The Most Beautiful Wedding Vow Examples to Inspire Your Own

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Wedding vow examples can be a great source of inspiration for couples who are planning to get married. They can help you find the right words to express your love, commitment, and promises to your partner in front of your family and friends. But where can you find wedding vow examples that suit your style, personality, and relationship?

In this article, we will share some wedding vow examples from different types of weddings, such as traditional, modern, funny, romantic, and more. We will also give you some tips on how to write your own wedding vows that reflect your personality and relationship. Whether you want to keep it simple or go all out, we hope these wedding vow examples will help you create the perfect vows for your special day.

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After capturing over 700 weddings as a professional videographer I have witnessed many couples write incredibly personal and unique wedding vows. In the video above Cameron beautifully expresses his love for Alysia through his own perspective, mixed in with a dash of humour, to the delight of their family and friends.

“Alysia it was 2013 but it feels like only yesterday when a beautiful tall young lady took my breath away. Who would have guessed back then that we would be standing where we are today. You swept me off my feet encouraged me supported me and shaped me into the better man who stands before you.”

“It’s the small things about you that make you shine so brightly. I would say your smile is something I would wake up to a million times but we both know it’s the fuzzy hair, grumpy Alysia that truly shines when I’m pulling you out of bed in the morning. I promise to always be there for you. I’ll trust you, care for you, but most of all I will always love you.”

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Christine had some of the most amazing and heartfelt wedding vows to her husband Jonny that I’ve ever heard. During their wedding ceremony, in the stunning gardens of Errol Park Estate in the Scottish countryside, she pledged her love and promises to Jonny.

If you’re looking for amazing romantic wedding vow examples, whether you’re the bride or groom, these two will certainly give you something to aspire to.

“You are the love of my life. Being with you feels like home and I can’t imagine being without you. I feel so lucky to have met you and so grateful that we made the choice to hold on to what we found.”

“When we met I knew immediately you were the one for me and within a few weeks hope that today would come. You’re an incredible person. You are loyal and generous to those close to you but will also go out of your way to help a stranger. I’m inspired by how driven you are and how you just get things done.”

“You’ve helped me navigate through very rough waters and kept me on the right path at every turn. Thank you for your honesty, love, unwavering support, and advice when it’s needed, and for pushing me to do and be better. Thank you for swapping my champagne for sparkling water when required and subtly tugging on your ear in public when I need to quieten down.”

What are some modern wedding vow examples?

In this video, Jonathan says his wedding vows to his wife, Christine. Jonathan’s vows are full of humor, romance, and sentiment, and they are sure to make any bride cry tears of joy.

“I’m extremely proud to stand here today. You are by far the strongest, most independent, amazing woman I’ve ever met.”

“I love your fun-loving ‘Say Yes’ attitude to life. It’s inspiring and it means we always have a good time. I love your confidence your resilience and how you never let anyone tell you what to do especially me. I love how loyal you are to me your family and your friends.”

“As soon as you arrived in Scotland everyone fell in love with you. It was like you’d always been there. I love how good what a good team we are and no matter where life takes us I know that we will continue to create a great life together filled with happiness laughter and love.”

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funny wedding vow examples

When your wife-to-be is a lawyer it can make for some creative material when writing your wedding vows as a groom. Luca’s promises to Joyce (in the video above) are the ideal mix of humour and wit. He also makes playful jabs knowing that his words will be scrutinized by his legal-minded partner.

Cover photo by Mario Colli Photography
Venue: Rainforest Gardens in Mount Cotton, Queensland

What are some unique wedding vow examples?

Some of THE most unique wedding vows I’ve ever heard have to be from Courtney and Rob’s wedding in Byron Bay. After listening to their incredibly touching wedding vows you can feel just how much they mean to one another. They each included personal and humorous anecdotes that will give you a glimpse into their relationship as a couple.

“When we’re out for dinner I’ll always shuffle forward when you pull the table closer to you,” might be the most adorable and romantic phrase I’ve ever heard a groom say in his vows.

Katelyn and her husband Shane are both proud Sci-Fi and Marvel nerds with the bride’s amazing wedding vows reflecting this. She made references to their love of Star Wars and Avengers movies to their mutual passion for TV show binge-watching. She even quoted some of their favorite lines.

“I can’t wait to introduce our kids to Star Wars and watch them experience the MCU and Infinity War cliffhanger for the first time.”

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romantic wedding vow examples

James also had some incredibly touching and romantic wedding vows for his wife Kate.

“In every reincarnation, in every world, in every galaxy, in a million lifetimes I would choose you. You are my universe.”

“Ever since that first day, we’ve always been there for each other and supported each other no matter what the challenge. Our shared values of respect, compassion, communication, and selflessness form the most solid foundation on which our relationship thrives.”

