Wedding Vows that Actually Matter

Wedding Vows that Actually Matter

Writing your own wedding vows can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know what to say.

Instead of fleshing out your wedding vows with promises that you don’t really mean or that don’t mean a lot, consider the wedding vows below:

  • “I promise to support your choices and protect your freedom.” He/she needs to feel free to make their own decisions in life, and your job as the spouse is to guarantee the right to those freedoms.
  • “I will always respect and admire you for the person you are, not the person I want you to be.” You feel in love with them for who they are now, and that is the person you should always be in love with–flaws and all!
  • “I promise to try to understand your dreams, hopes, fears, and desires.” That’s really what they want more than anything else: to know that someone understands them.
  • “I will always be there for you, whenever you need me.” This is much easier to promise than unconditional love or support. Just being there when they need affection, a shoulder to cry on, or support in a tough time will mean the world to them.
  • “I promise to try to make you happy–not because I must, but because I want to.” No one wants to feel like their spouse is doing something because they are forced to, and this vow shows that you are going to do what they want you to because it will make them happy.
  • “I will always fight for us, no matter how hard things get.” Instead of saying “I will always love you”, promising to fight is the closest it gets to the truth. Marriage can be tough, but if you’re willing to fight for it, that’s the key to success!



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