10 Christian Wedding Vows

By Kathy •  Updated: 11/05/21 •  6 min read

Do you and your partner want to have a traditional Christian wedding? It is common to make your religion part of your wedding day, in particular, reciting Christian vows. While you want to ensure your big day is special and unique, bringing in your beliefs is something that a lot of people find perfect for the wedding.

If you need help with Christian wedding vows, we have you covered. Here is a little bit more about them, as well as 10 Christian wedding vows for inspiration.

What are Christian Wedding Vows?

First of all, wedding vows are promises that you are making to your partner before you get married. They happen during the wedding ceremony and usually they are based upon Christian norms.

What a lot of people do not realize is that traditional wedding vows are something that is not found in the Bible. Instead, they are actually based on biblical principles. This allows you some freedom on how you work and interpret them. Indeed, some couples choose to write their own vows based on their own views and interpretation of Christianity.

There is a lot of Christian wedding vows that you may already know. But, you can also use them for ideas if you plan to write your own. Know that they are all going to be referred to as Christian wedding vows, as long as they are based on traditional principles.

Here are 10 examples of Christian wedding vows you can use for your special day.

1. The Most Popular Vow

I, (Name), take you, (Name), 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, till death us do part, according to God’s holy law, in the presence of God I make this vow.

2. The Groom’s Christian Vow

I, (Name), in faith, honesty and love, take you, (Name), to be my wedded wife,
To share with you God’s plan for our lives together united in Christ.
And with God’s help, to strengthen and guide me I will be a strong spiritual leader for us in our life,
For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, until death do we part.
I give you all that I have myself and my love.
All these things I pledge to thee in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
With this ring I seal my vow of love to you, (Name) and pray I may fulfill God’s place in our home,
In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. The Brides Christian Vow

I, (Name), in faith, honesty and love, take you, (Name), to be my wedded husband,
To share with you God’s plan for our lives together united in Christ.
And with God’s help, to strengthen and guide me I will be your supportive wife,
For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, until death do we part.
I give you all that I have myself and my love.
All these things I pledge to thee in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
With this ring I seal my vow of love to you, (Name) and pray I may fulfill God’s place in our home,
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

4. A Groom’s Promise

I, ________, take you, ________, to be my wedded wife. With the deepest joy, I receive you into my life that together we may be one. As is Christ to His body, the church, so I will be to you a loving and faithful husband. Always will I perform my headship over you even as Christ does over me, knowing that His Lordship is one of the holiest desires for my life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care. I promise I will live first unto God rather than others or even you. I promise that I will lead our lives into a life of faith and hope in Christ Jesus. Ever honoring God’s guidance by His spirit through the Word, And so throughout life, no matter what may lie ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as a loving and faithful husband.

5. A Bride’s Promise

I, ________, take you, ________, to be my wedded husband. With the deepest joy, I come into my new life with you. As you have pledged to me your life and love, so I too happily give you my life, and in confidence submit myself to your headship as to the Lord. As is the church in her relationship to Christ, so I will be to you. ________, I will live first unto our God and then unto you, loving you, obeying you, caring for you and ever seeking to please you. God has prepared me for you and so I will ever strengthen, help, comfort, and encourage you. Therefore, throughout life, no matter what may be ahead of us, I pledge to you my life as an obedient and faithful wife

6. A Catholic Wedding Vow

I, ________, take you, ________, to be my husband/wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life.

7. A Baptist Wedding Vow

I, ________, take thee ________, to be my husband/wife, and before God and these witnesses I promise to be a faithful and true husband/wife.

8. An Episcopal Wedding Vow

I, ________, take thee ________, to be my wedded husband/wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse,
for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
’til death do us part, according to God’s
ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my troth.

9. A Lutheran Wedding Vow

________, our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together. I enter into this marriage with you knowing that the true magic of love is not to avoid changes but to navigate them successfully. Let us commit until death parts us.

10. A Methodist Wedding Vow

I take you, ________, to be my husband/wife from this day forward, to join with you and share all that is to come, and I promise to be faithful to you of God and this congregation to declare your intent.

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Kathy

Kathy is a freelance writer who specializes in writing about all aspects of a wedding—from the planning to the event itself. She graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney (yes, Australia!), with a degree in media and communication. She also became an American citizen and loves her new home country. Kathy has somewhat of a boho spirit and enjoys some great rock-n-roll music. She is married and enjoys working from home with her husband, who’s also a writer. They both try to get out as often as possible by taking long walks, visiting wineries on the weekend, and more. While they don’t yet have kids, Kathy and her husband have plans to expand their family in the next year or two!