The 10 Most Popular Wedding Vows Ever

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Many people are unsure as to which vows to use, traditional or non-traditional, or whether they should create their own vows. For those who are still researching their options, here is a list of the 10 most popular wedding vows ever. Once you have chosen your vows ensure that you inform your celebrant of your choice.

Traditional Wedding Vows

(1) The Following vows are simple, traditional and straight to the point.

I, (name), take you (name), 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.

(2) The Following vows are a little longer, more specific, but are still widely used yet very meaningful.

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my [opt: lawfully wedded] (husband/wife), my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow. I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

(3) The traditional wedding vows below are a popular choice for those couples wishing to convey a message of acceptance.

(Name), I take you to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife). Before these witnesses I vow to love you and care for you as long as we both shall live. I take you with all your faults and your strengths as I offer myself to you with my faults and strengths. I will help you when you need help, and I will turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with whom I will spend my life.

(4) Another simple yet traditional and popular wedding vows is also quite meaningful.

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my beloved (wife/husband), to have and to hold you, to honor you, to treasure you, to be at your side in sorrow and in joy, in the good times, and in the bad, and to love and cherish you always. I promise you this from my heart, for all the days of my life.

My One True Love

(5) These popular wedding vows are often seen as more heartfelt and are usually intended for couples who are okay with expressing their love openly.

I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

Growing Together

(6) For couples who would like to emphasize growing together emotional, physically, and spiritually, the following is a popular choice:

I, (name), take you, (name), to be my partner, loving what I know of you, and trusting what I do not yet know. I eagerly anticipate the chance to grow together, getting to know the (man/woman) you will become, and falling in love a little more every day. I promise to love and cherish you through whatever life may bring us.

When Our Love is Simple, and When it is an Effort

(7) The following vows are intended for couples who want to emphasize the aspect of being there for one another, no matter what the conditions are.

(Name), I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard,
when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

Trust

(8) For those who want vows to express equality and trust, the following is a popular example.

(Name), with all my love, I take you to be my wife/husband. I will love you through good and the bad, through joy and the sorrow. I will try to be understanding, and to trust in you completely. Together we will face all of life’s experiences and share one another’s dreams and goals. I promise I will be your equal partner in a loving, honest relationship, for as long as we both shall live.

Love and Laugh

(9) Couples who want to express their love without reservation often use the following vows:

(Name), today I take you for my (wife/husband). I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you to achieve all of 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.
Dreams

(10) Dreams and support are also an important part of marriage; often couples add this to their wedding vows.

(Name), from this day forward I promise you these things. I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow. I will share in your dreams, and support you as you strive to achieve your goals. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. I will remain faithful to our vows for better or for worse, in times of sickness and health. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always.

While these are likely the 10 most popular wedding vows ever, they are only a few examples of excellent wedding vows. Whichever vows are chosen, they should be honest and convey the message from the heart in order to help make the wedding day the perfect day.

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