PROMISES
When creating your promises to eachother, I recommend that the couples answer the following questions: 1. Where did you first lay eyes on each other?
2. Why did you choose this person out of 100 others?
3. What make them so special to you?
4. What is your hope for your marriage together?
5. What promise can you give to them now? These questions are just a few to get the ideas flowing to help you create your own special promises today. But if you are like so many who hate to do this type of "mushy stuff" we take the guess work out of it for you. Here are some samples that others have written for their vows. The promises are the fun elements that can bring laughter to your service. It is that heart felt moment between you and your other half as well as the audiance. We hope these examples have inspired you to create your very own vows today. These are our most popular. 1. Groom_________________________, repeat after me please sir: Bride_______________________ I thank God for bringing you into my life I choose you this day , to be my wife , my love and my best friend I commit myself to you ? openly, exclusively, and eternally I promise you my unconditional love I give you my unwavering trust, and I will share my life with you all the days of my life Bride________________________, repeat after me: Groom_________________________ I accept you as the one God has chosen for me I join with you now To share all that life may bring us. I will be yours through weakness and strength Through sorrow and joy Through failure and triumph I give my love to you and you alone With all my heart soul Now forever and always. 2. At this time, Wade, will you repeat after me sir: Samantha, I've been blessed to know you I thank God for bringing you into my life I choose you this day to be my wife, my love and my best friend. You have given me more love than words could ever express. I commit myself to you and you alone. I promise you my unconditional love. I give you my unwavering trust. Today, I promise to love you and provide for you all the days of my life. For this is my vow to you. And Samantha will you repeat after me please: Wade,I accept you as the one God has chosen for me; today I take you to be my husband, and my best friend. I join with you now to share all that life may bring us. I will be yours through weakness and in strength through sorrow and in joy through failure and in triumph For this is my vow to you. Here are some other common ones we have used in the past I Promise to Put the Toilet Seat Down
I [GROOM], promise before friends and family, to clean up my dirty laundry, help you cook, clean, make the bed, vacuum and put the lid back on the toothpaste. I promise to admit when I'm wrong, even when I'm not, bring you flowers even if I haven't done anything wrong and to love you with all of my heart.

I [BRIDE], promise before everyone and their dog, to always invite you to go shopping, never complain when you snore and to never ask you, "does this dress make me look fat." I promise to not talk your ear off, spend too much time on the phone with my friends, fix a special dinner for you more often than you bring me flowers and to love you with all of my heart.

Give Yourself Completely and Joyfully
Will you please, now join hands as you join your lives together, and face me.

Do you, [GROOM], give yourself completely and joyfully, as you choose [BRIDE] as the person with whom you will share your life, in laughter and in sorrow, in conflict and peace, loving what you already know about her, and having faith in what you do not know yet know?

Do you, [BRIDE], give yourself completely and joyfully, as you choose [GROOM] as the person with whom you will share your life, in laughter and in sorrow, in conflict and peace, loving what you already know about him, and having faith in what you do not know yet know?

To Be Your Friend and Companion.
[GROOM], will you have this woman to be your wedded wife? To be your friend and companion? Will you love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, remain faithful in your love for her, so long as you both shall live?

[BRIDE], will you have this man to be your wedded husband? To be your friend and companion? Will you love him, comfort him, honor, and keep him in sickness and in health, and, forsaking all others, remain faithful in your love for him, so long as you both shall live?

Pledge Your Love, Faith and Tenderness
[GROOM] will you receive [BRIDE] as your wife? Will you pledge to her your love, faith and tenderness, cherishing her with the loyalty and devotiona of a husband?

[BRIDE] will you receive [GROOM] as your husband? Will you pledge to him your love, faith and tenderness, cherishing him with the loyalty and devotion of a wife?

Love, Comfort, Honor, Sickness, Health
[GROOM], will you have this woman to be your wedded wife, to live together in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her in sickness and in health, and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as you both shall live?

[BRIDE], will you have this man to be your wedded husband, to live together in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love him, comfort him, honor, and keep him in sickness and in health, and, forsaking all others, keep thee only unto him, so long as you both shall live?

Bride, Groom, Parents and Community
[GROOM], will you give yourself to [BRIDE], to be her husband: to love her, comfort her, honor and protect her; and forsaking all others, be faithful to her so long as you both shall live? ("I will.")

[BRIDE], will you give yourself to [GROOM], to be his wife: to love him, comfort him, honor and protect him; and forsaking all others, to be faithful to him so long as you both shall live? ("I will.")

(parents stand)

Do you, parents of [GROOM] and [BRIDE], give your blessing to this marriage? ("We do.")

(congregation stands)

Will you, as friends of [GROOM] and [BRIDE], do all in your power to support and uphold this marriage? ("We will.")

Love, Honor, Cherish and Protect Now, would you both please turn and face each other and hold hands.

[GROOM], Do you take [BRIDE] to be your Wife? ("I do") Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her? ("I do")

[BRIDE], Do you take [GROOM] to be your Husband? ("I do") Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto him? ("I do") Continue on to the Vows