Vows! Please help!

Good Morning everyone!!!


First I will begin by saying I am Catholic and Mexican. So needless to say my family considers me extremely americanized.


We are getting married in a garden in Galveston (which is another outrage because I live 45 mins away lol) and we really would like to write our own vows. He seems to be doing fine with them, but I would like some pointers on to what typically is included in the vows.


Are you talking about him like if your telling the audience or are you just telling him?


Again I am the first to not marry in a church and to be writing my own vows, so it has been difficult for me to find someone to ask.


Any help is really appreciated!


 


Thank you!


Jessi :D


 

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 2:53 am
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I would like some help on this as well. My FI and I are writing our own vows (or would like too) and as of right now im stuck on the first sentence! LOL

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 3:03 am
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Hello!


I'm french and gonna get married in a garden by a friend...not really traditionnal but excatly as we want it


we decided that the vows are going to be what you love about him and what you promesse to him. so i'll talk to him directly ;)


I think it going to be in 2 parts :


What I like in him why I love him (I love you, you're my best friend, my lover bla bla)


what I promesse him ( I promesse you blabla)


that's for my personnal point of view...


 


some help from the web









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Here are some sentences and examples to get you started. You may use any of these vows, but we ask that you give credit to Bwedd.com and include the web address http://www.bwedd.com/ in your ceremony program. Thank you.


 



 


Sample Wedding Vows - Starters



  • I, ______, choose you, ______, as my best friend for life.

  • I, ______, choose you, ______, to embark upon this great journey of marriage with me.

  • I, ______, take you, ______ ,as my soulmate and companion.

  • I, ______, take you, ______, to be my wife, my partner, my friend, my confidant, my soulmate.


Sample Wedding Vows - Middle of your vows



  • Together, we can accomplish anything.

  • Together, we will be better than we could be alone.

  • Together, we will share our love with the world.

  • Together, our love will grow into a bond too strong to break.



  • Our love may be like the ebb and tide of the ocean, but it will always flow.

  • Through the good and bad, I want you to always know that I will be by your side.

  • I will be there for you in the ups and downs of life.

  • I pledge my all to you.


Sample Wedding Vows - Pledges




    • In sickness, I will nurse you back to health. In health, I will encourage you on your path. In sadness, I will help you to remember. In happiness, I will be there make to memories with you. In poverty, I will do all that I can to make our love rich. And in wealth, I will never let our love grow poor.








    • When you need someone to encourage you, I want it to be me. When you need a helping hand, I want it to be mine. When you long for someone to smile at, turn to me. When you have something to share, share it with me.








    • Though life may not always be as perfect as it is at this moment, I vow to always keep my love as pure as it is today. I promise to be there for you in your laughter and your tears, in your sickness and your health, in your comfort and your fears, in your poverty and your wealth. I know that our love is heaven sent, and I promise to be there for you for all your life, come what may.







  • We have already been through a lot together, and I believe that God has been preparing us for this moment and for our future together. I promise to keep the good memories alive, and to let the bad ones die. I vow not to let the sun go down on our anger, and to treat each morning as a new day to love you, the gift I have been given. I will not forsake you or these vows that we have made, but rather strive to show you my love for the rest of our lives. This is my promise to you.


Sample Wedding Vows - Theme Vows


"Amazed"
I, ______, take you, ______, as my best friend for life. I am so in love with you that I want to promise to stand beside you through thick and thin, through good and bad, through joy and sorrow. I want to spend the rest of my life hearing your thoughts and seeing your dreams. I promise to do my best to make our lives better and better from this day on because I am so amazed by you. This is my solemn vow.


"From This Moment"
From this moment, I, Name, take you, Name, as my best friend for life. I pledge to honor, encourage, and support you through our walk together. When our way becomes difficult, I promise to stand by you and uplift you, so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone. I promise to work at our love and always make you a priority in my life. With every beat of my heart, I will love you. This is my solemn vow.


"1 Corinthians 13"
I, ______, take you, ______, as the love of my life. I vow to be patient with you and the circumstances in our lives. I vow to be kind to all people we come across. I vow not to be boastful of our love or about our accomplishments. I promise to be proud of you, but not proud in love for though I will strive for perfection, I know I can never reach it. I promise not to be quick to anger, but to think before I speak and act. I vow not to keep a record of wrongs, but to always keep the happy memories alive. Through God, our love will never fail.


"Could Not Ask for More"
I, ______, choose you, ______, as my everything. I vow to love you through sickness and health, through the good and the bad, through richer and poorer. You are everything I need, and at this moment I know that all my prayers have been answered and that all of my dreams have come true. This is the moment I have waited my whole life for. I promise to give you my all and I know that I could not ask for more from you. I love you and always will. This is my solemn vow.


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other samples


Your wedding vows are extremely personal - they're special words that will marry you, and represent your commitment to one another. This assortment of traditional and non-traditional, religious and secular wedding vows can get you started on finding the right ones for you. If you are getting married in a religious setting, check with your officiant as she/he may have specific words that you cannot deviate from. Otherwise, feel free to add your own embellishments, loving words, funny promises (I promise to always make your favorite apple pie!) and inside jokes.

I, (Bride/Groom), take you (Groom/Bride), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part. 

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my [opt: lawfully wedded] (husband/wife), my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live. 

In the presence of God and these our friends I take thee to be my husband/wife, promising with Divine assistance to be unto thee a loving and faithful husband/wife so long as we both shall live.

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my friend, my lover, the (mother/father) of my children and my (husband/wife). I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of triumph. I promise to cherish and respect you, to care and protect you, to comfort and encourage you, and stay with you, for all eternity. 

I, [name], choose you [name] to be my [husband/wife], to respect you in your successes and in your failures, to care for you in sickness and in health, to nurture you, and to grow with you throughout the seasons of life.

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my partner, loving what I know of you, and trusting what I do not yet know. I eagerly anticipate the chance to grow together, getting to know the (man/woman) you will become, and falling in love a little more every day. I promise to love and cherish you through whatever life may bring us. 

After both have said individual vows, they may wish to say something in unison such as:

Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you, For where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. And where you die, I will die and there I will be buried. May the Lord do with me and more if anything but death parts you from me.


 


source http://weddings.about.com/cs/bridesandgrooms/a/vowwording.htm

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 3:08 am
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@Elocha  Your friend that is marrying you are they licensed (or whatever its called) Lol. Im just curious because when FI and I get married I wanted to try and get my oldest brother to marry us...instead of a pastor/preacher.


Even though I don't know if my brother would be up for it and I'll end up getting a pastor. I am just mainly curious. hahaha.


Does anyone else know what I am talking about? What is it called that he would have to get?

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 3:12 am
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the thing is in France once you're married at the cityhall you can do whatever you want...so it would be a "fake " ceremony (nothing official) but the way we want it


In the US I don't know if you can do that sorry...

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 3:19 am
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Oh I got cha! Okay well thanks anyways :)

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 3:28 am

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