Humanist wedding vows

Are you looking for help with your wedding vows?

As a humanist wedding celebrant, couples are often delighted when I tell them they can write their own wedding vows but struggle when it comes to putting pen to paper. Others find the idea of saying their personal vows in front of friends and family difficult. It doesn’t have to be.

Writing your own vows is one of the loveliest ways to make your wedding unique. In this post I am going to share with you examples of humanist wedding vows. The most important thing to remember when writing your wedding vows is to use language you are comfortable with and to say what is meaningful to you and your partner.

Wedding Ceremony PlannerTo guide you through the marriage ceremony we’ve created the wedding ceremony planner to download. It also includes four examples of humanist wedding vows.

Humanist Wedding Vow Examples

1.  Straight forward vows from the heart in plain language

“I, Nick, promise to you, Sarah
to love and care for you,
to support your dreams,
to continue the fun that has brought us together,
and to be your friend;
with these vows I promise to be the best husband I can be.”

2.  Celebrants reads the vows for you

If you don’t want to say your vows – you don’t have to! I can read them and you can answer, “Yes, I do” or together “Yes, we will.”

“Lucy and Robert, do you both promise to love and cherish each throughout life, to respect each others dreams, value each others opinions and to be faithful to each other throughout your life together.”

Lucy and Robert, answer together… ” Yes we will.”

3. Adding some humour to your vows

“I Laura, promise, to you Harry,
to be your best friend,
to love, cherish and care for you,
to respect you and and your dreams,
and to never be boring!”

4. Vows inspired by books or traditional readings

Inspiration for your vows can come from readings or books too. Here are vows adapted from the children’s book, Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss.

Will you love with all your heart? From now until death do you part?

Pamela and Andrew:
Yes, we will love with all our heart
From now until death do us part,
And we will love if we are rich,
And if we’re broke and in a ditch,
And when we’re fit, and when we’re sick,
(Oh, CAN’T we get this finished quick?)
And we will love through good and bad,
And we will love when glad or sad.

And I will have, and I will hold.
(I think this might be getting old!)
I’ll love him my entire life.

Please, can’t I take her as my wife?

Then if you’ll take her as your wife
And if you’ll love him all your life
And if you’ll have, and if you’ll hold,
From now until the stars grow cold,
And if you’ll love through good and bad,
And when happy and when sad,
And love in sickness, and in health,
And when you’re poor, and when in wealth,
And if you’ll love with all your heart,
From now until death do you part,
Yes, if you’ll love through and through,
Please answer with these words:

Pamela and Andrew:

These are just a few examples of wedding vows. If you have any questions about your wedding vows, we can help you piece it together. You don’t have to be a poet. Use your own words or find those that match your feelings from a book. The most important things is that you are sincere.

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