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Vows and Verses

The following pages include examples of traditional wedding vows, non traditional marriage vows, ideas for renewing wedding vows, wedding readings, marriage poems, love poetry, famous quotes, bible verses about love and marriage, marriage prayers, thank you verses, verses for birth certificates, christening ceremonies, and anniversary gift ideas. There are also many examples of wedding vows and wedding ceremony readings that incorporate different cultural traditions such as Indian wedding customs, Celtic blessings and Christian bible verses.

Choose a favorite wedding vow or poem for your Personalized Document or Certificate, or use them as a resource if you opt to write your own marriage vows. The free wedding vows and love poetry collection is one of the largest resources online for wedding vows and wedding ceremony readings.
Quote 05
Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi
I promise to love you above all others and
to value your friendship as a precious gift.
I look forward to raising our family and building
our relationship under the care and guidance of God.
I promise to stand beside you, in sickness or health,
in times of prosper and decline, in peace and in turmoil,
as long as we both shall live.
Quote 06
Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
Ephesians 4:26
With these rings we unite our hearts in tenderness and devotion.
We will honor each others cultures as we
join customs to form a trusting relationship.
We will protect, support, and encourage each other
through life's joys and sorrows as we create a loving future.
We promise to establish a home for ourselves and
our children shaped by our respective heritage's;
a loving environment dedicated to peace, hope,
and respect for all people.
From this day forward our lives will be
intertwined forever, blessed in faith, filled with
compassion, understanding and love.
Quote 07
There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree
Vita Sackville-West
Before God our Father who has given us the gift of love,
I <bride/groom>, join with you, <bride/groom>, in the covenant of marriage.
I promise to give my faithful, life-giving love to you,
and to share my life with you as long as we shall live.
May this community of faith witness our love
for each other for the rest of our lives.
Quote 08
Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
Barnett Brickner
I take you to be my partner.
To have and to hold from this day forward.
I give to you my unending love and devotion.
I promise to be true to you, to cherish you, and to share
my thoughts, hopes, and dreams with you.
I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you
my best friend. I will love you forever.
Quote 09
Titus Maccius Plautus
What is yours is mine, and all mine is yours.
In the sight of God's love and in the presence of our families and friends,
I name, take you, <bride/groom> to be may <husband/wife>.
I offer my friendship and trust in you,
promising to be faithful and understanding
as long as we both shall live.
Quote 10
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In the presence of the Lord and of this assembly,
I take thee to be my husband/wife, promising
with Divine Assistance to be unto thee a
loving and faithful <husband/wife>
until death shall separate us.
Quote 11
But love is blind, and lovers cannot see: The pretty follies that themselves commit.
William Shakespeare
I take you <bride/groom>, to be my <husband/wife>.
I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad,
in sickness and in health, I will love and honor
you all the days of my life.
Quote 12
Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beats one.
Freedrich Holm Joseph Von Munch
I promise to be there when you need me,
to fill your days with sunshine,
to comfort you and encourage you,
to help you reach your goals,
to be your best friend ever and to
love you all my life with all my heart.
Quote 13
Union gives strength.
I, <bride/groom>, take you, <bride/groom>, to be my wedded <husband/wife>.
With deepest joy I receive you into my life that together we may be one.
I promise you my love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care.
I pledge to you my life as a loving and faithful <husband/wife>.
Quote 14
...And when two people understand each other in their inmost heats, their words are sweet and strong like the fragrance of orchids.
Fu Xi
I <bride/groom>, take you <bride/groom>,
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 or in health, to love and to
cherish 'til death do us part.
And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.
Quote 15
...In marriage, everyday you love, and everyday you forgive. It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness
Bill Moyers
I love you. Today is a very special day.
Long ago you were just a dream and a prayer.
Thank you for being what you are to me.
With our future as bright as the promises of God,
I will care for you, honor and protect you.
I lay down my life for you my friend and my love.
Quote 16
The deed of love is stronger than words
Pearl Bailey
I love you and I know that this love is from God.
Through all of the uncertainties and trials of the present and future,
I promise to be faithful to you and love you.
I promise to guide and protect you as Christ does his church,
as long as we both shall live.
Quote 17
The first duty of love is to listen
Paul Tillich
I give you this ring, wear it with love and joy.
I choose you to be my partner,
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
as long as we both shall live.
Quote 18
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit
Peter Ustinov
I, <bride/groom>, take you <bride/groom>,
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,
'til death do us part, or the Lord comes for His own,
and hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.
Quote 19
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.
Martin Luther King
I will be a strong spiritual leader for us in our life,
for better, for worse, in sickness and in health,
in joys and in sorrows, until death do we part.
I give you all that I have myself and my love.
All these things I pledge to thee in
the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
With this ring I seal my vow of love to you and
pray I may fulfill God's place in our home,
in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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