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Express English: Wedding vows

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What would you promise in your wedding vows?

Join the conversation. What would you promise in your wedding vows? Use the form below to let us know.

The Express English team

This is what some people in London told us:

A woman said that understanding, freedom and respect are all very important to her.

It seems that one woman doesn't particularly like the word 'obey', she wouldn't like to have it in her wedding vows.

For one man, marriage is about the long term future and that's what he would like to mention in his wedding vows.

Did you know?

Fact

When Prince William married Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011, their wedding vows didn't include the word 'to obey'.

From William:

I, William Arthur Philip Louis, take thee, Catherine Elizabeth, to my wedded wife, 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 us do part, according to God's holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth.

From Kate:

I, Catherine Elizabeth, take thee, William Arthur Philip Louis, to my wedded 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 us do part, according to God's holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth.

Language tip

Often we use the word 'promise' as well as 'vow'. Both have the similar meanings. If you make a promise, then generally you are expected to keep it.

Cultural tip

Las Vegas is considered by many as a place to get hitched quickly and hassle-free. There are over 300 weddings taking place in town every day and the wedding chapels open almost 24/7.

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