“Upon these pillars, we’ve built a love that I am so proud of. I’m so fulfilled when I reflect on the love and devotion that we have for each other. Our love is my greatest achievement it will always be my life’s greatest success.”

Other FAQs about wedding vow examples

If you’re not sure how to start writing your vows then these tips will help.

  1. Start with a heartfelt greeting: Begin by addressing your partner with a warm and sincere greeting. This can be as simple as saying “My dearest [partner’s name],” or “To my beloved [partner’s name].”
  2. Share a memory or story: Consider sharing a special memory or story that you and your partner share. This could be a moment that made you fall in love with them or an experience that solidified your relationship.
  3. Express your love: Use this opportunity to express your love and appreciation for your partner. Tell them why you love them, what you admire about them, and how grateful you are to have them in your life.
  4. Make promises: Wedding vows are all about promises, so be sure to make some heartfelt and meaningful ones to your partner. Think about what you want your marriage to look like and what you’re willing to do to make it work.
  5. Keep it personal: Finally, remember that your wedding vows should be personal to you and your partner. Don’t be afraid to inject some humour or quirkiness into your vows if that’s part of your relationship dynamic.

The decision of whether to commit your vows to memory or recite them from a script hinges on your inclinations and comfort. Memorization can foster a deeper and more genuine connection, whereas relying on a script guarantees you won’t overlook any crucial words or emotions.

The length of your wedding vows is a personal choice, and there is no strict rule about how long they should be. Wedding vows can range from a few sentences to several paragraphs, depending on your preferences and the tone you want to set for your ceremony. Here are some guidelines to help you decide:

  1. Keep It Meaningful: The most important aspect of your vows is that they are meaningful and sincere. They should reflect your love and commitment to your partner.
  2. Consider the Setting: Think about the overall tone of your wedding ceremony. If you’re having a small, intimate gathering, longer and more personalized vows may be appropriate. For larger, more formal weddings, shorter vows might be more fitting.
  3. Speak from the Heart: Your vows should come from the heart, so write what feels natural and true to you. You can include personal anecdotes, promises for the future, and expressions of your love.
  4. Practice and Time Yourself: Once you’ve written your vows, practice saying them out loud. This will help you gauge the length and make any necessary adjustments to ensure they flow smoothly.
  5. Balance with Your Partner: Talk to your partner about the length of your vows. You both should be comfortable with the length and style of the vows you’ll exchange. It’s important that your vows complement each other.
  6. Stay Concise: While it’s important to express your feelings and commitments, try to avoid making your vows overly long. Keeping them concise ensures that they remain engaging for both you and your guests.
  7. Consult Your Celebrant: Some celebrants I know are also talented writers. It would be worth asking them for advice for writing your vows and benefitting from what they have seen and heard.

In the end, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to how long your wedding vows should be. The key is to make them heartfelt, sincere, and a true reflection of your love and commitment to each other. Whether they are short and sweet or longer and more detailed, what matters most is the love and emotion behind your words.

Don’t worry, it’s natural to feel nervous. Your vows are a beautiful way to express your love, and your partner will treasure them no matter what. Practice, breathe deeply, and focus on the love you share. Let your emotions guide you, and remember that your partner is there to support and celebrate your words.

In a traditional wedding ceremony, the vows typically come before the exchange of rings. The couple first declares their promises and commitments to each other during the exchange of vows, and then they proceed to exchange wedding rings as a symbol of their love and commitment.

The ending of wedding vows can vary based on personal preferences and the style of the ceremony. Common ways to conclude wedding vows include expressing love for each other, promising lifelong commitment, and declaring solemn vows.

Couples can choose heartfelt and authentic words that reflect their unique love and the promises they wish to make as they start their married life together. Ultimately, the ending of wedding vows should be meaningful and significant to the couple, emphasizing the depth of their love and dedication to one another.

There are different versions of traditional wedding vows in Australia, depending on the religious or cultural background of the couple. However, one common element is that they usually include a declaration of love and commitment, and a promise to be faithful and supportive for life. Here are some examples of traditional wedding vows in Australia:

  • From the Anglican Church of Australia: “I [Bride/Groom’s name] take you [Bride/Groom’s 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, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.
  • From the Catholic Church of Australia: “I [Bride/Groom’s name] take you [Bride/Groom’s name] for my lawful 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 honour all the days of my life. I will be faithful to you always.
  • From the Victorian Marriage Registry: “I call upon the people here present to witness that I [Bride/Groom’s name], take you [Bride/Groom’s name] to be my lawful wedded husband/wife/spouse. I promise to love you, to care for you and to respect you for all of my life.

These are just some examples of traditional wedding vows in Australia.

After watching these wedding vow examples I hope you’re feeling inspired to write your vows, Remember your vows should be as unique and special as your love story. And if you’re looking for a videographer to capture all the magic of your big day, we’re here to help. So get in touch with me and let’s create something truly unforgettable.

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