A quintessential part of tying the knot, wedding vows hold a deep meaning as promises to commit wholeheartedly to your partner.
That being said, expressing your love and commitment towards your partner by squeezing it into a few short paragraphs in your vow can prove to be a challenge.
Thankfully, you don’t have to be a professional writer to pull this off. From passionate and romantic, to hilarious and quirky, we’ve shortlisted some awe-inspiring wedding vows to help you craft your own.
Romantic and passionate vows
1. A thankful heart
“I see these vows not as promises but as privileges: I get to laugh with you and cry with you; care for you and share with you. I get to run with you and walk with you; build with you and live with you.”
2. An unconditional love
“I promise myself to you. I promise you my unconditional love, tenderness, and undying devotion, to not ask you to be more than you are, and to love you for being you.”
3. My reason
“You were my reason back then, my reason now, my reason every day. You strengthen my weaknesses, bring focus to my dreams. Here and now I pledge my life to yours, that your dreams become my dreams. No matter where life leads me, I know that as long as you are there, that is where I am meant to be.” — easywedding.com.au
4. Wherever you go
“I join my life with yours. Wherever you go, I will go; whatever you face, I will face. For good or ill, in happiness or sadness, come riches or poverty, I take you as my husband/wife, and will give myself to no other.” — myweddingvows.com
5. Biggest inspiration
“The thing I love most about you is how you inspire me to be a better person. You’ve taught me to stand up for the things I believe in. You’ve taught me to have confidence and to always back myself. You’ve taught me to treat people with kindness, patience and generosity.” — wedsites.com
6. One in a million
“Millions of people around the world spend a lot of their time finding that one special person to be called their true love. Some are lucky to find the person they want to call as their significant other while others spend the rest of their lives looking for that true love but never finding it. I count myself as among the lucky ones to have finally found you.” — luvze.com
7. Today and all tomorrows
“Today, I take my place as your husband/wife. May our days be long, and may they be seasoned with faith, love, understanding, and respect, forever and ever. Today is the beginning of the rest of our lives. I choose to spend today, and all of my tomorrows, with you.” — weddingvowshare.com
8. I choose you
“I choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I will find you and I still choose you.” ― Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars
“How lucky am I to call you mine? Your love and trust makes me a better person, each and every day. For all those times that we’ve been together, there’s always been a mutual understanding that’s only shared when two people love each other truly. You were there for my greatest challenges. You encouraged me to grow. You helped me believe in myself and become the person that I am today. In your arms and by your side, I know I can do anything. I’m proud to call you mine.”
“This journey, this adventure that we’re on, has already challenged us as a couple, to work through hardships and obstacles, and to become stronger in our communication, in our commitment and to our love.
It has been the biggest growth I have ever had for myself by far as a partner. Our relationship is full of more love and support than I could ever ask for. I have never been more adored or felt safer and the trust that we have built, that we have worked so hard to protect, is invaluable. So thank you.” — theknot.com
“I promise to be your lover, companion and friend, your partner in parenthood, your ally in conflict, your greatest fan and your toughest adversary. Your comrade in adventure, your student and your teacher, your consolation in disappointment, your accomplice in mischief. This is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things.” — theknot.com
12. Always learning
“I want to marry you because I want to know everything. I want to know your passions, your fears, what keeps you up at night, and what gets you up in the morning. You are eternally fascinating to me and I love everything I know about you now, and trust that as we learn together, I will only love you more and more.” — hitched.co.uk
“In your eyes, I have found my home. In your heart, I have found my love. In your soul, I have found my mate. With you, I am whole, full, alive. You make me laugh. You let me cry. You are my breath, my every heartbeat.” — theknot.com
Humorously authentic vows
“You’re the one I want to binge-watch Netflix with forever. I promise not to hog the remote control or force you to watch horror shows unless I agree to watch an action movie in exchange, or spoil the ending of _______ for you.”
2. We made it
“I vow to still grab your butt when you’re old and wrinkly, and I want to hold your hand at 80 and be proud to say, ‘We made it’.”
