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125+ Best Non-Traditional Wedding Vows They’ll Always Remember

"I vow not to continue watching a Netflix series we started together without you. Or at least pretend it’s the first time I’ve watched it when we watch it again."

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As the great lyricist Taylor Swift once sang, “I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings”... and if that’s not a perfect, out-of-the-box wedding vow, then I don’t know what is. Non-traditional wedding vows are an amazing way to tailor your ceremony to you and your partner, so if you’re looking to wow your soon-to-be spouse with the best wedding vows ever heard, we’ve got you covered. Ranging from simple and modern to non-religious and funny, these short and long sample wedding vow examples are the perfect way to say, “I do” to your soulmate. Read on for unique wedding vows examples perfect for your big day.

From wedding vows and engagement photos to bridal showers and bachelorette parties, your list — and your camera roll — may seem to never end. After all that planning, and after all those parties (and let’s not forget the wedding itself), you’re going to have a lot of photos you’ll want to display. Print your wedding photos in a super high-quality photo book, like a Layflat (and send your in-laws a copy during the holidays in a Classic Photo Book), and display your favorite photos from your wedding on Canvas Wall Tiles. That way, whenever anyone visits the newlyweds, they can gush over the most special — and busiest — time of your life. And don’t forget to add your wedding vows as captions or text pages so you’ll never forget the romantic vows you shared.

Simple Non-Traditional Wedding Vows
  • “It’s you and me, that’s my whole world.”
  • “I love you doesn’t feel like enough, especially when we’ve said it thousands of times. That’s why I vow to show you I love you every day, in addition to saying it.”
  • “You were my reason back then, my reason now, my reason every day.”
  • “Our love is undying—it is eternal—and makes us eternal.”
  • “I promise to be your partner in crime, and to take the heat if we get caught.”
  • “I look forward to falling in love with you over and over and over again each day.”
  • “I promise to respect you as a person with your own interests and needs, and to realize that those are sometimes different, but no less important, than my own.”
  • “I vow to keep the spark alive, the love that we feel today, to be your navigator, and your companion on the journey.”
  • “I promise to be a true and faithful partner, from this day forward, in all life’s circumstances, as we face them together.”
  • “There are no words, and no proper emotions for what I feel today, the idea that you are to be my wife is overwhelming, I am truly the luckiest man alive.”
  • “My love for you will be everlasting.”
  • “I will be your partner in adventure, your accomplice in scheming, your comfort in disappointment, your strength in times of need and your partner in all things, for all the days of my life.”
  • “If I could do it all over, I’d choose to be your spouse every time.”
  • “Shakespeare offered to count the many ways how he loved his beloved—I have truly lost count.”
  • “There are three words that are stronger than I love you. Today I stand in front of you to say, ‘I choose you.’”
  • “As your husband, I vow to seek your guidance and love for the rest of my life.”
  • “I vow to always communicate with you freely—never to hold back, but to be honest and loyal as a wife, to love you fiercely, to love you without measure.”
  • “I can’t wait to grow old together and look back at this beautiful moment—I’m so excited for all the joy of our life to come!”
  • “Love me and I will love you – hold me and I will hold you—follow me and I will follow you— let us love, follow and hold each other to the ends of the earth.”
  • “There’s no doubt in my heart that you’re my person and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
  • “As your husband, I vow to always listen and never hurt you, to always kiss you and never shame you, to always love and to never leave.”
  • “It’s the little things we do together that make it all so fun!”
  • “With an open heart, pure spirit, and sense of pure amazement, I take you as my wife.”
  • “I take you to be my wife in full knowledge that I have the most wonderful woman in the world as my wife.”
  • “With pride, immeasurable love and infinite excitement for what’s to come, I take you as my wife.”
  • “In the storybook of our lives, here is the chapter where I say to you, ‘and we lived happily ever after…’”
  • “I always learn from you, serenity, the poetry of the universe, what those love songs are really about—you teach me how to love and how to be a better man.”
