Post # 1
So, my Fiance and I want unique vows but not to write our own. We are having a Christian ceremony. Does anyone know of different vows and such. i am not too famliar with them and all. Well, I have no clue what traditional vows are in a ceremony.
Post # 3
Lots of Bees have written their own vows- so try using the search engine in the upper right hand corner of each page and search for "writing own vows" and see what comes up.
Post # 4
Would also add looking at indiebride dot com.
They have a kvetch section that has a GIANT vow repository.
Post # 5
We did pretty "traditional" vows – but we worked with our minister to choose the details of each section of our ceremony. I have a .pdf file that has several different Christian faith’s versions for each part of the "traditional" ceremony. If you are interested, feel free to email me and I can email it to you. It might be a good starting off point (meredith fouts at hotmail dot com).
Also, my favorite part of our ceremony is one that I added. It is the "Blessing of the Hands". I found several versions of it in different places and took pieces and parts to put together what we used. Each time I read it, it get a little tearful. Here was my version of it:
Blessing of Hands
Mr.K and Mrs. K, please face each other and giving of these rings, join your hands.These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you.These are the hands that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.These are the hands that will work along side yours as together you build your future.These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief wracks your mind.These are hands that will countless times wipe tears from your eyes, tears of joy and tears of sorrow.These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.These are the hands that will help hold your family together as one.These are hands that will give you strength when you need it.These are the hands that even when wrinkled with age will still be reaching for yours, still giving the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.
Mr. K and Mrs. K, May God bless these hands that you see before you today. May they always be held by one another. May you see these hands as the gift they are to you.