Writing your own vows – a few ideas

Written by    Last updated: June 6, 2006

Helpful words and phrases to inspire you as you put together your wedding vows


Absolute, Adorable, Alive, Amiable, Appealing, Ardent, Attractive, Beautiful, Binding, Blameless, Caring, Charming, Chivalrous, Complete, Considerate, Constant, Courageous, Cosy, Dauntless, Deserving, Desirable, Devoted, Ecstatic, Embracing, Emotional, Enduring, Energetic, Entire, Entrancing, Excellent, Exciting, Fair, Faithful, Fervent, Forgiving, Formal, Fragile, Gallant, Genuine, Good‐humoured, Glorious, Growing, Happy, Hopeful, High‐principled, High‐spirited, Innocent, Jubilant, Lasting, Lively, Lovely, Mutual, Noble, Popular, Praiseworthy, Precious, Predestined, Reliable, Romantic, Safe, Secluded, Seductive, Sensational, Sensual, Significant, Sincere, Snug, Soft, Solemn, Staunch, Stimulating, Sweet, Triumphant, Unconditional, Upright, Virtuous, Vivacious, Wonderful, Worthy.


Affirm, Appreciate, Aspire, Assert, Commit, Confide, Desire, Declare, Embrace, Endeavour, Entrust, Pledge, Proclaim, Promise, Protect, Reassure, Seek, Strive, Swear, Understand, Wonder.

Negative words

Adversity, Anger, Desolation, Despair, Emptiness, Failure, Fears, Frailty, Jealousy, Neglect, Pressure, Poverty, Problems, Sickness, Sorrow, Suspicion, Weakness.

A few phrases…

  • A measure of my love
  • A relationship built on love and honesty
  • A symbol of love
  • All the days of my life
  • As this ring surrounds you finger, so my love surrounds you
  • Bonds of love
  • Cherish, love and comfort
  • Companion in joy and comfort in adversity
  • Dearer than life itself
  • For an eternity of tomorrows
  • Friend, love and protector
  • From the depths of my heart
  • Give myself to you
  • Give you room to grow
  • Heart of my heart
  • I do not expect you to fulfil all my dreams, only to share them and allow me to share yours
  • In sickness and in health
  • In sunshine and in shadow
  • In the presence of our friends and family I stand before you

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