Don't go by the book! Add a personal touch to your ceremony by declaring your love in your own words.
No doubt you've worked hard to stage a wedding reception with tons of individual style, so why should your wedding ceremony be any different? Get personal, and consider writing your own wedding vows. It's not as daunting as you might think. Here's how it's done.
1. What's Your Style?
Decide if you want to say separate wedding vows (you write yours, he writes his), or if you'd rather each recite an identical, all-encompassing wedding vow that you compose together. You can also combine these options: Take turns making personalized promises to each other, and then solemnize these statements by exchanging more formal, traditional vows ("I, Jason, take you, Kimberly, to be my lawful wife, to have and to hold…") or a variation that you decide on together ("I, Stephanie, promise you, David, to always be your wife, your friend, your lover…").
2. What Makes a Good Wedding Vow?
Keep in mind that at the heart of every wedding vow is the idea that you're making a pact. TheRead More »from How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows