(Closed) How did you recite your own vows?

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How did you handle reciting your own wedding vows?
    Memorize them! : (3 votes)
    27 %
    Use cue cards : (6 votes)
    55 %
    Have the officiant read the vows and repeat : (2 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I like that mary alice me! You should send me a script or something when you are a married woman so I can see how you did it. I want to do the same (I like all the traditional parts but want to say our own vows, just don’t know where!)

     Nice work! 

    Post # 4
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I plan to make pretty booklets for our vows – no crumpled scribbled-upon notebook paper at the altar. That being said, we haven’t yet discussed our vows in any great depth. I seem to recall him mentioning he’d prefer to repeat after the officiant. I’d rather read our vows. I agree that it doesn’t seem right to repeat after the minister from something you’ve personally written.

    Post # 6
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    My fiance and I are going to be reciting our own vows, and I think we’ll probably do a mix of memorization and reading them. As in, we’ll TRY to memorize them, but we’ll have them with us written out in full just in case. I actually read one wedding profile where the "ring bearer" brought up the vows written on scrolls (I think the rings held them closed, but I’m not sure) — I really like that idea!

    Post # 7
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I like the idea of scrolls too and have thought about mounting them in our bedroom after with a picture of us. I like the ring wrapped around them idea but I’d be afraid they’d fall off maybe if they were tied to the scroll with ribbon or string might be good. And you could easily hold a scroll in your hand with a boquet.

    Post # 8
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @mary-alice-me – I’ve never seen it in action, but I feel like I’ve seen it pictured or mentioned on one or some of the many wedding blogs I follow. Unfortunately, I can’t find my original inspiration, but I’m picturing something along the lines of these martha stewart programs, but in our earth-tone colors:


    I figure our officiant could hang on to the booklet until we need them. We’d each have one to hold while we read from them, I think. The only problem I see with that is that we’d be unable to hold hands while we read our vows, but that’s probably alright. We could return the booklets to the officiant before the portion of the ceremony where we exchange rings. 


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