Wedding Promises

One of my daughters was uncomfortable with the traditional marriage vows. When I performed her wedding I wrote these marriage promises for her. As a part of the ceremony I had the couple sign a nicely printed copy of the Promises. Attendees were asked to sign on the back of the signed promises as witnesses.

Minister:
In my deepest heart, I intend for this marriage to last for my entire life, rich or poor, sick or well.
You will always be my husband. You will always be my wife.
Do you [man], give [woman] your promise of faithfulness? I do.
Do you [woman], give [man] your promise of faithfulness? I do.
Minister:
I know we will both make mistakes. I also know we both have the chance as individuals
joined in marriage to continue to grow and overcome weaknesses in our personalities. This process may well be hard and painful.
Do you [woman], promise to encourage [man], as he matures and grows? I do.
Do you [man], promise to encourage [woman], as she matures and grows? I do.
Minister:
I am grateful that we have made the necessary adjustments that have made our relationship healthy so far. I know many more adjustments will be necessary if our marriage is to be successful.
[Man], do you promise to do the work necessary to build your relationship with [woman]?
I do.
[Woman], do you promise to do the work necessary to build your relationship with [man]?
I do.
Minister:
Your family and friends and friends have brought much that is good to me. I want that to to remain true, in the years that are before us.
[Woman], do you promise to embrace the people [man] loves? I do.
[Man], do you promise to embrace the people [woman], loves? I do.
Minister:
We have laughed together many times. I enjoy you very much. It makes me happy to see you happy.
[Man], do you promise to give ample opportunity for your marriage to [woman], to be playful and fun?
I do.
[Woman], do you promise to give ample opportunity for your marriage to [man], to be playful and fun?
I do.
Minister:
I love and admire your many qualities. I am glad your personality and gifts are so different than mine.
I value you. I cherish you.
I [woman], give you [man], my love and my heart.
I [man], give you [woman], my love and my heart.
I [man], take you [woman], as my wife.
I [woman], take you [man] as my husband.
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