Your wedding vows are very special. They are the precious rules upon which you choose to build your future, they are the hopes and promises you share with each other and, in many ways, they are the very pillars of your marriage too.
How traditional are your wedding vows, though? What do some of the world’s most famous traditional wedding vows sound like? We have gathered some popular examples right below – so read on to find out more and inspire yourself for your own Big Day.
- In a traditional Protestant or Catholic wedding, the wedding vows may differ from one denomination to another. However, in most of the cases they will go along these lines: “”In the name of God, I, … , take you, … , to be my wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.”
- Hindu wedding vows are truly inspiring too. Although not “vows” in the Western traditional sense of the word, the Seven Steps are the promises the couple makes for each other. Each of these “steps” talks about important things every couple should bring into their marriage: healthy living and eating, physical and mental strength, increasing the wealth by righteous means, acquiring knowledge, love and trust, bringing up beautiful and healthy children, self-restraint and being true friends to one another.
- The traditional Jewish wedding vows only involve the groom. When he places the ring on his bride’s finger, he says: “Behold, you are consecrated to me with this ring according to the laws of Moses and Israel”. However, in more modern Jewish weddings (such as Reform Jewish or Conservative Jewish weddings), quotes from the Song of Songs may be used as vows (e.g.: “am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine”).
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