How To Say Wedding Ring Ceremony Vows

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You've decided to write your own wedding ring ceremony vows. It sounded like a great idea at the time, but now that the wedding is quickly approaching and you still don't have anything written, you're beginning to think maybe you should just go with the traditional vows that everyone says. It's not that bad! You can come up with your own wedding ring ceremony vows in an hour or so. And your honey will appreciate the time and effort you put into your personalized vows. Here's a few tips to get your started on what to say for your wedding vows.

Step 1

Begin by telling your bride (or groom) why you love her (or him). Begin your wedding ring ceremony vows by stating your love for your new spouse. Talk about special things that have brought you together, things you love about him or her, and reasons why your spouse makes you happy. A few heartfelt sentences are sufficient.

Step 2

Talk about your commitment to your spouse. Another necessary part of your wedding ring ceremony vows is your discussion of commitment. Tell your new spouse what they can expect from you in terms of support and love. Discuss monogamy, children, struggles and celebration and commit to giving your all for each of these aspects. Any way that you can personalize your vows will make your new spouse realize your honesty.

Step 3

Complete the wedding ring ceremony. After you have said your initial vows, the minister or priest will request the rings. This signifies the beginning of the wedding ring ceremony, where you and your new spouse will exchange rings, which symbolize your new union. There are many traditional lines you can say during this part of your vows. Or you can write your own. Here are some samples to get you started on what to say as you exchange rings during your wedding vows.

  • This ring I give you, in token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love.
  • With this ring, I wed you, and pledge you my love, now and forever.
  • I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

In general, vows during the exchange of rings talk about commitment and the symbolic importance of the ring. It is a symbol of unending love and devotion, and your wedding ring ceremony vows should reflect this.


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