(Closed) Yes it's the 21st Century and we are not doing personal vows, only us???

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You’re not the only ones…we are sticking to the traditional vows as well! 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Nope, definitely not the only one – we’re sticking to the traditional vows too! I actually like the traditional vows 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve only heard personal vows once so I didn’t realize they were that popular. We did traditional vows, neither of us wanted to get very personal on front of our guests.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We did traditional vows in a short amd sweet ceremony (the whole thing took 20 minutes including the register signing). The words were beautiful, quite a few of the guests were teary-eyed and it was all very lovely. It’s your wedding, you should do what you and your fiancé want.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think most couples do traditional vows. We did, but we just said ‘I do’ because I didn’t want to risk crying through them.

I think a lot of couples might start out thinking they’ll do personal ones, but very few actually have the time to do so by the time the wedding rolls around. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Re: “No-one does traditional vows anymore”

“Yeah, I know. We decided to be unique and not do what everybody else is doing”

Not to offend any bees who are doing their own vows, just thinking rude back to OP’s friend.  We didn’t do personal vows either though. Mr. Daly could barely get through the traditional ones! In fact, when he was to repeat “to be my lawfully” he said “to be my love” which I thought was actually really sweet.

 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

We did traditional vows

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Darling Husband and I did personal vows but of the weddings i’ve been to in the past few years, i’d say it is 50/50.  so you are definately not alone in just doing traditional vows.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Keke84:  We are having a friend officiate the ceremony, so personal vows is kind of overkill, given how untraditional it will already be. Besides, I’m shy and don’t like putting all my feelings on display. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We used traditional vows.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We said the traditional Church of England vows. It was really important to me to say the same words as all our family had before us.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Congrats on your October 4th wedding (I’m an Oct 4th 2013 bride!) We did not to personal vows.  Our officient had us invloved in the process of deciding on different verses from traditional vows.  The officient talked a lot about us and our lives from asking us questions but the vows themselves were not written by us.  We were waaaaaaay to nervous to write (and remember) our own. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You are not the only one! Where I live in Europe NOONE does personal vows.<br />I wanted to go with the flow and do like eveyone. However my husband was totally against the “till death parts us” part as he feels very strong about the fact that a death is not a reason to stop loving someone. So we did personilized traditional vows =)

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