Civil Wedding Ceremony Vows

 

You ………………………………………………………… and ……………………………………………………………… know that by your simultaneous consent which is given publicly and formally in my presence and in the presence of the persons now here, accept each other as your lawful spouse and with the confirmation of this fact by our signature you contract a lawful marriage for all the purposes of civil law. You should further know that your marriage cannot be dissolved during your lifetime except by a valid judgment of a court. If either of you (before the death of the other) contracts a marriage while this one remains undissolved you will thereby be guilty of bigamy and be liable to the consequences provided by the law.

“ I CALL UPON ALL PERSONS HERE PRESENT, TO WITNESS THAT I ………………………………………….. ACCEPT ……………………… AS MY LAWFUL SPOUSE, TO LOVE AND TO SHARE WITH YOU, AS FROM THIS DAY, MOMENTS OF JOY AND SORROW,WEALTH AND POVERTY, HAPPINESS AND SADNESS, THROUGHOUT OUR LIFE, UNTIL DEATH DO SEPARATE US”

As from this moment I pronounce you husband and wife. You are joined together by your free consent in matrimony and you owe each other love, fidelity and respect throughout your life. This marriage constitutes the fulfilment of your life and links your destinies on good and rainy days, in happiness and sadness, in wealth and poverty, until death do separate you. On the basis of equality you should face together all the problems and all the difficulties of life. Together you should shoulder the burdens of marriage each one according to your capabilities. You have both the right and obligation to take care of the upbringing and education of your children so that they may become useful and good citizens and free personalities.