Looking for some inspiration when it comes to writing your wedding vows? Here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing…or some samples that you could snatch up and personalize as you see fit!
Even though real brides shared these wedding vows for her, they can easily work no matter the title you choose. From celebrant and bridegroom to gride or broom, these vows can be adapted to fit your lifestyle.
What Style Do You Need?
When it comes to writing your wedding vows, first, you’ll want to figure out the style you need. Are you having a religious ceremony? Chances are you’ll need to stick to the traditional wedding ceremony script. If you’re hoping to have non-traditional or secular wedding vows for her, then you can start from scratch! But what if you have writer’s block?
We’ve created a wedding vow guide to help you write the perfect sentiments, but here’s a few key tips for crafting wedding vows for her that will make your wedding guests get teary.
- Firstly, you’ll want to ask yourself a few questions about your partner. What do you love most about them? How do they make you feel? How do they make others feel? When did you first know they were ‘the one?’
- Secondly, agree on the tone. Do you want them to be funny or serious? Or maybe something in between?
- Lastly, get feedback on your wedding vows. It sounds weird, but sharing them with a friend, sibling or even parent can help you figure out if you’re on the right track. After all, you’re going to be saying them in front of an audience…you want to make sure they think they’re sweet as well!
We did an entire podcast episode dedicated to wedding vows! Listen to it here.
The Best Wedding Vows for Her (from Real Brides!)
We found these quotes from real brides, and love how thoughtful and sweet they all are. See if any resonate with you, and if so you can modify them to work with your own love story.
Carry You in My Heart
“You have made me feel more loved than I ever thought possible. Today, I give you all that I am, and all that I have. Just as I give you my hand to hold today, I give you my heart, my faith, my life. I choose you today. And I would choose you again tomorrow. I would go on choosing you the day after, and every day for the rest of our lives. You are my once-in-a- lifetime. I love you and I too will always carry you in my heart. “
“I join my life with yours. Wherever you go, I will go. Whatever you face, I will face. “
Spread the Weight
“If you grow weak, I’ll be there to fight your battles for you. I’ll help you with your responsibilities and make your problems my own in order to spread the weight a bit more evenly.”
When Our Love is Simple
“I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.”
“If you have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, I’ll be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you.”
Laugh With You and Cry With You
“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.”
Love You For Who You Are
“I will take you in my arms when you need to be held. I will listen when you need to talk. I will laugh with you in times of joy, and comfort you in times of sadness. I will love you for who you are, and help you to become all that you can be. I will age gracefully with you/grow old with you.”
Keep It Interesting
“I pledge to remain your companion and friend, I promise to be with you always, to care for you, and to love you no matter how far apart we may be. I will always show an interest in the things you do and your ideas. I will be with you in your heart, and keep you safely in mine. When you are happy, I will be happy with you. When you are sad, I will make you smile. I will encourage you to continue growing as an individual as we work toward our mutual goals. I stand with you as your friend and wife and acknowledge that your choices are valid ones. I promise to give you love, honesty, trust and commitment, and, in general, keep your life interesting as we grow old together.”
Joy, Strength, and Imagination
“I promise to give you the best of myself, and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to respect you as your own person, and to realize that your interests, desires and needs are no less important than my own. I promise to share with you my time and attention, and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship. I promise to keep myself open to you. I promise to grow along with you – to be willing to face changes as we both change in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting. 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.”
My Hand, My Heart, My Love
“I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.”
Falling in Love More Each Day
“I, [Name], take you, [Name], to be my partner, loving what I know of you, and trusting what I do not yet know. I eagerly anticipate the chance to grow together, getting to know the [man/woman] you will become, and falling in love a little more each day.”
Make Sure There is Coffee
“I promise to grow with you and support you. I promise to be patient, understanding, and kind. I promise to listen and share. I promise to create, to explore, and be curious. In good times and in bad, I promise to love you. I will make sure there is always coffee. I promise to be my best for myself, for us, and for our future together.”
To Inspire and To Respond
“[Name], I take you to be my husband from this point forward, to join with you and to share all that is to come, to be your faithful wife, to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond. This will be a commitment made in love, kept in faith, and eternally made new.”
Famous Quotes for Your Wedding Vows
We love using wedding vows from real brides. There’s no better resource, however, than famous authors or celebrities for endearing love quotes. It helps infuse your vows with a familiar sentiment, and guests will often recognize the quote (or identify with the author!).
Below, we’ve compiled some of our most favorite quotes that could be perfect wedding vows for her!
“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”— Albert Einstein
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”– Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” — Julia Child
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”– Dr. Seuss
“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” — Maya Angelou
“We loved with a love that was more than love.”– Edgar Allan Poe
“Who, being loved, is poor?”– Oscar Wilde