Feb 02 , 2020
How do I write my wedding vows? It is one of the most commonly asked questions online, and if you are one of those brides or grooms racking your mind trying to come up with the right words, our helpful tips might just come in handy.
There is no doubt that writing out the vows you’ll share with the love of your life is an immense undertaking and one that you will want to get right. The words you share will be treasured by your betrothed for the rest of their life and even if you are not eloquent with words, there are ways that you can express yourself.
Your vows are the one chance to share your story and your feelings on your wedding day, and although it can be an overwhelming thought, your vows will also be a chance to give your guests a special look into your relationship.
Most modern couples are going to want to steer away from the stuffy, traditional vows, and instead choose something more personal. To help you feel inspired, have a look at a few of our tips:
- Let your partner know you are there for them no matter what
The commitment that you make at the alter goes far beyond love. All marriages are going to have their ups and downs, and it is important that you remind your partner that your commitment means sticking by their side through it all.
- Share something personal
You should not be afraid to share something interesting and even quirky in your vows. This makes this part of the ceremony more personal and it will also make your vows real as opposed to something you copied off the web.
- Don’t leave it for the day before
Give yourself time for at least three drafts, some rehearsals, and a moment to change your mind; it is important that you don’t leave your vows to the last minute. Generally, 3 weeks is considered more than enough time to get your vows all figured out.
- Minimise what you include
It makes sense that you will not be able to include everything you’d like to, which is why it is important to carefully think about what you really want to share. And while you have a limited amount of time to pour out your heart, remember that whatever you don’t include, can always be shared during your honeymoon.
- Don’t include the words “always” and “never”
Although you want to promise perfection, life is beautifully imperfect and will throw you a few curve balls that words like “always” and “never” don’t fit into. Your partner knows you are not perfect and they love you for it, so don’t feel the pressure to bring these uncompromising words into your vows.
Photography Credit: Studijoe Wedding Photography