5 Best Traditional Roman Catholic Wedding Vows

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The marriage vows are the heart of any Catholic wedding ceremony. As it is stated in the catechism of the Catholic Church, consent between both a man and woman is an indispensable element that makes a marriage. Whether this is performed in Mass or without, here is a look at some of the best traditional Roman Catholic wedding vows to incorporate as a part of your ceremony.

Example #1

I, ______, take you, ______, to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

Example #2

I, ______, take you, ______, for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part.

Example #3

______ and ______, have you come here to enter into Marriage without coercion, freely and wholeheartedly? Are you prepared, as you follow the path of Marriage, to love and honor each other for as long as you both shall live? Are you prepared to accept children lovingly from God and to bring them up according to the law of Christ and his Church?

Example #4

I, ______, take you, ______, to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

Example #5

Do you pledge to recognize each other’s individuality and celebrate each other’s uniqueness as a strength in marriage. While at the same time, will you guard one another’s weaknesses with understanding, support, and inspiration?

Here is an example of one beautiful and memorable Catholic Wedding Ceremony that was held at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in California. This traditional ceremony captures the simplicity and elegance of a classic environment.