Your Guide to Perfect Wedding Vows

Whether you are marrying your fiancé for the first time or renewing your vows for a momentous occasion, you may choose to write your own vows. If you have decided that writing your own vows is right for you, below are some tips to get you started.

His Vows by Emilie Rhaupp via Flickr
Photo credit: His vows by Emilie Rhaupp via Flickr CC

  • Decide whether you want to keep things traditional, or modern. Reading a touching poem to your fiancé could have the same effect.
  • Don’t be afraid to do some research and look at examples for inspiration. You may find the vows that explain you and your fiancé better than if you wrote them yourself.
  • Will you and your spouse’s vows be the same, or are you both going to write your own? If you are both writing your own vows, make sure that they gel together and are roughly the same length.
The Aisle by emily Burnett via Flickr
Photo credit: The Aisle by Emily Burnett via Flickr CC
  • Write down memorable events that you and your partner have shared. This will help to ensure your vows are personal to each other. Whether you are silly or serious, let your personalities shine through your vows.
  • Don’t leave it until the last minute. With the pressure of writing your vows you may struggle for inspiration. Allow yourself at least a few weeks, so that you have time to go back and revise them if needed.
    Photo credit: J.K Califf via Flickr
    Photo credit: J.K Califf via Flickr CC

    Depending on where you get married, you may or may not have the option to write your own vows. So if vow writing is off the cards, why not write each other a love note to read before the ceremony begins, or share a poem with your guests.