Writing your own wedding vows is the best way to add a nice, personal and truly romantic touch to your entire wedding day. Given the importance of your vows, you will want them to be perfect – but how do you actually pull this off?
We have gathered some of the very best tips to help you write amazing wedding vows – so read on if you want to find out more.
Read for inspiration. The Bible, other religious texts, movies, music, books – everything can be a source of inspiration for your wedding vows. If you and your loved one share a favorite piece, see if you can include it (or parts of it) in your wedding vows. A romantic lyric from that band you like or a quote from your favorite movie can make things even more personal and unique.
Add your love story into the mix. Think of some of the moments that define your relationship. The moment you met, your first kiss, your first dance, your first promises, hard times you went through together – these moments are the truly meaningful parts of your life as a couple so far. Try to incorporate them in the wedding vows too.
Talk to your fiancé about the vows. Of course, you will most likely not want to share your actual vows with them (although that’s perfectly fine too). However, it is still very important to talk to your fiancé about the tone and style of the vows, as well as the format. Will you build your vows on classic religious texts, or will this be a very off-the-beat touch? Will they follow a particular structure? Align these details with your fiancé, so that you’re both on the same page.
Make promises. Wedding vows are all about building the very foundation of your future marriage – so making promises should be a part of the vows themselves. What do you envision for your marriage? What will you always do for your loved one? Talk about this in your wedding vows – it is very important!
Once you have your first draft, make sure you get rid of the clichés or things that are too cryptic. Anything that’s been said a million times before should be cut from the first draft precisely because you are unique in your own way. Yet, being too original and cryptic will make things difficult to understand for your guests, so it’s recommended that you avoid these parts as well.
No matter what type of vows you will write, the most important element is honesty. Sprinkle everything with love, warmth and beauty and your vows will be uniquely unforgettable!