Personalised wedding vows have become more and more ubiquitous at weddings since couples have started adding their flair to their ceremony. It’s as common for couples to write their own vows and insert cute little details about their relationship as well as other little tidbits that their friends and family may not know about. Having said this, it is also common for the act of writing vows to strike fear in the hearts of couples everywhere. Many worry they are not writers and have no idea where to start once they sit down to get started. Well, we completely understand that fear, which is why we’ve come up with four suggestions to make writing your own vows a little bit easier.
There’s no question about it…wedding planning is hectic! Which is why writing vows is the perfect excuse to allow you get away from it all. After all, the reason you’re even planning is this wedding is to celebrate the love you and your fiancé share. Find somewhere quiet where you can reflect on the task and clear your mind to think about all the things you hold dear in your relationship with your loved one.
Now, once your mind is clear, you can now start working on the task. You are marrying this person for a reason, so begin my listing everything you love about your fiancé. Then, in an interesting twist, list everything you think makes him truly unique. Write down anything you love, find humorous and even confusing. Trust us, it will help you in the long run!
Sometimes even the best writers get blocked. If that happens to you, it’s time to call in some reinforcements. Ask your friends and family members what some of their own vows included (if they wrote their own). Additionally, help them point out the things they love about you and your groom as a couple. Their answers may surprise you and give you amazing inspiration.
Now that you have all of the tools you need to write your vows, it is time to build everything. Look at your list and decide what kind of vows you want to have, and then pick out the items from your list which match the feeling you want in your vows and combine them. Believe it or not, combining what is on the list is the easiest part.
Now that all the pieces are together and your vows are complete. Take a deep breath and smile because the hardest part of the ceremony is behind you. Writing vows are difficult for some people because they find it hard to put their emotions into words. Fortunately, by following the above steps, the words will flow and you can smile knowing you completed a difficult task with panache. Don’t forget to edit your vows after you’ve drafted them up.