Writing Perfect Wedding Vows
You should take your time when deciding on your wedding vows and personalize them to suit you and your partner and don’t be influenced by what other people expect you to do.
This is one of the most important parts of the wedding because it is after the recital of your vows that you will be officially married.
More and more people are becoming very creative with their wedding vows and this adds a personal touch that represents what you and your partner believe your marriage means to the both of you.
It is a chance for you to both express your true thoughts on why you are getting married and what it will mean for you in the future.
Here are the typical wedding vows…
“I [your name] take you [your partners name] for my lawful [wife/husband] to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part”
Many people use these traditional vows as the foundation that they will modify to suit their needs by adding personalized touches where they like.
Some people find the traditional vows a bit too formal and the wording no longer appropriate to get the true meaning of their care for one another across. If that’s the way you feel then changing them is the right solution for you.
These words are more important than all the wedding speeches combined so it is well worth spending as much time as necessary to come up with something that is really special.
Get ideas from books and poetry and songs. Bounce ideas off one another and you will soon know when you have hit the perfect combination that will lead you into your married life.
Just remember to never stop having fun because that’s what it’s all about – getting the most happiness in your life by sharing it with someone you love.
Having troubles writing your own wedding vows and don’t know where to start? How about writing it one word at a time. Here are 12 great tips on scripting perfect wedding vows from the folks at The Knots.