___, You now take this (woman/man) whose hand you hold to be your lawful wedded (husband/wife). Do you solemnly promise, before God and these witnesses that you will love, honor and cherish (him/her); forsaking all others for (him/her) alone from this day forward?
___Will you take ___to be your (wife/husband) and will you be faithful to (him/her), honor (him/her) and cherish (him/her) according to the commandments of God in Holy Matrimony?
___ Will you have this (woman/man) to be your (wife/husband) and be faithful to (her/him) alone? Will you share all life has to offer, your hopes, your dreams, your achievements and disappointments as you strive to realize your shared vision of what is possible in your relationship.
___Do you now promise to be (Groom/Brides) life partner. Will you promise to stay with (her/him) in times of celebration and in times of trial? Do you promise to love, honor and be faithful to (her/him), accept (him/her) without reservation as your (husband/wife)
FROM DR. SEUSS/FRIED GREEN EGGS,
__Will you love her when she's grumpy? Will you love her when she gets frumpy? Will you love her on her worst days? Will you love her when she is old and gray?
___Will you love him when he's gone fishing? Will you love him when he doesn't listen? Will you love him when he doesn't agree? Will you love him when he's watching TV?
FROM DR SEUSS Long Version
___, will you love her when she's grumpy?
Will you love her when she gets frumpy?
Will you love her on her worst days?
Will you love her when she is old and gray?
Then if you'll take her as your wife,
And if you'll love her all your life,
And if you'll have, and if you'll hold,
From now until the stars grow cold,
And if you'll love through good and bad,
And whether you're happy or sad,
And love in sickness, and in health,
And when you're poor, and when in wealth,
And if you'll love with all your heart,
From now until death do you part,
So if you'll love her through and through,
Please answer with “ I DO”
___, will you love him when he's gone fishing?
Will you love him when he does not listen?
Will you love him when he does not agree?
Will you love him when he's watching TV?
Will you answer me right now
Provided our guests don’t have a cow
From today until the end of time
Even if his poems don’t rhyme.
Will you love him for richer or poorer
Will you love him for quiet or snoorer
Will you take him as your mate,
And have him as your date.
Starting on this wedding date.
Love him through the happy and sad,
Cause hes the best friend you ever had.
Will you love with all your heart
Will you love till death do you part
So if you'll love him through and through,
Please answer with “ I DO”
INTENT WITH CHILDREN
___and ___, as you become one on this, your wedding day, you become part of each other. Your feelings become each other's, your sorrows become each other's, your joys...your worries...and your children become each other's children. Do you, ___and ___promise to be true and faithful to one another, always there to comfort, rejoice and endure all the complexities of life that you will face together? As a Father and Mother, will your love for ___and ___be pure and unshakable and do your hereby commit yourselves completely to one another and to your children as family from this day forward?
For you, ___and ___, this marriage is more than a union of two individuals. It is also the (merging of two families), (uniting of a family) (creation of a new family). As you give yourselves to one another in love and loyalty, will you promise to keep always room in your lives together for ___ and ___? Will you commit yourselves to respect and honor ___as (an individual/as individuals) and (a member/members) of this family?
(Childs Name), as you are joined together as (Brothers/ Sisters) brought together by your parents love, your participation will be needed to help develop the bonds of your new family... to help create a circle of love and a way of life in which each of your may grow into the best that you can be. Do you, ___, promise to commit yourselves to love and respect your new family? ... and the best will be yet to come.