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Non Traditional Wedding Vows
05/05/2008 - By Bride in the City

Want to have a more unique style of wedding vows? Here you will find a beautiful collection of non traditional wedding vows for your special day.


VARIATION 1
Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again.
I look forward with great joy to spending the rest of my
life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all life
has for us, and I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.


VARIATION 2
These things I promise I will do
That life may grant you ample grace
Because I love and cherish you:

I vow to treasure what is true
That I might touch whom I embrace:
These things I promise I will do.

I'll build a garden in your view
That with sweet fruit will stone replace
Because I love and cherish you.

I vow to love each day anew,
For love must dance through time and space:
These things I promise I will do.

I vow to make your terrors few
And then with you those demons face
Because I love and cherish you.

And now, as we make one of two,
A passage we cannot retrace,
These things I promise I will do
Because I love and cherish you.


VARIATION 3
I love you. You are my best friend.
Today I give myself to you in marriage.
I promise 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 when it seems hard,
when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard
These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.


VARIATION 4
I love you and I know that this love is from God.
Through all of the uncertainties and trials of the present and future,
I promise to be faithful to you and love you.
I promise to guide and protect you as Christ does his church,
as long as we both shall live.


VARIATION 5
I promise to be there when you need me,
to fill your days with sunshine, to comfort you and encourage you,
to help you reach your goals, to be your best friend
ever and to love you all my life with all my heart.

I promise to love you above all others and to value
your friendship as a precious gift.
I look forward to raising our family and building
our relationship under the care and guidance of God.
I promise to stand beside you in sickness or health, in times of
prosper and decline, in peace and in turmoil, as long as we both
shall live.

I acknowledge my love for you and invite you to share my life as I hope
to share yours. I promise to walk by your side, to love, help and
encourage you. I vow to take time to share with you, to listen and to
care. I will share your laughter and your tears as your partner, lover and
friend. I promise always to respect you and honor you as an individual
and to be conscious of your needs. I shall seek through kindness and
compassion to achieve with you the life we have planned together.


VARIATION 6
From this day forward I promise you these things.
I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow.
I will share in your dreams, and support you as you strive to achieve your goals.
I will listen to you with compassion and understanding,
and speak to you with encouragement.
I will help you when you need it, and step aside when you don't.
I will remain faithful to you for better or worse, in times of sickness and health.
You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always.


VARIATION 7
On this special day,
I give to you in the presence of God and all these witnesses
my promise to stay by your side,
in sickness and in health,
in joy and in sorrow, as well as
through the good times and the bad.
I promise to love you without reservation,
comfort you in times of distress,
encourage you to achieve all of your goals,
laugh with you and cry with you,
grow with you in mind and spirit,
always be open and honest with you,
and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.


VARIATION 8
As we stand beside the ocean tide, may our love always be as
constant and unchanging as these never-ending waves that pour
beneath our feet, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea; your love
came softly upon my heart, just as the foam comes softly upon the
sand, and just as there will never be a morning without the ocean's flow,
so there will never be a day without my love for you. I pledge myself to
you this day Our love will be as unchanging and dependable as the tide;
as these waters nourish the earth and sustain life, may my constant devotion
nourish and sustain you until the end of time.


VARIATION 9
_______, I love you. You are my best friend and will be forever. Today I give myself to you in marriage to be your husband/wife. I promise to encourage you, to laugh with you and to comfort you in times of sorrow. I promise to love you in good times and bad. I promise to cherish and respect you. I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live. Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you, caring, loving and being there for you in all life has for us. I will always be the person that you can trust, talk to and the person that will always understand. I will make my home in your heart. These promises I give you today and all of the days of our lifes. Take this ring as a sign of my faith and commitment. Our love has given us wings and our journey begins today.


VARIATION 10
I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to accept you the way you are.
I fell in love with you for the qualities, abilities, and outlook on life that you have,
and won't try to reshape you in a different image.
I promise to respect you as a person with your own interests, desires, and needs,
and to realize that those are sometimes different, but no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my personal
world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change as we both change
in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give
and all I feel inside in the only way I know how... completely and forever.


VARIATION 11
I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to accept you the way you are.
I fell in love with you for the qualities, abilities, and outlook on life that you have,
and won't try to reshape you in a different image.
I promise to respect you as a person with your own interests, desires, and needs,
and to realize that those are sometimes different, but no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my personal
world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change as we both change
in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give
and all I feel inside in the only way I know how... completely and forever.


