We're asked all the time for advice on writing your own wedding vows, and we can understand why! It's a gorgeous process to write them and then share them with your nearest and dearest.
And so, here are our best recommendations and template to help you make your congregation bawl 🥲
Start Early: Give yourself plenty of time to reflect and write your vows. Starting early can help you avoid feeling rushed and ensure that you have time to revise and perfect your vows.
Reflect on Your Love: Take a moment to reflect on your relationship and your love for your partner. Write down your thoughts and feelings, and think about what you want to express in your vows.
Make It Personal: Make your vows personal and unique to your relationship. Share your feelings, hopes, and dreams, and express why you love your partner. Use specific examples and stories to illustrate your love.
Consider Your Tone: Think about the tone you want to set with your vows. Do you want them to be funny, romantic, serious, or sentimental? Consider your audience and what will make your vows meaningful and memorable to them.
Be Yourself: Be true to yourself and your relationship when writing your vows. Don't try to copy someone else's vows or use clichéd language. Instead, focus on expressing your own love and commitment in your own words.
Practice: Practice your vows ahead of time, so you feel comfortable and confident on your wedding day. Rehearse your vows in front of a mirror, with friends or family, or even with your partner.
Revise: Review your vows and make any revisions or changes that you feel will improve them. Consider getting feedback from others, such as friends or family members, to help you refine your vows.
Here are my own wedding vows which I absolutely cherish and are the most memorable part of my wedding day. You are most welcome to use as a template for your own.
Ross and I have been together since school and also work together, so we wanted to encapsulate all of those parts of our relationship.
We kept the opening and closing sentences the same for consistency (bolded) and then chose 6 promises for one another.
[Ross], for the rest of our wonderful life together I promise to:
Love you with every inch of me, to as stay devoted, loyal, trusting and happy as we are today.
To see the world for all it's untainted beauty as you do.
To believe in you, listen to you, support you. Wherever we go whatever we do, I promise to challenge, compete and surprise you.
To dance in the kitchen with you, to laugh and ponder with you as i watch those beautiful smile lines deepen into your beauty eyes.
Ross, you are my one and only true love because you have given me and give me all I could ever need.
With your encouragement, love and belief in me, you have unlocked things I never dreamt I could be.
You're the best thing that ever happened to me, and I am very proud to call you my [husband].
Let me know your tips and tricks below!