Your small wedding ceremony should be unique to you and speak your words, expressing your feeling for each other. So, you may want to write your own wedding vows. It is fun and adds your touch to your big day. Now don’t stress out, you don’t have to write your own wedding vows, our officiants all use very sweet and simple vows and you can repeat after them. Below we have outlined the way to write your own wedding vows if you want to.
How to write your own wedding vows!
There are some guidelines you should follow:
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!
You can write a personal statement to be read before or after your wedding vows, but they shouldn’t replace vows.
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.
Now here are a sample of what Rev. Ed and Rev Lorelei use:
I Lorelei … take you, Edward To be my beloved husband.
I will love you with all my heart,
I will share my whole life with you.
I will place you above all others,
And I will honor you in my words and deeds.
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.
And I promise to protect you, be faithful to you and stand by your side
And these are my gifts to you!
The Ring Exchange Vows:
With this ring, I take you to be my lawfully wedded spouse. To have and to hold from this day forward. Let these rings be a symbol of my bond and commitment to you!