Is it weird to say "I swear" in wedding vows?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Weird?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    39 %
    No : (13 votes)
    42 %
    Awesome : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Mermaids : (4 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    i solemnly swear is more of a negative vow… thats why it is most often used in court room settings…

    I definitely would not call it impolite.. you are mixing up the means of swears.. There are profanity swears (which i think you might be thinking of) and then there is promise swearing (ex. I swear i will do the dishes tomorrow)… the latter is NOT impolite.. but not grammatically correct either.

    saying I swear or I solemnly swear at a wedding itsnt for… It is too formal and rigid sounding… Wedding are supposed to happy occasions.. i dont want my guests thinking of a Law&Order episode

    Post # 4
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Right, I love the geekiness factor, and I say do it. But solemnly swear implies that you’re solemn  about it, and that’s the opposite of what you want. 

    Post # 5
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    1274 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like, ‘I Promise’ or ‘I vow’ better personally. But the ceremony and your vows especially are all about the two of you. So if your fiance would get the nod to HP, then go for it. 🙂 

    Post # 6
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    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would say I swear in my vows, but I wouldn’t use solemnly.

     

    Post # 7
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    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    if you know what “solemn” means, that should answer your question right there..

    Post # 8
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    636 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m pretty confused about all the hate on the word solemnly. It denotes a seriousness to the mood and to the importance of the vow. Not anything negative. I think people might be crossing it up with somber.

    I say do it. Do it do it. Let your geek flag fly. Those that know you best will get a kick out of it, and those that don’t won’t be able to tell it from any other matrimonial reading.

     

    Post # 10
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    714 posts
    Busy bee

    @ladyamalthea:  I would not have gotten the Harry Potter connection, if you hadn’t mentioned it. The first thing that would come to my mind hearing “I solemnly swear” is Will Ferrell in “The Producers” or court room. But if you love the line and DH will love it and enough of your guests will understand it, go for it. 

    Post # 11
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    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @ladyamalthea:  I swear… by the moon and the stars and the suuuuuuuuuuuuuun I’ll be there!

     

    Post # 12
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    9697 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I think it sounds like a pinky swear a little kid would do. I prefer “I promise.” 

    Post # 13
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    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Polygon- boom. Reminds me of the 98 degrees song and court proceedings, so I would vote no-go.

    Post # 14
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    618 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @ladyamalthea:  I don’t think all of the guests would get it unless they are big HP fans – if they don’t get the reference I think it will sound a bit funny haha. If you like HP you could incorporate it in a different way though?

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