After marrying couples for almost a decade, Sydney-based wedding celebrant Melissa Soncini still loves wedding vows. Whether they’re modern or traditional, funny or romantic, it’s often the most touching part of the entire ceremony.
Which is precisely why some people find them so daunting to write. How do you capture your love for someone in a few sentences?
Well, if you’re curious how to write your own wedding vows, Soncini says the secret is simple: it’s all about authenticity.
How to write wedding vows: an expert’s tips.
1. Use your own words.
“Where people fail is where they use other people’s words it doesn’t show their personality,” Soncini told Mamamia.
A good wedding celebrant should give couples a variety of examples and Google has a few too, but if the words don’t fit the couple, it just won’t work.
“Keep it real and speak from the heart, because not only will your partner know you’re faking it – so will all your family and friends,” Soncini added.
2. Be true to who you are.