kind of warm, gooey person.
You proved me right when I said that love doesn’t need expensive overheads or pretentiousness. And I never thought I’d find you, so I’m lucky that you found me and you held onto me even though I’m mostly weird. That’s why I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
I love you so much.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I Ruth _____, take you, Brian _____, to be my lawful wedded husband.
Did you know that this year, 2016, means that we have officially now known each other for more than half our lives? 14 years since we first properly met in year 7, we have experienced some of the most significant milestones of our lives together. Over those years, we have built a relationship on top of the strongest foundations of friendship.
What you do for me
I have come to know you as an amazing person with so many awesome qualities. You have been my soul mate for so long, supporting me through hard times and there celebrating there with me during the good. You allow me to be my childish immature self and encourage me to continue to becoming stronger and better. You are my better half and life would be empty without you.
What I will do for you
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I David _____, take you Amanda _____, to be my lawful wedded wife.
I promise to be yours and only yours for the rest of our lives together. I will always keep you foremost in my mind and look after you to the best of my abilities. I will stand by you and support you through the best and worst of what life has to throw at us.
I will continue to insist that you are beautiful without make up, even as we grow older. When we inevitably fight because of my failing memory or declining hearing, I promise to remain open and talk things out together. We will make decisions as a team and build our dream life together the same way we have our relationship – with patience, trust and love.
I love you.
You are my very best friend, my soul mate. You are kind and caring, and you are ever so handy around the house too. Our relationship is truly one that is unique; built on many wonderful years of friendship and memories. I love you so much, and I can’t believe how lucky I am to be standing here with you today.
From this day forth, I promise to be loving, patient and faithful. I promise to be the best partner I can be to you and try in every way to be worthy of your love. I promise to challenge you to be your very best and to continue to learn and grow old with you through all of life’s adventures. I promise that I will always be at your side, through the good times and the not so good, for all the days of my life.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Amanda _____ take you, David _____, to be my lawful wedded husband.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I Macy _____, take you, Darren _____, as my lawful wedded husband.
My dearest Darren,
In this lifetime, I do not believe that I will find another who can care for me as well as you.
I never expected to be so lucky, to be able to find the right person that I could love with all my heart. Yet here I stand, ready to marry you.
Because of this, I will do my best and be my best, to protect and preserve this great love we share.
And it's all because you are the most important person to me.
I love you Darren.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Angela _____ take you Dawei _____ to be my lawful wedded husband.
I promise to treat you with kindness, respect, appreciation and silliness because this is our definition of love.
I promise to help tackle our challenges, because there is nothing we cannot face if we stand together.
I promise to treasure our time together because life is limited and unpredictable. I want to create lots of memories with you and not waste a single second.
I promise to share an active lifestyle with you because I want to stay healthy and take care of you.
I promise to not complain when you sing because I understand you are not trying to annoy me.
Lastly I promise to trust and value you, to stand by you, to support you and to grow old with you.
This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I Ivy _____, take you Leon _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
I promise to laugh with you in times of joy, and comfort you in times of sorrow. I promise to share in your dreams and support you as you strive to achieve your goals. I promise to listen to you with compassion and understanding and speak to you with encouragement and respect.
I promise to create and support a family with you, in a household filled with learning, laughter, patience, understanding and love. I vow not just to grow old together but to grow together.
I promise to love you faithfully through the difficult and the easy, to cherish you for as long as we both shall live. As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Charles _____, take you, Sue _____, to be my lawful wedded wife.
I promise to be there for you,
I promise to:
You've inspired me from our very first chit-chats about fitness, your big dreams, ambitions for the future, and the way you love your family.
I'm so blessed to have a partner like you!
Thank you for being my serenity and my home.
Thank you dahil ikaw ang kumumpleto ng ibig sabihin ng totoong masayang buhay.
Thank you for sharing your Beautiful & Good friends with me.
I promise from today everyday and forever
You will no longer walk alone.
I promise to stand by you
And hold your hand through this whole journey
In tears and in laughter
In this world and in the next
I promise to love only you & you only as I grow older
I vow to always respect you
And accept you for all that you are
As I will always love that weird face you make when you touch my butt
No matter how loud you fart
And how clumsy you get most of the time
I promise not just to love you forever, but to love you every single day
Remember from this day on, we are one
I will hold your hand and I will never let go
In front of all these people who are here with us tonight, I want to say I love you so much!
