Many of the engaged couples that I talk with feel obligated to write their own wedding vows and express a lack of motivation to do so — not a fun place to be. The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours trying to come up with your own words in order to have personalized and meaningful wedding vows. I suggest that you and your fiance sit down and edit a vow has already been written. There are lots of great vows out there and there is no reason that you can’t take a little bit of artistic license with one of them. Below is a four step process that I have developed for my clients.
- Sit down with your fiance and read through some wedding vows until you find one that comes close to fitting your personalties. I have some great examples of wedding vows on my website.
- Watch the short video that I created on wedding vows. It will give you some good background information on wedding vows and what they are supposed to accomplish. You can find my wedding vow video here.
- Read the vow through several times with your fiance and talk about what you like and don’t like about it.
- Now go through the vow and rewrite it. Make it your own. Keep the words you like and throwaway or edit the ones you don’t.