Romantic Wedding Vows

By on July 1, 2014






A wedding is certainly one of the most important days of your entire life. It’s the moment when you no longer are considered one, but decide to share your entire life with another person- the person you love. This is a very special occasion and should be treated as such, with flowers dangling from every corner and a beautiful scent of love that fills the air. You will have everyone around you cherishing this moment, and as you are gazing into the eyes of your lover there’s really only one thing left to do: tell them how much they mean to you, how much you love them, and how you will continue to love them until death do you part with a romantic wedding vow. What’s the first step?

84077ec15ac7104bb2b4f1378bb5b494 The first thing you need to do is decide how romantic you want to be. Because, yes- there is different levels of romance. It could something a bit more basic, or you can delve deep into your heart and uncover some of the hidden romance that’s been trapped beneath for many years. It all depends on how much time you have at the wedding, how much time you want to spend writing and reading, and overall, how much you want to share with your soon to be wife/husband on the alter.

The second thing you need to do is decide which things you want to put into your wedding vow. I mean, you obviously love your soon to be spouse very much. You probably love everything about them, from their gorgeous brown eyes to their goofy attitudes, their love for the same quirky movies as you to their passionate love for animals- I’m sure the list goes on and on. But what you need to do is decide which things stand out the most and which attributes you want to include in your romantic wedding vow.

The last thing you need to do is decide exactly how you will say your romantic wedding vow. Will you decide to just read each other your vows like every other traditional wedding, or do you want to do something a bit more out of the box, let’s say with a poem or song? There’s plenty of ideas- we will get to them shortly.

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For now, let’s take a look at some of the best romantic wedding vows we have ever heard.

The Simple Wedding Vow

There’s nothing like simplicity, but don’t be fooled by this romantic wedding vow’s short stature. This vow holds a very deep and beautiful message to your partner, and is a wonderful option if you want something sweet, short, and to the point.

“All”

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All that I have,
All that I am,
All that I will ever be,
Is yours.
Forever.

Now, after reading that, you simply can’t tell me that isn’t an absolutely amazing romantic wedding vow wrapped up into only 5 short lines. Anyone could easily recite this at their wedding! Special thanks to WeddingVowShare.com for this special vow we’re sure will be used in some upcoming weddings. Here’s another great short romantic wedding vow from Wedding.TheKnot.com.

“On this day,
I give you my heart,
My promise,
That I will walk with you,
Hand in hand,
Wherever our journey leads us,
Living, learning, loving,
Together,
Forever.”

 

Expressing Your Love

There is absolutely no limit when  it comes to expressing your love. As we said earlier, you could have an incredibly long list that stretches from California to Africa and still not have written everything down. That being said, feel free to include as much as you want in your romantic wedding vow. Talk about how much you love them: trust me, your partner will never get tired of hearing it, especially on the wedding day. Talk about the things you love about them, from the finest little details to the obvious ones. Talk about how you couldn’t imagine life without them. They’ll love every second of it. Here’s a very romantic wedding vow taken from avalleywedding.com that can easily be personalized to suit your needs and wants.

Many people spend their lives searching for their soul mate, their one true love. Some people are lucky to find the person they can truly call the better half of themselves, while others spend the rest of their lives searching and never finding. I am happy to count myself among the lucky ones, because I certainly found you.

I love you, (name of spouse). I know that you are the only one for me, my one true love. I am happy and I am grateful that you came into my life, that where others have spent their entire lives looking for the one, I have found you. And now that I have found you, I shall never let you go. I promise you, (name of spouse), that I shall hold you and cherish you and give you my heart, that I shall support you and care for you. Faithfully, I shall always stand steadfast at your side with your hand in mine, regardless of what life would bring to us. I take you now as my wife/husband, and I shall remain so for the rest of my life.

Now, wouldn’t your soon to be spouse want to hear things like that? Of course they would! Consider this one of the greatest and most traditional options when it comes to romantic wedding vows. Here’s another wonderful wedding vow that expresses so much love and endearment from Offbeatbride.com.

I promise to always love you. As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow. I will always love you. Your love is inspiring to me every day. You are the kindest, most sincere person I know. I promise to never take your love for granted. I promise to always respect you. I promise to kill any insects that wander into our home. I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with you. Everything I am and have is yours. I love you! Will you be my wife?