As I stand here before you
It makes me remember every moment we have shared
Every laugh, every smile, every kiss and every tear
I will never forget the first time you held my hand in the Queenscliff caves, I finally felt the butterflies your meant to feel when you meet your soul mate.
I will never forget our first kiss on the roof of your mums house, I remember feeling like I was a princess in a movie.
I promise to always be there when you need me, always love you and never let you go
You are my fairytale prince
And after a decade together, I wouldn’t wish to spend any less than the rest of my life with you
You are my sugar daddy
When I look back to the beginning of our story I am filled with many different emotions. There is something very precious about the notion of being high school sweethearts. The unsettling truth is that in these youthful relationships, each person has so much growing to do as an individual throughout the course and more often than not it seems that young lovers tend to grow apart. The greatest victory of my life is that you and I form part of the select few that miraculously, were able to grow together. What a privilege it has been for me to share something so delicate with a girl as perfect as you.
Brooke, I promise to love you and all of you until the end of time.
I will nurture your happiness when the world grants it to you and I will lift you up when the world is too much.
I will always strive to be a better father for our family, yet acknowledging that I will forever be trailing behind in the wake of your success as a mother.
It is because of your beauty, your loyalty and your ongoing ability to surprise me with just how good you are that keeping these vows will not be a chore, but rather, it will be effortless, natural and graceful.
I love you.
I thank my lucky stars everyday that we found each other in this life time. You are funny, smart, patient and loyal. You have been my best friend, my shoulder to cry on, my favourite travel buddy, but most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me feel more loved than I ever thought possible.
This past year of living together for the first time in Sydney has been challenging at times, and I don’t say this enough, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. You are my home and you are where I belong. I promise to follow you wherever your career takes us, wherever it may be, Sydney, Melbourne or London, for the rest of our days together.
In the last 6 years we both have grown and evolved so much individually, but more importantly as a couple. You’ve become the best sous chef to me in the kitchen, and I’ve learnt to play golf to understand your obsession and spend more time with you. I promise to continue to grow with you, to be partners in everything we do in life and to build on the amazing bond we already have.
You are the most supportive partner I could ever ask for. I love that you always tell me I'm the most beautiful girl in the world or I’m the coolest person you know when I least expect it. You understand how important it is for me to be good at my job, and you’ve always been there for me when I most doubted myself to cheer me on. I wouldn't be who I am today professionally if it wasn't for you. I promise to support you in whatever you choose to do in life, nurture your dreams and help you become the best paediatrician you can be, as you have done for me.
Today surrounded by people we love, I choose you, James, to stand by your side and sleep in your arms. To laugh with you in good times and struggle alongside you in bad times. I promise to love you for who are you, and for who you are yet to become. I will love you and have faith in your love for me, through all our years and all that life may bring us. I promise to be a faithful and loving wife to you, and the best mum I can be to our mini Ngo-Phos in the future, and I can’t wait to grow a little family together one day. I love you!
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Chris _____, take you Annie _____, to be my lawfully wedded wife, and friend. We shall bear together whatever of sorrow and adversity life may place upon us, and share together whatever of joy and fulfilment life may hold in store.
Here in front of everyone we love, I give you everything that I am. My dreams and my fears. My triumphs and my failures. I trust you, and will always endeavour to be worthy of your trust in me. If we face times of struggle and hardship, you can depend on me to support and protect you, no matter what the cost.
I pledge to you a life of giving and of hoping, of growing and of loving. I shall be with you in your tears and in your laughter, just as I shall bring to you my own joys and my own sorrows. You will be my wife, as long as love remains. I commit my life to you; a commitment made with love, kept in faith, lived in hope and eternally made anew.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Sonny _____, take you Catherine _____, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
Wow. That was how I felt when I first saw you on our first date sometime in early 2016 at a Burmese and Thai Restaurant. I had a slow motion moment when you took that corner in your Subaru Impreza and I caught a glimpse of your surprising look on your face. Your eyes expanded and lips pouting. But you know, the way you took that corner, was the way we had our date. I cornered you to our important points in life and took it from there.
It has only been a year and some months. Some may ask, “are you sure?” and I say life’s too short. You’ve ticked most of my boxes, we’ll work out the exercise issue later... And just spending time with you ensured me that you are low risk but you definitely give more than just great returns, you pour your heart out for me, and it always brings a tear, or two, to my eyes.
