(Closed) Song Lyrics as wedding vows?

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are thinking of using the following lyrics from The Postal Service –"Such Great Heights":


I am thinking it’s a sign that the freckles
in our eyes are mirror images and when
we kiss they’re perfectly aligned
and I have to speculate that God himself
did make us into corresponding shapes like puzzle pieces from the clay

Post # 4
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

why not just play the song(s) you’re thinking of quoting? i think lyrics are meant to be heard as a part of the song. and, i think the right song in the right moment is sooo pwerful.

i do realize that would mean you’re still at square 1 for vows. i don’t think vows have to be "mushy". they should be honest. you obviously love each other, say it.

(okay, none of this was really any help as far as your question went. sorry) 

Post # 5
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Calioteach.. I LOVE that song, but I dont really get how those are vows?  When I think of vows, I think of promises you make to each other.  I think that could be a cool reading/song to incorporate into the ceremony though!

Riceshe.. I think song lyrics could work if you used a song like "Love Song" by the Cure ("However far away, I will always love you… Whatever words I say, I will always love you..") Or you could even use that as a place to start writing your vows.

I think something to think about is focusing the vows on what you are going to do instead of how you feel, since feelings can change over time.  You could even take the traditional vows and change the phrasing or add some things to it. 

Post # 6
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Do an internet search for keywords like "wedding ceremony vows" or "script", you’ll get a lot of ideas.  There will bea  lot of the traditional vows, but you’ll come across many personalized ones. 

If you’re not a good writer and don’t want to come up with your own, just take bits and pieces from the verses you like, and put it all together.

I think song lyrics are a great source of inspiration, but I think it’d be a little cheesy if you recited a WHOLE song.  But a verse or two here and there would be lovely.  We loves music because some of it is really well written and moves you.

Post # 7
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I don’t have it all worked out yet but I am thinking of adapting Meat Loaf lyrics (he’s my fave).  Here they are (already slightly adapted):


 For taking in the rain when I’m feeling so dry, for giving me the answers when I’m asking you why…for that I thank you.

 For taking in the sun when I’m feeling so cold, for giving me a child when my body is old…for that I need you.

 For coming to my room when you know I’m alone, for finding me a highway and driving me home…for that I serve you. 

For pulling me away when I’m starting to fall, for revving me up when I’m starting to stall  …. for that I want you.

 For giving and for taking and for playing the game, for praying for my future in the days that remain…for that I hold you.  

 But most of all, know that I love you. 


I was going to change the reasons why–come up with my own reasons that I thank, need, serve, want, hold.  Then maybe say, for that, I do at the end, or something.  Like I said, I don’t have it all worked out yet because my wedding is a few months away.  Good luck!  

Post # 8
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Oh, For crying out loud!!!!

That is going to be the song played for our first dance!  A little long, I know, but Fiance crys everytime he hears that song, so I couldn’t deny him.

Post # 9
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The lyrics to the song “Nothing Like This” by Rascal Flatts are good =)

Post # 10
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Much like the time a woman decided to SING not say the Our Father at a Greek Orthodox wedding ( a very unorthodox thing to do pardon the pun) which caused the Bride, Groom, parents and guests to try to hide their “laughing so hard I am crying tears” as tears of joy; if I heard a couple use song lyrics as wedding vows then like my Future Father-In-Law (at the wedding I just mentionned) I’d be biting my fist while hiding under a pew to conceal my laughter.

BUT these things make for great stories, the wedding I mentionned will never be forgotten.


Now it is YOUR day and you can do whatever you want, it is your happiness! I only bring this up b/c 1) I suck at sugar coating…I am not the friend ppl go to and ask “does this make me look fat?” 2) Even though it is your day and your choice, lots of couples do things that to THEM are sweet, personal or whimsical BUT despite the fact that guests don’t want to be rude and say it to your face, in private they are laughing and/or saying OMG can you believe_____ I thought I’d die!


When interviewing videographers one showed me this thing where the couple pre wedding were filmed together and then he had the bride run and jump on the groom’s back….that couple probably thinks it looks amazing, my fiance and I on the other hand were embarassed for them.


Again I am not telling you what to do or imply that you have to care what others think (God knows I don’t lol) but some couples do care how things look or are perceived and you wanted opinions so I just wanted to point out in the midst of romantic love and wedding planning lots of things seem sweet (or cute, personal, whimsical) but are often seen as laughable to guests.


End of the day it is your call!

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