Christian Wedding Vows

Samples and Tips for Your Christian Wedding Vows

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When the Bride and Groom turn to face one another to say their Christian wedding vows, this is the all-important moment of the ceremony. Although every element of a Christian wedding is important, this is the central focus of the service.

During the vows, the two individuals make a promise to one another publicly, before God and the witnesses present, to do everything within their power to help each other grow to become what God has created them to be, despite all adversities, as long as they both live.

It is a sacred vow, expressing the entrance into a covenant relationship.

Couples often choose to write their own wedding vows. Keep in mind, the vows for the Bride and Groom do not have to be identical.

Sample Christian Wedding Vows

These sample Christian vows may be used just as they are, or modified to create a unique pledge. You may wish to consult with the minister performing your ceremony for help choosing or writing your own vows. 

Sample Christian Wedding Vows #1

In the name of Jesus, I ___ take you, ___, to be my (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, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow.

Sample Christian Wedding Vows #2

I, ___, take you ___, 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: according to God's holy ordinance, and thereto I pledge you my love and faithfulness.

Sample Christian Wedding Vows #3

I love you ___ as I love no other. All that I am I share with you. I take you to be my (husband/wife) through health and sickness, through plenty and want, through joy and sorrow, now and forever.

Sample Christian Wedding Vows #4

I take you ___, to be my (husband/wife), loving you now and as you grow and develop into all that God intends.

I will love you when we are together and when we are apart; when our lives are at peace and when they are in turmoil; when I am proud of you and when I am disappointed in you; in times of rest and in times of work. I will honor your goals and dreams and help you to fulfill them. From the depth of my being, I will seek to be open and honest with you. I say these things believing that God is in the midst of them all.

To gain a deeper understanding of your Christian wedding ceremony and to make your special day even more meaningful, you may want to spend some time learning the biblical significance of today's Christian wedding traditions.