Your wedding vows are an important part of the wedding ceremony. It’s the time you make a promise to your partner that you will always have their back and remain faithful.
Traditional vows can be traced as far back as medieval times. Once a couple had agreed to marry, The Church of England offered couples the choice of vows: to promise each other to “love and cherish” or, the groom promises to “love, cherish, and worship”, and the bride to “love, cherish, and obey”. Later the church removed the words “obey” from the traditional marriage vows.
Many of the traditional vows are still recited these days but just as common these days are people taking a more sincere and heartfelt approach and writing their own vows.
Writing your own vows is a great way to personalize your wedding. It isn’t always easy but can be very worthwhile.
Most vows are about a minute long which makes for approximately 150 words. It can seem like a daunting task trying to make a heartfelt commitment to your partner in that few words but going much longer than that can leave your guests restless and even bored.
So while writing your vows, think about what you truly love about your partner, what promises you want to make and what you’d be willing to share with the guests. You can share special memories or stories about a moment that is dear to you.
No matter what you choose to write for your vows, it’s important you talk to your partner about the tone you plan on using so you can stay on the same page. Many a blunder has been made here while one person gets really deep and the other cracks a joke. It can create an awkward moment. Together, figure out whether or not you want to keep it lighthearted, serious, deeply romantic, expressive. Once you have the vows written, you’ll want to practice saying them so that way when it’s time to say them you won’t get tongue tied.
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