We’ve likely all struggled with writer’s block in the past, but combine the most important day of your life with a crowd of family and friends hanging on to every word and you could definitely have trouble finding the right words to say at your wedding.
Whether you choose to write your own vows for the ceremony or adapt from something you’ve discovered, we are here to help you get the words flowing.
Start by asking yourself the following:
To help with structure, follow this format:
You are my _______ (best friend, true love, soul mate, etc.)
Today, I choose you to be my ________
I love you because _______
I promise you that I will be _________
I vow to __________ for______ (as long as we live, better or worse, until the end of time ….)
Keep it short and sweet. Aim for two minutes or less.
Practice, but not so too much that it seems rehearsed.
Talk to your spouse about the tone you want — will it be humorous? Personal? Completely your own or more traditional? The two of you can write them together if you want them to be harmonious.
If you want to go the traditional route and leave it to the officiant, you can still write personal vows to say to one another the morning of the ceremony or even your first morning as a married couple.
Make sure to make copies and save the original. These are precious memories, and will be good reminders on anniversaries and the days to come.