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Chinese Wedding Vows

Wedding vows in Mandarin Chinese: phonetic text, Chinese characters, and the ideomatic translation.

With thanks to our reviewer, Yuanji

Chinese wedding cake
Photo with the kind permission of Wildflowers www.wildflowersbylori.com/...

You'll notice our other pages of wedding vows are decorated with a white wedding cake. White, in China, is the colour for death. The predominant colour for Chinese weddings is red.

And here is a beautiful example of a red wedding cake produced by Wildflowers of New Jersey

Phonetic text (Pinyin)

  • Vows from the groom to the bride:

    Minister:

    (groom's name), nǐ yuàn yì qǔ (bride's name) zuò wéi nǐ de qī zi ma,
    yǔ tā zài shén shèng de hūn yuē zhōng gòng tóng shēng huó?
    Wú lùn shì jí bìng huò jiàn kāng,
    pín qióng huò fù yù, měi mào huò shī sè, shùn lì huò shī yì,
    nǐ dōu yuàn yì ài tā, ān wèi tā, zūn jìng tā, bǎo hù tā?
    Bìng yuàn yì zài nǐ men yī shēng zhī zhōng duì tā yǒng yuǎn zhōng xīn bú biàn?
    (groom's name), you are willing to marry (bride's name) as your wife, in sacred marriage together for life?
    Whether she has sickness or health, poverty or wealth, beauty or is plain, in good times and in bad, you are willing to love her, to comfort her, to respect her, and protect her?
    And willing to be forever loyal to her?

    Groom:

    wǒ yuàn yì.
    I want
  • Vows from the bride to the groom:

    Minister:

    (bride's name), nǐ yuàn yì jià (groom's name) zuò wéi nǐ de zhàng fu ma,
    yǔ tā zài shén shèng de hūn yuē zhōng gòng tóng shēng huó?
    Wú lùn shì jí bìng huò jiàn kāng,
    pín qióng huò fù yù, měi mào huò shī sè, shùn lì huò shī yì,
    nǐ dōu yuàn yì ài tā, ān wèi tā, zūn jìng tā, bǎo hù tā?
    Bìng yuàn yì zài nǐ men yī shēng zhī zhōng duì tā yǒng yuǎn zhōng xīn bú biàn?
    (bride's name), you are willing to marry (groom's name) as your husband, in sacred marriage together for life?
    Whether he has sickness or health, poverty or wealth, beauty or is plain, in good times and in bad, you are willing to love him, to comfort him, to respect him, and protect him?
    And willing to be forever loyal to him?

    Bride:

    wǒ yuàn yì.
    I want

Chinese characters:

  • Vows from the groom to the bride:

    (Note: You may need to install the appropriate font or make some settings to your PC to see these Chinese characters. This font will be more familiar to those in Taiwan than mainland China.)

    Minister:

    (groom's name)、你愿意娶(bride's name) 為你的妻子嗎、
    与她在神圣的婚約中共同生活?
    无論是疾病或健康、
    貧窮或富裕、美貌或失色、順利或失意、
    你都愿意愛她、安慰她、尊敬她、保護她?
    并愿意在你們一生之中對她永遠忠心不變?

    (See above for English translation)

    Groom:

    我愿意。
  • Vows from the bride to the groom:

    Minister:

    (bride's name),你愿意嫁 (groom's name) 為你的丈夫嗎
    与他在神圣的婚約中共同生活?
    无論是疾病或健康、
    貧窮或富裕、美貌或失色、順利或失意、
    你都愿意愛他、安慰他、尊敬他、保護他?
    并愿意在你們一生之中對他永遠忠心不變?

    (See above for English translation)

    Bride:

    我愿意。
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