Writing your own vows

If there is only one thing you as couple DIY make it your wedding vows. Writing your own wedding vows can be the most beautiful way for your guests to have a view into your story and your relationship. If you do write your own vows make sure you have the waterproof mascara on and the tissues at the ready.:)

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Once Wed Guide to Vows

Vows often have a number of main topics; the moment you met, stories and anecdotes from your relationships, details you love about your partner and concluding your vows with the promises to each other for the future. Here are some questions to consider about your own vows:

  • Consider what sort of tone you want to deliver your vows in, they should be sincere and it is always good to have a bit of humour sprinkled through your vows. But consider whether you want your vows to be lighthearted, traditional, passionate or romantic?
  • Do you want to write your vows together or keep them secret until the big day?
  • Look for examples of vows, with the ones that you like work out what it is about them that you like, are they funny? Sweet? Or deeply personal?

Think about how long you have been together, and your favourite moments you have shared together. The main aspect to remember in your wedding is that it is a public show of your commitment and love for each other, so leave out the embarrassing details and private jokes.
What did you think the first time you met your partner?

What do you love most about your partner?

Has the way your viewed the world changed since you met your partner?

What is it that you miss about them when you are not together?

What inspires you about your partner?

Do you have dreams together?

Where do you see yourselves in the future?

You will probably do a lot of writing, scribbling out, refining and reorganising, so spend your time on it and refine your vows, definitely don’t leave them till the last minute.Try to keep your vows to one or two minutes, you would be surprised how much you can fit into two minutes. Keep it concise, the words should stay true to your relationship and be heartfelt.

The main thing to remember is your vows are yours and they should be a resounding declaration of love to your partner.

reblogged from Tartan Rose Weddings

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