Clueless at how to start writing your wedding vows? Worried that you will mess up the most important day of your life? We know how you feel. It’s common for brides to get jittery over saying their vows in front of all the people who are special to them. To help you out, here’s some advice from us at Perfect Weddings to take the butterflies away from your stomach!
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Wedding vows are the centerpiece of a marriage: they are the verbal promises of love and dedication a couple has for each other. It is not uncommon to hear of couples spending days writing and rewriting their wedding vows – all ears will be hinging on those very words after all. But what matters most is that you are sincere with your words, and that it expresses how you really feel about your spouse-to-be.
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1. Consider Church Traditions
If you are getting married in a place of worship, it would be wise to check if there are standard lines which you are required to recite, which the priest, pastor, or some other church official can advise you on. Most would like to review your vows before the day, so keep that in mind when writing something they might frown upon.
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2. Open or Closed Vows?
Decide with your fiancé on whether to let each other know your vows before the actual day. Will you write them together, or individually? Will he know them before the ceremony? Some brides like to surprise their partners during the ceremony, while other brides like to know the vows, before they start crying at the altar! If you don’t want your mascara to run on your precious day and know that you will have difficulty controlling your emotions, it is a good idea to run through your vows before the ceremony.
3. Your Tone Says It All
It’s your wedding day, and it’s up to you how you would like it to be! Find a tone that suits your character and how you feel, so that your vows will sound like they are coming from your heart. Solemn, humorous, mushy or poetic – it’s up to you how you want to make the impact.
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