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By Leah Rife
By Leah Rife
The Perfect Marriage Vows
When it comes right down to it, there's not much to an elopement. You exchange vows and exchange rings and you are pronounced married! How you exchange vows and what your rings mean to you and how you exchange them can be important! You can choose any of my elopement ceremonies and replace the vows with one of these options. You are always welcome to write your own vows and share them as well!
Here is a link to my vow writing guide.
Elopement Vow Option 1
Do you Name, take Name, to be your husband/wife/partner, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; until death do you part?
Elopement Vow Option 2
Name, from this day onward, do you choose Name to be your wife/husband/spouse, your best friend, and your only love? To live together, play together, and laugh together; To work by her/his/their side and dream in her/his/their arms; To fill her/his/their heart and feed her soul; To always seek out the best in her/him/them; Always loving her/him/them with all your heart, until the end of your forever? If so, Say, “I do!”
Elopement Vow Option 3
Name, do you take Name, to live together in the union of marriage? To take her/him/them as your best friend and partner in life? To honor, cherish, and love her/him/them, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, for all of your days?
Elopement Vow Option 4
Name, do you take Name to be the wife/husband/partner of your days, the companion of your heart, and the friend of your life? To stand united in the face of adversity and bask together in the light of good fortune? With these words spoken, do you wish to marry Name and join your life with hers/his/theirs?
Name, do you vow to love Name faithfully, to be worthy of her/his/their trust and deserving of her/his/their respect, to support, comfort, and strengthen her/him/them through life's joys and sorrows, and to love her/him/them without reservation, all the days of your life?
Elopement Vow Option 5
Name, do you take Name to be your best friend, your faithful partner, and one true love? Do you promise to encourage and inspire him/her/them and to love him/her/them truly through good times and bad? Will you be there forever? to laugh with him/her/them, to lift her/him/them up when he/she/they is down, and to love him/her/them unconditionally through all your adventures in life together?
Elopement Vow Option 6
Name, will you take Name, to be your lawfully wedded wife/husband/spouse and travel the rest of life’s road with her/him/them? Will you love her/him/them, laugh with her/him/them, comfort her/him/them, honor and protect her/him/them, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her/him/them as long as you both shall live?
** Elopement Ceremony 1 ** Elopement Ceremony 2 ** Elopement Ceremony 3 ** Elopement Ceremony 4 ** Elopement Ceremony 5 ** Elopement Ceremony 6 ** Elopement Ceremony 7 ** Elopement Ceremony 8 ** Elopement Vows ** Elopement Ring Meanings ** Elopement Ring Exchanges **
I am open to marrying any couple. It is my goal to meet each couple where they are and help them to have a positive wedding experience. In order to meet you where you are, I approach every wedding with an open mind - I don’t know anything about you until you tell me and that’s only if you choose to tell me. Wedding ceremony scripts have been written for years for brides and grooms. Now, bride and bride or groom and groom are very common. Some couples are choosing to forego traditional gender roles altogether and are using the terms spouse or partner. If you have made the choice to use non-traditional pronouns, please let me know, and I will be happy to honor your preferences. Any wedding ceremony script can be changed to reflect those personal preferences.