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Victor’s Wedding Vows From Corpse Bride

Published Monday, Oct. 25th, 2021

Victor and Victoria smile at each other tenderly in The Corpse Bride
Victor and Victoria, The Corpse Bride

The timeless romance of Victor's Corpse Bride Wedding Vows


Whether you were Team Victoria or Team Emily, we can all agree that Victor’s vows in the spooky Victorian-era animated classic ‘Corpse Bride’ were to die for.


Years later, and we still swoon every time we hear them.

“With this hand, I will lift your sorrows.

Your cup will never empty, for I will be your wine.

With this candle, I will light your way in darkness.

With this ring, I ask you to be mine.”

(Victor’s vows from the 2005 masterpiece, Corpse Bride)

They’re simple, they’re sweet, they rhyme poetically without being over the top, and they capture all of our best intentions as we enter into marriage: To be a source of happiness and comfort to the one we love, to provide stability for our sweetheart each day, and to commit to the wonderful unknown of the years ahead. 


And we love the way Victor adds the transition to a unity candle ceremony during the traditional exchange of vows in such a seamless way. 


Ask your wedding officiant to add these heartfelt vows to a simple wedding script as an easy way to personalize your wedding ceremony! Visit our Wedding Ceremony Script Library for sample wedding scripts and templates to use as inspiration.



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Victor and Victoria rehearse and practice their wedding ceremony in Corpse Bride

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Practice your wedding vows before the big day 


Practice is a great idea! The more practice you have before the ceremony, the more confident you’ll feel and the smoother things will go. Practice your written vows with your wedding officiant one on one, with a trusted friend, or by yourself in front of the mirror. Pay attention to how fast you're speaking, and don’t forget to breathe.


Give a copy of your wedding vows to your wedding officiant, so that there will be a backup copy on hand the day of your wedding.


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Victor and Emily in Corpse Bride

Victor and Emily stand side by side in The Corpse Bride.


Our last piece of wedding day advice? 


If you take practice tips from Victor, and decide to walk through a dark forest at night reciting each line out loud as creatures scurry and squeak in the shadows, just be careful where you place the ring…or you might end up with a Corpse Bride of your own! 




Need help writing your own wedding vows?


We’ve got dozens of traditional wedding vows, feminist wedding vows, wedding vow templates, and more to choose from in these American Weddings articles. 



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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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