Using Traditional Vows
Read the vows ahead of time to ensure that you agree with them. For instance, most couples decide to use "love, honor and cherish" NOT "love, honor and obey"!
"I, ____, take you, ____, to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love, honor and cherish you all the days of my life."
Writing Your Own Vows
Although it may be difficult to find the right words to express your feelings, writing and memorizing your own vows may make your marriage vows more meaningful. Spend time thinking about how you feel about each other and what it will mean to you to be married to one another.
Here are a few tips and suggestions for writing your own vows: