The wedding vows are a solemn promise between the groom and bride. In front of witnesses, the groom and bride take turns to tell their wedding vows. There are hundreds of wedding vows. The wedding vow may be religious, traditional, interfaith, or personalized.
Traditionally, the priest asks a series of questions to the groom and bride. Facing each other and holding hands with each other, the groom and bride take turns to do the wedding vows.
Here is an example of traditional Christian wedding vow.
Priest: Do you (Name), take (Name), to be your wife
Groom: I do
Priest: Do you (Name), take (Name), to be your husband
Bride: I do
Here is another example in which the groom and bride take turns to read, or say.
Take you, (Name),
To be my (wife/husband);
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,
Till death do us part.
Many couple tries to memorize the wedding vows. With pressure and nerve sets in, the groom or bride peeks on the written wedding vow.
The traditional wedding vow is quick and simple. Wedding is a nerve-racking experience. Many couples are shy. And, they just want quick and simple but effective. You can rest assure that it works.
As many couples are shy, many couples like to reveal their feelings. They like to personalize the wedding vows. The couple would take time to write down their wedding vows.
To get inspiration on personalized wedding vows, you may look at romantic movies, celebrity vows, poems, and soap opera. There are over hundreds of vows such as Roman Catholic, Christian, Muslims, Greek, Jewish, and more. The wedding vow is a serious matter. And, it is worth to consider what to use.