• Indian Wedding Vows and Readings View All

    Saptapadi (Seven Steps) 01

    Let us take the first step to provide for our household a nourishing and pure diet, avoiding those foods injurious to healthy living.

    Let us take the second step to develop physical, mental, and spiritual powers.

    Let us take the third step to increase our wealth by righteous means and proper use.

    Let us take the fourth step to acquire knowledge, happiness, and harmony by mutual love and trust.

    Let us take the fifth step so that we are blessed with strong, virtuous, and heroic children.

    Let us take the sixth step for self-restraint and longevity.

    Finally, let us take the seventh step and be true companions and remain lifelong partners by this wedlock.

    Now let us make a vow together. We shall share love, share the same food, share our strengths, share the same tastes. We shall be of one mind, we shall observe the vows together. I shall be the Samaveda, you the Rigveda, I shall be the Upper World, you the Earth; I shall be the Sukhilam, you the Holder - together we shall live and beget children, and other riches; come thou, O sweet-worded girl!

    Saptapadi (Seven Steps) 02

    Let us live with honor and respect.
    Let us walk together so we get food.

    Let us be happy and enjoy life.
    Let us walk together so we get strength.

    Let us share joys and pains together.
    Let us walk together so we get wealth.

    Let us not forget parents and elders.
    Let us walk together so we get happiness.

    Let us observe all acts of charity.
    Let us walk together so we have family.

    Let us live long and peaceful life.
    Let us walk together so we have joy.

    Let us be friends with love and sacrifice.
    Let us walk together so we have friendship.

    Now let us make a vow together. We shall share love, share the same food, share our strengths, share the same tastes. We shall be of one mind, we shall observe the vows together. I shall be the Samaveda, you the Rigveda, I shall be the Upper World, you the Earth; I shall be the Sukhilam, you the Holder - together we shall live and beget children, and other riches; come thou, O sweet-worded girl!

    Saptapadi (Seven Steps) 03

    Groom, Step 1:
    O' my beloved, our love has become firm by your walking one with me. Together we will share the responsibilities of the lodge, food and children. May the Creator bless noble children to share. May they live long.

    Bride, Step 1:
    This is my commitment to you, my husband. Together we will share the responsibility of the home, food and children. I promise that I shall discharge all my share of the responsibilities for the welfare of the family and the children.

    Groom, Step 2:
    O' my beloved, now you have walked with me the second step. May the Creator bless you. I will love you and you alone as my wife. I will fill your heart with strength and courage: this is my commitment and my pledge to you. May God protect the lodge and children.

    Bride, Step 2:
    My husband, at all times I shall fill your heart with courage and strength. In your happiness I shall rejoice. May God bless you and our honorable lodge.

    Groom, Step 3:
    O' my beloved, now since you have walked three steps with me, our wealth and prosperity will grow. May God bless us. May we educate our children and may they live long.

    Bride, Step 3:
    My husband, I love you with single-minded devotion as my husband. I will treat all other men as my brothers. My devotion to you is pure and you are my joy. This is my commitment and pledge to you.

    Groom, Step 4:
    O' my beloved, it is a great blessing that you have now walked four steps with me. May the Creator bless you. You have brought favor and sacredness in my life.

    Bride, Step 4:
    O' my husband, in all acts of righteousness, in material prosperity, in every form of enjoyment, and in those divine acts such as fire sacrifice, worship and charity, I promise you that I shall participate and I will always be with you.

    Groom, Step 5:
    O' my beloved, now you have walked five steps with me. May the Creator make us prosperous. May the Creator bless us.

    Bride, Step 5:
    O' my husband, I will share both in your joys and sorrows. Your love will make me very happy.

    Groom, Step 6:
    O' my beloved, by walking six steps with me, you have filled my heart with happiness. May I fill your heart with great joy and peace, time and time again. May the Creator bless you.

    Bride, Step 6:
    My husband, the Creator blesses you. May I fill your heart with great joy and peace. I promise that I will always be with you.

    Groom, Step 7:
    O' my beloved goddess, as you have walked the seven steps with me, our love and friendship have become inseparable and firm. We have experienced spiritual union in God. Now you have become completely mine. I offer my total self to you. May our marriage last forever.

    Bride, Step 7:
    My husband, by the law of the Creator, and the spirits of our honorable ancestors, I have become your wife. Whatever promises I gave you I have spoken them with a pure heart. All the spirits are witnesses to this fact. I shall never deceive you, nor will I let you down. I shall love you forever.

    We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever. Yes, we have become partners. I have become yours. Hereafter, I cannot live without you. Do not live without me. Let us share the joys. We are word and meaning, united. You are thought and I am sound. May the night be honey-sweet for us. May the morning be honey-sweet for us. May the earth be honey-sweet for us. May the heavens be honey-sweet for us. May the plants be honey-sweet for us. May the sun be all honey for us. May the cows yield us honey-sweet milk. As the heavens are stable, as the earth is stable, as the mountains are stable, as the whole universe is stable, so may our union be permanently settled.

    Saptapadi (Seven Steps) 04

    Let us take the first step to provide for our household
    a nourishing and pure diet, avoiding those foods injurious to healthy living.
    Let us take the second step to develop physical, mental and spiritual powers.
    Let us take the third step to increase our wealth
    by righteous means and proper use.
    Let us take the fourth step to acquire knowledge,
    happiness and harmony by mutual love and trust.
    Let us take the fifth step, so that we be blessed
    with strong, virtuous and heroic children.
    Let us take the sixth step for self-restraint and longevity.
    Finally, let us take the seventh step and be true companions
    and remain lifelong partners by this wedlock."

    We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever.
    Yes, we have become partners. I have become yours.
    Hereafter, I cannot live without you.
    Do not live without me. Let us share the joys.
    We are word and meaning, united.
    You are thought and I am sound. May the night be honey-sweet for us;
    may the morning be honey-sweet for us;
    may the earth be honey-sweet for us and the heavens
    be honey-sweet for us. May the plants be honey-sweet for us;
    may the sun be all honey for us;
    may the cows yield us honey-sweet milk.
    As the heavens are stable, as the earth is stable,
    as the mountains are stable, as the whole universe is stable,
    so may our unions be permanently settled.

    We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever. Yes, we have become partners. I have become yours. Hereafter, I cannot live without you. Do not live without me. Let us share the joys. We are word and meaning, united. You are thought and I am sound. May the night be honey-sweet for us. May the morning be honey-sweet for us. May the earth be honey-sweet for us. May the heavens be honey-sweet for us. May the plants be honey-sweet for us. May the sun be all honey for us. May the cows yield us honey-sweet milk. As the heavens are stable, as the earth is stable, as the mountains are stable, as the whole universe is stable, so may our union be permanently settled.

    Prayer to Lord Vishnu

    After crossing seven steps with me thus, you should become my friend. I too have become your friend now. I will never discard this friendship and you should also not do that. Let us be together always. Let us resolve to do things in life in the same manner and tread the same path. Let us lead a life by liking and loving each other, having good hearts and thoughts, and enjoying the food and our strong points together. Let us have undivided opinions. We will perform the vrithas united. Let us have same and joint desires. I will be Sama; you will be Rig. Let me be the Heaven; you be the Earth. Let me be the Shukla and you be its wearer. Let me be the mind and you its spokesman. With these qualities, you be my follower. You the sweet tongued, come to me to get good male children and wealth.
  • Celtic Wedding Vows and Celtic Blessings View All

    Traditional Celtic Wedding Vow 01

    Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone.
    I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
    I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.

    You cannot possess me for I belong to myself
    But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give
    You cannon command me, for I am a free person
    But I shall serve you in those ways you require
    and the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand.

    Traditional Celtic Wedding Vow 02

    Traditional Celtic Wedding Vow 02

    I vow you the first cut of my meat, the first sip of my wine,
    from this day it shall only your name I cry out in the night
    and into your eyes that I smile each morning;
    I shall be a shield for you back as you are for mine,
    no shall a grievous word be spoken about us,
    for our marriage is sacred between us and no stranger shall hear my grievance.
    Above and beyond this, I will cherish and honor you through this life
    and into the next.

    Irish Wedding Blessing

    May God go with you and bless you,
    May you see your children's children,
    May you be poor in misfortune and rich in blessings,
    May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.

    May joy and peace surround you both,
    Contentment latch your door,
    And happiness be with you now And God Bless you Evermore.
    May you live you life with trust, And nurture lifelong affection,
    May your lifelong dreams come true for you, Move ever that direction.