I promise to always love you. As sure as the stars shine at night, I will always love you. Your love is like water. Formless. Shapeless. It is peaceful, strong and always just what I need. You are my heart. I promise to honor you. I promise to support you. And I promise that if there is ever a zombie apocalypse that you can count on my axe! I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with you. Everything I am and have is yours. I love you! Will you be my husband?

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Being a Little Silly

Love is supposed to be celebrated. Your partner is supposed to light up your world and make you smile the moment you see them- even just thinking about them should make your lips curl up into a grin! That being said, it’s OK to add a little bit of humor and lighten things up a bit. This not only shows your soon to be spouse how much you love them, but also lets them know you are completely comfortable with them and think your relationship is fun and delightful. It’s certainly a winning combination! Again, this is an awesome way to show how fun and creative you can be. But here’s a silly example from Weddings.Lovetoknow.com.

Groom: I promise to love you as much as the Chicago Cubs and not hold your black and white striped dress against you. From this day forward, I will listen to all of your complaints about the mall if you say them during the off season and promise to retire my baseball cap and face paint for public outings. I will love you in sickness and in health, from this day forward, until death parts us or you become a White Sox fan.

Bride: I promise to love you as much as I love my credit card and not hold your poor fashion sense against you. I will only show you my new clothes during commercial breaks and promise to keep you in the latest Cubs fashions. From this day forward, I will make sure your lucky shirt is washed for every game day and will always have plenty of potato chips on hand. I will love you for richer or poorer, as long as our credit limit stays high.

 

Rhyme It

For decades, romantic poems have been used to sweep women (and men too!) off of their feet. That being said, a romantic wedding is the perfect time to put together a lovely poem that will make your partners heart melt. If you’re not as creative as you’d like to be and can’t seem to make the words flow right, check out this beautiful poem taken from KeepandShare.com for some inspiration! It’s simply beautiful and we’re sure you will love it.

My True Love Hath My Heart and I Have His
by Sir Philip Sidney

My true love hath my heart and I have his. 
By just exchange one for the other given. 
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss, 
There never was a better bargain driven. 
My true love hath my heart and I have his. 
His heart in me keeps me and him in one, 
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides: 
He loves my heart, for once it was his own, 
I cherish his because in me it bides. 
My true love hath my heart and I have his.

And another example from PoetryFoundation.org:

To My Dear and Loving Husband

By Anne Breadstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
Romantic Quote Inspirations
If you’re planning to write your own and need a little help, try using one of these romantic quotes for some inspiration or for including into your wedding vow. These will really sweep your partner off their feet!
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” ― Robert Fulghum, True Love
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” ― Marilyn Monroe
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Tennyson
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” ― Jess C. Scott, The Intern
Romantic Songs
There is nothing quite like being serenaded by someone you love. If you really want to make your soon to be spouse hearts melt (and also shock them quite a bit), why not singing a song to them instead of a wedding vow? You can write your own song if you’re extra creative, choose “your guys’ special song”, or choose a romantic song that expresses your love and passion perfectly. Here are some beautiful and romantic songs to consider:
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? – Elton John
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis Presley
One in a Million – Bosson
Only You – Ashanti
Have I Told You Lately? – Rod Stewart
I Do – Westlife
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
Everything I Do (I Do it For You) – Brian Adams
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Can’t Smile Without You – Barry Manilow
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
You’re The First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White
And tons, tons more!
 
Your Best Friend and Your lover
Two people who are meant to be are more than just lovers- they are best friends. It’s a great idea to incorporate that into your wedding vow. This lets your partner know that you’re are serious about the relationship and consider them to be the closest person to you in your life. They can tell you anything, do anything with you, and feel totally comfortable around you. Here’s a beautiful vow from MarryMeIndy.com that your spouse will love to hear.
You are my best friend.
Today I give myself to you. Using the love that we share as a vessel,
through the pressures of the present and
the uncertaintities of our future, I can promise that
you will always have
my deepest love, my fullest devotion,
and my most tender care.
I promise to love you, to always strive to encourage and inspire you,
to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
when life seems easy and also when times become difficult,
when our love is simple, and when things becomes complicated.
I promise to honor you, and to always hold our love for each other in highest regard
These things I pledge to you today, and all the days of our life together.
I Love You.
Romantic wedding vows don’t have to be difficult. Don’t worry about being too cheesy or overly romantic. Your soon to be husband or wife won’t mind the extra dose of love and your guests probably won’t mind hearing how much you love your partner.
What is your favorite romantic wedding vow idea?





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