(Closed) Has anyone written their own vows?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We wrote our own! It was a really cool experience, because we sort of wrote them together, and it meant a lot to talk through the whole process and just share with each other things that we love about each other, want to promise to each other, etc. I have all of our notes from the process saved on my computer, and read them when I’m having a bad day. 🙂

We started by writing down 10 reasons we love each other, then wrote down 5-7 things we want to promise to the other person, and then we shared those lists with each other and talked about them, and then we re-worked it so that we each had 5 “I promise to… ” statements, and those were our vows!

We also did the traditional “repeat after me” style vows – you know, the ones that go “I [wife] take you [husband], blah blah blah.” 🙂

Post # 4
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We wrote our own vows. It was way harder than I thought it would be, but it was so special to hear them on the day of (we kept them a secret from each other). We each got teary eyed. I actually found some good advice on theknot.com, which said think about a few questions like “I knew I was in love with you when . . . ” “I love you because . . .” “With you in my life, I feel . . .” “You’ve taught me . . . ” etc. Sometimes just answering those questions is enough to get the creative juiced flowing. 

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