December 24, 2019
by Marca Ray
Where there is Love
there is Life!
Knowing how to write your wedding vows is one of the most delicate tasks. The words you and your soulmate recite to each other will be cherished for years and years to come….
How to write your Wedding Vows:
Remember to start early. Your vows are going to be recited in front of a lot of people, so starting early will give you time to plan and take some of the stress off.
Carry a notebook…Write down things that your partner does that make you happy and maybe even a little annoyed (through thick and thin, right)? Write down things that made you fall in LOVE. All the little quirks and silly little puns that you have shared. Memories made and future plans. Of course you will not use all that you have wrote down in your final vows, but it will give you lots of material to be inspired by.
Discuss your vows with your Fiancé. We do not want any surprises at the altar. Make sure you are both on the same page. Are we going corky and short, or sentimental and long? You want to have the same style, tone and length.
Not a writer? DON’T panic… Start by saying who your fiancé is to you. Your best friend, lover, soulmate… Partner in crime. Do not forget to say “I love you”, of course! You would be surprised with how many people forget to say I love you.
Get sappy, maybe even SILLY! Do not be ashamed to pull on the heart strings. If the words are heartfelt they are not cheesy. Making jokes in your vows will help your nerves and get your guests laughing… Remember those “little annoying things”. The gift of making your soon to be spouse smile will serve your marriage well.
Always end with a final promise… The promise of forever, until death do us part.
Practice. Practice reciting your vows. Read them a few times. Memorize them and breathe. YOU’VE GOT THIS!
Utilizing your Vows after your marriage….
This is some of the best wedding advice we have heard. If you and your spouse get in an argument, get out your vows, sit on opposite sides of the room (with or without a bottle of wine) and re-read the promises that you have made to each other out loud. This shall remind you both of why you chose each other forever.