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What are wedding vows?

 

 

Wedding vows are words the couple say to each other on their wedding day. The vow can be done at the church ceremony or at the reception party. Most couples that say their wedding vows say it in front of their friends and family to tell them in front of everyone how much they love each other. Wedding vows can a poem, or a letter. It can be about anything they wanted, it can start from the time they met as bachelors until the day got married. Wedding vows are considered to be something romantic and personal and it can include private or personal jokes in the middle. There are 18 traditional wedding vows and those are blessing of the apaches, blessing and exchange of rings, book of common prayer, breaking of the glass, ceremony of the rings, Cherokee prayer, Christian medieval ceremony, episcopal church vows exchange, exchange of vows, hand fasting and declaration of intent, hands of the bride and groom, Jewish ceremony, Lutheran marriage vow, question of intention, rose ceremony, standard civil ceremony, united methodist declaration of consent, Zion wedding ceremony. Of these 18 wedding vows the most popular ones are:

The Episcopal Church Exchange of Vows:

Groom: In the name of God, I (name), take you, (name), to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

Bride: In the name of God, I (name), take you (name), to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

Question of Intention

[Groom's name here], do you take [Bride's name here] to be your wedded wife, to live together in marriage. Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health And forsaking all others, be faithful only to her. So long as you both shall live?
[Groom's name here]: I do

Bride's name here], do you take [Groom's name here] to be your wedded wife, to live together in marriage. Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and health And forsaking all others, be faithful only to her. So long as you both shall live?
[Bride's name here]: I do

Standard Civil Ceremony

(name), I take you to be lawfully wedding (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 my strengths. I will help you when you need help, and will turn to you when i need help. I choose you as the person with whom i will spend my life.

 

 

 

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