I promise you that I will always be loyal and open to you, be by your side as much possible. Because life is unpredictable, I can only wish that we would spend the rest of our lives together and promise that I will do less silly and dangerous activities.
Catherine, you’ve wowed me on our first date, you still wow till this day and I’m sure you’ll wow me for more centuries to come.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I David _____, take you, Sally _____, to be my lawful wedded wife.
To try and be less lazy and help you clean. Even though in my opinion.. It already is.
To be more patient and understanding with you since you're such a lagger
To always push you to do and be your best. As it makes me want to be my best also
I promise to never let us go to bed mad at each other and occasionally let you win an argument.
I promise to build upon the foundation we have already layed. Overcoming our fears and conquering our goals together
I promise to create and raise a family with you in a household filled with love and laughter
And I promise to always love you. At your best and especially at your worst.
I am so thankful to God for putting you in my life and i just hope that I will always be worthy of your love.
For 10 amazing years we've both grown together, and I've seen you blossom from a lovely young woman to this: the most beautiful I can imagine someone...ever.
I'm so happy to be standing here and make these promises to you:
I vow to be your everlasting support, to stand by your side, hold your hand and walk proudly together, to challenge and inspire you, to continually sweep you off your feet and surprise you, to start this greatest adventure of our lives and never stop being young at heart. I love you and I promise to find every way to make that love always grow.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I Elliot _____, take you, Brittany _____, to be my lawful wedded wife.
Lisa, today I take you for my wife. I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, find your glasses and phone every time you lose them, feed you when you’re hungry, always laugh with you, even at your bad jokes, protect you, particularly from birds and spiders, be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live. I am the luckiest person here and I couldn't imagine growing old with anyone else.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Jeffrey _____, take you, Lisa _____, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Long _____, take you, Bianca _____, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
I promise to care for you, respect you and stand by you always.
I promise to support you in your times of need, comfort you in your times of sadness and laugh with you in times of joy.
I promise to continue listening to your super important gossip and stories about Instagram people you have never met.
Watch more Cantonese TVB series with you to hopefully be able to speak canto one day and make your parents proud and I promise to make you my signature creamy pasta dish whenever you crave it.
Above all else I promise to love you always, prioritise you and happily grow old with you.
I am blessed to have found you and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you.
My love, from the moment our paths crossed, you have captivated me, challenged me, frustrated me and improved me in ways no person has done before.
In you I have found my truest and closest friend, you are my greatest achievement, my post prized possession and my ultimate soul mate. From so early on you became a huge part of my life, my dreams and my future.
The love that we share can not possibly be defined by the words that we say today or ever.
From this day forward, I will look at each day with the joy of knowing that my tomorrow includes you. I take you to be my husband, my best friend, to stand side by side, hand in hand and heart to heart.
I vow to always love life with you and to be true to you, to support and encourage you and to challenge and frustrate you.
There are three words that are stronger than I love you and that is why I stand with you today and can tell you without any uncertainty that I did, I do, and I always will choose you.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Edah _____, take you, Long _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
From the moment I first saw you, I knew you were the one whom I wanted to spend the rest of my days with.
Your beauty, heart and mind inspires me to be the best I can be.
I vow to love you for eternity, respecting you, honouring you, being faithful to you, and share my life with you.
You have helped me become the person I am now, and with your help, I will be a better person tomorrow than I was yesterday and today.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Long _____, take you, Edah _____, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
I promise to be your biggest fan and partner in crime. I promise to grow old with you and love you unconditionally through hard times. I promise to support you in a home filled with patience, love and understanding. I promise to always be there with you side by side, shoulder to shoulder. I promise to be worth it. Worth the time. Worth your love. Worth your journey.
You will always come first, and o course, if you don’t for whatever reason, I will buy you some more shoes.
You are my best friend, my lover, my everything and I will always love and keep loving you.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Nghia _____, take you, Joanne _____, to be my lawful wedded wife.
Our journey has just begun, and in this short time you have given me joy and plenty of laughter!
You are one of the most beautiful people I know inside and out,
The most Selfless - you not only care for me but the people around you, even when others would walk away in those situations.
You have opened your heart and shown me the way to happiness,
and have opened mine to love you so much more than I could ever imagine.
I look forward to this next chapter of our lives, I am grateful that we have found each other and to take the leap forward.
Wherever this journey will take us, please know that I will be there to share the pain, memories and laughter with you along the way.
I promise you Joanne,
I will be there in time of need and stand by you no matter what life will bring,
to keep you safe from harm and will reach out when you need a helping hand.
