Wedding vows are something, which are easily neglected
by some couples. With so many things to consider as your wedding
day approaches, one thing is as important as the flowers, the dress,
food and the cake and that are the wedding vows.
It matters not if you have planned a traditional wedding or you
are getting married on the beach, wedding vows set the tone of the
ceremony. Even more they give meaning to all that will happen on
the most magical day of your life.
They can even give meaning to the marriage itself. Wedding vows
are the soul of your wedding ceremony.
Even though wedding vows are usually taken from traditional ceremonies,
in this day and age anything goes. Wedding vows can be short and
sweet, funny, traditional or new age, romantic and personal or heartfelt
When deciding on the wedding vows it would be a wise idea to consider
your faith and your fiancé's faith and background. In case
you're having an intercultural or interfaith wedding the vows may
have to change or adapt.
Also, the requirements of the minister or the official that will
perform the ceremony may come into play. Once you've researched
this aspect it will give you a better idea how much freedom you
will be given when saying your wedding vows.
Think about the location, think about your nearest and dearest
in the audience, but most of all think about what you want to say
to your future lifelong partner. And, even if you have decided on
traditional ceremony and therefore you have to use canonical wording,
you can many times combine traditional
wedding vows with non-traditional ones, to personalize the wedding
The premise is that a wedding vow is a promise couples make to
each other during the ceremony and as such they usually contain
words of affection, permanence and unconditional love. It can be
difficult to convey in words the love you are feeling and what this
person means to you. Remember these words will stay with you and
your partner and in both of your hearts forever.
Think about the good times you have shared with your partner and
when you knew it in your heart that this was the person you want
to spend the rest of your life with. If you are not able to put
into words the love you are feeling, read through different samples
of wedding vows and poems until you find the words that fees right
and special to you. Or, use them as inspiration for writing a beautiful
original wedding vow that
will mark the beginning of a new journey together as a couple.
Regardless if you opt for traditional or non- traditional, religious
or new age, funny or romantic, if you write them yourself or read
a poem someone else wrote, remember to listen to your heart when
deciding on your wedding vows. Your partner will appreciate the
effort as he or she will feel the love in your words and cherish