Catholic Wedding Vows

wedding vows
May 31 2014

Catholic Wedding Vows

In the Catholic Church, marriage is referred as “holy matrimony.”  When two people get married, they are not only joined together as husband and wife,  but they are also uniting in order to spread the word of the Church to the rest of the world.

Catholic ceremony traditions have very distinct procedures that must be followed. While  some churches may allow brides and grooms to personalize parts of their wedding vows, there are three rites that can not be changed, namely  nuptials, solemn promise, and exchange of the rings.  It is important to remember that a Catholic marriage is a sacrament, a form of prayer to God to bless and bestow his grace upon the happy couple.

Below are examples of some  custom traditional catholic wedding vows:

Custom Vow One:

I, [speaker’s name], take you, [partner’s name], for my lawful [wife/husband], to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.

I, [speaker’s name], take you, [partner’s name], to be my [husband/wife]. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life.

Custom Vow Two:

Groom: In the name of God, I (name) take you (name) to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

Bride: In the name of God, I (name) take you (name) to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

 

 

 

 

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