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 - Basic Declaration

Will you,             , take this  woman / man  to be your wedded  Husband / Wife / Partner ?

Option 2 - Standard - 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 3 - Simple I Do's

Do you wish to marry             , and join your life with  hers / his / theirs  as their Husband / Wife / Partner   ? (I do)

Option 4 - Short & Sweet - Soulmates

________, do you declare your love for  ____________, committing to always stand by  hers / his / theirs  side, choosing  hers / his / theirs  as your Husband / Wife / Partner  and soul mate? 
 

 

Option 5 - Short & Sweet - Spin on Traditional
Do you, _________  choose/take ___________ as your Husband / Wife / Partner  , offering her / him / them  your love and encouragement; as well as your trust and respect, as together you create your future?
 

Option 6 - Traditional - Til' Death

            , will you take this  Woman / Man , whose hands you hold, choosing her / him / them  alone to be your wedded  Husband / Wife / Partner ?  Will you love and comfort her / him / them , through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honoring  her / him / them  at all times, with the promise to be faithful to her / him / them  until death do you part?

Option 7 - Traditional - As Long As We Both Shall Live

            , will you take this  Woman / Man , whose hands you hold, choosing her / him / them  alone to be your wedded  Husband / Wife / Partner Will you love and comfort her / him / them , through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honoring  her / him / them  at all times, with the promise to be faithful to her / him / them  for as long as you both shall live?

Option 8 - Traditional - For All Of Our Days

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

 

 Option 9 - Traditional - Life Partner & 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 10 - Companions Standing Together

               , do you take                  , to be the   Husband / Wife / Partner  of your days and the the companion of your heart?

To stand united in the face of adversity and stand 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 11 - Romantic - Until The End of Forever

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

To grow together, and always 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 12 - Companion & Best Friend

________, will you embrace/take ________ as your wife/husband/partner; As your companion and best friend for life?

 

Will you treat  her / him / them  with love and devotion, honor and respect?

Will you stand by her / him / them  in the triumphs and tragedies of life, as a faithful and caring Husband / Wife / Partner

 (If so, say, I will.)

Option 13 - Very Traditional

            , do you take             , to be your wedded Husband / Wife / Partner ?     (I Do)

 

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 stand by  her / him / them in sickness or in health, in poverty or in wealth,  forsaking all others as long as you both shall live?

 

Option 14 - Pledge

              , and _________ are you ready to enter this sacred union of marriage?   (We Are - answered together)

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?