Post # 1
are you writing your own? if so, are you starting from an outline or sample, or just making them completely up? i have a general idea of what i want to say, but it sounds awkward 🙂
what did you ladies do / are doing?
Post # 4
Gah! We’re writing our own but I haven’t written them yet. I hope some other people post!
Post # 5
Sage – I think we may be on our own on this one 🙂
Post # 6
We didn’t write our own ones but we put it together from different options. Kind of long to post on here though!
Post # 7
Fiance and I have gone through a few stages in writing our vows. Originally we wrote our own vows together, but then it seemed a little awkward because we are also reciting traditional vows in addition to ones we write ourselves. So we decided to write seperate vows.
This is what I have so far…
Fiance, You have brought so much joy and happiness to my life. You are my best friend and my partner. With you by my side I am confident that together we will face and overcome any challenge that arises. You are the person that I want to share all of the joys and sorrows of life with. You are the one I want by my side day in and day out, while we grow together as a family. I promise that everyday I will be my best for you, and will treat you with the love and respect that you deserve.
Post # 8
Ours were a fairly traditional set from the Methodist church, but I liked that they were a little unusual (I had never heard them before).
Name, in the name of God,
I take you to be my husband (wife ) from this time onward,
to join with you and to share all that is to come,
to give and to receive,
to speak and to listen,
to inspire and to respond,
and in all our life together
to be loyal to you with my whole being,
as long as we both shall live.
Post # 9
These are great. Thanks!
I also found some great examples at indiebride, if anyone else is looking for examples/inspiration.
Post # 10
We have our whole ceremony text online at this link. The vows were pretty much taken directly from the Church of England ceremony.