Wedding vows are promises that couples speak to each
other yet before witnesses during a marriage ceremony. Wedding
vows usually incorporate certain traditional elements when they
are written or spoken. Promises of unconditional love and affection,
faithfulness and permanence are included in most vows.
Most vows are derived from traditional religious ceremonies, though
many times can be embellished or modified to fit the personalities
and wishes of the participants. Love poems and music lyrics can
often be revised and integrated into more traditional wedding
Though many choose traditional vows for their marriage ceremonies,
there are also a few other types that should be considered as
well. For instance, some people opt for non-traditional wedding
vows or those that are personalized, religion-based or interfaith-based.
Additional types of vows include remarriage, cultural and intercultural.
For the more light-hearted, humorous vows may even be appropriate
if done in good taste. Sometimes a little fun and silliness can
break the gravity of the situation and put things into perspective.
Rules of Engagement ...
Some people are curious about celebrity vows and wish to emulate
what say Bruce and Demi or Julia and Lyle or Elvis and Priscilla
said during their marriage ceremonies. The rule about wedding
vows, however, is that there are no hard and fast rules.
Typical guidelines suggest that vows be loving, respectful and
put forth the message of caring and commitment. But, for some
non-traditionalists, the marriage vows may be as simple as "I
love you, now let's go for it". The First Amendment with
free speech rights say that this is perfectly acceptable.
The most important thing to remember, however, that some seem
to forget, is that marriage vows are meant for the couple and
no one else.
The vows they will say to each other may be witnessed before
God, country and loved ones, but it is their personal message
and commitment to each other that is important. Outside influences
and opinions will many times be unwelcomed in this area.
So, explore the wedding vows on this site and take what works
and leave what doesn't. If you have a vow that you would like
to add, please feel free to send it in.
Like or Share ...
Perhaps in your own marriage or marriage-to-be you have a special
message, you'd like to share, then we'd like to hear it. Share
your marriage vows with the other visitors to this site and help
them with their special day that they will remember forever. You
do like to share now don't you?