Wedding Planning Guide

funny wedding vows

Marriage is a serious commitment, and most couples want their ceremony to reflect the gravity and sincerity of their decision to spend the rest of their lives lawfully wedded together.

But, at the same time, couples also want their wedding to be a reflection of who they are—their style, their personality, and their sense of humor. If you and your spouse-to-be enjoy sharing good times and having fun whenever possible, your wedding vows are the most opportune moment for a good, loving, tension-breaking laugh.

Whether you’re writing your own vows or borrowing from others’ witty words, funny wedding vows are a hot commodity. They can help calm any nerves you or your love might be experiencing, while also lightening up the traditional wedding ceremony for your guests.

But where’s the line between heartfelt humor and a cheap stand-up comedy routine? You don’t want to appear insensitive with your funny surprise wedding vows, so we’ve compiled some of the best funny wedding vows examples to help steer you in the right direction, as well as some tips for writing clever wedding vows of your own for your bride or groom.

Funny Wedding Vow Samples - One Liners

  • "I promise to unclog the tub, even though only one of us has long hair."
  • "I vow never to steal your covers, unless you are hogging them."
  • "I vow to take your hand when it’s too dark, and the dog out when it’s too early."
  • "I vow to protect you from spiders as long as we both shall live."
Funny wedding vows
  • "I promise to get up and get the remote from across the room, even if it was not I who placed the remote so very far away."
  • "I promise not to drink your drinks, even though I am thirsty and your drink is literally right there."
  • "I vow to always let you have the last blueberry pancake."
  • "I vow to be there when you start Netflix marathons and finish actual marathons."
  • "Let's forget when to shut up, forget being polite, let's be that couple, those people, and have the time of our lives until we drop dead."
  • "Let’s grow old disgracefully together."
Love Is... by Cailtin Considine

Love Is...” by Caitlin Considine

Funny Wedding Vow Samples - Complete Vows

If you are looking for more than a single sentence to convey your love and humor on your wedding day, consider writing complete marriage vows. We’ve put together some funny marriage vows ideas based on your interests to get your creative juices flowing.

For the Athletes and Sports Fans

  • "I Michael, take you, Jessica to be my lawfully wedded wife and chief tennis doubles partner, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, for when we win and the very, very rare occasion when we lose. I promise to love, honor, and cherish you, to return your serves and do my best not to foot fault. This I vow to you.
  • "I promise to love you as much as the Chicago Cubs and not hold your black-and-white striped dress against you. From this day forward, I will listen to all of your complaints about the mall if you say them during the off-season and promise to retire my baseball cap and face paint for public outings. I will love you in sickness and in health, from this day forward, until death parts us or you become a White Sox fan.
Bad Dancing by Amy Payne

Bad Dancing” by Amy Payne

For the Animal Lovers

  • "I promise to love and cherish you as much as I do our dog, Spot. From this day forward, I will lint roll the chairs whenever your parents visit. I will love you in sickness and in health, as long as you take care of the vet visits. I promise to cuddle with you as much as I do Spot and pick up treats for you whenever he gets some, too.
  • "From this day forward, I promise to put booties on our cat Fluffy so that you are not scratched. I will always make sure the litter box is clean and will keep Fluffy out of Spot's house. I will love you for richer or poorer, so long as Fluffy gets gourmet cat food.

For the Partners In Crime

  • "Let's be dumb together—just plain stupid. Make bad choices, eat the wrong things, take wrong turns, and then let's tell great stories, the same ones—forever and ever until no one can stand us but each other.
  • "I want your worst—give me your bad hair days, your long commutes, your burnt coffee, lost keys, splashed shoes, annoying coworkers, lost receipts, broken copiers. Give me your everyday and I will give you my love to make it alright
Must Love Dogs by Annie Clark

Must Love Dogs” by Annie Clark

For the Realists

  • "I just want your company, that's it. Just your company and your support—your undying support. Oh, and for you to forswear all others besides me—just all those things. Oh, and your kidneys—can you give me a kidney? Just one—and oh, your whole life—everything in your whole life—so I guess that includes your other kidney and your internal organs and soul and such. So that's all I want. Just that. Think you can handle that?

