- 3 years ago
My FSIL (who I am helping out and isn’t active here) wants a neutral party to critique of her vows and I thought what better place than here! So Bees- any thoughts or feedback? The ceremony is not at all religious & will be officiated by a friend so they have accommodated for longer vows.
Vows (I just copied and pasted)
Groom, you are everything I aspire to be. You with the adoration you have for your family, the unwavering enthusiasm you bring to everything you do and your smile that just make my heart stutter- you are the magic of my days. You have given me so many moments that just explode with joy and excitement and affection and love- so many more than I ever dared imagine for myself; I have never felt visible or relevant or beautiful with anyone compared to what it means to just be in the same room as you. You turned me into somebody loved and gave me the courage to become the person I have always aspired to be. Being with you is the greatest adventure I have ever known. With my deepest love and fullest devotion, I promise that I will never forget the inspiration of this moment. I will live with intention. I will respect your individuality and appreciate our differences. I will participate in our marriage as your equal- as a present listening audience. I will be a champion for your dreams, deserving of your trust and worthy of your confidence. I will never stop trying in this relationship. I will give you all of me without expectations. I will seek the potential in my flaws. I will tell you the truth as i understand it to be.I will be your most trusted critic. I will always make time for us to attend to our friendship, to pursue each other, to celebrate small victories and sometimes surprise ourselves. I will share with you my wanderlust and ambitions and secret and fears. Wherever you go, wherever we stay, I will be there to hold you hand every chance I get and to kiss you goodbye- every single time. I will miss you with everything that I am. I will lead by example. With patience and gratitude, I will return kindness, acceptance and generosity to your family. I will make passion, caring and choice each an integral part of our own as we build together a life that we can be proud of. I will embrace the inevitability of change with faith and optimism. I will relearn the man that you become. I will treasure who you are, what we have and how you make me feel each and every day. I will forever be endlessly proud and eternally grateful to have found in you my truest friend and husband. I will have no greater love than you. I will endeavour to deserve us for the rest of my days. I love you. Thank you for marrying me.