BRIDE and GROOM repeat the following together:
Because we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give.

I shall serve you in those ways you require and the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand.

I pledge to you that yours will be the heart I hold in my heart, and the eyes into which I smile in the morning.

I pledge to you the first bite from my meat and the first drink from my cup.

I pledge to you my living and my dying, each equally in your care.

I shall be a shield for your back, and you for mine.

I shall not slander you, nor you me.

I shall honor you above all others, and when we quarrel, we shall do so in private and tell no strangers our grievances.

This is my wedding vow to you.

You have my love, my trust, my respect, and my comittment.

This is the marriage of equals.

These promises you make to each other and to yourselves, before your assembled family and friends. With these vows you swear to be full partners, each to the other.