More importantly to love you unconditionally even when you are HANGRY!
I am excited to take this next step to grow old with you,
and create a story we can share, not only just for us... but a family of our own.
To my best friend, my soul mate, my everything. You have been there with me from day one, through thick and thin, good times and bad. Whether as an accomplice in mischief, as my consolation in disappointment or my comrade in adventure. Whatever this life has thrown at us, you have helped steer me into the right direction and stay on course to true north. And with that, it has lead us to be standing here today, side by side, with me facing my true north, with whom I'm ready to share the rest of my life with.
I promise I will love you and only you forever, to cherish you and our time together, and always ensure that you know you're my top priority.
I promise that we will always be equals, that there is no job for just you or me as we will achieve our goals and dreams together.
I will compromise with you and admit that I'm wrong, just so you can agree with me.
I'll always be patient and let you know that we're still good for time when you're getting ready to go out, even though we're already half an hour late.
But most importantly, I vow that there will only ever be you in my heart, as it has been since the day we met, and as it will be until the day I die. You are the love of my life, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I William _____, take you Lina _____, to be my lawful wedded wife.
I consider myself one of a select few who truly know how special you are. While you manage to be intelligent, motivated, funny, exciting and beautiful, its the quiet humility that you conduct yourself with that always impresses me most.
You always challenge me both in my thinking and to achieve more, and I am a much better person because of you.
I couldn't imagine my life without you, and i know from years of experience that I'll always love you.
I promise to be yours and only yours for the rest of our lives together.
I will continue to respect and support you, and help you be your very best.
I promise to be a really bad influence for our children.
I will be there to pick you up should you fall, and will be right by your side through life’s ups and downs.
I will work with you when things get tough.
I will always be available to do the 'man chores' around the house, even though I have no idea what I'm doing usually.
I promise to love you, completely, until long after we've parted.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Michael _____, take you, Chelsea _____, to be my lawful wedded wife.
I stand here today, with our friends and family as witnesses; to swear to love you all the days of my life. As perfect as I want to be, I cannot say that I will never disappoint you on these, but in good faith promise to keep trying to stay true to them. In this;
I promise to love every version of you and to change with you as our relationship evolves and strengthens though the years.
I promise to support you through the hard times, and to stand with you through the toughest challenges in life.
I promise to encourage you to follow your dreams and to keep planning for the future even when I can’t understand where it might take us.
I promise to never stop inspiring you to be the best version of yourself; to be a better son, father and husband.
I promise to put your needs above my own and to continue to choose you each day that I wake for the rest of our lives.
I promise to trust you to protect my heart and our marriage, and to save the best of myself for you
Lastly, I promise to honour your word, and vow to submit to you in all things, as the head of our home.
In all above things; I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Michelle _____, take you, Richard _____, to be my lawfully wedded husband., for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, to be my lawfully wedded husband.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Richard _____, take you, Michelle _____, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
18 years ago we walked into each others lives. Exactly 8 years today we officially started our lives as a couple, and today, we start our next chapter of our lives as husband and wife.
I love that despite all my flaws and imperfections you love and care for me unconditionally. I love you because you're the first to apologise when we’re angry and the first to comfort me when I’m feeling down. I love you for always fighting so hard for our relationship. I love that your family has become mine and my family has become yours.
Michelle, today in front of our family and friends I marry you with no hesitation or doubt and make these promises to you:
I promise to always drive the speed limit, have the heater below 20 degrees and not force you to eat salty and spicy food with me.
I promise to not sit silently and be a sulk when I’m upset with you.
I promise to be always patient, honest, kind and forgiving with you and to never keep score.
I promise to put you first and consider you and your feelings in all my decisions.
I promise to protect you from harm and comfort you in times of distress.
I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard.
Finally, I promise to love you today, tomorrow, and all the days of our life.
As you are so painfully aware, I am not a perfect human being.
I don’t have abs or a very toned body. My voice is often uncontrollably loud. I eat far too much, and exercise far too little.
You have had to move house three times by yourself while I was busy at work, and there are other times when I couldn’t be beside you when you needed me.
Despite my flaws, I still come to you today to hold your hands in our union. This is because you make me want to become a better person.
While I cannot promise you abs of steel, I want to get fit so we can grow old together in good health. I will laugh loudly with you but also want to whisper love songs to you.
I want to eat together with you but also want to keep you company on the treadmill during those cardio sessions (maybe not all the time!)
