(Closed) To Bees who are Writing Their Own Vows—

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m writing them down. I’m going to be a mess and I’ll forget it if I don’t have a back up.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There’s NO way we’re memorizing them–I’m having them written/typed in LARGE font on a card or piece of paper, lol.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh, I’m going to have them on a card and read them. There’s no way I’ll remember them.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wrote mine on a piece of paper, which was thoroughly crumpled by the time I got to read them.  

I wanted to make ours about the same length, so I asked in advance how long his were and he said “19 index cards.”  I thought he was kidding.  He was not.   But they were awesome and each note card was only a phrase or short sentence, and included things like thanking me for coming to the ceremony and asking if I was enjoying it so far.  

Either way, I’d say write them down if there’s any chance you’ll get so nervous you’ll forget any of it.  And if you don’t want to carry cards or paper down the aisle, ask him to put them in his pocket. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

notecards – maybe in the best man’s pocket or on the table behind our rabbi

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I will be writing them down…once I figure them out!!! Ahhhh I am so tongue tied when it comes to things like this…I overthink them and it’s really something that if I do overthink it it won’t sound as meaningful.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I memorized them. They are somewhat traditional but with some changes. Fiance is working on memorizing them but might need them on a card.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I tried to memorize mine but our pastor will hold a copy of them for us and will hand them to us and i plan to have them there so i can read them because i am sure if not i will be a mess and not remember what i want to say

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thanks, cbee!  Yes, they were very sweet–he even managed to work panda cam into the vows (one of my very favorite things), which made me cry.  I worked “Pride and Prejudice into mine, but other than that, mine were pretty boring in comparison!  

@FutureMrs.Harless–that’s a great idea!  How nice to memorize them, and even nicer to have a back-up plan 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I’m writting mine down and giving them to the officiant so he can hand them to me and i don’t have to worry about carrying them down the aisle in my dress. I’m having my SO do the same. Plus I’m making 2 extra copies of both and giving them tot he wedding planner and our BM and MOH, that way if any get lost we’re safe. I just thought we might be so nervous forgetting our vows might happen. But I’m going to practice mine hella before the big day so they sound natural. But i’ve never had a hard time speaking in front of groups, for some people it can be frightening to say the least.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@WeeBirdy: That is SO cute! I just cracked up. =]

 

I’ll definitely have mine either written or typed. I know that I could memorize them (thank you, years of theatre), but I don’t want to forget anything or start crying and lose my place and then have to like start all over or just skip to the end. That is, if I even have vows. I’m stuck!

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