The vows are the most important part of the ceremony. That’s when you pledge yourself and your life to love your partner unconditionally till the end.
If you have the option of writing your own vows, you should seize the opportunity to put your love and devotion into words. Unfortunately, not all of us are good with words and so that might seem like a huge task.
Here’s how to write amazing vows that will leave your partner speechless:
1. Modify the traditional vows
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“…for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part” is still as valid today as it has always been. The original wedding vows will serve you if you just put your own twist on it.
2. Use a song
So many love songs have been written that reflect your feelings, you don’t have to go far. Timi Dakolo’s “The Vow” is a great example of solid wedding vows that reflect deep love and devotion. You can also take lyrics from his favourite songs to really wow him.
3. Draw from your relationship milestones and history
When you think back to how you started and the challenges you’ve been through, what stands out? use those experiences and the triumph over them to create your vows. Talk about how you met, how you knew he was the one, and how you hope your marriage will be like.
4. Religious texts
No matter your religion, there are beautiful texts that describe what lasting marital love should be like. For example, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 in the Bible describe attributes of love.
Movie quotes can be the foundation for your vows too! To make them even more beautiful, you can use quotes from your partner’s favourite movies. For example, The Princess Bride is a classic.
Still at a loss? Let these beautiful real vows inspire you.