For Anyone

Looking for some other ideas to add to your funny marriage vows? Check out our lists of promises that you can mix and match to create hilarious, heart-felt sentiments and non-traditional vows that incorporate your personality and unique sense of humor.

  • Bride/Groom: “I promise to leave my apple cores and dirty butter knives on the counter
    I promise to overdraft the checking account
    I promise to complain about the kitty litter
    I vow to encourage us to try new and strange things
    I vow to fill your ‘I love you’ bank every day
    I vow to never use a recipe when fixing dinner
    I vow to be the best parts of me that fit perfectly with the best parts of you
    Although I will be imperfect, I pledge to be sensitive and respectful of your unique talents, abilities and quirks
    I pledge to lend you strength for all of your dreams
    Through our union we can accomplish more than I could alone
    I believe in you.”
  • Bride/Groom: “I promise to forget to stack the dishes on the right and leave stagnant water in the sink
    I promise to always drive the speed limit, even on the freeway
    I promise to cuss loudly at video games
    I vow to snuggle you as often as possible
    I vow to make you really really laugh out loud (possibly even snort)
    I vow to always try one bite of any meal you create
    I vow to be the best parts of me that fit perfectly with the best parts of you
    Although I will be imperfect, I pledge to be sensitive and respectful of your unique talents, abilities, and quirks
    I pledge to lend you strength for all of your dreams
    Through our union we can accomplish more than I could alone
    I believe in you.”

Famous & Funny Wedding Quotes

If you are unable to come up with funny marriage vows on your own, why not rely on others to help you through the process? Here are some funny wedding quotes written by famous authors that you can use to express the love and laughter at your wedding.

  • "To keep your marriage brimming with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.” - Ogden Nash
  • "The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.” -Gabriel García Márquez
  • "Marriage is getting to have a sleepover with your best friend, every single night of the week.” - Christie Cook
  • "The most important four words for a successful marriage: ‘I’ll do the dishes.’” - Anonymous
  • "Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash.” - Dr. Joyce Brothers
  • "You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as a result of being married to you.” - Richard Needham
  • "Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • "I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” - Rita Rudner
  • "A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” - Robert Quillen
Shades, designed by Olive and Violet

Shades”, designed by Olive and Violet

How to Write Funny Wedding Vows

For many couples, writing your own wedding vows is a surefire way to get your personality—and your sense of humor—to come through. This, of course, comes with its own anxieties: writing your own vows can be challenging enough without trying to make people laugh. We recommend checking out our top 10 tips when writing your own wedding vows, as they are applicable to every type and tone of marriage vow. In addition, here are a few additional considerations when you’re going for funny vows:

  • Start by thinking about what you and your bride or groom have in common—your similar quirks, tastes, and hobbies make for great “we’re a team” fodder. Go for more unique qualities. “We love watching movies” isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but “I can’t wait to watch Mean Girls with you for the 800th time” is specific and amusing.
  • Or go the other direction! Everyone loves an “opposite attracts” reference. Think about what you love to do that drives your love a bit crazy, and vice versa. The more familiar your guests—at least your family and close friends—are with these traits, the better. It’s much easier for everyone to laugh when they’re in on the joke!
  • On that note, try and avoid inside jokes. If you two are the only ones laughing, your wedding vows won’t pack the same comedic punch.
  • Other topics to avoid? Old relationships, fights, and anything about your sex life. You might find a funny spin to all of the above, but those sorts of statements tend to make guests uncomfortable, and rarely stand up to the test of time.
Better Together, designed by Grace Cobb

Better Together”, designed by Grace Cobb

Keep Your Vows Forever

Your funny marriage vows can make your wedding day special and amazing, but don’t let the fun stop there. Consider preserving those sentiments. At Minted, we frame your vows in style so that you can enjoy the love and laughter for the rest of your lives. Check out our selection today!

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