  • “Suddenly there in you was everything I would ever need. I knew it the first time we met, and I know now that you are my everything.”
  • “This, my husband, is the beginning of forever, forever kisses, forever loves, forever together as one.”
  • “As your husband I vow to act as your partner and never be prideful or possessive.”
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Funny Non-Traditional Wedding Vows
    • “I promise to be your co-pilot, your navigator, and to bring snacks on our road trip through life.”
    • “I vow to love you even as you scan through all those movies without picking one to actually watch.”
    • “I vow not to carry on watching a Netflix series we started together without you. Or at least pretend it’s the first time I’ve watched it when we watch it again.”
    • “I want us to grow old and crusty together, to shake our collective fists at teenagers, and to talk endlessly about the old days when things were better, cheaper, and generally more wholesome.”
    • “This ring is a symbol of how you’ve got me wrapped around your finger.”
    • “I vow to stand by your side when the zombie apocalypse comes, and should you be turned into one, I promise to let you bite me, so I can too be one and, therefore, stay by your side forever.”
    • “I promise to take Instagram-worthy photos of you.”
    • “I vow to protect you from spiders as long as we both shall live.”
    • “I promise not to force you to watch a Lord of the Rings marathon.”
    • “There’s an old Irish saying that goes, Cramagorrah Rowe Egonhah. Wait a minute. I might have accidentally cursed you. I am so sorry…”


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    Modern Non-Traditional Wedding Vows
    • “I vow to look into your eyes, tell you I love you, and to enter into this life with you without fear or reservation, to embrace you, to embrace the excitement of life and to never let go.”
    • “I always knew that someday, somewhere, someone would walk into my life and make me realize why I was meant to be. The first time I saw you I realized that you were him. It was you.”
    • “F. Scott Fitzgerald said that love is the beginning and end of everything. I love you, my husband, now at the beginning of our lives just as I will at the end, from today and tomorrow to every day.”
    • “We may not understand the universe, but I do know that there is something more to life—something magical, something awe-inspiring, because you have agreed to be my wife. This means that miracles are real. Angels are real. I cannot wait to start my life of amazement with you.”
    • “I promise to let things be imperfect, to trust that you love me, and to never lose sight of that, even in my darkest hour, I know you, my wife, will be my light.”
    • “For many, today was an ordinary day—they got up, made waffles, read the paper. For us, however, we are making a vow—one people have made for centuries, and we make it today—to love each other. It’s a promise with great precedent, but our love is unique, because our souls are like no other. Today is unique because today I marry my best friend and pledge myself to her.”
    • “Saying a vow is only words to say love, honor, compassion, can be false, but our love is in our deeds. As we solidify our union with a kiss, with the traditions of our families and promise in front of all of our friends, we give action to our words. I will love you, honor you and cherish you above all others for all our life.”
    • “Dr. Seuss once said, ‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.’ So, let’s be weird together—forever.”
    • “I cannot say I forsake all others in love. I love my family, I love our friends, I will love our children, but I love you above all others, with a passion and fire that will never be quenched and burns brightly so that all around can see how much I burn for you.”
    • “I offer myself to you as I am, all my flaws and all my strengths, safe in the knowledge that you complement me perfectly, will raise me up when I am weary, and allow me to take you by the hand when you need to be ushered through darkness. I trust in you and in us completely.”
    • “By heaven, by the sun, by the power of our faith. As light comes to the eye, joy to the heart, may you dwell forever with me as my husband until death parts us asunder.”
    • “For you, my wife, I promise not to let the details of life restrain us, not to let darkness overshadow us, to assuage guilt with pleasure, to fill silence with laughter, and to look forward to my every day with you.”
    • “You are my best friend, my partner in crime. The one who inspires me to be the best version of myself and believes in me more than I believe in myself. Today I promise you to always do the same and more, for as long as we both shall live.”
