(Closed) Wedding vow conundrum

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

A friend wrote her own vows. As Maid/Matron of Honor, I transferred them onto the front and back of a notecard and carried it with me down the aisle. When it came time for the vows, I slipped the notecard into her hand and she read from it. When she was done, she passed the notecard back to me and I held onto it until the end of the ceremony. As an alternative, you could ask your officiant to hold on to the written copy and hand it to you when you are ready for it.  

Post # 3
4947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hozzelbear:   Ours are quite short, and will be prompted by the officiant.  

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

Hozzelbear:  Mr. S and I wrote ours together and they will be prompted by the officiant.  I didn’t want to stand up there and read from a card and didn’t trust myself to remember them in the moment if I worked hard to memorize them.

Post # 5
5955 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Hozzelbear:  I just wrote tehm on index cards.  I practiced a bunch before so that I would hopeully just need the index cards for refrence and wouldn’t be staring down at them, but I did need the help in the moment.

I got the best man to keep them for me in his pocket.

Post # 6
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I made my groom and I little cards with our vows written on it.  I tried to have mine memorized, but honestly I wanted some sort of back-up just in case I forgot.  I then inserted little tissues just in case.

Post # 8
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I memorized mine because it was only about 6 lines long.  But at my friends’ wedding last summer, they had both written theirs on note cards.  The guy kept both notecards in his jacket pocket, so he just pulled hers out for her when it was her turn.

Post # 10
8823 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Hozzelbear:  i had mine on a printed piece of paper that my officiant held for me until i was ready to read them.  they took about 1 minute and 15 seconds.  i practiced reading it over and over but did not try to memorize.

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