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Declaration of Consent

Here are some samples of consent statements. They are separated into Civil and Religious, but changing a word here and there, either can suit your preference.

Civil

CC1 - [GROOM], will you have [BRIDE] to be your wife, to live together in marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?

CC2 - [GROOM] do you choose [BRIDE] as your wife? Do you pledge to share your life with her openly, to tell the truth to her in love? Do you promise to honor and tenderly care for her, to cherish and encourage her own fulfillment as an individual, and to love and respect her through all the changes of your lives?

CC3 - Do you [GROOM] take this woman [BRIDE] to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer keeping yourself only unto her for as long as you both shall live? If so answer “I do.”

CC4 - [GROOM], will you receive [BRIDE] as your lawfully wedded wife? Will you share your life with her, hold your love firm, and dutifully care for her in all the varying circumstances of your life?

CC5 - [GROOM], is it your intent and desire to come into marriage with [BRIDE] as your lawfully wedded wife? Will you share your life with her, hold your love firm, and dutifully care for her in all the varying circumstances of your life?

Religious

CR1 - [GROOM], understanding that God has created, ordered, and blessed the covenant of marriage, do you affirm your desire and intention to enter this covenant with [BRIDE] as you lawful wife?

CR2 - [GROOM], in the sight of God and in the presence of this assembly, do you choose [BRIDE] to be your life's partner. Do you promise to love her, to honor her and to care for her tenderly through all the varying experiences of your lives together?

CR3 - [GROOM], will you have [BRIDE] to be your wife, and will you pledge yourself to her in all love and honor, in all duty and service, in all faith and tenderness, to live with her, and cherish her, according to the ordinance of God, in the holy bond of marriage?

CR4 - [GROOM], will you take [BRIDE], to be your wife, and will you be faithful to her, love her, honor her, live with her, and cherish her, according to the commandments of God, in the holy bond of marriage?

CR5 - [GROOM], do you come here freely to take [BRIDE] as your wife, according to the commandments of God in holy marriage?

CR6 - [GROOM], having heard how God has created, ordered, and blessed the covenant of marriage, do you affirm your desire and intention to enter this covenant with [BRIDE]?

CR7 - [GROOM], will you have [BRIDE] to be your wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Will you love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep only unto her, so long as you both shall live?