- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Hi bees! My Fiance and I are getting married by his godfather. He’s official and ready to go and we’ve all sat down and “written” a ceremony that we think is fitting for us. FI and I wrote some vows together. For those writing your own vows, are you reading those as well as traditional vows? I’m trying to figure out how the flow of the ceremony goes.
These are what we wrote/edited together:
I promise to give you the best of myself and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to respect you as your own person and to realize that your interests, desires and needs are no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face changes in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all I feel inside in the only way I know how. Completely and forever.
But we also have this in the ceremony as we exchange rings:
“I Fiance take you Fiance to be my wife. I will respect and honor you, I will cherish and protect you, I will endure all trials and cares with you. I will be a tender and affectionate, patient and loving. I commit myself to you from this day forward and forevermore.”
Does it make sense to have both?
If we do the vows that we wrote, do we each read them separately? Together? Help! Need your advice to make our ceremony perfect!