You can write your own, or you can choose from
the many vows that I already have, here are a few samples:
Double Ring Ceremony
Do you, ________, take this woman ________, to be your lawful wedded wife, to love, honor and cherish her through sickness and in health, through times of happiness and sorrow, until death do you part? (Place the ring upon her finger and repeat after me). With this ring, I thee wed, and forever pledge my devotion.
Do you, ________, take this man, ________, to be your lawful wedded husband, to love, honor and cherish him through sickness and in health, through times of happiness and sorrow, until death do you part? (Place the ring upon his finger and repeat after me) With this ring, I thee wed, and forever pledge my devotion.
I come here today, (name), to join my life to yours before this company.
In their presence I pledge to be true to you, to respect you,
and to grow with you through the years.
Time may pass, fortune may smile, trials may come;
no matter what we may encounter together,
I vow here that this love will be my only love.
I will make my home in your heart from this day forward
GROOM/BRIDE I take you as my wife/husband. I freely, happily and knowingly choose you above all others to share my life with me. I will honor you and tenderly care for you, cherish and encourage your fulfillment, and remain beside you through all the challenges of our lives. I am your companion forever; this is my promise.
Ceremony Requirements By The State Of Connecticut
The State of Connecticut only requires some form of the Intention Vow i.e. "Do you take this man to be your husband?", or "Do you take this woman to be your wife?", and the Pronouncement, the rest of the ceremony can be a mix and match of whatever words you feel best expresses your wishes. You can choose from one of the many ceremonies that I have already composed, or we can together to develop a ceremony that is unique for you.
No witnesses are required.
Unlike other states, there is no waiting period. You can pick up your license and Town Hall and be married shortly thereafter!
While rings are traditional, they are not required. If you choose not to exchange rings, you will still exchange your wedding vows, just not the rings. Often couples choose to have a legal civil ceremony and then a religious ceremony afterwards where they do exchange their rings.
You are required to bring your Marriage License with you, which I will check along with your photo I.D.