And most importantly, while I cannot guarantee that my body can escape the grasp of the monster that is medicine, whenever you need me I promise that a part of my soul will always be beside your heart.
I will love you with all my heart, now and always.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Brian _____, take you, Ruth _____, to be my lawfully wedded wife.
I vow to always love you in all your forms, now and forever.
To help you love life, to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.
No matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I CUONG _____, take you, PHUONG_____ as my lawful wedded wife.
To my beloved, to my best friend, to the only person I want to share my life with. I am so thankful that we have made it here today to this part of our story. You make me feel protected, you take care of me, you make me feel loved every single day. I am the luckiest girl to be standing here with you, preparing to spend the rest of our lives together.
I think what we have is so rare – to be genuine opposites, AND each other’s complement at the same time! You love listening to Opera and Classical music in your car, while I’m putting my window up so no one can hear! To you being completely neat, and organised with your Excel spreadsheets, and me being a little chaotic and messy.
But then we share the best interests together – our love for fine dining and the fact that you are my favourite travel companion.
I’m so excited for everything to follow after this day. You make me look forward to waking up, to marriage, to life.
I am so lucky to be marrying you today. You are my best friend. I love you.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I PHUONG _____, take you CUONG _____, as my lawful wedded husband.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I Darren _____, take you, Macy _____, to be my lawful wedded wife.
What a road it has been to lead us here.
For the joys of sharing our little moments together where nothing else seems to matter, I’ve travelled by bus, train, boat, too many flights to count and a lot of patience. But here we are now, side by side.
Once, my world seemed so clear. My goals, my ambitions, my very understanding of life seemed obvious. And then, as if by magic, you changed all that. You appeared in my life and took apart all my plans, my well-constructed little world and have shown me what feels like a whole new universe.
Now, I learn more about myself, and the world, when I learn about you. And our experiences together have shaped us into something better, stripping away layers of what was, and allowing what is within, to reveal itself and shine brighter.
Everything I thought I once knew turns out to be much more complex, and yet, I know my task is simple.
Standing before you now, I offer myself, everything I am and everything I could be, to love you, and be your companion as you journey through life, and all adventures yet to come.
This is my promise to you.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Leon _____, take you Ivy _____ to be my lawfully wedded wife.
I promise to create and support a family with you, in a household filled with laughter, patience, understanding and love. I vow to learn, honour and grow together, love you faithfully through all time. I will laugh with you in the time of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow.
For where you go, I will go, and where you stay I will stay. When and wherever you are I am behind you, trusting you in what I know and what I do not yet know. I will share our dreams, respect and support you as strive to achieve your goals regardless of the obstacles we may face together.
I will listen to you with compassion and understanding and speak to you with encouragement.
I call upon the persons here to witness that I, Jennifer _____, take you, Alex _____, to be my lawful wedded husband.
I promise that I will forever love you, respect you, put you first and consider your thoughts and feelings in everything that I do.
To always make you feel loved, cared for, thought of, safe and secure.
To be your pillar of strength and rock through life’s journey,
To be your best friend and to always communicate openly and honestly.
To be the person you can always depend on and who always has your best interest at heart.
To be the person to hold you, to comfort you and keep your heart, mind and soul at peace.
You are my world, my everything, and my whole being belongs to you and you alone.
I am so blessed to have found my forever with you and cannot wait to share the rest of my life with you.
To my one and only, Charles:
You make me cry, you make be laugh, you make me feel that your love is true, I am blessed to have you as my life partner.
I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, Sue _____, take you, Charles _____, to be my lawful wedded husband.
I promise to always love you, be there for you, to grow old with you, watch footy with you, and be your favourite sports buddy.
It took only 12 years for us to finally reach this day...
I still vividly remember some of our early encounters when we were 13-14, and the quiet cute little adolescent boy in the pink polo shirt was standing there waiting for me and Tammy in front of Bread Top Springvale. Frankly, I didn't know you existed until I saw you that day at a friend's birthday dinner.
As we were about to head off to Hoa Tran, our only exchange was a simple 'Hi." But throughout the evening I remember stealing a few glances at you wondering why you weren't wearing TB Babe tops like the rest of us cool kids were... you don't know this but this was all happening while I was trying to get over my first break-up who also happened to be there... little did I know that the guy I was going to marry was just sitting across from the Asian noodles and stir fries. After acknowledging your existence over some new age flirting on MSN Messenger, I'm glad we made it official.
