We've come to the point of your ceremony where you're going to say your vows to one another. But before you do that, I ask you to remember that love – which is rooted in faith, trust, and acceptance - will be the foundation of an abiding and deepening relationship. No other ties are more tender, no other vows more sacred than those you now assume.

If you are able to keep the vows you take here today, not because of any religious or civic law, but out of a desire to love and be loved by another person fully, without limitation, then your life will have joy and the home you establish will be a place in which you both will find the direction of your growth, your freedom, and your responsibility

Now, will you please pass your flowers, turn and face one another and join hands to express your vows of love and devotion each to the other

________ and _________ want this day to mean something special to you as guests. Those who are married may want to silently renew and reaffirm your vows today by gently taking the hand of your partner during this ceremony. Others may want to also join hands and think about what it means to be a friend, for marriage is built first on friendship.

There are no ties on earth so sweet, none so tender as those you are about to assume. There are no vows so solemn as those you are about to make. There is no institution of earth so sacred as that of the union you will form, for the true home is not only the place in which you will live, but is also the dwelling place where each lives in the heart and mind of the other.

Now, will you please turn and face one another and join hands to express your vows



The TRANSITION TO VOWS can either be a sentence or a few paragraphs that bring us to the point where the Bride & Groom exchange their vows. It can consist of instructions on passing the flowers and turning to face one another; or the section can talk about the ideology behind vows.

The TRANSITION TO VOWS always precedes the VOWS. It usually comes after the DECLARATION OF INTENT.