Post # 1
What are other bees who are writing their own vows doing about them…
what I mean is, I’ve written mine down, they are kinda long. I could try and memorise them but I think I might get emotional saying then and might forget parts..which I really wouldn’t wanna do.
do people write then down and then take out the piece of paper? Or…I dunno….have them embroidered onto the hankerchief I’ll be using to wipe my tears of joy?!…
all suggestions are welcome!! Thanks bees
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
A friend wrote her own vows. As MOH, I transferred them onto the front and back of a notecard and carried it with me down the aisle. When it came time for the vows, I slipped the notecard into her hand and she read from it. When she was done, she passed the notecard back to me and I held onto it until the end of the ceremony. As an alternative, you could ask your officiant to hold on to the written copy and hand it to you when you are ready for it.
Post # 3
Hozzelbear: Ours are quite short, and will be prompted by the officiant.
Post # 4
Hozzelbear: Mr. S and I wrote ours together and they will be prompted by the officiant. I didn’t want to stand up there and read from a card and didn’t trust myself to remember them in the moment if I worked hard to memorize them.
Post # 5
Hozzelbear: I just wrote tehm on index cards. I practiced a bunch before so that I would hopeully just need the index cards for refrence and wouldn’t be staring down at them, but I did need the help in the moment.
I got the best man to keep them for me in his pocket.
Post # 6
I made my groom and I little cards with our vows written on it. I tried to have mine memorized, but honestly I wanted some sort of back-up just in case I forgot. I then inserted little tissues just in case.
Post # 7
housebee: aw they look so pretty!
cbgg: lovekiss: we are treveling abroad to marry and it will be just us two which rules out someone else slipping me index cards. Good idea though! 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I memorized mine because it was only about 6 lines long. But at my friends’ wedding last summer, they had both written theirs on note cards. The guy kept both notecards in his jacket pocket, so he just pulled hers out for her when it was her turn.
Post # 9
lolot: oh thats a good idea! I wanted my FI to not see/hear my vows until I say them at the wedding but perhaps I could just give him my note card and ask him not to read it. 🙂
Post # 10
Hozzelbear: i had mine on a printed piece of paper that my officiant held for me until i was ready to read them. they took about 1 minute and 15 seconds. i practiced reading it over and over but did not try to memorize.