    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back,
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rains fall soft upon your fields.
    May the light of friendship guide your paths together,
    May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
    May the joy of living for each
    other trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eye.
    And when eternity beckons,
    at the end of the life heaped high with love,
    May the good Lord embrace you
    with the arms that have nurtured you
    the whole length of your joy-filled days.
    May the gracious God hold you both
    in the palm of His hands.
    And, today, may the Spirit of Love
    find a dwelling place in your hearts.

    Traditional Celtic Wedding Vows 03

    I, <groom>, in the name of the spirit of God that resides within us all, by the life that courses within my blood and the love that resides within my heart, take thee (bride's full name) to my hand, my heart, and my spirit, to be my chosen one. To desire thee and be desired by thee, to possess thee, and be possessed by thee, without sin or shame, for naught can exist in the purity of my love for thee. I promise to love thee wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change thee in any way. I shall respect thee, thy beliefs, thy people, and thy ways as I respect myself.

    I <bride>, in the name of the spirit of God that resides within us all, by the life that courses within my blood, and the love that resides within my heart, take thee, (Groom's full name) to my hand, my heart, and my spirit to be my chosen one. To desire and be desired by thee, to possess thee, and be possessed by thee, without sin or shame, for naught can exist in the purity of my love for thee. I promise to love thee wholly and completely without restraint, in sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again. I shall not seek to change thee in any way. I shall respect thee, thy beliefs, thy people, and thy ways as I respect myself.

    Medieval Celtic Wedding Vows

    I, <groom>, take thee, <bride>, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, for fairer or fouler, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us depart, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereunto I plight thee my troth.

    I, <bride>, take thee, <groom>, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to be bonny and buxom at bed and at board, to love and to cherish, till death us depart, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereunto I plight thee my troth.
  • Chinese Wedding Vows and Asian Wedding Readings View All

    Traditional Chinese Wedding Vows

    <bride/groom>, are you willing to take <bride/groom> as your <husband/wife>, in sacred marriage together for life?
    Whether <she/he> has sickness or health, poverty or wealth, beauty or is plain, in good times and in bad, are you willing to love <her/him>, to comfort <her/him>, to respect <her/him>, and protect <her/him>?
    And willing to be forever loyal to <her/him>?

    Married Love

    by Kuan Tao-Sheng
    You and I
    Have so much love
    That it
    Burns like a fire,
    In which we bake a lump of clay
    Molded into a figure of you
    And a figure of me.
    Then we take both of them,
    And break them into pieces,
    And mix the pieces with water,
    And mold again a figure of you,
    And a figure of me.
    I am in your clay.
    You are in my clay.
    In life we share a single quilt.
    In death we will share one bed.

    When Two People Are at One from I Ching

    by Fu Xi
    When two people are at one
    in their inmost hearts
    They shatter even the strength of iron
    or of bronze
    And when two people understand each other
    in their inmost hearts
    Their words are sweet and strong
    like the fragrance of orchids.

    Oath of Friendship

    by Anonymous, China, 1st Century BC
    I want to be your friend
    For ever and ever without break or decay.
    When the hills are all flat
    And the rivers are all dry,
    When it lightens and thunders in winter,
    When it rains and snows in summer,
    When Heaven and Earth mingle
    Not 'til then will I part from you.

    Excerpt from Tao Te Ching 01

    by Lao Tzu
    Without words, without even understanding,
    lovers find each other.
    ...The moment of finding is always a surprise,
    like meeting an old friend never before known.
  • Native American Wedding Vows and American Indian Prayers View All

    Apache Blessing

    Now you will feel no rain,
    for each of you will be shelter for the other.
    Now you will feel no cold,
    for each of you will be warmth to the other.
    Now there will be no loneliness,
    for each of you will be companion to the other.
    Now you are two persons,
    but there is only one life before you.
    May beauty surround you both in the
    journey ahead and through all the years,
    May happiness be your companion and
    your days together be good and long upon the earth.

    Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and
    remind yourselves often of what brought you together.
    Give the highest priority to the tenderness,
    gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves.
    When frustration, difficulties and fear assail your relationship,
    as they threaten all relationships at one time or another,
    remember to focus on what is right between you,
    not only the part which seems wrong.
    In this way, you can ride out the storms when
    clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives - remembering that
    even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there.
    And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your
    life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.

    Rite of Seven Steps 01

    Groom, Step 1:
    O' my beloved, our love has become firm by your walking one with me. Together we will share the responsibilities of the lodge, food and children. May the Creator bless noble children to share. May they live long.