    • “It’s exciting to think just how much more there is to learn about each other, about life, about the journey of being together—I vow to stand by your side at every twist and turn, and to kiss you on your hair and tell you, we will be okay, we will be exalted, we will be forever.”
    • “As we stand here today in front of our friends and loved ones, I pledge my undying love and dedication to you and know that I have found in you the man with which I intend to spend the rest of my life. You are my best friend, my confidant and my love. Together we shelter each other from the chaos of the world and create a place of peace. In you I find all joy and all comfort.”
    • “I look forward to all our firsts—our first home, our first child, our first time hosting Thanksgiving—all the firsts that come with our lives together. To me you are first above all things—you are my wife and my first and only love.”
    • “I look forward to coming home every day to tell you about what happened, to sit with you in the evening holding hands, and to go to sleep and dream of you.”
    • “Promises are fleeting—they reflect what we think we know—but I promise you I know nothing except that I love you and along with words, I will love with deeds. I make no promises today, except that my everyday is a promise to be with you as my wife and though we cannot know what we will face in our lives together, we know that we will face it together.”
    • “There will never be a love as true as the one I bear for you until the end of our lives. We live together in God’s glory and will meet again to be joined in the Holy Spirit after our time on this world shall end.”
    • “I want to use my favorite quote from The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. ‘You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.’”
    • “Some people say that love gives them wings, but you, my husband, you ground me. People talk about perfection, but to me you are my amazing reality, I love you because of, not in spite of, your flaws—because I see you try to overcome any troubles and you inspire me to overcome my own. Together we will work to make this imperfect reality a little more beautiful, a little more miraculous, and a little more us.”
    • “In the words of the poet, Rumi, ‘I do not exist, am not an entity in this world or the next, did not descend from Adam or Eve or any origin story. My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul. I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being.’”
    • “I will love you in my arms, when I catch a glimpse of you across the room, and when you are away I will pine for you and rejoice on your return—calling you husband and running a hand over your cheek.”
    • “I will dream with you, be your supporter, be your wife, be your guide when you need to find light in darkness. I’ll reach for your hand, trusting it will be there when I need to find something solid in the night, I promise to be your companion on this journey of ours and to love for all time.”
    • “I promise to love you honestly—to value our differences as well as our similarities, to enter into our life with my eyes open and my heart full, and to take you as you are if you will take me—with my flaws and all, as your loving husband.”
    • “In the words of Pablo Neruda: ‘I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I do not exist, nor you.’”
    • “Dream with me—kiss me in the morning, take my hand, run with me, sustain me, amaze me, be my husband all day and kiss me goodnight so we can dream together of love—every day of our lives.”
    • “I take you to be my lover and my best friend and promise to be patient, to show you how much I love you, not just say it, to laugh with you, cry with you and always love you in this world and the next.”
    • “Someone once said, ‘You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.’ With you as my husband, I hear a song of true love and together we hold a perfect harmony.”
    • “I’d like to share a quote from Stephen Schwartz, ‘My days are brighter than morning air, evergreen pine and autumn blue, but all my days are twice as fair, if I could share my days with you. My nights are warmer than fire coals, incense and stars and smoke bamboo. But nights were warm beyond compare if I could share my nights with you. To dance in my dreams to shine when I need the sun with you – to hold me when dreams are done. My dearest love, if you will take my love then all my dreams are truly begun. And time weaves ribbons of memory to sweeten life when youth is through, but I would need no memories there if I could share my life with you.’”
    • “The secret of love is to find the person you want to be with all the time. When reality is preferable to dreams. You are the man who makes me feel loved. I want to spend every moment with you.”
    • “With me as your wife you have nothing to worry about—I will be loyal, honest, loving, and compassionate. I vow to face any challenge with you, and embrace you with the same warmth and love every day. A love that will only grow through our years together.”
    • “When George Eliot wrote of souls he said, ‘What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life…to strengthen each other…to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.’ As we join together, we are stronger for it and our love speaks volumes, even in silence.”
