Wedding vows are when you make your promises to each. The promises that will bind your marriage together. What goals you have and what things you will strive for. Getting started may be hard at first. Here are some tips to start getting your creative juices flowing when it comes to writing your wedding vows.
1.) Be authentic – Be true to who you are as a couple. If you have a tendency to be funny together, then be funny in your vows. If you are more emotional of a couple, be emotional in your vows. Don’t put an act on for your audience as these vows are meant to be between each other.
2.) Call out the best in them – Start by telling them what their best qualities are. Tell them what you love most about them and why you love them. Explain why these specific qualities are going to make your marriage last forever.
3.) Ask for Advice – Seek out other married couples that you trust and respect. Ask them what one piece of advice would be for your upcoming marriage. This might spark some inspiration for things you want to include in your vows.
4.) Spend time watching movies, listening to music and reading novels – Sometimes the best source of inspiration can come from your common interest as a couple. If you are often quoting a certain movie, don’t be afraid to add that to your vows as they are a piece of your relationship. Song lyrics and pieces of romance novels may also make a perfect fit for your vows.
5.) Determine your definition of love and marriage – Reflect upon what those words mean to you. What do you want your spouse to do to show they love you and what do you believe you should do to show the same. What will make your marriage strong? Remember, this is your time to make a promise to your spouse. There is no right answers.
6.) Read your vows out loud – When you are finished, read your vows out loud to yourself. This gives you a chance to edit pieces that might not flow well together or change the wording to better fit your vows.
Remember to understand that this is an emotional commitment you are promising to your spouse. There might be some tears (all happy of course) and there might be some sniffles but this is your moment to let them know exactly why you are saying “I Do”.
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