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The exchange of vows are the most important part of any wedding. They are more than mere words. Well crafted vows exchanged with sincerity express the experience of love rooted in commitment. They are if you like the 'inner reality' of your relationship forged into human language.
Here is a collection of wedding vows suitable for use in a religious or church service. With the agreement of the officiating minister these vows can be shaped and altered so they reflect your story and express something of the your commitment to each other. Alternatively, why not try and write your own wedding vows?
In the presence of God and before these witnesses, I, A..., give myself to you, B..., to be your husband, and take you now to be my wife/husband. I promise to love you, to be faithful and loyal to you, for as long as we both shall live.'
In the presence of our families and friends,
I, “A", take you, "B" to be my wife/husband
to laugh with you in joy
to grieve with you in sorrow
to grow with you in love;
to be faithful to you alone,
As long as we both shall live
I, A… take you B..., to be my (wife/husband),
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 .... take you ..... to be my wife/husband,
my partner in life and my one true love.
I will cherish our friendship and love you today,
tomorrow, and forever.
I will trust you and honour you.
I will laugh with you and cry with you.
I will love you faithfully. through the best and the worst,
through the difficult and the easy.
What may come I will always be there.
As I have given you my hand to hold So I give you my life to keep
So help me God.
I ....take you .... to be my wife/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 .... give to you in the presence of God
and these witnesses my sacred promise t
o stay by your side as your faithful husband/wife
in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow,
as well as through the good times and the bad.
I promise to love you without reservation,
comfort you in times of distress, 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.
(Name) I give you this ring in God’s name as a symbol of all that we have promised, and all that we shall share.
(Name), come health, happiness, and prosperity, I will stand with you; come illness, trouble, or poverty, I will stand with you. Take this ring as a sign of my love and commitment.
This ring I give you, as a sign of our constant faith and abiding love, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
To marry the person you have set your heart upon is a joy unparalleled in human life.
(Name), take this ring as a sign of my faith and my commitment to our love,
and share this joy with me today.
For more information about weddings in the Parish of Newbattle, please contact :
The Church office telephone number is 0131 663 3245.
Newbattle Parish Website can be found at: www.newbattleparish.org
Newbattle Parish Church (Church of Scotland), Scottish Charity No SC035087