Unusual wedding vows are those that are spoken outside
the norm for most traditional weddings. Most of the unusual wedding
vows that are spoken are inside less conservative churches or in
If you are Jewish, Catholic or some other brand of Christian, there
may be little leeway for unusual wedding vows in your church.
However, it is best to check to see if your original
wedding vows may be used in the ceremony.
Even inside a nation of many faiths and cultures, one may not be
aware of the many unusual wedding vows that exist. For instance,
Native Americans from the Apache tribe have their own wedding vows
that center not only on the relationship but also on nature mentioning
in the vows such elements as rain, storms, clouds and sun.
Buddhist wedding vows may also mention nature as well as meditation
in their traditional, yet unusual wedding vows as seen by those
outside this religion. Quaker wedding vows may mention "Divine
assistance" in helping the couple overcome the hurdles in marriage.
Unusual wedding vows may also be in the form of famous poetry or
even lesser known poems. Different religions and cultures such as
the Hindus, Zulus and Eskimos offer a rich resource for unusual
wedding vows. Lines taken from books and other literature can liven
up otherwise traditional and cliché words spoken by many
Celebrity wedding vows many times may be an unusual source of inspiration.
Vows from Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller or Lyle Lovett and Julia
Roberts or Bruce Willis and Demi Moore may serve as a helpful resource
for those who wish to write their own vows and keep them out of
Hippie wedding vows and
Irish wedding vows may also
seem unusual to those on the outside. The most important aspect,
however, in writing unusual wedding vows is to first find out what
your church or officiant will or will not allow. Once this is decided
and the coast is clear for the creative muse to take over, then
the sky is the limit.
Unusual wedding vows still need to retain the message of personal
commitment. Otherwise, how this is stated is up to the preferences
and personal taste of the couple.