Should I write my own vows?
If you are like many brides and grooms the thought of writing your own wedding vows has you more nervous than the actual wedding itself. Because of this some couples choose to go with the “repeat after me” option. Yet other couples want to incorporate custom vows into their ceremony. In this case, here are some helpful wedding vows - writing tips.
Find a quiet space to work.
Your home office, your garden, a beach, a park, somewhere with a great view that can offer a little inspiration and peace of mind.
Ask yourself a few simple questions and take some notes.
What do you love most about your partner?
When did you know without a doubt that you were in love?
What does marriage mean to you and why are you marrying this person?
Do some Research
If freelance writing really isn’t your thing, doing some research may help. Read some poetry, Google some famous romance novelists, and find passages or quotes that you may want to incorporate into your vows.
Make it sound natural
Once you’ve got your first draft written, read it out loud. If reading it out loud sounds awkward , make the necessary changes so it sounds more natural.
Get a second opinion
Have someone go over your vows that can help you with grammatical errors and sentence structure.
Practice makes Perfect!
Once you’ve got it down, practice, practice, practice! And don’t be afraid to read from a paper on the day of.
If, after following these simple tips, you’re still at a crossroads with your wedding vows feel free to write First Class Weddings, we would be happy to help point you in the right direction!
Wedding Vow Sample by Sarah A.K. Makua
Today marks the first day of a new adventure. I know not where this road shall take me, yet I sit idle at its start, as the breeze swims across my cheeks, with a knowing smile spread across my face. Today I marry the love of my life. Today I make a commitment to you before these people, before creation, I declare to love you until the end of time, through this life and the next. I declare to love you for better or worse with no other person in my sights but you. Loving you is as easy as breathing. Loving you is my reason for living and my reason for being. I promise to love you every minute of every day for the rest of our lives. With all the strength that I have, and all the courage that I possess I promise to be your best friend and partner through this life and the next. For better or worse, till death do us part, I love you with all of my heart.
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