Wedding Vows 101

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People often want to write their own vows. Written vows add a personal touch to wedding ceremonies and give couples a chance to share how they really feel about each other. Vows are a way for individuals to share what marriage means to them. Vows are the way brides and grooms make promises to their significant other. These are the promises they plan to fulfill for a lifetime. Yes, getting the words to flow can be difficult but writing wedding ceremony vows is not that tough as long as you take a structured approach to writing them. Taking the process step by step takes some of the pressure off and allows you to write from the heart.

How to write your own

When writing couple’s wedding ceremony vows you first want to agree on a tone with your fiancé. The two of you may want to go in a romantic direction, take a more humorous approach or may decide that both parties are free to do their own thing. Once a tone or lack thereof is decided on, start brainstorming. When you have time, write down a few ideas and reflect on the relationship. Next, focus on the promises you will make and write everything out. From there, all you have to do is edit your vows, shorten them if you find that you got too carried away and lastly, practice them out loud. Also do not forget to save a few copies. Make sure one is handwritten, one is on your phone and the other on your computer.

Wedding vows to consider

To make things a little easier, here are a few wedding vows examples. Feel free to use them as inspiration to get the words flowing.
“[Partner’s name], you are my best friend. From this day forward I promise to grow with you and love you. I vow to always be there for you and respect you. I promise to be there to share the laughs, cries and provide you with the loving support you deserve. There is no one else I want to spend the rest of my life with and cannot wait to start our life together.”
“I take you as my spouse. From this day forward we will be partners in life. We will cherish the good times, work through the hard times and share any and everything in between. I love you and vow to continue loving you for the rest of my life. Lean on me during times of need, smile with me during times of joy and our love will grow with each passing year. “
“Today, I give myself to you. I will openly share my life with you and speak to you honestly. I will always care for you, support you and respect our differences. I vow to honor and cherish you as long as we both shall live. “



Posted on March 15, 2016 .