(Closed) Vows

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What vows?
    Traditional : (19 votes)
    45 %
    Wrote our own : (16 votes)
    38 %
    Other (Tell!!!) : (7 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    You can “mix” traditional vows to make it your own…

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I really loved the traditional wedding vows, but I wanted to say something myself, so we wrote eachother love letters that we read right before we said our (traditional) vows. Everyone LOVED it, and it turned out beautiful.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    Why not just look around online for vows you like that you could use?  Or maybe just modify ones you find so you don’t have to write your own from scratch?

    Check out this link for some ideas:

    http://wiki.weddingbee.com/Wedding_ceremony

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    we…ok I wrote a pretty traditional ceremony, with traditional vows.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    our ceremony is very traditional. plus i have this thing where i refuse to speak in front of all those (30) people. the only words i agreed to say are “i do.” our rabbi says the vows for us.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think we’ll use a combination of traditional, our own, and inspiration we find online.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are using traditional vows and then our own thrown in at the end as well 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee

    We used a combination of traditional vows and some stuff we wrote in ourselves.  We had a friend perform our ceremony, so she worked with us to make sure we liked the wording and everything.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We didn’t write ours completely on our own.  The officiant had different choices for different sections and we chose our own combination.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We will use the traditional ones because I will be embarrassed enough to be standing in front of everyone…LOL and then later have to dance in front of them!! hahaha I hate public speaking really bad!!!

    But if I had the courage I would do the traditional ones and then add something personal after that.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We wrote vows that were pretty traditional, and we used the same ones.  My one rule was that they had to be under 70 words (the guideline for museum panel text) and we took some inspiration from traditional vows, my parents vows, and my sisters vows.  They end with a traditional Hebrew wedding vow.

    My husband did a great job of projecting, but no one could hear mine.  I decided my options were to say them loudly and cry through them, or to say them quietly, and I’d rather my husband at least be able to understand them.

    “I Erin, give myself to you ___, to be your loving wife.  I join my life with you, and promise to support you on good days and bad days, to multiply your joys, and divide your sorrows, for all the days of our lives.  I give you this ring as a sign of my love.  Ani l’dodi, v’dodi lee”

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    we totally mixed passages we liked and nixed ones we didn’t like from a few different sources.  Check out Cherry Pie’s posts, she has a great one to start with.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I thought we’d go traditional, but we ended up deciding to write our own.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee

    we’re keeping it traditional

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