Writing Your Marriage Vows

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    Writing Your Marriage Vows

    Writing Your Marriage Vows

    Organising a wedding together with a celebrant means your ‘script’ can be exactly what you want. Writing your own marriage vows can prove to be personal, moving and affecting.

    1. Wedding Vow Guidelines
    2. Make sure you and your partner BOTH want to do this.
    3. Allow loads of time to write – and rewrite – the vows.
    4. Deciding on a few general things to say (worry about the detail later) – just have clear in your head what it is important.
    5. Will your vows be serious, humorous, deep, spiritual, religious, or a combination?
    6. Once you’ve got a few sentences down (and sixty seconds per person is quite long enough), see about reworking them so they look and sound good to you both.
    7. Leave your draft a day or two, and then review. A friend would be helpful to act as a neutral.
    8. Practice reading the vows in front of a mirror – or with your partner.

    Wedding Vow Content Ideas

    • You should probably express deep emotional love for your partner.
    • Was your first meeting ‘love at first sight?’
    • When did you first realise you were in love?
    • How has your life changed since you met your partner/fell in love?
    • Talk about your plans and aspirations for your future life together – or growing old together.
    • Promise to stay together in the future, come what may.

    If you prefer, quote from an appropriate song, film or poem. A Metaphor or simile may get your message across very well and with, perhaps, less embarrassment.

    To come up with a meaningful, original and affecting set of vows is not as difficult as you may think. The results will certainly be more than worth the effort.

    I hope that helps.

    Michael

     

    Michael Gordon is a celebrant based in London.

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