Post # 1
Hi everyone. Regular poster going anon, as I want my vows to be a secret until the wedding and some people know my user ID on here already. I have sampled a little bit (with permission) from other people’s stuff.
Please let me know what you think! I’m my own worst critic.
“My parents have a poem that begins “Love is a friendship that has caught on fire.” Growing up, I always dreamed of marrying my best friend, and today, that dream is realized. When we first met, I never would have imagined this day would be in our future. Now, I cannot imagine a life without you.
Thank you for keeping me grounded when I am a giant ball of stress.
Thank you for helping me become the woman I am today.
Thank you for never even once giving me a reason to doubt our relationship.
Thank you for loving me.
I love you for your brilliance, your perseverance, your patience, your sense of humor and for a list so long that we would be asked to leave if I tried to list them all now.
As your wife, I promise to never to go to bed angry.
I promise to be the best wife I can be.
I promise to fill our home with laughter and love.
I promise to remember all of the reasons I fell in love with you.
I promise to never take you for granted.
I promise to be there for all of the highs and the lows.
I promise to love you, long after we have exploded with old.
All that I am, all that I do, all that I dream shall be ours together. I take you as my husband, my friend, my partner in everything from this day forth.
I love you FH and I am so excited to have the rest of my life to show this to you. “
Post # 3
I think they are very sweet but I wouldn’t say the part about you never would have imagined this day would be in your future. Keep things positive and happy. Don’t say “well, in the beginning I wasn’t all that into you’. Even if it’s true and kind of funny, probably not the best for your wedding vows.
Post # 4
@Birdee106: An excellent suggestion, thank you!
Post # 5
@Justanotheranon: There isn’t actually a “I will be with you and only you forever, no matter what” in there. Exploded with old is awesome. I’d bust a gut rigonion the church/park/model train museum.
Post # 6
@Duncan: Well, exploded with old implies forever in my eyes, but that’s a very good suggestion. I’ll see if I can find a good place to fit it in.
For me, I had only two major requirements. I wanted to reference the poem from my parents’ wall which was such a big influence in my life, and I wanted to reference exploding with old, which actually came from the first time we met and resulted in us laughing so hard, neither of us could breath for almost an hour.
The fact you guys aren’t recoiling and going “AWFUL NOT HOW VOWS SHOULD BE!” is a major step in the right direction for me already. 🙂
Post # 7
@Justanotheranon: One of the advantages we have found with being Catholic, is the rules about the vows. There are things that are part of the Catholic ceremony that we would not have thought of. The priest asks you:
- Do you come here freely, and without reservationto give yourselves to one another in marriage?
- Will you honor each other as man and wife for the rest of your lives?
- Will you accept children lovingly from god?
The last one may not apply to you, or you may not want it, but the first one, about it being without reservations or conditions, is really important and we wouldnt have thought of on our own.