The most well known part of the ceremony, where you and your partner say "I Do" to signify that you are choosing to marry your partner of your own free will.


Referred to as the Declaration of Intent, this is the basic legal requirement that you need to get married. Some form of this is required by the state of Utah.


I have it serve as a way to begin the official ceremony and flow into the vows and ring ceremony. You can keep this a simple or traditional as you would like, or we can change it up.

Any of the suggestions and options listed here can be completely changed, combined or even slightly reworded if you would like.

Remember - Anything is possible!

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Option 1 - Traditional - Short and Simple

Will you (or Do you) ,             , take this  Woman / Man  to be your wedded  Husband / Wife / Partner ?

Option 2 - Traditional - Formal

            , will you take this  Woman / Man , whose hands you hold, choosing  her / him  / them alone to be your wedded  Husband / Wife / Partner ? Will you live with  her / him/ them in the state of true matrimony? Will you love  her / him / them, comfort  her / him / them, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor  her / him / them at all times, and be faithful to  her / him / them?


 Option 3 - Traditional - Soul Mate

            , here in the presence of family and friends, do you declare your love for and commitment to             , choosing  her / him / them as your life partner and soul mate?  Do you freely offer yourself to  her / him / them and willingly accept the gift of self  she / he / they offer to you?

 Option 4 - Companions Standing Together

            , do you take             , to be the  Husband / Wife / Partner  of your days, the companion of your heart and the friend of your life?  To stand united in the face of adversity and bask together in the light of good fortune? With these words spoken, and all those as yet unspoken, do you wish to marry             , and join your life with  hers / his / theirs?


Option 5 - Romantic & A Personal Favorite

From this day onward, do you choose             , to be your Husband / Wife / Partner, your best friend and your only love?

To live together, play together and laugh together; To work by  her / his / their side and dream in  hers / his / their arms;

To fill  her / his / their heart and feed  her / his / their soul; To always seek out the best in  her / him / them; Always loving  her / him / them with all your heart, until the end of your forever?

Option 6 - Twist on Traditional

            , do you take             , to be your wedded Husband / Wife / Partner and in the presence of these witnesses do you vow that you will do everything in your power to make your love for  her / him / them growing part of your life? Will you continue to strengthen it from day to day and week to week with your best resources? Will you stand by  her / him / them in sickness or in health, in poverty or in wealth, and will you shun all others and keep yourself to  her / him / them alone as long as you both shall live?

Option 7 - Equal Partners 

            , Have you come here today of your own free will to take             , to be your Husband / Wife / Partner, that you may live together as equal partners sharing all that life has to offer?       

Option 8 - Pledge

            , are you ready to enter this sacred union of marriage?

Do you pledge to give yourself to             ... to a life of adventure, passionate love, and unbreakable trust, not just today, but every day of your life, sharing all that life has to offer?