There are few things that are easy about planning a wedding. And writing your own wedding vows… sorry, but it’s definitely not among them.
After all, how do you capture the significance of such a life-changing commitment in just a few hundred words?
Obviously what you express to your partner during your wedding vows will be personal and unique to your relationship. But here are some tips to help guide you along the way.
How to write your own wedding vows.
Keep it simple.
Writing 101: don’t let the words get in the way.
Basically, this means the more you try to sound profound and literary the more you mask your message. If you mean, “You’re the best thing in my life”, then say it that way.
No one is expecting Shakespeare.
Consult each other.
You may want to keep your vows as a surprise until the big day, but it’s worth consulting your partner at the beginning of the writing process.
Decide how long you want them to be, whether you want to include any of the same promises or if you’d like to adhere to a similar structure.