Post # 1
Neither one of us like showing affection a great deal in public, therefore we don’t want a super mushy ceremony. We have come up with this for our vows. we will being doing a unity tree but other than that the ceremony will only be 15-20 minutes which is what we want.
I ____ take you____ to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.
____ take and wear this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity.
Post # 2
Sounds awesome to me! I’m just starting to really plan the ceremony and so many people push the mushy stuff but the ceremony is about you guys, not them. And if you can’t say your vows without rolling your eyes or fighting back the urge to fake gag then they aren’t the vows for you.
I love your vows, their short and sweet.
Post # 3
That sounds very nice. We’re also going to have a simple ceremony. I know a lot of people like having the readings and custom vows and stuff, but I don’t think there’s anything that can really encompass everything we want to convey about our love.
Post # 4
I think it’s fabulous that you don’t want a mushy ceremony! Neither do I! I’ve been looking everywhere for templates of wedding ceremonies that don’t seem too rushed (we also want 15-20 minutes MAX), but that also leave out the poems and readings about devotion and romance that many often include. It’s great for those who are into that kind of thing, but it’s not us. I think it’s going to be difficult to design a ceremony that conveys our love for each other without straying into mushy territory!
Post # 5
Sounds good to me. Although FI and I are very affectionate and have no issues with making it known to the world…I am so relieved and excited to have a Catholic ceremony with little to no wiggle room on the vows!
Post # 6
KateriPetrie: Sounds pretty good- we made ours “funny” I understand where you are comin from lol
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I think that’s understandable. What we did (we wrote our own ceremony) was have some of the officiant’s script contain more of the mushy stuff… what our concepts of love and marriage and partnership entail, etc, and our vows were less mushy. So that stuff is still out there but you don’t have to say it, lol.
Also, on one hand I totally get not wanting to get too lovey-dovey, but on the other hand – you only have one wedding ceremony and you’ve gathered all your loved ones to hear you make your vows and be wed to each other. So I’d recommend going a little out of your comfort zone for this special occasion. We did slightly in our personal vows and I don’t regret it at all!
Post # 8
It is understandable, as a wedding can be daunting enough with all eyes on you :S
A wedding is essentially, a public display of affection..
Also, who cares what anyone else thinks?! If you & hubby want it, then go for it! =D
Post # 9
I like when I go to a wedding and the ceremony ‘feels’ like the couple. If your ceremony feels comfortable to you then your guests will see that it really fits who you are. If you went all mushy or a publicly affectionate couple went very formal it would feel off to me.