(Closed) Writing own vows anyone?!

posted 5 years ago in August 2013
  • poll: Are you writing your own vows?
    Yep, sure are!! : (29 votes)
    73 %
    No way!! : (11 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Firemansgirl:  yes πŸ™‚ we are having the traditional vows as well, but because we are having a catholic ceremony with me being agnostic, the priest is being very understanding and letting us tweak it a bit, hence the adding of our own vows (as well as a non religious reading). i am quite comfortable with writing and anything word related in general, so i’m quite looking forward to it! it will be hard to strike a good balance of honesty, sincerity and love without it coming out extremely cheesy though πŸ™‚

     

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @peonia:  I want to, he is shy and is afraid he’ll mess up! So I guess I’ll settle with not writing our own. But we are writing eachother cards to give to one another on the morning of the wedding, that way I can read his “vows” aka a personal note to me, and i get to cherish and keep it forever! I am fine with that!

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Courtkev:  that sounds like a very sweet idea, i like the thought of keeping them private and just between the two of you just as much as reading them out in the ceremony!

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Firemansgirl:  yes and we actually sat down together a few weeks ago and did it together. I really enjoyed the process. This way it feels much more sincere and “us”. To be honest, the vows are the #1 important thing to me of the entire wedding.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not an August bride, but we are writting our own vows. We are writting them separately. I know my FI’s will be nice and eloquent and wonderful, he’s such a great public speaker. Mine will be all fumbly and bumpy because I’m such a BAD public speaker! Lol. I get so nervous just thinking about it! I’ll probsbly have to read mine so I can say them right.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love the traditional vows, and really feel it encompasses what I would like to vow to him on our wedding day.

    However, because no one else knows our view on marriage and our relationship like us, we opted to write the ceremony. 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    We’re doing our own short vows, then doing the “Do you___ take___ blah blah…” “I DO” bit also πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yes we are writing our own vows πŸ™‚ We both just so happen to love creative writing, and my FI has even published a book and it would just be painful to us to have our vows fed to us and spit them back out lol. I must say though it was nervewracking writing them because you are pouring your heart out in front of EVERYONE. However, I think that as long as you are writing from the heart you really can’t go wrong. Don’t worry, I’m sure you will have lovely vows πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I do love the idea of this but I know once it comes down to the time to read them I would panic and be a mess. I cannot read or speak in front of people so I will make sure to write something nice to FI before the ceremony. I did write the wedding vows the officiant will ask us and the line we will each say for the exchanging of rings. 

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @Firemansgirl:  We’re writing the whole freaking ceremony, since the officiant is a buddy of ours and not an actual officiant.  Haven’t even started!!!  :/  ACK!  Need to get going on this!  How are yours going?

    Does anyone want to share their vows???  I would love to see some!  πŸ˜€

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re writing our own. πŸ™‚ can’t wait to cry all over the place, lol!

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re writing our own.  I’m going to practice mine at Toastmasters.

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