Romantic Wedding Vows
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?
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.
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 that I have,
All that I am,
All that I will ever be,
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,
That I will walk with you,
Hand in hand,
Wherever our journey leads us,
Living, learning, loving,
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?
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.
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
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.