    Bride, Step 1:
    This is my commitment to you, my husband. Together we will share the responsibility of the home, food and children. I promise that I shall discharge all my share of the responsibilities for the welfare of the family and the children.

    Groom, Step 2:
    O' my beloved, now you have walked with me the second step. May the Creator bless you. I will love you and you alone as my wife. I will fill your heart with strength and courage: this is my commitment and my pledge to you. May God protect the lodge and children.

    Bride, Step 2:
    My husband, at all times I shall fill your heart with courage and strength. In your happiness I shall rejoice. May God bless you and our honorable lodge.

    Groom, Step 3:
    O my beloved, now since you have walked three steps with me, our wealth and prosperity will grow. May God bless us. May we educate our children and may they live long.

    Bride, Step 3:
    My husband, I love you with single-minded devotion as my husband. I will treat all other men as my brothers. My devotion to you is pure and you are my joy. This is my commitment and pledge to you.

    Groom, Step 4:
    O' my beloved, it is a great blessing that you have now walked four steps with me. May the Creator bless you. You have brought favor and sacredness in my life.

    Bride, Step 4:
    O my husband, in all acts of righteousness, in material prosperity, in every form of enjoyment, and in those divine acts such as fire sacrifice, worship and charity, I promise you that I shall participate and I will always be with you.

    Groom, Step 5:
    O' my beloved, now you have walked five steps with me. May the Creator make us prosperous. May the Creator bless us.

    Bride, Step 5:
    O my husband, I will share both in your joys and sorrows. Your love will make me very happy.

    Groom, Step 6:
    O' my beloved, by walking six steps with me, you have filled my heart with happiness. May I fill your heart with great joy and peace, time and time again. May the Creator bless you.

    Bride, Step 6:
    My husband, the Creator blesses you. May I fill your heart with great joy and peace. I promise that I will always be with you.

    Groom, Step 7:
    O' my beloved goddess, as you have walked the seven steps with me, our love and friendship have become inseparable and firm. We have experienced spiritual union in God. Now you have become completely mine. I offer my total self to you. May our marriage last forever.

    Bride, Step 7:
    My husband, by the law of the Creator, and the spirits of our honorable ancestors, I have become your wife. Whatever promises I gave you I have spoken them with a pure heart. All the spirits are witnesses to this fact. I shall never deceive you, nor will I let you down. I shall love you forever.

    Rite of Seven Steps 02

    Let us take the first step to provide for our household
    a nourishing and pure diet, avoiding those foods injurious to healthy living.
    Let us take the second step to develop physical, mental and spiritual powers.
    Let us take the third step to increase our wealth
    by righteous means and proper use.
    Let us take the fourth step to acquire knowledge,
    happiness and harmony by mutual love and trust.
    Let us take the fifth step, so that we be blessed
    with strong, virtuous and heroic children.
    Let us take the sixth step for self-restraint and longevity.
    Finally, let us take the seventh step and be true companions
    and remain lifelong partners by this wedlock."

    We have taken the Seven Steps. You have become mine forever.
    Yes, we have become partners. I have become yours.
    Hereafter, I cannot live without you.
    Do not live without me. Let us share the joys.
    We are word and meaning, united.
    You are thought and I am sound. May the night be honey-sweet for us;
    may the morning be honey-sweet for us;
    may the earth be honey-sweet for us and the heavens
    be honey-sweet for us. May the plants be honey-sweet for us;
    may the sun be all honey for us;
    may the cows yield us honey-sweet milk.
    As the heavens are stable, as the earth is stable,
    as the mountains are stable, as the whole universe is stable,
    so may our unions be permanently settled.

    Cherokee Prayer

    God in heaven above please protect the ones we love.
    We honor all you created as we pledge
    our hearts and lives together.
    We honor mother-earth - and ask for our marriage to
    be abundant and grow stronger through the seasons;
    We honor fire - and ask that our union
    be warm and glowing with love in our hearts;
    We honor wind - and ask we sail though life
    safe and calm as in our father's arms;
    We honor water - to clean and soothe our relationship -
    that it may never thirsts for love;
    With all the forces of the universe you created,
    we pray for harmony and true happiness as
    we forever grow young together. Amen.

    Native American Ten Commandments

    Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.
    Remain close to the Great Spirit.
    Show great respect for your fellow beings.
    Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.
    Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
    Do what you know to be right.
    Look after the well being of mind and body.
    Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
    Be truthful and honest at all times.
    Take full responsibility for your actions

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