(Name), I pledge to you to be your loving friend and partner in marriage. To talk and to listen, to trust and appreciate you; to respect and cherish your uniqueness; and to support, comfort, and strengthen you through life’s joys and sorrows. I promise to share hopes, thoughts, and dreams as we build our lives together. May our lives be ever intertwined, our love keeping us together. May we build a home that is compassionate to all, full of respect and honor for others and each other. And may our home be forever filled with peace, happiness, and love.
(Name), we met 3 years ago and we have been close by each other’s side ever since. Today is our celebration of our love for each other and I feel so proud and happy to be able to commit the rest of my life to you. Of course as you and I always do we have done things a bit backwards. In some old book somewhere it says “Get married, then have kids.”
You have patiently helped me become a father to (Name) and for me personally today is also about my love and commitment to (Name) and our little family. I am his father and he is my son.
You and (Name) and (Name) have so enriched my life and I am forever grateful for that. I could not love you any more than I do, you are my best friend and I am blessed that we will be partners for the rest of our lives. Thank you for everything that has been so far and for everything that will be in the future.
I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to accept you the way you are.
I fell in love with you for the qualities, abilities, and outlook on life that you have, and won’t try to reshape you in a different image.
I promise to respect you as a person with your own interests, desires, and needs, and to realize that those are sometimes different, but no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my personal world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change as we both change in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how…completely and forever.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…
1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Have you never met a woman who inspires you to love? Until your every sense is filled with her? You inhale her. You taste her. You see your unborn children in her eyes and know that your heart has at last found a home. Your life begins with her, and without her it must surely end.
— Don Juan DeMarco
You are my best friend and everlasting companion. Whatever road we travel down, I will always be by your side. From the first day I laid eyes on you. I knew you were the one. So beautiful then and even more beautiful now. In return, all I ask is that you never give up. Never in my life have I been happier than I am at this very moment.