I,______, take you, ______ to be my wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.
Here is another variation of the above very traditional Catholic vow.
I,______, take you,______, to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life.
Exchanging rings(two versions).
Take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Take and wear this ring as a pledge of my fidelity.
Since there are Protestants in Ireland, I'll show some of these as irish wedding vows too.
I,______,take thee,______, to be my wedded wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge myself to you.
In token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love, with this ring I thee wed, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Celtic Wedding Vow
The next of the Irish wedding vows comes from the Celts. Translated by Morgan Llywelyn in her book Finn MacCool.
You cannot possess me for I belong to myself.
Write Your Own Irish Wedding Vows
In your search on the Web, I'm sure you'll find other examples of Irish wedding vows. If you can't find a good fit for your ceremony why not write your own vows. This way you'll be able to say exactly what is in your heart and keep within your Irish theme. Just remember the Irish are deeply religious and the Celts believed in equality of the sexes. Be creative when writing, but that's the whole idea of writing to begin with.
I hope the above examples of Irish wedding vows gives you some good ideas to use at your ceremony. All the best.
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