A civil ceremony is one example to the type of nonreligious, legal wedding ceremony that is presided over by a legal official versus a religious one. This is a preference of many that do not like to be associated with any type of organized religion or prefer to avoid any issues with an interfaith ceremony. Here is a look at some great civil ceremony wedding vows examples that you can incorporate into your ceremony.
I do solemnly declare, that I know not of any lawful impediment why I (your name) may not be joined in matrimony to (your partner’s full name).
I declare that I know of no legal reason why I (your name) may not be joined in marriage to (your partner’s name).
I call upon these persons, here present, to witness that I (your full name) do take thee (your partner’s full name) to be my lawful wedded wife/husband.
I give you this ring, on the occasion of our marriage as a token of my love and affection. I call upon these persons here present to witness that I (your name) do take thee (your partner’s full name) to be my lawful wedded wife/husband to be loving, faithful and loyal in living our married life together.
(your name), I give you this ring, as a token of my love, and a symbol of our marriage/partnership, I vow to be loving, faithful and loyal to you, throughout our lives together.
(your name), I take you to be my wife/husband/partner, I promise to love you, honour and respect you. I will stand by you and be true to you always. I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness and I ask you to wear it as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today. Whatever life may bring I will always love you.
I, [name], take you [name], to be my [husband/wife], 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 [(optional: 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.
[Name], I take you to be my lawfully wedded [husband/wife]. Before these witnesses I vow to love you and care for you as long as we both shall live. I take you with all of your faults and your strengths as I offer myself to you with all of my faults and strengths. I will help you when you need help, and I will turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.
I, [name], take you, [name], to be my beloved [husband/wife], to have and to hold you, to honor you, to treasure you, to be at your side in sorrow and in joy, in the good times, and in the bad, and to love and cherish you always. I promise you this from my heart, for all the days of my life.
Here is one example of a great civil ceremony wedding and the exchange of wedding vows. This is a beautiful example to the type of wedding ceremony you can plan yourself.
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