Tips to write the perfect vows that will wow!
If you and your special someone are thinking of writing your own vows, let us be the first to tell you…. DO IT! It will be worth every minute of thought that goes into sharing your most special commitments. It helps make your wedding unique and memorable and creates a bonding moment that will be treasured long after the wedding day has passed.
The idea may be overwhelming at first, but if you keep it simple, you’ll soon see that it was one of the best and most rewarding decisions you’ll make. Just take a deep breath and take it one step at a time…
STEP 1: Browse examples and find a style you like!
One of the best first steps is to take a look at some examples of vows that others have written. It’s great for inspiration and will certainly give you lots of wonderful ideas. After reading a few examples, you’ll begin to see the style you’re most drawn to. Is it funny, light-hearted, serious, romantic, or a combination of styles? Be sure to include your fiancé in this step if you would like both your styles to be the same.
STEP 2: Create a list
Now you’re ready to start jotting down all the things you love about your fiancé and why they’re your soul mate. Next, start to create what you’re special promises are that will make your marriage the best it can be.
STEP 3: Prepare a draft
Write a rough draft that blends your promises with the special reasons why your love is so beautiful and strong. It’s completely up to you in terms of how many promises you’d like to share, but we suggest keeping your vows to about two minutes in length.
STEP 4: Practice…Practice…Practice!
As the old saying goes, “practice does make it perfect!” Make sure you say them out loud and in front of a mirror multiple times. This will help you see areas that need to be tweaked or deleted or anything that you might have left out. The vows should flow easily, so once you practice several times, and make your edits, you will end up with a final draft that will be nothing short of perfection.
STEP 5: Re-Write and Print
Finally, be sure you prepare a clean final copy and depending on how long the vows are, you can make your font size larger to help you read it the day of the wedding. And one final note… keep practicing and before you know it, you might not even need to look at the piece of paper when the most amazing day of your life arrives.