Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tips for Writing Your Own Vows | Timeless Wedding Designs | Orlando Wedding Planners

"I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness and to have the patience that love demands, to speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not, to agree to disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home."
- The Vow

Photo by RJ Hill Photography.
I've noticed a trend in West Palm Beach and much of South Florida recently where more and more couples are shying away from the traditional vows and have been writing their own. The personal touch that it has added to those ceremonies has been unforgettable! The task may seem daunting, but in the end writing your own vows will be nothing short of worth it. Below are some tips to help you write your own vows, too.

Reflect On Your Relationship

What kinds of vows do you want to make to your future spouse?  Every set of vows tends to be as unique as the relationship that they are written for, so reflecting on your relationship and what is important to you for your marriage is critical. Think about the relationship the two of you have had so far and what promises you have made to one another along the way to get you to where you are now. Some questions you might want to ask yourself are:
  • Why did you decide to get married?
  • What struggles have you two been through together and how did you overcome them?
  • What first drew you to them, back when you very first met?
  • What do you want to accomplish together?

Keep It Short And Sweet

Make an impact with meaningful, thought-out vows rather than a long speech. Remember that the first draft can be all of the thoughts you have, then make the edits. If you really feel as though you would like to include everything, consider writing a letter to your future spouse for them to read before the wedding rather than putting it all in the ceremony.

Look For Inspiration Everywhere

Some of my all-time favorite vows come from the movie The Vow. Paige's vows make such an impact and have just the right amount of love and humor in them, while Leo's vows are filled with so much tenderness you could cut them with a spoon. Look for inspiration in art, books, poetry, or religious texts. Read all kinds of vows on the internet and change them to fit your future marriage. It is okay to work off of your own inspiration!

Still having trouble? Email me at with the subject, "Vows," and I will send you some examples of my favorites of all time!

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