    • “I admire how you are fearless—you are not afraid to be yourself. I promise to always encourage you and to try to keep a light heart and a sense of humor. I will be honest, respectful and supportive in your dreams and goals. But most of all, I promise to trust and love you with all my heart, as your wife, and cherish you with all my soul forever and ever.”
    • “As we take each other’s hands, let the intertwining of our fingers be a symbol of our conjoined life as we walk together hand in hand from now until the end of our days.”
    • “When you walk through a storm I will be your umbrella, if it is dark I will be your light to lead the way, and when we reach the golden sky of day, at the end of the storm, I will be the arms to hold you—as your loving husband.”
    • “I long to live together and love together and rejoice in the small things, eating pancakes on a lazy Saturday, a kiss on the knee, a crossword puzzle clue, each one is an expression of my love for you.”
    • “I love you to have the patience that love demands, to give myself to you wholeheartedly and to have trust in you and our love. I promise to be the most loyal of friends, to be the strongest teammate when you need it and to encourage and support your every dream.”
    • “Tolstoy wrote of two lovers, of a man that he did not know where he ended and his beloved began. ‘This is how I love you—unceasingly and conjoined in expectation as we become one.’”
    • “You have been my friend, my girlfriend, my fiancé, and now my wife. You are all those things and more—you are my love, my dream, and my devotion—no matter the name, you are my everything.”
    • “Without your love I am incomplete, only with you as my husband can I feel whole, right, and connected to a meaning beyond myself. It is you that teaches me to understand true faith and harmony. I love you.”
    • “I am not promising it will be easy—nothing worthwhile ever is—I am not promising it will be perfect, as perfection is fantasy and we are here as real as can be. All I promise is I will be with you, by your side supporting you when I can, trusting in your support when I falter, for all our lives.”
    • “Because of you I understand the true meaning of love—it is patience when I won’t admit I’m wrong, it is tenderness when I am weepy, it is kindness when I need it. It is a belief that our futures are forever entwined. I love you and always will.”
    • “I vow to appreciate each day how lucky I am to have a man who makes me feel the way you do—beautiful, cherished and loved—and I will always work to make you feel as special and wonderful as I do each moment that we are together for the rest of our lives.”
    • “The bonds of marriage are freeing, when it is you that I am joined to, for all my days to feel the warmth of your skin, the tenderness of your kiss, and to hold you always as my wife.”
    • “I know that you are beyond knowing, I know that your every move delights and entrances me, I know I will learn from you everyday. I may not know everything, but with this love—I will tell you my truth as I understand it and will make that truth known to you every day of our lives.”
    • “Thank you for making me a bride, thank you for loving me, thank you for being my husband, thank you God for this day—a day I have always dreamed of—and thank you for everything that is to come. I can’t wait to grow old with you.”
    • “The path of love isn’t always straight, or smooth, or without peril. I vow to walk this life with you arm in arm as your husband, to be your support when you falter and to lean on you in times of trouble and to never, ever let you go.”
    • “Let us love each other deeply, forever and be lost in each other’s arms. Let’s make a vow to entreat each other to share, to always be side by side, and to face the world unassailable, as husband and wife.”
    • “I promise that our love will be the greatest adventure of our lives. I promise to never let go of our spark and to love you for the rest of my life. To hold you when times get tough and to always celebrate your successes.”
    • “It’s been said that ‘There will be dozens of people who will take your breath away, but the one who reminds you to breathe is the one you should keep.’ You do both—you are my rock, my every love, and I love that you knock me out and pull me up—and remind me to breathe every once in awhile.”
    • “Pablo Neruda once wrote, ‘I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I do not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.’”
    • “I can’t imagine my life without you—a New Year’s without kissing you at midnight, a birthday without you to help me wish by blowing out the candles—I can’t imagine anything without you and I don’t want to.”
    • “I challenge you as your wife to cherish every moment. I promise to encourage you to follow your dreams, to dream with you, to encourage you and grow together. I love you in word and deed.”
