No Ring Wedding Vows (Shortest)
We are gathered here for the purpose of uniting in marriage
Groom and Bride.
I ask you both to recognize that the foundation of a happy and enduring marriage is: Love, Communication, Trust, Honesty, Respect and Understanding. No other vows are more important than those you now assume. The keeping of these vows will help you to grow together, to be happy, and fulfilled.
The contract of marriage is most solemn and is not to be entered into lightly, but thoughtfully and seriously, and with a deep realization of its obligations and responsibilities.
Do you Groom choose Bride to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love and comfort her, and to honor her and keep her in sickness and in health, in prosperity and adversity, and hold her needs above all others, so long as you both shall live?
Do you Bride choose Groom to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise to love and comfort him, to honor him and keep him in sickness and in health, in prosperity and adversity, and hold his needs above all others, as long as you both shall live?
Inasmuch as Groom and Bride have thus consented together in marriage; by virtue of the authority vested in me by the State of California as a Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages for the County of Mariposa, I now pronounce you husband and wife.