Wedding Vow Ideas

Wedding vow ideas can come from many different points of inspiration. If you are already looking for unique ideas for wedding ceremony, chances are you want your vows to be different than the standard vows that come out of a book.

The real trick to making your vows something special is just being yourself. Speak directly from the heart. If you want to throw in some humor, don't be afraid to be funny. If you want to be cheesy, let the cheesiness fly free! This day is going to go down in history for you and what you say to each other sets the precedent for the amazing journey that you are about to embark on.

Jon and Kate Wedding Vows

Depending on what wedding celebrations you are incorporating in your wedding, you might also want to include a reference to them in your vows.

Just to give you some wedding vow ideas, I am going to share Jon and my wedding vows with you below. Beware: there is cheesiness and humor abound but these are very much written from both our hearts. It was incredible to hear Jon announcing his love for me in front of our family and friends. There wasn't a dry eye in the house - including mine! So make sure you wear waterproof mascara on your big day! :)

Kate's Wedding Vows

First a poem:

Love by Roy Croft

I love you
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can't help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find
I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple.
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.
I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good.
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.

Then my vows:

You have been there for the good times and bad. You remain steadfast in sickness and in health. Together, we have tasted the riches and have struggled poor. You have given me room when I needed to grow, and have never stopped loving me since the day we met.

Today, I want to proclaim that you have always done what people vow to do. You have even gone beyond. Today, not only do I promise to be your partner through out this beautiful life, but I want to tell you how much I appreciate you for who you are.

I have never felt so loved, so respected and so appreciated as I do with you. You have a way of making me proud of all my little details from my crooked smile to the fact I have to read my vows from a little paper because I can't memorize things. I truly feel cherished by you.

I fall in love with you everyday. Each morning, I love you more than I did the night before. I'm so thankful it's you that I get to fall in love with everyday, again and again, for the rest of my life.

You are my best friend, my rock, my hero...and now my husband.

Jon and Kate Wedding Vows

Jon's Wedding Vows

Kate, I can't believe we finally made it to this day. I remember being in Baltimore four years ago trying to convince you to go to the courthouse with me. But you insisted on waiting so we could do it the right way. I am so glad you did. Standing here with you now, I see why you are the perfect woman for me.

I have always been impulsive. I get so easily swept up by emotions. You always the careful planner; me always going with the flow. You always the multi-tasker next to my one-track mind. Every once in a while you get yourself so worked up, you get stressed out. I am always the one to calm you down and it's always right before we fall asleep. I'll be dozing off and you'll lean over and tell me what's keeping you up. I always wake up and talk you through whatever it is that's bothering you. At least enough so you can close your eyes.

I will always be there for you Kate. I'm standing here because I want to spend every night with you for the rest of my life. I love you Kate. I love you because we balance each other. You and I both very strong people. We could probably do great things in this world individually. But when we come together, we are amazing people! And together we can do truly amazing things! I have learned more about myself being with you then I ever thought I could. I feel so amazing and wholesome whenever we are together and I feel like I'm just waiting to see you again whenever we're not. I cannot express in words how lucky I am that I get to spend the rest of my life with you. Kate, you are the strongest person I have ever known. Seriously, if rocket scientists had as much determination and perseverance as you do, they could be flying in other galaxies by now. That sounded better in my head. :)

You are so kind and compassionate to every living thing you encounter. You are quick-witted and you're awesome at Jeopardy! Which is to say that you are wicked smart. Your beauty knows no bounds. Kate, I know you don't always believe me when I tell you this but you are truly the most beautiful woman I have ever known. What amazes me...and what this day proves... is that you get even more beautiful every single day! Your beauty is not confined to your outsides either... the beauty of your insides makes me tear up sometimes just to think about it - and I'm not just talking about your organs and innards. :) I'm talking about your heart and your spirit. You are just such a beautiful person, inside and out. I am proud to know you. I'm proud to stand beside you and I'm proud to be with you. And these are just some of the reasons why I feel so lucky that I get to spend the rest of my life with you!

Kate, I am ready to tell you what my wish is now. Ever since we've met, I have been wishing for the exact same thing. For years and most recently, when you and I watched that shooting star fly down over Seattle just two nights ago... my wish is for you to be with me as we walk through this life. For us to be holding hands at every single event we ever attend. For you to be with me every single night of our lives... my wish, Kate, is for you to be my wife.

Jon and Kate Wedding Rings

Needless to say, these are pretty amazing vows that say everything we wanted to say on our wedding day. I hope this gives you wedding vow ideas. I'd love to hear the wedding vow ideas that you came up with! Share them with us on the Forums page.

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