Wedding Vows Quotes (34 quotes)
Bride Vows to Have and to Hold Young Step-Son
Examining the Wedding Vows – “… to have and to hold from this day forward…”
Marriage vows are promises each partner in a couple makes to the other during a wedding ceremony based upon Western Christian norms. They are not universal to marriage and not necessary in most legal jurisdictions. They are not even universal within Christian marriage, as Eastern Christians do not have marriage vows in their traditional wedding ceremonies. The bride 's father would deliver her to the groom , and the two agreed that they were wed , and would keep the vow of marriage by mutual consent. Wealthy Romans, though, would sign documents listing property rights to publicly declare that their union was legalized and not a common law marriage.
Let me first admit that when it came to this portion of the wedding vow, I was stumped. I tried doing research on this phrase and did not get anywhere. Later that day, Eric came into the computer room and I shared my frustration with him. Then he grinned at me…. What do you think it means to have someone? To have someone is for that person to be yours — intimately.
To Have and to Hold
Just when did the wedding vows start and how have they changed through out the years? But these vows were as simple as they came. Two people wanted to get married, so the father of the bride would walk his daughter over to the grooms house, and in front of just a few people the two people would agree to be wed, and keep a vow of marriage by mutual consent, and that would be it. You were married. Then you jump to medieval England to the Sarum ritual.