Bradon said on
Marriage vows in the U.S. usually follow a certain pattern, but there are many variations on the basic theme. There are traditional Catholic and Protestant vows, but each Protestant denomination has its own version too. The Old School Catholic vows are, "I, [name], take you, [spouse’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, until death do us part." That’s probably the most basic version, and TV shows use these vows most often, but regular folks use their own personalized vows more nowadays.