How have wedding vows changed since the 14th century? Franklin's Tale contains wedding vows, and I am wondering how vows have changed. I also need a list of sources to back it up please.

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One thing that has changed since the 14th century is that the wedding was performed at the church door instead of inside the church.  I don't have a source for you, but the father was present for more of the vows before "giving away" the bride than is customary in weddings today.

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