9 Great Traditional Lutheran Wedding Vows

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Couples that are familiar with the Protestant Christian denomination of Lutheran will find that slight variations may exist when they exchange traditional Lutheran wedding vows. Here is a listing to more than a half dozen examples that you can look at incorporating into your own ceremony.

Example #1

I take you, ______, to be my wife/husband from this day forward, to join with you and share all that is to come, and I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.

Example #2

I, ______, take you, ______, to be my wife/husband, and these things I promise you: I will be faithful to you and honest with you; I will respect, trust, help, and care for you; I will share my life with you; I will forgive you as we have been forgiven; and I will try with you better to understand ourselves, the world, and God; through the best and worst of what is to come, and as long as we live.

Example #3

I, ________, take thee ________, to be my husband/wife,
and pledge thee my troth,
so long as ye both shall live.

Example #4

I, ________, take you, ________, to be my husband/wife,
and these things I promise you:

I will be faithful to you and honest with you;
I will respect, trust, help and care for you;
I will share my life with you;
I will forgive you as we have been forgiven;
and I will try with you better to understand ourselves, the world, and God;
through the best and the worst of what is to come as long as we live.

Example #5

________, Our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together.
I enter into this marriage with you knowing that the true magic of love
is not to avoid changes, but to navigate them successfully.
Let us commit until death parts us.

Example #6

________, wilt thou have this man/woman to be thy wedded husband/wife to live together after God’s ordinance in the Holy Estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love him/her, comfort him/her, honor and keep him/her as long as ye both shall live?” (“I will”)

(Repeat) “I, ________, take thee ________, to be my husband/wife, and pledge thee my troth, so long as ye both shall live?”

(Rings) “Receive this ring as a token of wedded love and faith.”

(Rings) “With this ring I thee wed, and pledge thee my troth..”

Example #7

________ and ________ have come to make their marriage vows in the presence of God and of this congregation. Let us now witness their promise to each other and surround them with our prayers, giving thanks to God for the gift of marriage and asking God’s blessing upon them, so that they may be strengthened for their life together and nurtured in their love for God.

We rejoice that marriage is given by God, blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ, and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, let marriage be held in honor by all.

Example #8

Beloved people of God, we have come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the covenant of love and fidelity name and name are to make with each other.

The union of two persons in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual, for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and that their love may be a blessing to all whom they encounter. This solemn covenant is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and with commitment to seek God’s will for their lives.

Example #9

I, ________, take you, ________, to be my (husband/wife), and these things I promise you:

I will be faithful to you and honest with you;
I will respect, truth, help and care for you;
I will share my life with you;
I will forgive you as we have been forgiven; and I will try with you better to understand ourselves, the world, and God; through the best and the worst of what is to come as long as we live.

Here is one example of a Lutheran wedding ceremony featuring a young couple in their celebration.