3. Love during a pandemic
“I promise to love you every day of our lives; even in the event that a pandemic caused by a bat virus turns the world upside down and forces us to quarantine. Most importantly, I vow to be one of the first to hoard toilet paper, as to save us from having to worry about where we will get our next roll.” — yourtango.com
4. Accepting each other’s flaws
“I promise to always be your biggest fan and number one supporter. I promise to put up with your bad habits if you promise to put up with mine. Yes—this means I’ll be okay with you stealing the blankets each night, as long as you remain cool with my poor sense of direction and navigation skills.” — wedsites.com
5. Astrology romance
6. Soccer fans
“I promise to root for ______ even though I couldn’t truly care less who wins, and to comfort you whenever they lose.”
7. The ultimate gamer
“I vow to love you even when you’re 45 and still play Xbox, and always pretend that I’m interested in your latest video game obsession. In this game of life, I promise to be your navigator, your sidekick, your best friend, and husband/wife.”
Cute and heartfelt vows
“Guess what, [other person’s name]? You know me better than anyone else in this whole world. We’re best friends and we always have the best time together. There’s still a part of me today that cannot believe that I found you. Let’s solve life’s mysteries together, one day at a time.”
2. Weirdos in love
“We’re all a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness, and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss
3. Never alone
“I can’t promise to solve all your problems, but I can promise you won’t have to face them alone.” — treasurequotes.com
4. Swiped right
“Who knew signing up for a dating app on Valentine’s day would lead me to the love of my life? But standing here today, I’m so thankful I swiped right.” — weddingwords.us
5. Growing old together
“You told me before that you have a fear of growing old. You told me that growing old means being alone and I knew it frightened you. From this day on, you won’t grow old alone. I want to see the wrinkles forming on your handsome/pretty face. I can’t wait to see every strand of your hair turn grey. That’s because, for me, you will always be the most handsome/beautiful creature in this world, even if your face is all wrinkled and grey.”
6. It’s the little things
“From this day forward, I promise to love and support you through everything, and to care for you the way you care for me. I promise to kill the spiders, share my food, and eat the pineapple off your pizza. I choose you as my husband/wife, best friend and equal partner. I can’t wait to spend forever with you.” — wedsites.com
7. Better half
“To be your partner in all things, not possessing you, but working with you as a part of the whole.” — marriage.com
8. Forever young
“I swear to always and forever be your confidant and you mine. I vow to grow old with you and to keep the kid in you alive. I take you today to be my co-captain. I vow to stay silly, to never take ourselves too seriously, and stay just immature enough for grilled cheese and breakfast for dinner. I promise to grow alongside you, but also to never grow up.” — offbeatbride.com
9. Definitely, maybe
“I want to marry you because you’re the first person I wanna look at when I wake up in the morning, and the only one I wanna kiss goodnight. Because the first time I saw those hands, I couldn’t imagine not being able to hold them.” — Definitely, maybe
“They say love is like magic and I couldn’t agree more. When I first met you, you seemed to appear out of nowhere. My focus was kept on you, consistently trying to solve the puzzle of who you were and where you were from. As our love grew, I couldn’t wait to see you again and be entertained by the chemistry we shared. Now as we wed, I look forward to unlocking the mysteries of the world with you by my side. After all, every good magician relies on their assistant.” — minted.com
How to get started on your wedding vows
There aren’t any hard and fast rules to writing wedding vows, but starting on them early can potentially save you from a whole lot of stress as the wedding date nears.
One approach is to first practice saying it to a photo of your partner. Have a pen and paper within reach, and let your feelings flow. At the end of the day, remember that wedding vows are a heartfelt and sentimental exchange, so your partner’s possibly also trying to come up with something lovely out too.
If you’d like to have footage of precious moments like the exchange of vows on your big day, consider hiring a reliable and experienced wedding videography team to craft and weave your wonderful love story together.
Remember: vulnerability is a virtue, and as long as you pour your heart and soul into it, your other half is bound to feel the love!