Are you writing/Did you write your own vows?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What kind of vows are you doing?
    Traditional : (9 votes)
    32 %
    Religious : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Humorous & sweet : (10 votes)
    36 %
    Very non-traditional : (5 votes)
    18 %
    I'm gonna roast my hubby at the altar! : (0 votes)
    Other : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @caiti_182:  We took the traditional vows and added a few humorous/sweet lines in there, tweaking it to fit us. The traditional vows are beautiful and perfectly sum up everything we wanted to say, but we also wanted it to be personal and fun 🙂

    Post # 4
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    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We are writing our own vows !! I am so excited for them and so nervous to haha. I wasn’t sure how to answer your poll because they will be sweet but not so much humorous. I think humor in vows can sometimes be cute, but for the most part I think it comes off immature, you are entering the biggest commitment of your life, vowing to “share my french fries if you finish yours and are still hungry” is a joke of what marriage actually should be about. I would also say our vows will be tradition because they will be actual vows, just written different. Definately not religious though because we are both athiest haha.

    Post # 5
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    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I agree with PP. We’re writing our own vows and while they will be sweet, they will not be humourous. That said, they won’t be traditional or super-serious either – we’re going for a light-hearted and sweet feel. 

    In terms of writing them, try just starting with one sentence…something like “I love you so much because…” or “I’m excited to marry you because…”. Getting started is the hardest part, so just let yourself babble and write nonsense, then you can change and edit it later. 

    Post # 6
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    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We will be writing our own vows. We’re really not religious or traditional people, so we want something that is “us”. I picked humorous and sweet, but more the sweet part. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We got married in the Catholic Church and was required to pick one of the set vows. Maybe we’ll write our own vows if we ever decide for a vow renewal. 

    Post # 8
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    1568 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @caiti_182:  I can post mine for you if you would like. 

    “I take you, mr waiting, to be my best friend, my partner in crime, my one true love, and my loving husband. I promise to encourage you as well as inspire you. I pinky promise to truly love you through all of our good moments in addition to any of the bad. I promise that I will forever be here to laugh with you, to cry with you, and to lift you up when you are down. But, most of all, I promise to love you unconditionally through every last adventure this life has in store for us. For richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, for all the days of our life, FOREVER is what I vow and promise to you. 

    Post # 9
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    4656 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We are writing very non traditional vows. They will be a combination of serious and funny.

    Post # 10
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    1343 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We look a mixture of traditional and contemporary and religious…as well as some things that we know we want to maintain in our relationship and put them all together! 

    our vows were the most complimented part of the entire wedding! 🙂 

    Post # 12
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    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @caiti_182:   We’re in the process of writing our own vows, but they will be very traditional.   Something along the lines of “I humbly give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace, and pledge my faith and my love to you. ”  I found that on the internet somewhere (it was originally in a longer paragraph – I excerpted those words).  We like it and will use it in some form.  

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