We gather here on this beautiful day to celebrate the creation of a new marriage. In marriage, two individuals unite their lives irrevocably. They vow to nourish each other in spirit, mind, and body. Marriage thereby gives to us a sense of security so we may manage the sorrow and celebrate the joy that life brings. When two individuals unify their lives, they therefore enter a beautiful, yet solemn commitment to each other.
Into this union ________ and ________ come now to be joined.
Please join hands as a signs of your commitment.
Marriage is an honorable bond; it is a privilege to be entered into the holy state of matrimony. Much thought and preparation should have guided you to the decision to marry. You should know each other’s faults and strengths well. You should set each other free to fully be yourselves. Your devotion to one another should bestow upon you more courage to face all the difficulties life brings.
Indeed, always remember that the wisest couples have hope. They believe in the power of loving marriages. Arguments and obstacles will breach times of great happiness. But all moments and events are conduits to learning more about the world, oneself, and each other. In marriage, you should therefore become more and more affectionate, knowledgeable, and committed as you age apart and together.
Marriage is indeed about feeling the joyous, fluttering thrill you feel for one another. But it also has a deeper meaning. It is about offering unconditional sympathy, understanding, and care. It is about cultivating love and wisdom, so they may be perched on your shoulders from this day forward. It is about trying to defer to one another, so that peace reigns in your home.
Do you vow to be a trustworthy, loving, warm, and generous life-long partner in marriage to the amazing person standing by your side for as long as you shall live?
May true wisdom be whispered as soft, flowing waves into your minds and hearts. May wisdom and love bestow upon you a sense of hope and ambition—may they be muses to inspire in you great works and to remain always loving. May you be sheltered from the storms of change. May you be protected from feeling harm, and may all your fears be soothed. May you help each other so you may learn from mistakes.
Material things are neither sacred in themselves nor necessary to seal a marriage. They will warm only in as much as the giver and receiver bring forth their full meaning.
May these rings always gently yet regularly remind you to strive to become your partner’s most reliable, admired, and adored companion. Just as love need not be ornate to be timeless and lovely, these rings are beautiful in their simplicity and overall purpose. May you always care for each other as individuals by endowing one another with trustworthiness, honesty, comfort, and kindness.
Wedding Vows Chosen by Couple
Across time and place, you have united your lives. If you ever feel uncertain or frightened, all you need do is to call for one another and allow the spirits of love and wisdom to help you find one another and bring you peace. Take comfort in the knowledge that troubles and misunderstandings will surely come your way, but you will be able to rely on each other for unreserved care, protection, and guidance.
Give freely to each other sensitive support to help you gracefully face all the hardships you may encounter. Recognize how beauty radiates through each other’s words, acts, and hearts. Love and wisdom has touched you both, joined you together, and your shared love must be cherished just as your precious, individual gifts are to be treasured.
United by love, you become more complete and thus enter a more hallowed and privileged state of being. You belong to each other from this day onwards. Appreciate your bond. Keep only onto one another.
I now pronounce you to be married...Please kiss!