The asking or "I do's"

The asking or "I do's"

Each member of the couple will be asked if they will be taking their partner as their husband or wife followed by the mandatory vows. Care needs to be taken that the answer is appropriate to the question, meaning “do you?” questions followed by “I do” or alternatively “will you?” questions followed by “I will”. Most couples do enjoy saying the “I do”.


The following are some examples of the asking. As this section is not a part of the mandatory vows they can be altered to suit your style,


Example 1- If you’re an outgoing fun couple you might choose to do a personal spin on the “I do”


Leia and Craig

Craig, do you take Leia to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love and respect her, be honest with her and most importantly cook a meal with vegetables when Leia works late and vacuum at least once or twice a week?

Craig “I do.”

Leia, do you take Craig to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise to love and respect him, be honest with him and most importantly not to roll your eyes whenever I am telling you stories about hunting, cars and bikes?

Leia “I do.


Example 2- The more traditional version would be.


Jenni and Dan

Dan do you take Jenni to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise love, honour, comfort and cherish her from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto her for as long as you both shall live?”

Dan “I do”

Jenni do you take Dan to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise to love, honour, comfort and cherish him from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him for as long as you both shall live?”

Jenni- I do


Example 3- Most commonly used these days is a heartfelt but not as formal version.


Dean and Keira-

Dean on this day do you take Keira to be your wife, to share the good times with her and care for her, to make her laugh, to always be her best friend and most importantly do you promise to love her unconditionally with all the love you have to give?

Dean “I do.”

Keira on this day do you take Dean to be your husband, to share the good times with him and care for him, to make him laugh, to always be his best friend and most importantly do you promise to love him unconditionally with all the love you have to give?

Keira “I do.”


Other personal spin alternative ideas

Tanya and Simon

Simon, do you take Tanya to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love and respect her, be honest with her and most importantly… do you promise not to leave your face pubes in the bathroom sink?

Tanya, do you take Simon to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise to love and respect him, be honest with him and most importantly…. Do you promise not to complain when he plays a whole day of golf with the boys?


Michael and Emily

Michael on this day do you take Emily to be your wife, to share the good times with her and care for her, to make her laugh, to always be her best friend and most importantly do you promise to love her even though she gets cranky sometimes, and to do the house chores when asked annnnnd do you promise to always keep working so she can keep internet shopping?

Emily on this day do you take Michael to be your husband, to share the good times with him and care for him, to make him laugh, to always be his best friend and most importantly do you promise to continue to make sure his clothes are hung the right way on the coat hanger and also continue to bag his 3x lamingtons each day for his lunch annnnnd continue to support your terrible golfing skills?


Pine and Eddi

Eddi, do you take Pine to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love and respect her, be honest with her and most importantly do you promise to always be there to make her the perfect cup of tea?

Pine, do you take Eddi to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise to love and respect him, be honest with him and most importantly do you promise to one day in the near future watch the entire The Lord of The Rings Trilogy?

Graham and Simone

Graham, do you take Simone to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love and respect her, be honest with her and when completely necessary… do you promise to let her pop your pimples?

Simone, do you take Graham to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise to love and respect him, be honest with him and when completely necessary… do you promise to let him buy all the car accessories he “needs”?


Tanya and Brendan

Brendan on this day do you take Tanya to be your wife, to share the good times with her and care for her, to make her laugh, and most importantly, do you promise make endless cups of tea even though it's not your turn?

Tanya on this day do you take Brendan to be your husband? To share the good times with him and care for him, to make him laugh, and most importantly do you promise to always try to get excited when Tyrone are playing on TV