(Closed) Any Bees writing their own vows?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Are you writing your own vows?
    Yes : (13 votes)
    65 %
    No : (7 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    23636 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @linnylou_88:  Yes, we wrote our own vows!  We just went with this kind of format:

    I first met you when:

    I love that you:

    I promise to:

    That worked pretty well for us.  DH was more nervous about writing his own vows than I was about writing mine, but his turned out (in my opinion) better than mine! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 4
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We’re writing our own vows.  Both of us have some writing experience, so vows aren’t too intimidating.  Not remotely worried about what Darling Husband will write – we’re agreeing on ballpark number of words and overall structure.  Then to ensure they mesh but are still a surprise to each other, we’ve got a trusted friend reading both sets and making suggestions for any minor tweaks.

    Post # 5
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

    I wanted to, but Fiance didn’t. We’re going with the tried and true vows. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re writing letters to each other before hand, so I’ll just give him the vows I wrote then.

    Post # 6
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @linnylou_88:  I am writing them in a card because Fiance is too nervous to say them aloud, he says he won’t finish them. 

    Post # 7
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are writing our own vows, but not necessarily pulling from any inspiration. However, we have seen a lot of examples at past weddings of what we do nottttt want to do; and have agreed to not do anything that sounds like an 8th grade love letter, such as “when I first met you, blah blah blah blah blah.”  We specifically set the perameters of what vows are: promises.  So when writing, we stick with the “I vow to ….., and to ….  I promise to …. and to ….”

    @Cappugcino:   I like your idea of giving both drafts to a trusted friend to read them to make sure they are not completely lopsided — I’m going to use that idea ๐Ÿ™‚



    Post # 8
    8533 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @linnylou_88:  FI wanted us to write our own vows, he said when he goes to weddings, it is his favorite part.

    i’m nervous about writing them, but i know both will be beatiful as long as they are from the heart.

    Post # 9
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    We are not writing our own separate vows because FI’s would be a thousand times better than mine!! But we are writing our vows together, and we will both say the same thing to each other. There are some examples here on the Bee if you search for “ceremony script” or “ceremony wording” or “vows wording” or something like that! I actually stole most of ours from another Bee who posted! ๐Ÿ˜›

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