- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
It’s 6 days until my wedding, and I have a cold. Luckily I know that it will be gone soon as dear FI had it and is already over it. So because I am pretty much bed (or couch) ridden, I’ve been working on my vows for what feels like an entire millenium (2 hours). I used a format that another (brilliant) bee posted, but in the jumble of a ridiculous number of tabs I lost who the format orignally came from. Thank you mystery bee!
So here it is! Please let me know what you think. The ceremony itself is pretty short because it is secular, which leaves us more time for vows.
8 years ago we became best friends, but at some point along that fateful summer, I realized I had fallen in love with you, and now I cannot imagine a life without you in it. Life does not come with an instruction booklet – we have to figure out adulthood for ourselves. But unlike most, I’ve had a partner to figure it out with me along the way. We practically grew up together. And although there is still so much for us to learn, I know we will always be there for eachother as we enter each new chapter of our lives.
I love you because you see the good in people, you’re the first to apologize when we’re angry, and the first to comfort me when I’m feeling upset. I love you because you’re honest and I can always depend on you. you are my comedic relief, my gourmet chef, and my everything. I love you for fighting so hard for our relationship and for never giving up on me.
And because I love you, I promise to never forget how much you mean to me, to support you, to remind you of all of the wonderful things the future holds when you are feeling down. I promise to never go to bed angry with you, and to remind you to eat when your hunger makes you grumpy. I promise to be your loving wife, the mother of your future children, and your best friend in the whole wide world.
I feel that you are perfect for me, and feel this absolute joy in knowing that you feel the same way. I feel that I can always be myself around you and that I can talk to you about anything. I treasure the memories we have made together, and look forward to all that our future holds. You are the love of my life.