Writing Your Wedding Vows
Writing your wedding vows and speaking them during your ceremony is a way to go out of the norm with your wedding. It can be used to speak from the heart and reflect you and your spouse’s love journey. If you are trying to decide whether or not to write and speak your personal vows at your ceremony, this article can help.
Firstly, speak to your spouse about it. Sometimes, personal vows can turn into a sort of competition between the couple with guests trying to decide who won based on the length and content of their vows. Make sure you first agree with your spouse on whether you want to even personalize your vows or not. Also, make decisions on other things like the general content of the vow, whether or not to include personal experiences, etc.
Next, remember that time is quite important so keep your vows short. The best time for your vows is between 1 to 2 minutes. Plan way ahead of time, and you can also get a trusted friend to help you edit. It is usually best to keep the actual contents of your vow, away from your spouse before the wedding day. That way, it is more heartfelt and is also a special gift from you to them on that day.
Then, make sure to include real promises in your wedding vows. Personalize your promises and try not to use cliché phrases. Do not promise perfect, because we all know, that that is impossible. It is okay to be specific because you will be saying your vows in front of family and friends who most likely already know your story. It is even okay if the story you include is a little weird.
Lastly, it is also okay to be a little cheesy. We implore that you try not to include too many details. Again, we’d like to remind you that 1 to 2 minutes tops is good. Don’t forget to read your speech out loud to help you correct grammatical errors and practice reading them over and over. When done, be sure to print your vows out on a presentable final format for your wedding and store them in a safe place.
Call us today at Hunt Country Celebrations. We promise to handle all aspects of your wedding to the best of our abilities and ensure that you have only fondest memories of the day. Our many years of experience is an assurance that you won’t be disappointed.