- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
My fiance and I are writing our own ceremony, and I can’t decide how to do the vows. He thinks the easiest way is to have the officiant say something and we just say “I do” at the end. However, we found some vows we really like that are written for us to say to each other. He is adamantly against the whole repeating after the officiant thing. I suggested we just have a piece of paper up there and we can read them to each other-no repeating necessary. He thinks we should change the wording so the officiant can just say them. So my question is, which of these sounds better?
We say to each other: In sickness, I will nurse you back to health. In health, I will encourage you on your path. In sadness, I will help you to remember the good times. In happiness, I will be there to make memories with you. In poverty, I will do all that I can to make our love rich. And in wealth, I will never let our love grow poor.
Officiant reads: In sickness, you will nurse her/him back to health. In health, you will encourage her/him on her/his path. in sadness, you will help her/him to remember the good times. In happiness, you will be there to make memories with her/him. In poverty, you will do all that you can to make your love rich. And in wealth, you will never let your love grow poor.
And we respond “I will.”