Wedding Vows 12

Minister/ Officiant: Who is it that gives this woman to this man?

We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life's greatest moments, to give
recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes to the words
which shall unite__________and __________in marriage.

__________and __________'s, life is given to each of us as individuals, and yet we
must learn to live together. Love is given to us by our family and by our friends. We
learn to love by being loved. Learning to love and living together is one of the
greatest challenges of life - and is the shared goal of married life.

(Groom)__________, do you take __________ to be your Wife? Do you promise to
love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her?

I do

(Bride)__________, do you take __________to be your Husband? Do you promise
to love, honor, cherish and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto

I do


Wedding rings are an outward and visible sign of an inward spiritual grace and the
unbroken circle of love, signifying to all, the union of this man and this woman in

(Groom) I __________, take thee, __________ to be my Wife - to have and to hold,
in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you

(Bride) I, __________, take thee, __________to be my Husband - to have and to
hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you

__________ and __________ as the two of you come into this marriage uniting you
as husband and wife, and as you, this day affirm your faith and love for one another, I
would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special and unique
individuals, that you respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one another. Be
able to forgive, do not hold grudges, and live each day that you may share it together
- as from this day forward you shall be each other's home, comfort and refuge, your
marriage strengthened by your love and respect for each other.

Bible Reading from Corinthians  (optional)

    Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or
    Love is never haughty or selfish or rude.
    Love does not demand its own way.
    Love is not irritable or touchy.
    Love does not hold grudges and will hardly notice when others do it wrong.
    Love is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.
    If you love someone, you will be loyal to them no matter what the cost.
    You will always believe in them, always expect the best in them, and will always
    stand your ground in defending them.

Prayer   (Optional. You may alter this or replace it with another. Some couples will
ask a family member to say a prayer.

Dear Heavenly Father, (or "Oh Lord") our hearts are filled with great happiness on
__________ and __________'s wedding day, as they come before you pledging their
hearts and lives to one another.

Grant that they may ever be true and loving to one another. Temper their hearts with
kindness and understanding; rid them of all pretense or jealousy. Help them to
remember to be each other's sweetheart, helpmate, best friend and guide, so that
together they may meet the cares and problems of life more bravely. And with the
passage of time, may they find great contentment in the rich joy of senior
companionship. May the home they are creating today truly be a place of love and
harmony, where your spirit is always present. Bless this marriage we pray and walk
beside __________ and __________ throughout all of their lives together. We ask
these things in Jesus name; Amen.

Candle Ceremony (optional)
Music (optional)
Rose Ceremony (optional)

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up his countenance unto you, and give
you peace.

Congratulations, you may kiss your Bride.

It is my privilege to present to you Mr. & Mrs. __________________