Creative Wedding Vows

Do you take { _______ } to be your husband, to have and to hold from this day forward for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death or zombies do you part?


{ _______ }, today I take you for my (husband/wife/spouse). Now we will feel no rain, for each of us will be shelter for the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of us will be companion to the other. There is only one life before us, and our seasons will be good and long. I promise to love, honor, and cherish you, no matter what lies before us, for as long as we both shall live.


Groom: I promise to love you as much as the Chicago Cubs and not hold your black and white striped dress against you. From this day forward, I will listen to all of your complaints about the mall if you say them during the off season, and promise to retire my baseball cap and face paint for public outings. I will love you in sickness and in health, from this day forward, until death parts us, or you become a White Sox fan.

Bride: I promise to love you as much as I love my credit card and not hold your poor fashion sense against you. I will only show you my new clothes during commercial breaks and promise to keep you in the latest Cub fashions. From this day forward, I will make sure your lucky shirt is washed for every game day, and will have plenty of potato chips on hand. I will love you for richer or poorer, as long as our credit limit stays high.

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For his vows to wife Jamie Marie, John Caprulo wrote:

“Jamie Marie, from this day forward I promise to be worth it. Worth the time. Worth the trip. Worth the energy. Worth the embarrassment. Worth your love. I promise that you will always count. You will always come first, and of course, if you don’t for whatever reason, I will buy you some shoes.

From the moment you entered my world, you have filled it with life, color, and energy like never before…like kool-aid in a mud puddle…or a cupcake in a salad…or a rose garden in a junk yard. You are my rose, Jamie Marie, and I promise to devote my life to being your dirt.”

Groom: I promise to love, cherish, and care for you in sickness and in health. Unless the reason for your illness is the fact, you have just seen our latest credit card bill and realized just how much you spent last month. Bride: I promise to love, cherish, and care for you in sickness and in health. Unless it is 3am and the reason for your illness is alcohol-induced, and the care involves sitting with you beside the toilet bowl with a wet cloth.

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               DEAREST HUSBAND, I PROMISE… “…not to quote the stat about how many men have heart attacks while shoveling snow—as you go out to shovel snow.” “…never to ask, ‘Are you wearing that?’ when you obviously already are.” “…that I will try harder to remember where I put my bag when I come home.  And someday my keys.  One step at a time.” “…that I realize wanting you to rub my feet all the time and never, ever wanting to touch yours is essentially unfair.” “…to never stop grabbing you for a deep, sexy kiss—even though it makes the kids scream, ‘Eww, my eyes are burrrning!'”

               DEAREST WIFE, I PROMISE… “…that I will sit down, shut up, and watch an episode of Glee without once raising my lip-syncing suspicions.” “…next time I’ll remember I’m a dad having a friendly snowball fight with his kids, not a World of Warcraft death match.” “…that I know you are the best gift I’ve ever received, and to unwrap you very slowly and appreciatively on Christmas night.” “…to contribute more than just my signature to the thank-you note.” “…to accept that the pecking order in the bed goes child, dog, pillows, then me.”

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