Making Your Vows Special to You
Second Weddings, Second Marriages and Vow Renewals:
To make wedding vows more meaningful and personal, we strongly encourage couples to write
their own remarriage vows for their second wedding ceremonies. Original vows, written from the
heart, serve as a source of strength and inspiration for a lifetime.
When you write your own wedding vows, acknowledge what your upcoming marriage means to
you. Focus on what makes your relationship so special. Describe what your partner, the marriage
ceremony and spending the rest of your life together mean to you.
Here are some sample wedding vows that you can use (the whole vow or simply the parts that
appeal to you), which have been specially written for a second marriage ceremony by: Barbara
“I marry you with my eyes wide open. You have helped me let go of the past, and I embrace the
future. Thank you for making me laugh again. Bless you for taking my hand as we begin anew.”
“I offer myself to you as a partner in life. I vow to love you in sickness and in health. I commit
myself to encourage you in good times and in bad. I will cherish and respect you all the days of
our life together. Starting anew once again, I give thanks that I have found you. May our marriage
be a gift to the world and our families, as your love is a gift to me.”
“God has given us a second chance at happiness. I come today to give you my love, to give you
my heart and my hope for our future together. I promise to bring you joy, to be at home with your
spirit and to learn to love you more each day, through all the days of our lives. My love for you is
endless and eternal.”
“Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again. I look forward with great joy to spending
the rest of my life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all life has in store
for us, and I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.”
Since I have found you, I have found a new life. The decision to commit to share that life with you
is one I make happily and with full conﬁdence in our love. Secure in the knowledge that you will
be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.
On this special day, I give to you in the presence of all these witnesses my pledge to stay by your
side, in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the
bad. I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you
to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind and spirit,
always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.