Post # 1
My SO and I are going to be writting our own vows… I am so excited! My cousin had her wedding in September and they wrote their own vows… I found it hilarious because her husband said “I promise to immediately change my facebook from in a relationship to married…” !! HA! With technology these days that made me giggle.. he doesn’t even have facebook but he isn’t always good with serious conversations and so you appreciate his humor…
Any other Bees writting your own vows!?
Post # 3
We wrote our own vows. Darling Husband was the one that wanted to do it. I had come up with some that were OK, but then he decided he wanted to read me his at our rehearsal dinner. Well, he did and they were AMAZING! I had to scratch mine and start over. I ended up writing them the morning of our wedding on our hotel’s deck. I’m really glad we did.
Post # 4
We wrote “words of love” to each other about why we’re choosing to marry the other person. And then we said the “traditional” vows afterwards. It was the most special part of the ceremony. not a dry eye in the audience.
Post # 5
thats our goal @meowkers .. no dry eyes :]
well i know i wont have dry eyes… im a sucker for sweet things and he has lots of sweet things to say.. and over a year to build them up !
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
Yep, I wrote my vows. I wrote them an hour and a half before my ceremony, right before I got in my dress. There’s a picture of me writing and the clock on the wall to prove it. Ha! I had had seven years to write them, but it wasn’t until it was all staring me in the face that I did. My bridesmaids were seriously worried I wouldn’t get them done, but I did.
The best part? His were written a year in advance.
ETA: We also wrote the whole darn ceremony.
Post # 7
@gpsp2B: We are! We are going to be doing a “Unity Cross”, and I’m thinking we will do the self-written vows, followed by communion and the unity cross assembly, and the exchange of rings/traditional vows after that 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I had to write the vows for the officiant for my first wedding because he was a friend who happened to be a notary. I plan to write them again this time, only shorter, sweeter and with the help of my FH.
Post # 9
We are writting our own vows.
I am nervous about it tho! The main reason is just because I hate speaking in public, but I’ll have to do that regardless right? The second reason is because I really dislike vows that aren’t actual vows. (not meaning to offend anyone, but my personal opinion). What I mean is I dislike vows that just talk about how much you love the person, blah blah blah. Those aren’t vows.
So I’m really trying my best to write VOWS but the other issue is that I’m not sure if my Fiance is putting any humour into his or not, so I have two versions right now. One with some humour, one without. My brother is going to proof read both of our vows and let us know if they “go” together, so that will make me feel better. I don’t want mine to be all serious and romantic, and his to be all funny and sweet or vice versa. I would like it if they had the same feel.
Post # 10
we did the same as meowkers – we wrote some words of love to say before reciting traditional vows. we’re keeping them a secret from eachother and so far all Fiance has said is ‘I think you’ll be surprised by what I wrote’. I can’t wait to hear them!
Post # 11
We have not sat down with our officiant yet. He’s the father of one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man, also been my neighbor for years. He is a comedian so I’m excited because he will keep everyones attention well. We are not particularly religious or at least practicing so we don’t want a normal traditional christian or catholic ceremony. However my SO would really like to do the unity sand pouring at our wedding verse the candle, which our wedding is outside so I think that it fits well.
Post # 12
@beachbride1216: we are doing the unity cross too 🙂 I think we are going to stick with traditional vows though, FH isn’t much of a public speaker. It kind of bums me out bc I would love to write my own! I do like the idea of each of saying something, assembling the cross, and then having the traditional vows. Maybe I’ll talk him into it!
Post # 13
We wrote our own vows…Darling Husband thinks it was the most stressful part of the entire day, he was more worried about that than anything else (he isn’t a “words” guy…his proposal was just “I love you, will you marry me”). So I kinda meanly forced it upon him, lol. His were short, but still so sweet and I’m so happy he did it (I think he still would rather he didn’t). Mine were like 3 times as long, lol. I also wrote the entire ceremony myself…
Post # 14
We’re writing ours. Only because Fiance wants to. I deny him so much other things wedding related, I figured I should let him have something that means a lot to him. I’m dreading it though. I’m not good with words, feelings or writing. I’m screwed.
Post # 15
My husband vowed to always put 4 ice cubes in my drinks, since that’s what I love, and to not slurp his soup, haha. The other “important” stuff was in there, too, but I love the little things that couple include in custom vows!
Post # 16
that will be me, i promise to always chew with my mouth closed… and never to slurp off my spoon. heheheh