Vow Dilemma! How to make Vows feel Geuine?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
1378 posts
Bumble bee

So, we both wrote our own vows. We submitted them to our officiant so she could make sure they were the same tempo, length, tone etc. 

She’s done 100’s of marriages, so I trusted her when she gave me feedback. They remained a secret until the ceremony and his were fabulous. He’s not a very verbal/cuddly guy so it was nice to see him write something sweet and tender.

Mine were quite sentimental, then I put a little golf joke in there then finished on a more serious note. Its nice to sometimes alter the ‘mood’ instead of being 100% funny or 100% serious.


Post # 3
3236 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

So many of the best vows just come from years of getting to know each other. The things that made me laugh and cry that my husband said were so personal (but fine for saying in front of people) and ditto me to him.



Post # 4
760 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Dara Crawley :  what makes them feel genuine is when the vows are personal, written by the couple (and not generic) and show how well they know each other and how they make each other happy in little ways.

Post # 6
4853 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Dara Crawley :  We wrote our own vows, and the officiant did minor rewrites for rhythm, which we reviewed and approved.

Since you are offering a vow writing service, I hope you won’t mind the following comment – you wrote “while still adding the flare”  and I believe you meant “flair.”   🙂   


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