(Closed) Wedding is 22 days! How soon did you start writing your vows?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
9386 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

our officiant wanted a copy of our vows 2 weeks before the wedding, so we started roughly 3-4 weeks before the wedding..

Post # 4
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m in 45 days-ish (June 24) so I’m wondering the same thing! I feel like I should be getting started now, but I keep procrastinating. I have a lot in my head, but haven’t quite gotten anything down on paper yet.

I was just a bridesmaid in a wedding and the bride was writing her vows the day before the wedding! 🙂 Both hers and the groom’s were short, succinct, and very emotional. Whatever works!

Post # 5
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Wrote mine at 2am the morning of my wedding 😂 I had written bits and pieces, looked up vows, all that stuff for weeks beforehand, but nothing I came up with felt right. So I decided to wait until the night before when my emotions were at their peak, and it worked out for me. I would not advise anyone to do that though haha.

Post # 6
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m in 4 months, and I did a rough draft. My FI? He’ll probably write them the week before! Kind of reflects our personalities, though, lol.

Post # 7
915 posts
Busy bee

At 11 AM the day of the wedding. 

I write about 15,000 words a week, though, so I’m pretty good at letting inspiration carry me. 

Post # 9
10315 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We wrote them months before the wedding and kept tweaking them until 2 weeks before when our officiant wanted them sent to him.

Post # 11
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m a diary keeper so I’ve been brainstorming vows in my diary for awhile now, but I think I’ll probably start to really write them about a month out. 

Post # 12
7424 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I started writing my vows a few days before the wedding and finished maybe 2 days before? Same for my husband I think. We are both procrastinators! 

We finished writing the ceremony 2 days before as well, and I remember we were frantically printing it off and gluing it into the leather journal we bought for the officiant the morning of the rehearsal. Our officiant was my husband’s brother so he didn’t care lol, as long as he had it in hand for the wedding. 

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