Writing your own wedding vows is a wonderful way to personalise your wedding ceremony. The idea may, however, seem rather daunting, so here are a few tips;
- Don’t feel limited by the idea that there is a ‘right way’ to write your vows. The important thing is they have meaning to you as a couple.
- Spend some time reading other vows. By observing not just the content but the style you will start to get a sense of what feels appropriate.
- Consider whether you want to write your vows together or would rather do them separately. If separate do you want some consistency of style or doesn’t it matter?
- Vows can be broad in scope, such as ‘I promise to always love and cherish you,’ or more specific, perhaps reflecting your day to day life as a couple
- Try to think long term. What will your vows sound like to you in 10 years time? Will they still feel relevant?
- Try not to make them too ‘wordy’. It’s better to have a few clear points.
- Practice out loud. They are the heart of your ceremony and you want the words to be heard.