Should You Write Your Own Wedding Vows?
Your big day is almost here! Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. As you start to plan the ceremony for you all important day, why not consider writing your own wedding vows? In this world of cookie cutter ceremonies, speeches, and receptions, your own custom, personally written vows can give your wedding unique meaning that goes beyond the overused cliches found in most wedding vows. Shouldn't your wedding be about what makes you special as a couple?
In this modern day, almost anything goes as far as wedding vow content. Sources for wedding vow content can come from old love letters or emails from your spouse, memories of special occasions you've shared together, recalling how and when you first met, the little things you love about one another, obstacles you've overcome to become a couple, and any other event that's had significance to you as a pair. You can also incorporate lines from poetry, favorite songs, the Bible, great philosophical thoughts, lines from old movies, and other sources that have special meaning to you and your future spouse.
Believe it or not, it's also okay to add a little humor to your vows. Weddings are meant to be a celebration of joy and humor may be a way to express your joy as a couple. At one of the most unique and memorable weddings I attended, the couple told a funny story about the way they met as a part of their vows. Their story certainly brought a smile to my face as well as most of the guests and lightened the mood of what what could have been a somber ceremony. This effect carried over into the after wedding festivities making it one of the nicest weddings I can remember attending. If you're a lighthearted, funny couple, why try to hide it on your wedding day?
It's okay to be creative and think out of the box when writing your vows. Allow yourself to let the ideas flow and you'll come up with up with the special wedding words that you'll remember for a lifetime. After all, it's your wedding and your chance to tell the world how you feel about your beloved. All the best to you as a future couple!
About the Author: Kristie Leong is a freelance writer living in Virginia. She has a special interest in helping others have more creative weddings. Her website can be found at http://www.write-wedding-vows.com.