Also, watch this delightful video on groom wedding vows:
First things first
Before you start writing your vows, make sure everybody is on the same page. This might seem like an open door – it is. Nonetheless, don’t take it for granted. Not every priest or rabbi is okay with scraping their Biblical passage for a personal vow.
And, perhaps even more important, is your partner also willing to write personal vows? Perhaps you are a much more talented writer, and she has more trouble with words than you do.
So make sure everybody is on the same page if you want to nail the best wedding vows for him!
Share some ideas with your partner
One of the best ways to come up with beautiful vows for grooms and brides is to talk with your partner. She might have some topics that she would rather not discuss. Perhaps you can share a few lines, or even paragraphs to make sure you have the same idea.
During the conversation you can address various questions that are puzzling you. Will your groom’s wedding vows be personal or formal? Will they include personal anecdotes? And so on.
Keep things appropriate
Another open door perhaps, but it needs to be said:
In your groom wedding vows, never say anything that might be inappropriate, not even if you think it’s funny or clever.
Do not reference sex. And certainly do not reference one of your exes.
You can incorporate some humor in your toast, but definitely not in your groom wedding vows.
Do not use profanity as it will be in such contrast with the other parts of your vows that people will only remember the profanity.
Vows for grooms: How to structure your vow
Writing your own vows might seem hard, but with the right structure in place, it becomes way easier. What follows below is a typical wedding vow structure that you can use for your own personalized vow.
Kick-off with these wedding vow examples for grooms.
State your name, her name, and your intention for wanting to marry.
“I, ____, stand here to take you, ____, to be my wife and lifelong partner in marriage.”
You might want to think about what you value most about your partner, or perhaps you want to reference a beautiful memory or the moment you knew she was the one.
Here’ a touching wedding vow template for some inspiration to finding the right words for your ladylove.
“As husband and wife, I know we will be able to overcome any challenges and accomplish anything. From the moment we first met in high school, I knew you and I were meant to be together. We began dating, and my feelings grew stronger every day. I never doubted my love for you, not for a second. I still love you more and more with each and every passing day.”
Part 2 – finish strong
What promises do you want to make in your groom wedding vows? Think this through as these promises will last a lifetime.
“From this moment forward, with you by my side, I promise to always live by the vows that I make today. I promise to be the best spouse I can be and to be a loving father for our children. I will love you in sickness and in health. I will love you whether we are rich or poor. I now pledge to hold these promises dear to my heart, for the rest of my life.“
Well done, such wedding vows ideas might just be the perfect draft for your vows as a groom.
Just keep in mind not to compromise quality on behalf of quantity. Ideally, your vows should be no longer than one minute. However, it is much more important what you say than how long your speech is.
Need a hand? Some examples of groom wedding vows
Best friend groom wedding vows
“ ____, I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.
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 always to hold you in the highest regard. These things I give to you today and all the days of our life.”
Life companion groom wedding vows
“ Today, ____, I join my life to yours, not merely as your husband, but as your friend, your lover, and your confidant. Let me be the shoulder you lean on, the rock on which you rest, the companion of your life. With you, I will walk my path from this day forward.”
As soon as you are happy with your groom wedding vows, make sure you memorize them. Memorize, then practice. Memorize, then practice some more. Just take a few minutes each day to memorize your personal vows.
Next time if your friend is stuck with a similar situation like yours, you know where to go looking for the best marriage vows for grooms.
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Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how couples can revitalize their love lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage.com, she is a big believer in living consciously and encourages couples to adopt this principle in their lives too. Sylvia believes that every couple can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one by taking purposeful and wholehearted action.