On this spe­cial day, (Name), I give to you [in the pres­ence of God] and all these wit­ness­es, my promise to stay by your side, in sick­ness and in health, in joy and in sor­row, as well as through the good times and the bad. I promise to love you with­out reser­va­tion, com­fort you in times of dis­tress, en­cour­age you to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind and spir­it, al­ways be open and hon­est with you, and cher­ish you, for as long as we both shall live.

From this day, on I (Name), choose you, my beloved (Name), to be my (husband/wife). To live with you, and laugh with you. To stand by your side, and sleep in your arms. To be joy to your heart, and food to your soul. To bring out the best in you al­ways. And, for you, to be the most that I can.