A lot has happened since then. We grew up together and essentially have become the same person, and ever since we haven't ben able to stop spending every ounce of free time we have together. I think we will be co-dependent for life - I hope that's okay with you.
Thank you for giving me credit even when I haven't earned it. For example, all the times you've cooked most meals but still praise me for my salad dressing. But hey, someone has to be the good sous chef right? Thank you for always letting me be selfish by allowing me to make all the decisions.
For example, letting me choose all the house decor, setting aside preferences of your own (Let's be honest though, I mostly always make the right decisions). Thank you for tolerating my Chidi moments of indecision, and for taking me to my 2nd home - Chadstone - every week, to make exchanges or returns as a result of this incessant inability to be satisfied with my purchases.
So, why do I love you?
I love you because you think your ankles can tell whether or not it will rain. I love that you think your puns or jokes are clever, including those on the bombonieres our poor guests will be receiving today; I also love that you believe your painstakingly long stories are interesting when in reality they don't get to the point quick enough. I love that you want to smoke everything and anything including ice cream, I love how creative you think your ideas are when they're actually just unrealistically ambitious.
But despite all your outrageousness, I am appreciative that you are rarely outraged with me and my flaws. The only times I have to experience your rage is serious road rage and your hanger, which can be quite brutal sometimes. I admire your dedication to your life long passion of helping people, and your humble nature. I am so incredibly lucky to have someone so understanding in my life, who will not only empathise with my feeling but make the effort to change, compromise, and make sacrifices so that I can be happier. I still can't believe you were willing to drive us back to Melbourne after just arriving at Camperdown ready to begin your week just because I forgot to bring my art supplies down. Unlike me, you're an amazing listener, you are patient enough to hear me complain and whinge repetitively and across numerous days, without taking it personally. Thank you for doing so much for me, cooking me delicious meals ready as soon as I get back from work, and then insisting to clean afterwards too. You do all of this and more even when you have your hands full; I can't believe I was able to find you so quickly and easily. I know I am blessed because I have you.
I promise to give you less silent treatments, I promise to share my troubles with you more, and spoil you as much as you spoil me. It's funny, even though we've spent what feels like a lifetime together, I still feel like I have so much to learn from you; to be more generous, compassionate and more affectionate towards others. I also promise to listen more attentively to your boring stories.
I love you so much!
You look amazing today! It is so surreal seeing you standing here 5 years after we met in the exact same spot. I remember that moment exactly, you were there and I was here and it was pretty dark and it is crazy to think about how many adventures we have been on since then. I can’t believe how lucky I am to finally be standing here with you again today.
You have been my friend, my girlfriend, my fiancé, and now my wife. You are all those things and more and I can't imagine anything without you!
You are the most supportive and caring person. Thanks again for moving to Sydney. That first year flew by so quickly even though we had to leave everyone here, and pay Sydney rent and hang out with Sydney-siders, and so many other problems, but we have made it through with a stronger relationship. I know you will always be there for me because you already have been. I promise I will always be there for you, as you have always been there for me, whether you need me or not.
I know I might be difficult to deal with sometimes. I might be stubborn and overly dramatic. I promise I’ll try to not always think I’m right especially when I am wrong. And I’ll try even harder to be more tidy, more organised, and to stop leaving things to the last minute. Like even though I told you I finished my vows 12 times, I only put it onto paper on Wednesday. You make me a better person and because of you I am more considerate and patient.
To finish with a quote:
If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together
There is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart I’ll always be with you.
I love you Lan
Jono, I love you so much words cannot express how thankful I am for this journey we have shared. Leading up to the wedding, we were constantly checking the weather and thinking about how ridiculously hot it would be, and hoping it would cool down. But this morning, I just felt thankful.
This 40 degree day reminded me of our first ays where you would ride your bike, in this very same heat just to see me. It reminded me of just how far we have come from uni kids eating tuna on toast and watching Disney marathons, to now trying to be adults and still watching cartoons.
I love how safe you make me feel, even when I feel like everything is collapsing. I love how kind and patient you are. I love how much you make me laugh and giggle.
As we take this next step, I promise to always be honest, to honestly love you and give you all of me. To show you each and everyday, that I know how lucky I am to be calling you my husband.
I promise to continue to learn and grow with you. To support and challenge you when you need so that we can both be the best we can be.
I promise to always choose to love you, my husband, my best friend.