6 Great Traditional Wedding Vows Forsaking All Others

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For many, a traditional wedding would require the exchange of traditional vows. In this new century, many less modest couples may look at less traditional means or take traditional vows and recite them with a modern twist. Here are some great traditional wedding vows forsaking all others that will offer you the inspiration to create your own.

Example #1

Groom’s Part:
[Groom’s name], do you take [Bride’s name] to be your wedded wife, to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health, and forsaking all others, be faithful only to her, for as long as you both shall live?

{I do.}

Bride’s Part:
[Bride’s name], do you take [Groom’s name] to be your wedded husband to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health and forsaking all others, be faithful only to him so long as you both shall live?

{I do.}

Example #2

Groom’s Part:
Do you, [Groom’s Name], take [Bride’s Name] to be your wife, to cherish in friendship and love today, tomorrow, and for as long as the two of you live, to trust and honor her, to love her faithfully, through the best and the worst, whatever may come, and if you should ever doubt, to remember your love for each other and the reason why you came together with her this day?

{I do.}

Bride’s Part:
Do you, [Bride’s Name], take [Groom’s Name] to be your husband, to cherish in friendship and love today, tomorrow and for as long as the two of you live, to trust and honor him, to love him faithfully, through the best and the worst, whatever may come, and if you should ever doubt, to remember your love for each other and the reason why you came together with him this day?

{I do.}

Example #3

Groom’s Part:
Do you, [Groom], take [Bride] to be your wedded wife, to cherish in love and in friendship, in strength and in weakness, in success and in disappointment, to love her faithfully, today, tomorrow, and for as long as the two of you shall live?

{I do.}

Bride’s Part:
Do you, [Bride], take [Groom] to be your wedded husband, to cherish in love and in friendship, in strength and in weakness, in success and in disappointment, to love him faithfully, today, tomorrow, and for as long as the two of you shall live?

{I do.}

Example #4

Bride’s Part:
I, [Bride’s Name], take you, [Groom’s Name], to be my husband, secure in the knowledge that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.

On this special day, I affirm to you in the presence of God and these witnesses my sacred promise to stay by your side as your faithful wife, in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.

I further promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you to achieve your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

Groom’s Part:
I, [Groom’s Name], take you, [Bride’s Name], to be my wife, knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.

On this special day, I affirm to you in the presence of God and these witnesses my sacred promise to stay by your side as your faithful husband, in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times an the bad.

I further promise to love you without reservation, honor and respect you, provide for your needs as best I can, protect you from harm, comfort you in times of distress, grow with you in mind and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

Example #5

Bride’s Part:
I, [Bride’s Name], take thee, [Groom’s Name], to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you.”

Groom’s Part:
I, [Groom’s Name], take thee, [Bride’s Name], to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you.”

Example #6

Bride’s Part:
I, [Bride’s Name], take you, [Groom’s Name], to be no other than yourself. Loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not yet know, I will respect your integrity and have faith in your abiding love for me, through all our years, and in all that life may bring us.

Groom’s Part:
[Groom’s Name], I take you as my wife, with your faults and your strengths, as I offer myself to you with my faults and my strengths. I will help you when you need help, and turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.

There are many creative ways to share and recite your wedding vows. For this couple, the groom decided to switch up traditional vows and instead perform a love song for his bride.