Post # 1
We agreed on writing vows; very short ones because neither of us like to speak in public, but we’d like to have a little bit of us in the ceremony. It’s a DW and we won’t see our officiant or go over the ceremony until two days before; we have no idea what to expect.
I really don’t know where to start though; any ideas for inspiration? PLEASE!!!
Post # 3
We did and both loved it!
They were really short and meaningful as we modifed some traditional vows, added a bible verse and our own twist.
There are lots of places to start, but it sort of depends on the style of your wedding, and meaningful things to you and you fiance.
I found it helpful to jot down things I loved about him and things I wanted to be for him in our marriage. Take some time to do that over a period of time and then sit down and try to piece it together.
Also, my hubby and I worked on our vows together somewhat to make them complimentary. We had one identical line, and the rest we just wanted to work together so it didn’t sound so out of sync (ie my vows be 20 lines and his 5)
hope that helps!
Post # 4
We wrote ours, and they were very short. We looked at a couple of traditional vows, and my parents and my sisters. I think the first question to ask yourselves is whether you want to recite the same vows as each other. I felt that was really important (and cut down on the possibility that we’d yammer on forever.)
Here are ours, if it helps:
I __, give myself to you, ___, to be your loving wife. I join my life with yours and promise to support you on good days and bad days, to mulitply your joys, and divide your sorrows for all the days of our lives. I give you this ring as a sign of my love: ani l’dodi v’dodi lee.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
We’re writing our ceremony, but using traditional vows. We’re both pretty emotional and didn’t want to have to actually speak for too long, so we’re letting our officiant do that part for us. 😉
Post # 6
We wrote ours! We took pieces of non-denom vows, plus Union by Robert Fulughm, and wrote our own and stuck it all together. It was so sweet, so us, and people loved it.
Post # 7
We’re not writing ours, it will be the traditional ones since we will be having a catholic ceremony, but we agreed that we would write vows to each other to read to one another on our wedding night.