(Closed) how long before your ceremony did you write your vows?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: how long before your wedding did you write your vows?
    the day before : (0 votes)
    within a week before : (5 votes)
    45 %
    2 weeks before : (1 votes)
    9 %
    2 weeks to one month before : (2 votes)
    18 %
    2 months before : (0 votes)
    more than 2 months before : (3 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We did them together, probably 3-4 weeks before the wedding. We were pretty last minute on a lot of stuff though, so we might not be a good gauge.

    I know a lot of people work better under pressure, maybe your FI is that way?

    Post # 5
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I tried to do mine several times in the months before but just really struggled with it. We both worked on them the most the week of the wedding and were finishing them up the night before. I needed the pressure and needed to feel that it was all real and coming together before I could finish up.

    Post # 6
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We did not write our own vows – catholic ceremony.

    Post # 7
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    7976 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @dynamic_duo: Hahaha… we may or may not have bought my husband’s wedding suit eight days before the wedding. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are approximately 5 [or so, depending on final venue contract] months from our wedding. We are writing our entire ceremony as well as vows, so we starting early. We aren’t barreling through it, but we take time every so often to write a paragraph or so, tweak etc. and then think on it for a week or two.

    We are both writing our own vows and while i havealready begun brainstorming & outlining, nothing is finalized yet.

    Post # 9
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    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I wrote mine about 3 weeks before the wedding.  DH wrote his about a week and a half before.

    Post # 10
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    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Our wedding is in July, and I know I’m probably crazy, but we already have our vows written!  We are writing our own ceremony too though, so it just seemed natural to do it all at once.  Now, as the wedding comes closer, all we need to do is make any necessary adjustments to make sure it all sounds perfect! 

    Post # 11
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    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We’re not writing out vows, but we’re doing the wine box ceremony, which includes writing love letters to each other.  I’ve been trying to get my letter started for 3 months now and I can’t even get the first 3 sentences down without starting over.  I’m in the same boat as you – I want to get mine done early, because it’s definitely not something I want to rush and possibly leave out something. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I was kind of in your situation, stressing about it; but I wasn’t able to write anything good before the week before we left for our DW… I guess inspiration is better when you get closer.

    I would say, let him have his own timelines – he’ll do it; it’s his wedding day too and he won’t come at the altar with nothing to say to you. (I had to repeat that to myself many times!)

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