Getting married is a lifetime commitment to go through thick and thin of life with your partner. Wedding vows are a way to describe how much your partner means to you. They tell how deep your love for them is and that you’ll hold to your end in this commitment.
We bring you a collection of some of the best wedding vows that we have come across. If your wedding is coming and you still can’t find the right words to describe your feeling, we’d suggest you take a look at these vows:
Some of these are from actual couples, some from our favourite TV shows and some picked off the internet. But we can guarantee you that they’ll leave you with teary eyes. So keep a box of tissue handy… just in case:
1. “Love is a word that is much too soft…”
“I want so badly to be able to explain all the love I have for you. Not the love of butterflies and stomach knots—but more the blurring of self and the entanglement with another soul. Love is a word that is much too soft and used far too often to ever describe the fierce, infinite and blazing passion that I have in my heart for you. You are a million dreams and a million prayers of a little girl come true. You are kind. You are silly. You are intelligent. Your laugh is contagious and you can put away an entire Baskin Robbins ice cream cake in one sitting like nobody else can…
…You acknowledge my strengths and accept my faults. You make me want to be a better person every day. I take you as you are now, tomorrow and for eternity to come, to be my husband. Even when the day comes that we’re old and grey, I promise to always see you with the same eyes and the same heart that I see you with at this exact moment.
So today, I vow to honour you and respect you, support you and encourage you. I promise to dream with you, celebrate with you, and walk beside you through whatever life brings. I vow to laugh with you and comfort you during times of joy and times of sorrow. I promise to always pursue you, to fight for you and love you unconditionally and wholeheartedly for the rest of my life. You are my best friend and I’m the luckiest person on Earth to call you mine.”
2. Preston Burke To Christina Yang- Grey’s Anatomy
“Cristina, I could promise to hold you and to cherish you. I could promise to be in sickness and in health. I could say, til death do us part. But I won’t. Those vows are for optimistic couples, the ones full of hope. And I do not stand here, on my wedding day, optimistic or full of hope. I am not optimistic, I am not hopeful, I am sure. I am steady…
…And I know that I am a heart man. I take them apart and I put them back together and I hold them in my hands. I am a heart man. So this I am sure, you are my partner, my lover, my very best friend, my heart, my heart beats for you. And on this day, the day of our wedding, I promise you this: I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands, I promise you… me.”
3. My love for you burns brightly…
“The love I bear for you burns brightly – so bright and so hot that it creates its own star – a place in the firmament where our love warms us every day. I vow to feed that warmth – to let us flow over us for all time and to never let our star stop lighting our path.”
4. My best friend
“_______, you have been my best friend, mentor, playmate, confidant, and my greatest challenge. But most importantly, you are the love of my life and you make me happier than I could ever imagine and more loved than I ever thought possible. You have made me a better person, as our love for one another is reflected in the way I live my life. So I am truly blessed to be a part of your life, which as of today becomes our life together.”
5. I will celebrate with you
“I believe in you, the person you will grow to be and the couple we will be together.
With my whole heart, I take you as my wife/husband, acknowledging and accepting your faults and strengths, as you do mine.
I promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make our family’s love and happiness my priority. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. I will dream with you, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring. You are my person—my love and my life, today and always.”
6. We’ll stay together
“From this moment, I take you s my best friend for life. I pledge to honour, encourage, and support you through our walk together. When our way becomes difficult, I promise to stand by you and uplift you, so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone. I promise to work at our love and always make you a priority in my life. With every beat of my heart, I will love you.”
7. An inexplicable feeling
“The feeling hit me the moment we made eye contact in class. It was so immediate and powerful—far deeper and inexplicably beyond any calculation of time and place. You don’t describe a feeling like that. You also can’t replicate it or force it. You just let it flow in and around you. You go where it takes you.”
8. I’ll make sure there’s no food in your beard after dinner
“Since the day you walked into my life, it’s been more fulfilling, my smile has been bigger and my heart has been more full. The days since we first met have had their share of struggles and trials but I’ve never once felt lonely in that time. I promise to love not only who you are today but to love the person you grow into over the years. I promise to love you without condition, to laugh when you’re happy, to cry when you’re sad.
I promise to always make sure there’s no food left in your beard after dinner.
I promise to remember that neither one of us is perfect but strive to remind myself of the ways we are perfect for each other.
I promise to love you, respect you, support you and above all else, make sure I’m not just yelling at you because I’m hungry.
I promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make our family’s love and happiness my priority. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. I will dream with you, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring. You are my person—my love and my life, today and always.
I see these vows not as promises but as privileges: I get to laugh with you and cry with you; care for you and share with you. I get to run with you and walk with you; build with you and live with you. With my whole heart, I take you as my husband.”
9. Amy Santiago to Detective Jake Peralta- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
“Okay, well. I’ve been planning this wedding for the last six months.
And if you told me yesterday everything that was gonna go wrong, I would have had a panic attack that sent me into the ER. But I’m here, and I’ve never been happier. Life is unpredictable. Not everything’s in our control. But as long as you’re with the right people, you can handle anything. And you, Jake Peralta, are the right person for me. But I do have some bad news. There is a bomb at this wedding as well.
Your butt. Your butt is the bomb. There will be no survivors.”
10. Simplicity has its own charm
“I promise to respect, admire and appreciate you for who you are, as well as for the person you wish to become.
I promise to support and protect your freedom because although our lives are intertwined, your choices are still yours alone.
I promise to seek a deep understanding of your wishes, your desires, your fears, and your dreams.
I promise to always strive to meet your needs, not out of obligation, but because it delights me to see you happy.”
Quite romantic, emotional and a little funny too, right? We started to tear up halfway through the article and we hope you liked them too. Also, we hope these proved to be of some help to you in writing your vows. There’s one little advice, before starting to write just take a deep breath and think about your partner. Think about how they make you feel and think about what all you both want to do (apart from bedroom business) after you get married. These will definitely help you write your profound vows.
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Resources: 25 Of The Best Wedding Vows We’ve Ever Heard