Look up these wedding vows tips before you put pen to paper. Seeking ways to individualize your wedding ceremony? Consider comprising your own carefully chosen words into this important affair, and build the base for a life-long relationship.

Writing your own wedding vows is decidedly an aspirant undertaking

Writing your own wedding vows is decidedly an aspirant undertaking. Not only must you decide the perfect words to say, but those words must be rehearsed and retelled in front of your closest family and friends on a day that will be one of the most crucial of your life. Loosen and take a deep breath. We know it’s intimidating… but suppose penning your own wedding vows with hopes from the heart. That incentive will make the task worthy. 

Before beginning your wedding vows, consider these elements:

•    Get approval. Talk to your officiant to make certain personal vows are even permitted. Some religions aim to non-secular expressions during the wedding ceremony. Even with the go-ahead, submit your personalized vows to your officiant for review before the big day; he or she may have specific objections or even useful ideas. 
•    Set up an estimated length. Your audience will find it odd and even comical if one rambles for 5 minutes will the other says 10 words. 
•    Be compact. Overly prolonged wedding vows may decrease your audience and will only gain the potential for error. 
•    Review them in front of someone else. You can rehearse with each other, or if you’d rather keep them a surprise, read your vows to a trusted loved one. 
•    Have a cheat sheet. Even if you make a plan to memorize them, the nerves may kick in when the big moment arrives. To debar a potentially clumsy scene at the wedding ceremony -add a cheat sheet just in case. 

Wedding Vows – What to Say?

Suffering from a case of writer’s block? To get you started-here are some helpful themes and resources to spark your creativity. 

Consult your past 

Time for a trip down memory lane. Begin jotting down the details of special firsts in your relationship-first meeting, first date, first kiss, first “I love you,” etc. What characters made you fall in love in the first place? Are there special milestones in your relationship that that have helped bring you here today? 

Envision the Future 

What challenges and accomplishments to you foresee in the future, and how do you await to meet those things together? 

Complete Me 

Certainly, it’s a line from a movie-but there’s a reason for its now cliche status. What features does he/she bring out in you? How does he/she make you a better person? 

Use the right words 

Compose your notes, memories and reflections, and start turning words into sentences, and ultimately sentences into wedding vows. Consult your thesaurus for the perfect expressions to reflect your thoughts. Some words to get you began: love, trust, support, strength, encourage, respect, cherish, admire, value, commit, pledge and promise.