Writing Your Own Wedding Vows
Writing your own wedding vows can add a beautiful, personal touch to your ceremony. Although it might seem to be a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be. All you need is some time, a computer and an Internet connection. If you are up for the fulfillment and challenge of writing your own vows, here are some helpful tips.
The two of you should first discuss the following so you will both be on the same page:
- Are you going write them together or separately?
- How long will your vows be – two sentences, a paragraph?
- Be sure that your vows include a commitment that you will be making as husband/wife. What does commitment mean to you? What does it specifically entail?
- Think about matching the overall structure of your vows to one another. For example, both could begin “I promise to …” and end with “Thank you for marrying me.”
- Talk about your relationship – its beginning, its development, its future. What attracted you to each other? What is it specifically that you love about one another? What do you want your bride/groom to know about your promise? What are your aspirations and dreams for your future together?
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