Your Wedding Vows with Roslyn McFarlane Marriage Celebrant
Every party to the marriage is required by law to say the Vows that are in the Monitum.
"I call on everyone present to witness that I full name take you full name to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse/partner"
There is no legal requirement for the couple to say anything else.
You May be surprised to know that you do not have to say "I Do" or exchange rings.
But, most couples want to write their own vows but are unsure of where to start. Wedding vows are the promises you will make to your partner that will be the framework of the marriage you are creating.
Your Marriage vows tell of the love you share, your journey so far and the life you hope to create, and the important values you will bring to the marriage.
Your vows can be in the form of a statement, a promise, a letter, a poem, the words of a song, or simply "I love you".
They don't have to be long, just sincere and achievable.
Take heart, there are lots of examples in my resource folder which I will give to you so you can find your own inspiration or use one or more of them that says what you want to say.
Some people are terrified of speaking in public, but don't worry, I can coach you with that, or turn your vows into a question and you simply say "I do" to make it easy for you.
Many modern couples will still choose to use the Traditional Wedding Vows. - Or a more modern version of it.
"I promise to love, honour and cherish you for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others from this day forward for as long as we live. With this ring I thee wed (marry you)".
I can help you with vows for second marriages, vows to include your children and for the ring exchange.
Some examples of Marriage and Ring Vows
I, (Name) take you (Name) to be my wife/husband/partner for life. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow and forever. I will trust you and honor you. I will love faithfully through the difficult and the easy. Whatever may come I will always be there. As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep.
I will take you in my arms when you need to be held. I will listen when you need to talk. I will laugh with you in times of joy, and comfort you in times of sadness. I will love you for who you are, and help you to become all that you can be. I will age gracefully with you/grow old with you.
You are my best friend, my confidant and one of my favourite pets. You make me laugh and cry, you are honest and wise. You are my strength and my inspiration. You always love me no matter what. You have helped me cope when things were bad and praised me when I did well. I cannot imagine my life without you. Today, I want to make a promise to you and to myself, in front of our friends and family, to love, honour and protect you for all the days of my life.
Name... I promise to be your partner in life and for life. I will do everything I can to maintain our love. I will talk to you and listen to you. I will give to you and I will take from you. Your success and happiness will be mine.
Traditional; With this ring, I thee wed, and with it, I bestow upon thee all the treasures of my mind, heart, and hands.
Bride/Groom, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. As it encircles your finger, may it remind you always that you are surrounded by my enduring love.
Response: I will wear it gladly. Whenever I look at it, I will remember this joyous day and the vows we've made.
I can promise you something very special.
Please call me, I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have 0401 275 678.
It is YOUR DAY, It is about YOUR LOVE and YOUR WISHES.
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We want your day to be special and we do not cut corners.
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