VARIATION 12
Today I will marry my friend,
the one I will live with, dream with and love.
I take you to be my husband/wife.
From this day forward I will cherish you,
I will look with joy down the path of our tomorrow's
knowing we will walk it together side by side, hand in hand and
heart to heart.


VARIATION 13
On this special day, I give to you in the presence of God,
my promise to stand by your side, in sickness and health,
in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.
I promise to love you without reservation, to honor and respect you,
to comfort and support you each and every day, to laugh with you and cry with you,
to grow with you in mind and spirit, to always be open and honest with you,
and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

You are my best friend for life.
I pledge to honor, encourage, and support you through our walk together.
When our way becomes difficult, I promise to stand by you and uplift you,
so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone.
I promise to work at our love and always make you a priority in my life.
With every beat of my heart, I will love you. This is my solemn vow.


VARIATION 14
I come here today, (name), to join my life to years before this company.
In their presence I pledge to be true to you, to respect you,
and to grow with you through the years.
Time may pass, fortune may smile, trials may come;
no matter what we may encounter together,
I vow here that this love will be my only love.
I will make my home in your heart from this day forward.


VARIATION 15
Today, (name), I join my life to yours, not merely as your (husband/wife),
but as your friend, your lover, and your confidant.
Let me be the shoulder you lean on,
the rock on which you rest,
the companion of your life.
With you I will walk my path from this day forward.


VARIATION 16
(Name), with free and unconstrained soul,
I give you all I am and all I am to become.
Take this ring, and with it my promise of faith, patience, and love,
for the rest of my life.


VARIATION 17
What have I to give you, (name)?
The promise to take you as my only love from this day forward,
to stand by your side, to listen when you speak,
to comfort you when you cry,
and to join your laughter with my own.
Take this ring, and be my (husband/wife)


VARIATION 18
As freely, (name), as God has given me life,
I join my life with yours.
Wherever you go, I will go;
whatever you face, I will face.
For good or ill, in happiness or sadness,
come riches or poverty,
I take you as my (husband/wife), and will give myself to no other.


VARIATION 19
To marry the person you have set your heart upon
is a joy unparalleled in human life.
(Name), take this ring as a sign of my faith
and my commitment to our love,
and share this joy with me today.


VARIATION 20
I used to be afraid of falling in love, of giving my heart away.
How could I trust a (man/woman) to love me,
to give to me all that I wanted to give to (him/her)?
(Name), when I met you, I realized how much we could share together.
You have renewed my life:
Today I join that life with yours.


VARIATION 21
Two flames, one light.
(Name), I offer you this ring as a sign of life,
and myself as your (husband/wife).
Let us walk together always,
and let us always walk towards the light.


VARIATION 22
I came to this place today as a (man/woman) standing along;
I will walk from it by your side.
Today I cross the threshold with you
and enter into a new and lasting lifetime commitment.
(Name), I commit myself to you as your (husband/wife).


VARIATION 23
Today, a day of music and celebration,
I pledge to share my life with you.
Whether the days that come are happy or sad,
I will live them with you.
(Name), I give myself to you as your (husband/wife).


VARIATION 24
Love has given us wings, and our journey begins today,
(Name), wherever the wind may carry me,
I will stay by your side as your (husband/wife),
Take this ring as a sign of my love.


VARIATION 25
Where there has been cold,
you have brought warmth;
where my life was dark,
you have brought light.
(Name), I pledge before this assembled company
to be your (husband/wife) from this day forward.
Let us make of our two lives, one life,
and let us always honour and respect each other.


VARIATION 26
(Name), our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together.
I enter this marriage with you knowing that the true magic of love
is not to avoid changes, but to navigate them successfully.
Let us commit to the miracle of making each day work - together.


VARIATION 27
Whatever lies ahead, good or bad, we will face together.
Distance may test us for a time, and time may tire us.
But if we look to each other first, we will always see a friend.
(Name), look to me for all the days to come;
today I take my place as your (husband/wife).


VARIATION 28
On this day, (month, day, year), I, (name), join myself to you (name),
before this company.
May our days be long, and may they be seasoned with love, understanding and respect.