Your Wedding Vows are
a very special part of your marriage ceremony, and more and
more, its becoming common for couples to write their own vows
to each other, as opposed to using the traditional ones most
of us are familiar with.
Ideally, both the bride and
the groom will write their own individual wedding vows as
a testimony to the love they have for each other, rather than
just a generic set that they both repeat to each other. This
adds to both the romance of the occasion (hopefully there
won't be a dry eye in the house when you both read your heart-felt
wedding vows out to each other) AND also states publically
in front of your friends and family your commitment to love,
honour and cherish each other.
In fact, I believe that if more
brides and grooms wrote their wedding vows from the heart
AND stuck to them, the seperation and divorce rate would plummet.
After all, how can 2 people break apart (regardless of whatever
is going on in their life) when their overriding commitment
is to love, honour and cherish their partner for life!
So, in order to write the perfect
wedding vows, I recommend that you go sit somewhere quiet
by yourself, perhaps playing some music in the background
to help set the scene. If you and your partner-to-be have
a favourite song that makes you go mushy at the knees together,
then play that, because it will remind you of him or her (as
On a blank piece of paper, jot
down in point form all the things you love about your partner
- whether that be an aspect of their personality or their
stunning good looks (!) or how they treat little children
and small furry animals (that says a lot about a person, man
or woman). Also include whatever it was that first attracted
you to them.
From there, your wedding vows
should start to take shape fairly easily. If you're not that
good at creating a prose masterpiece, why not ask a close
friend or family member that you trust who is good with the
spoken/written word, to help you mould it into a wedding vow
that will melt your partner's heart all over again.
The absolute most important
thing to remember is to write from your HEART - speak as though
no one would judge you for what you say about your true love,
and be honest. A wedding vow written from the heart is the
most special vow of all, because it comes from your deepest
most private feelings. Share your love for this person with
An additional suggestion, if
you are struggling to make the words perfect, is to speak
to your celebrant. They have conducted MANY weddings and no
doubt heard MANY wedding vows, so they might be able to come
up with some suggestions to help you make your vows perfect.
Search our Wedding
Directory for a celebrant that you both like and trust,
and make sure you ask for their suggestions when it comes
to the creation of your perfect wedding vows
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