Vows and Ceremony

Sample Wedding Vows

Wedding Vows Sample #1

Groom: I take you as my lawfully wedded wife, to share with you a relationship of love and of tenderness and laughter. I will stand by you through all our tomorrows, respecting you as a person, your individuality, your needs, your changes, and enjoy your love throughout our lives. I believe we were born again to be together, and I truly love you now and forever.

Bride: I take you as my lawfully wedded husband, to share with you a relationship of love and of tenderness and laughter. I will stand by you through all our tomorrows, respecting you as a person, your individuality, your needs, your changes, and enjoy your love throughout our lives. I believe we were born again to be together, and I truly love you now and forever.

Wedding Vows Sample #2

Groom: I will have you as my wedded wife, to live together in faith, understand- ing, and love. I will listen to your deepest thoughts and be tender hearted and kind. I will be wise in my daily care of you, and stand faithfully at your side in all matters. Choosing you above all others, I pledge to care for your well-being of mind and body and spirit, as long as I shall live!

Bride: I will have you as my wedded husband, to live together in faith, understanding, and love. I will listen to your deepest thoughts and be tender hearted and kind. I will be wise in my daily care of you, and stand faithfully at your side in all matters. Choosing you above all others, I pledge to care for your well being of mind and body and spirit, as long as I shall live!

Wedding Vows Sample #3

Groom: You have filled my world with meaning. You have made me so happy and more fulfilled as a person. Thank you for taking me as I am, loving me and welcoming me into your heart. I promise to always love you, respect you as an individual and to be faithful to you forever. I choose you as my wife today and commit myself to you for the rest of our lives.

Bride: You have filled my world with meaning. You have made me so happy and more fulfilled as a person. Thank you for taking me as I am, loving me and welcoming me into your heart. I promise to always love you, respect you as an individual and to be faithful to you forever. I choose you as my husband today and commit myself to you for the rest of our lives.

Wedding Vows Sample #4

Groom: I take you to be my wife;
To share with you the laughter;
To kiss away the tears;
And to give you all the love in my heart, As long as we both shall live.

Bride: I take you to be my husband;
To share with you the laughter;
To kiss away the tears;
And to give you all the love in my heart, As long as we both shall live.

There are thirty five vows to choose from, which can be emailed to you. There are also many more to choose from, in person, from Rev. Kathleen’s reference books. Book an appointment for this service.

A wedding planner workbook is also available for purchase with more vows and all the many details of a wedding laid out for you. More wonderful vows can be found online to inspire you if you google “wedding vows”, such as from the magazine The Knot. The best vows are yours that you put together yourselves, inspired by the ideas.

If needed, the bride and groom will be speaking into a hand microphone, while repeating short phrases after the minister. It is not necessary to memorize any vows. This way you will sound smooth and everyone can hear you. It is important to note that the microphone should actually touch the skin of the chin to transmit properly.

The bride and groom may be substituted by bride and bride or groom and groom. Universal Life Church ministers acknowledge all true love in any form. The vows can also be changed up, so that each person’s vow is different instead of identical, as on this page. The wedding is as you wish it to be!

        

Malibu wedding photos by Reverend Kathleen Shannon.

 

The Order Of A Wedding Ceremony

Gathering Words

Opening Blessing

Charge to Couple

Consent to Marry

Promises

Wedding Vows

Exchanging Rings

Rose Ceremony (optional)

Candle Ceremony (optional)

Concluding Blessing

Marriage Pronouncement

The Kiss

Presentation of the New Couple

 

What is a metaphysical wedding? Gathering words where the officiant also invites in the family’s non-physical family members. The spiritual, non-religious beliefs are noted.

Any ceremony can have other religious traditions. No two weddings are alike. Each is treated as a unique and blessed event.

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