(Closed) VOWS:: Are you reading your vows…or memorizing them?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: If you are reading your vows, what will you read them off of?

    a normal piece of white or colored paper


    a cute mini notebook

    a heart shaped piece of paper (to have as a keepsake later)

  • Post # 3
    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Reading! I can’t memorize for my life. 

    Post # 4
    7774 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m going to memorize. I’m in theatre, so it just happens to be easier for me.

    Whatever you read off of, make it inconspicuous. I was watching a show the other day and the bride read her vows off of a piece of BRIGHT pink printer paper…. not cute.

    Post # 5
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2020

    READ!!!  We got married a month ago and as soon as the ceremony was over, we both looked at eachother and said, “I don’t remember a thing that just happened!”  We had a harpist there but neither of us remembering hearing a note that she played.  It’s crazy how the heart-beating, emotions and excitement of the moment can really turn you into mush.  More power to any brides that can memorize and remember their lines.  I definitely could never haven done that!

    Post # 6
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010


    Post # 7
    3315 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Our vows were very short and traditional.  We therefore used the traditional way of doing them:  the rabbi said them a few words at a time, and we said them after him.

    Post # 9
    420 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    repeating after the priest!

    Post # 10
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Oh gosh.  I’m sure we will be reading ours, since I can’t possibly imagine the stress of memorizing them.  I guess I’ll write them up on a nice piece of cardstock, otherwise we would probably end up with some awful crumpled piece of notebook paper.  Not so nice for a wedding.

    Post # 11
    10360 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m going to memorize, but have them handy on a little notebook just in case my nerves get the best of me!!

    Post # 12
    2828 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ll likely try to memorize them, just so I don’t stumble, or have an embarrassing Fruedian Slip — But I’ll probably have a copy on white/neutral coloured cardstock as backup. Why cardstock? It doesn’t crumple as easily!

    Post # 13
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I’ll probably have mine on a notecard just in case I get too nervous, but I’m planning to do it without.

    Post # 14
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

     I would love to write our own BUT there is way to much that I would like to say.  So I think we will just repeat after or possibly shorten what I would like to say and complete the rest of it in a letter to my hubby the day of when he is getting ready 🙂

    Post # 15
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am planning to memorize them, but my maid of honour will have a little purple card (our colours are purple and black) with them written down in case I need it.

    Post # 16
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    The best part about our vows is all we had to say was “I do”.

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