Britt and I decided to write our own vows for our wedding, and share them so everyone looking for example wedding vows.
It’s a process I recommend everyone goes down, though of course you don’t have to.
My reasoning for investing in your vows is that aside from the requirements in Australian law, your vows serve a very personal purpose in your marriage.
They are the few words and phrases that will set the tone and the theme of your life together going forward.
I have books and books and even more books filled with vow ideas, and there’s even more on the internet, but here’s what Britt and I did.
5 years ago, after you asked me to dinner and you split the bill, we became just friends and you became known as Spilt the Bill Josh.
And today, as if someone has pressed fast forward on our lives, we stand here pledging our futures to each other.
I want nothing more than to be a wonderful wife to you, to be loyal and someone you trust and confide in. I promise to always be there for you, to take care of you, to be your lover and best friend. I promise to match every chick flick with a guy movie, every superfood with a bad carb and every tear with laughter. When we create a family, I vow to be the best mum I can be. I promise to trust you, to appreciate you and to honour you at all costs. If you promise to share this life with me, then I promise to make it as exciting and happy, spontaneous and passionate as it can be, taking every breath I have, to strive for your happiness. And you and I know better than anyone that there will be all sorts of valleys and roadblocks during that journey, but I promise to never quit, and to love you more and more in those moments.
I, Brittany, give you this ring as a promise and symbol of my heart and faithfulness, my love and commitment to you. When I am angry, I will seek to be kind, when we speak I will be truthful and each day of my life, I will be faithful to you.
You are, the best thing, that has ever happened to me. And for that I’m eternally thankful.
I promise to always protect you, even if it annoys you, To encourage you, so we can conquer the world together, To uphold you, because you’re worth it, And excite you, beyond your wildest dreams, And we’ll write a beautiful story together
To always be grateful for you, for your love for me To value you, and who you are To provide for you, and always pay for our meals, I’ll never split the bill … again
I promise to never lead you to anger, unless it’s about me whistling, or wearing clothes that are daggy I promise to try not to frustrate you, To bring you peace, and being peace into our home, And always make you smile and laugh.
I promise to love you unconditionally, To pray for you always, To thank God for you every morning.
Because you and I are better together.
I, Joshua, give you this ring as a promise and symbol of my heart and faithfulness, my love and commitment to you.
When I am angry, I will seek to be kind, when we speak I will be truthful and each day of my life, I will be faithful to you.