    • “Just as this ring is made of purest gold and just as its circle is unbroken, so my love for you will be pure and incorruptible. In this ring is the symbol of my love as your husband.”


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    Short Non-Traditional Wedding Vows
    • “Whatever our life brings, I vow to love you and care for you always.”
    • “Today, I take you as my wife, my best friend and the love of my life for as long as we both shall live.”
    • “I take you as my wife, as a mirror of my love, as a complement to me in every way, my lover, my friend.”
    • “I vow to spend every Christmas together.”
    • “I can’t believe how lucky I am to marry a person with whom I share so much and who complements me completely.”
    • “I vow to spend every moment I can with you, to learn together, to love together, to anticipate your needs, and rejoice with you as my wife.”
    • “I want to write it in the sky—I love you, I love everything about you, and I can’t wait to see where our journey of love is headed.”
    • “I will be your loyal knight and your Prince Charming.”
    • “As your wife, I promise to love you until my last day, to be loyal and to support you through the good and the bad.”
    • “You are my first, my last, my everything—my wife whom I adore.”
    • “I promise to make your dreams mine, to support you, to cherish you and to devote my life to your happiness.”
    • “I give you my hand, my heart, and my word that I will be a loving and devoted wife.”
    • “I promise never to pressure you or feel pressure, to never envy, but to always encourage, to always be bold, as you would have me, if you will have me, forever.”
    • “This ceremony is beautiful and allows me to share our love with all those here—but truly, we were married before this day and will always be.”
    • “It’s called tying the knot because once tied I promise my love will not break, and only get stronger under pressure.”
    • “I pledge to be your loving friend and to comfort you when your team loses this year.”
    • “I can’t wait to see the fantastic trouble we’ll get into as we spend the rest of our lives together.”
    • “I promise from this day forward to make a shelter of my arms, a hearth of my heart, and let our love sustain us.”
    • “We have a special and miraculous connection that no one can break. I promise to nourish you bodily, intellectually, and with my spirit.”
    • “I thought today would be the best day of my life, but the thought of spending the rest of my days with you, makes me believe the best is yet to come.”
    • “The understanding that we have is the kind shared only by those with true love. I am a better person because of you and because you make me better. I love you.”
    • “My love will always endure—though life brings with it a sea of troubles, we will endure and through each other always find pure joy.”
    • “Love is not boastful—love is not envious—love is trust and honesty in all things. This is what I promise to be as your husband.”
    • “I vow to always listen and never hurt you, to always kiss you and never shame you, to always love and to never leave.”
    • “I’ve always dreamed of marrying a guy like you, and today, I get to marry the man of my dreams.”
    • “I promise to surprise you, to amaze you, to make you laugh, and to help you in your every endeavor.”
    • “I vow to be the husband you’ve always dreamed of having. A husband who loves every part of you and supports your every dream.”
    • “The first time I saw you my heart whispered ‘he’s the one.’ My heart was so right.”
    • “I vow to risk everything for you—to give over my life for you—to be the man you love.”
    • “Dream with me, hold me, never let me go and I will be your loving wife forevermore.”
    • “I want to talk about your day, feel the love of your embrace, and take pleasure in the little things in life, with you, and only with you, forever.”
    • “You are the best parts of me—my darling, my love, my wife, I give you everything I have and everything I am.”
    • “Let what is bound today never be broken, let the eternal be reflected in our matrimony.”
    • “Receive this ring and my true love’s kiss as a token of my pure and true love for you, and I promise to forevermore be your loving and devoted husband.”


    Go beyond “I love you” with these non-traditional wedding vows that’ll knock your partner’s socks off. Remember: No matter what, they’ll be the best wedding vows your spouse has ever heard. Print every moment from your favorite day, from the wedding vows to the reception, in a super high-quality photo book like a Layflat, or a Classic Photo Book, and display your favorite photos from your wedding on Canvas Wall Tiles.

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