Wedding Planner: Write Your Own Vows
Writing your own wedding vows is really a nice thing to do. It adds a personal touch to your ceremony.
There are some guidelines you should follow:
1. Remember that “vows” are promises and commitments, they are your word, your bond, and your agreements! Don’t just tell your spouse that you love their big blue eyes, or the funny way they laugh, while that is romantic and all, it isn’t a vow. That is a personal statement!
2. You can write a personal statement to be read before or after your wedding vows, but they shouldn’t replace vows.
3. Follow these guidelines when writing your own wedding vows.
a. Begin your sentences with; I will… I promise… I give …..
b. Followed by what you promise to do, love you, honor you, forgive you, etc.
c. Use your own words but make the words a forever agreement!
d. Don’t forget to promise to be faithful, forgive and protect each other.
Here are the ones Rev. Lorelei uses. You can take your lead from these.
I Lorelei … take you, Edward
To be my beloved husband.
I will love you with all my heart,
and share all my days with you.
I will honor you above all others,
and I will respect you in my words and actions.
I will forgive you and ask your forgiveness.
I will stand by your side, during good times and bad
in sickness and in health, through joy and sorrow.
I promise to be honest with you, trust you,
be faithful to you and our family, and protect you.
And these are my sacred vows!