(Closed) Bride and groom literally exchanging vows?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Hostess
23599 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I haven’t heard of this, and I’m kind of feeling like that would confuse your guests.  That being said, I just went to a wedding about 3 weeks ago where the couple had their officiant read (actually he paraphrased) their vows.  It was the “craziest” rendition of vow readings that I had seen, so sure, if that’s what you want, I’m sure you could make it work!

Post # 5
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

What is the advantage of switching vows? Personally, I think it’s more heartfelt if you read your own words. 

Post # 6
Member
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We each wrote our own vows and gave them to the officiant beforehand. He read the vows to us line by line so no one could hear, and we repeated them into the mic. We had never heard of this before, but it worked very well because we could hold each other’s hands and look into each other’s eyes during the vows, rather than holding a piece of paper, trying to read them ourselves.

 ETA: But, no, I have never heard of switching vows 🙂

Post # 7
Member
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

As a guest I’d be confused, even with the announcement. Why wouldn’t he just read you his letter to you and vice versa?

Post # 9
Member
13082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s pretty confusing, and a bit bizarre, honestly

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