Wedding vows are extremely personal. They're the special words that will unite you and they represent your commitment to one another, so take your time finding the perfect wording for your ceremony—or even write your own.
This assortment of vows will help you get started on finding the perfect vows for you, whether your ceremony is traditional, non-traditional, religious, or secular. Use these sample vows as a source of inspiration, but feel free to personalize your wedding vows as much as you'd like with your own embellishments, loving words, and humor.
Traditional Wedding Vows
Traditional doesn't necessarily mean "boring." When vows are true, there's nothing boring about them. Plus, if you use these classic vows, there are many other ways in which you can personalize your ceremony. Consider these traditional wedding vows a jumping-off point. For classic couples, these vows are certainly beautiful enough to stand on their own, but if you're a creative couple who wants to write your own vows, these will serve as fantastic inspiration:
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Personalized Wedding Vows
Personalizing your wedding vows is a great way to reflect upon your relationship. These are great examples, although you could certainly get more personal. In fact, they might inspire you to write your own.
Religious Wedding Vows
For religious brides, grooms, and families, a church wedding ceremony is something truly sacred. Incorporate your faith into your vows for a special ceremony you'll never forget. If you'd like to personalize your religious wedding vows, check with your officiant before you get started. Every faith has its own wedding traditions and practices, so ask your officiant what his or her preferences are.
How do you write your own wedding vows?
When writing your own wedding vows, take some time to think about what you want to say, look back at some special moments you've shared, and jot these thoughts down on paper, then combine them together. Whatever you do, don't wait until the last minute to write them.
How long should wedding vows be?
Express how you feel, but keep it short and simple. Wedding vows should last around three minutes (approximately 400 words).
Who says their wedding vows first in the ceremony?
The groom is the one who traditionally says his vows first.