Wedding vows about CHOICE #Ceremony Advice#vow examples Posted Oct 30 2020 Guest post by Karyn R Photo by Elizabeth Gibbs Photos of this tiny upstate NY wedding. We love it when readers share their vows with us — it's such an honor to get to witness the words of commitment and dedication that Offbeat Bride readers speak to each other. Today, we want to share the vows that Karen and her partner Adrian shared with us, which are filled with gender-neutral statements about choice, promise, intention, and teaming up. OFFICIANT: You fell in love by chance, but you're here today because you're making a choice. You both are choosing each other. You've chosen to be with someone who enhances you, who makes you think, makes you smile, and makes every day brighter. Related Post Is a marriage mission statement the vow alternative for you? While I adore the myriad of heartfelt, cute, humorous, serious, and geeky wedding vows I've seen all over Offbeat Bride, promises of specific behavior didn't... Read more You're about to make promises to each other that you intend to keep. You're going to vow to take care of each other, to stand up for one another, and find happiness in the other. There's a simple premise to each of these promises: you're vowing to be there. You're teaming up and saying to the other, "Every experience I am going to have, I want you to be a part of." Will you, [Partner 1], keep [Partner 2] as your favorite person — to laugh with her, go on adventures with her, support her through life's tough moments, be proud of her, grow old with her, and find new reasons to love her every day? PARTNER 1: I will. OFFICIANT: Will you, [Partner 2], keep [Partner 3] as your favorite person — to laugh with her, go on adventures with her, support her through life's tough moments, be proud of her, grow old with her, and find new reasons to love her every day? PARTNER 2: I will. OFFICIANT: Will you, [Partner 1 and 2], be each other's partners from this day forward? Will you bring out the best in one another, share your happiest moments together, and love each other absolutely — for the rest of this lifetime and for whatever may come next? PARTNERS 1 and 2: We will. Don't you love that last phrase, "For the rest of this lifetime and for whatever may come next?" Such a wonderful, secular way to acknowledge the things we don't know. If you're looking for even more vow guidance we have deep archives full of articles about wedding vow examples, as well as advice on how to write your vows… Related Post 5 steps to getting over your wedding vow writer's block Here's some solid advice for those of you with vow writer's block From questions to ask yourself, to considering format, there's more than likely something in here to help you… Read More Related Post How to write heartfelt, sniffle-worthy wedding vows There is so much information about writing your own vows for your wedding that it can be a little daunting. You can read about it online, in books, people will… Read More We'd love to to get a peek at YOUR vows. Feel like sharing? Submit here. Karyn R Karyn lives in Toronto with her partner Adrian, and their black cat, Felicia. PREVIOUS Quiet rooms & storytelling: our accessible wedding NEXT Advice for how to officiate a friends wedding – complete with 10 wedding scripts! Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.