Your wedding vows are the words that will forever remain in
your partner's heart and memory. So you want to ensure that you
express exactly what you are feeling and how much you love them.
Most people have never written wedding vows before and they
aren't quite sure how to communicate what they feel into words.
Here are some helpful guidelines to ensure that the feelings in
your heart are encompassed in your wedding vows:
1. Sit down with your fiancée and put some general
expectations in place for your wedding vows - such as how long
and how in-depth they should be.
2. Begin brainstorming.
Think about your relationship and everything you've gone through
together. Focus, perhaps, on a specific situation such as the
moment when you realized that this was the person you were meant
to be with.
3. If you use nicknames or lovable
expressions with your fiancée (honey or sweetheart) you may want
to incorporate these into your wedding vows.
tradition is important to you, review some examples of
conventional wedding vows. Most begin with "in the name of God,
I (your name) take you (your fiancée's name) to be my lawfully
wedded wife/husband." You may consider reciting your vows in a
5. Avoid sad memories or stories about
you and your partner fighting. Wedding vows are meant to express
the joys of being together. Therefore you should focus on the
6. Once you've jotted down your ideas, you'll
want to express them in a smooth and flowing manner. You may
want to start with past memories and work your way to the
present instead of jumping randomly from topic to topic, as this
will give the impression that you took little time to prepare
7. Incorporate common expressions of love such
as "I love you" or "I can't live with out you".
you have completed your vows be sure to read them over 2 or 3
times to ensure that they convey exactly what you want your
partner to know. You might want to have a friend, family member
or your wedding officiant to read them to ensure that they are
appropriate and meaningful.
It's important to personalize your wedding vows and make them
unique to you and your fiancée. Wedding vows are meant to convey
your feelings of love. They explain why you're choosing to spend
the rest of your life with your partner. Regardless of what you
write, your partner loves you and is going to cherish your
wedding vows as long as they come from the heart.
About the Author:
Samantha Taylor spent several years working in the weddings
industry as a wedding planner. When she isn't being a mom of two
wonderful children, she works as a freelance writer for
a site that offers information about everything wedding related