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4 Points of Personal Wedding Vow|Tips and Templates

"Regardless of life, old age, sickness, death, poverty or wealth..."  …

Want to add personal vows to your wedding vows to express your love and commitment to each other! But don't know where to start writing? Take a look at the following writing tips and precautions provided by An Oath to help you write a unique Wedding Vow! You can also refer to the Template!

Official Wedding Vow in Hong Kong

To proceed with the marriage oath under section 21 of the Marriage Ordinance, after the Registrar or the civil celebrant shall first address to the wedding couple, the bridal couple shall say the official vow as follow:

「我請在場各人見證:我[男方/女方姓名]願以妳/你[女方/男方姓名]為我合法妻子。」

“I call upon all persons here present to witness that I, [name of the male/ female party], do take thee, [name of the female/ male party], to be my lawful wedded wife/ husband.”

Please noted that, your Personal Wedding Vow must including the Official Vow in order to be legally effective

*Remark:Celebrant will bring the Official Wedding Vow only. If you have prepare the personal vow, please print it out.

4 Tips for preparing Personal Wedding Vow

如果想誓詞更加感人,可以隨意於法定誓詞的前或後,加入想與另一半講嘅說話/承諾等…… 於親友面前,許下獨一無二的承諾!

Best length: within 3 minutes

1. Include something profound

  • Acquaintance process
  • The most unforgettable / most touching / most profound experience
  • What you like the most about each other
  • Expectations/Commitments for the Future
  • Thoughts on marriage

You can list all the above points, and then choose the part you think is the most suitable/suitable.

2. Inspired by Movie, Lyrics, Booklet , Poem or Celebrity's Wedding Vow...

If your love story start with movies, lyrics, books, etc., you might as well use the dialogue/sentence in it as one of the content of your wedding vows.

最好的愛能喚醒靈魂 ; 使我們不斷追尋成長,點燃我們心中的火焰, 也為我們的心靈帶來平靜,那就是你所給予我的。那是我希望能一輩子給予你的愛。

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more; that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds and that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I hope to give you forever

電影 The Notebook

喜歡,是看到一個人的優點;愛,是接受一個人的缺點。

Affection is when you see someone’s strengths, love is when you accept someone’s flaws.

電影 One Day

修杰楷:「我們常說要一起創造我們兩個的回憶,不是孩子的,今天就是我們故事裡最美好的章節,謝謝妳願意相信我,讓我成為妳的丈夫,謝謝妳願意相信我,成為孩子的父親,謝謝妳願意相信我,成為我的妻子,謝謝妳願意等了三年,讓我們今天站在這裡,接下來每一天,我會握著妳的手永不放開,我愛你。」

賈靜雯:「今天站在這裡對我來說是一件很不容易的事情,因為自己過去情感處理的不是很好而有負擔,所以遲遲不敢打開自己的心,迎接新的感情,直到2014年你的出現而有了改變。修,謝謝你,在我的情感課題上,讓我重新了解愛的真諦。」

修杰楷&賈靜雯

林宥嘉:「今天是很特別的一天,被大家的祝福給包圍。我們原本是很不同的人,我太感性,而妳很有條理,但我很喜歡這樣的妳,彌補了我的缺點。謝謝妳選擇與我相伴,信任我,願意與我一起度過人生的潮起潮落。我會學習成為一個好丈夫,希望能讓妳當最幸福的人。」

丁文琪:「你是我遇過最善良、最真誠的人,你的善良與真心,是我一直想要守護的事,能夠成為支持你夢想的一份力量,也是很驕傲而快樂的;未來我也會一直支持著你,給予你所需要的一切力量。」

林宥嘉&丁文琪

3. Add partner's name/ the title between you

4. Practice and add appropriate pauses

In order to ensure that all speech is fluent, please practice and read aloud before marriage, avoid unclear grammar or add pauses where appropriate.

Personal Wedding Vow Template

We have also prepared a few common special wedding vow for your reference:

Chinese

我請在場各人見證, 我[自己姓名]願以您[對方姓名],為我合法妻子/丈夫。 [對方姓名]·我將呢隻戒指戴您手上, 從今以後, 代表我哋嘅承諾,見證我哋嘅婚姻。

Sample A

我請在場各人見證, 我[自己姓名]願以您[對方姓名]為我合法妻子/丈夫,終生伴侶。 無論貧窮富有,健康疾病, 都願意照顧您一生一世,直至終老。

Sample B

[對方姓名],我願對您承諾:從今日開始, 無論順境或是逆境,富有或貧窮,健康或疾病, 我將一生一世永遠愛您、保護您、珍惜您,直到永永遠遠。 我請在場各人見證,我[自己姓名]願以您[對方姓名],為我合法妻子丈夫。

Sample C

我請在場各人見證, 我[自己姓名]願以您[對方姓名]為我合法妻子/丈夫。 無論順逆禍福,愉快悲傷, 我都會與您同甘共苦,互相扶持。 我願意永遠陪伴您,敬愛您,與您偕老。

Sample D

我請在場各人見證,我[自己姓名]願以您[對方姓名]為我合法妻子/丈夫。 我承諾今生今世,都將深愛著你。同你一起分享喜樂和憂傷,直到天長地久。 永遠支持你,與你共同成長,直到永永遠遠。

Sample E

English

I call upon all persons here present to witness that I (name), do take you (name) to be my lawful wedded (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love.

I promise/vow to respect you in your successes and in your failures, to care for you in sickness and in health, to nurture you, and to grow with you, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, from this day forward until death do us part.

Sample A

I call upon all persons here present to witness that I (name), do take you (name) to be my lawful wedded (husband/wife), my constant friend, my faithful partner and my love.

I promise/vow to be a true and loyal friend to you. I love you, in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort, for as long as we both shall live.

Sample B

I call upon all persons here present to witness that I (name), do take you (name) to be my lawful wedded (husband/wife) and my beloved (husband/wife).

I promise/vow 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, no matter what lies before us, for all the days of our lives.

Sample C

I call upon all persons here present to witness that I (name), do take you (name) to be my lawful wedded (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love.

I promise/vow to be honest, caring and truthful, to love you as you are and not as I want you to be, and to grow old by your side, in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of triumph, for the rest of our lives.

Sample D

Although the wedding vows are only a few words, they contain a promise to your partner's future!

No matter what the content, remember the most important thing is the most sincere intention behind your vow!

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