(Closed) how many people wrote their own vows?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: did you or didnt you?
    we went traditional : (16 votes)
    36 %
    we wrote our own : (28 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    we are in the process of writing ours now, we chose to go with a format that both of us would follow so genearlly they will both have a flow like this:

    you are my _______(best friend, true love, soul mate…etc)

    Today, I choose you to be my ________

    I love you because _______

    I promise you that I will be __ (maybe some promises about how we will continually work towards being better people ourselves)

    I vow to __________(whatever vows we want to make to one another)

    for______(as long as we live, better or worse, until the end of time….)

     

    I definitely stole that from somewhere, but i didn’t source it in my notes so i’m not sure! Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    90 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are writing our own vows since we feel like its the most important part of our wedding day!

    Post # 7
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    539 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’d say what we are doing is a bit in between. We aren’t surprising each other, but we have worked together to write the vows to say exactly what we want. We started with what the rabbi gave us and have been editing little by little and by now they are completely different and completely our own. I’m so happy with what we came up with and feel like this was a nice way to make them personal without the pressure of having to write them in my own. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We said our own.  I didn’t want to say anything I couldn’t 100% get behind, feel right about, etc.  It meant a lot to me to just be honest and concise and pour it out, so to say.

    Post # 9
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would only write my own if we eloped, some things are too personal to say in front of everyone you know. I am a terroble procrastinator when it comes to writing though, so most likely we will just go with the standard vows.

    Post # 10
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @razzelbride:  thanks for posting!!!  I’m definitely going to go off this.  Lol

    Post # 11
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    8164 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We went the traditional route. I have been to a few weddings where the couple wrote their own vows and they were a bit uhh..tmi for my taste lol.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

     We had a nerd wedding and wrote our own. And our officiant wrote his own version of the speech, which included some Doctor Who, Green Lantern, Star Wars, and other references. 😀 

    Post # 13
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    9400 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We will be.  Well…probably will the help of our officiant!

    Post # 14
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    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We wrote our own, but talked about it beforehand so they would be balanced. There’s nothing more awkward than one person joking about that first weekend away while the other person pours their heart out! 

    We decided we’d write about 3 things we loved about the other person, then 3 things that we wanted to promise. 

    Post # 15
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    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are writing our own. My SO isn’t big on emoting either, but I told him this was the one big thing I wanted so he agreed. However, I also told him that he shouldn’t feel pressured into being someone he’s not (i.e. romantic). I’m fully prepared for a sweet, yet sarcastic speech from him. I think it would be really strange otherwise 🙂

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