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How to Write Your Own Wedding Vow?

Aug 18, 2007
Wedding vow is the belief of you about your wedding and love to your partner. It would be nice if you would write it yourself. Your guests would be impressed. They might have attended a lot of wedding ceremony before and heard the wedding vow many times already. It would make them hard to engage into the ceremony if the vow is just a script which has been used for thousand times before.

The following are some tips if you are planning to write your own wedding vows:

1. Consult before you write
Make sure you can use your own wedding vows before your write. There is no point to spend so much time and effort to write your wedding vow and finally you find that you cannot use it on your wedding day! Therefore you should ask your minister or registrar as detailed as you can. Check if there is anything you need to pay attention to before you really start to write your vow.

2. Be true to yourself
The most touching vow is a vow written from your heart. It is meaningless to make up fake stories. And the truth is that the wedding is for you and your partner but not for pleasing anyone who attends your wedding. Therefore, it is important to share your true feeling in the vow and people would be impressed by your honesty and sincere.

3. Back to the past
You might recall some old memories in the past, someone helped in your love affair, for example. It would help to tight your guests to your wedding. However, you should remember to keep it brief. Otherwise your guests would fall asleep and your wedding would run too long.

4. Do not be too personal
Your wedding vow is certainly personal. However, it should not be too personal otherwise your guests would feel like an outsider and feel very isolated.

5. Agreements with your partner
You can discuss with your partner about the contents of your wedding vows. If you two decide to write the wedding vows separately, make sure the length of them is about the same or else the shorter vow may gives the guests an impression that it is just a left over part.

6. Be humorous
The wedding vow need not to be too formal. You can always write your wedding vows with a sense of humor. An humorous wedding vow is by no means better than a boring vow. What is important is that you should show your commitment on your wedding and love for your partner.

7. Be brief
Pace is very important. Do not make the wedding vow too long. It is important to keep it brief and more accurate so that your guests can engage into your wedding easily.

8. Practice, Practice and Practice
Practice your wedding vows before your big day! Practice makes perfect. You would find it more enjoyable when you feel confident to read your vows.

9. Safety measures
There is no harm to make safety measures. You can put your wedding vow on a paper in note form. So that even if you forget some lines, you can still refer to the note.

Revise and practice make prefect. Start to write your wedding vows as early as possible so that you will have enough time to rewrite and discuss it with your partner. It would be worth spending some time with the compliment from your guests. It would be one of the things that makes your wedding day more unique and special.
About the Author
Jerry Leung is a wedding invitation designer with great interest in Chinese Style Wedding cards. His works are in 983 Wedding Invitation. He runs A Wedding Blog and shares Wedding Tips
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