Marriage vows are the most important part of your
wedding ceremony. Marriage vows are the heart and the soul of any
wedding, being that they are simple, yet important words that will
convey to the world your decision to have and to hold, to love and
to cherish your partner as long as you both shall live.
And, although these vows contain relatively simple and short words
and phrasing, their meaning is immense in magnitude and proportion.
Marriage vows state a commitment between bride and groom that will
last to the end of their lives.
Finding the right words for such a solemn occasion can be difficult
for anyone. In regard to marriage vows some people consult their
friends and family and even people they do not know yet in order
to find the right words. So, it is wise to think about the marriage
vows long before the ceremony itself is due as this will help you
calm the pre-wedding jitters you might be feeling.
And remember there is no right or wrong way to go about writing
marriage vows nowadays. Consult with the minister or the official
that will perform the ceremony as to what your options are. Some
religious services might not allow you to write your own marriage
vows, while some might be more accommodating.
For those who do allow customized wedding vows, one option would
be to go for the question and answer format, where the minister
will ask you a set of questions and you and your partner will respond.
There is also an option of the responsive vow where first the groom
and then the bride repeat sentences after the minister.
Both of these options might help you share the burden, ease the
stress and make your heart lighter so you can relax and enjoy the
ceremony. . In case you have opted for a religious ceremony, canonized
or religious vows can be found at your place of worship. Consult
your minister or pastor as to what your options are.
Still another option is that you can also write the marriage vows
yourself. Writing your own marriage vows is a simple yet heartfelt
and sincere way to express the undying love you feel for your partner.
In case only one of you is comfortable with writing the marriage
vows, you can offer to help your partner to come up with something
that feels right to him or her.
And, there are many sources of inspiration you can draw upon when
writing your marriage vows. Draw inspiration from something that
speaks to you. Read a poem, make the vows funny, make them romantic
as it does not matter which way you choose to go. Your marriage
vows are yours and yours alone so there is no right or wrong way
to express your love and commitment to your partner, as long as
you speak from the heart.
Remember, marriage vows are a promise of love and commitment. Simply
state to your partner and the world what this means to you and you
cannot help but speak your feelings perfectly.