Would you love to write your own vows?
But are you unsure how to do it?
These beautiful marriage vows might inspire you!
Do you both want original vows?
But first things first.
You might have been dreaming about your wedding and the accompanying vows for years and years. But has your partner as well?
It is time to talk to your partner about the possibility of writing your own vows. Of course there is nothing wrong with traditional vows, but if you are going to do it yourself then both of you will need to write vows.
Writing vows: where to start
It is important that vows come straight from the heart. It sounds clichéd, but your guests will hear if you have had trouble writing the vows. Everything you say should be sincere and genuine. Do not stuff your vows with all kinds of clichéd love quotes, but instead, make your vows unique and one-of-a-kind.
It can be hard to come up with something unique and loving for your partner. Especially if writing has never been your strong suit. Writing a wedding vow is not something that you simply just do. It requires a considerate amount of time and thought.
Ideas for your wedding vows might pop up unexpected, so be sure to have a piece of paper or note taking app at the ready so you can write down new ideas. Once you have some ideas on what your vow is going to look like, start writing. Just write for the sole purpose of writing. Your wedding vow will probably not be 100% to your liking the first try anyway. Just get your ideas out of your head, and onto paper.
Still having trouble? Let’s take a look at some of the most heartwarming marriage vows you will ever read.
The inspiration you need
Here follow some of the most beautiful marriage vows. Use them for inspiration as you seem fit.
Adventurous wedding vow
“ ___, do you take ____, to be your partner in the adventure that lies ahead?
Do you promise to walk by her to the ends of the earth?
To love, encourage, and support her in her every endeavor?
Do you commit to opening yourself up completely to her and share with her your entire being?
To share her laughter as well as tears?
Do you take her as your wife for now until death do you part?”
Love-filled marriage vow
“I choose you to be my husband/my wife, my partner in life.
I promise you my unconditional love, my fullest devotion, my most tender care.
Through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future.
I promise to love you, honor, respect and cherish you all the days of our lives
You are everything I need.
And at this moment I feel that all of my prayers have been answered.
I know that our love is heaven sent and I promise to be here forever and always
I pledge to respect your unique talents and abilities, to lend you strength to reach your dreams.
I promise to take care of you, to encourage and inspire you, asking that you be no other than yourself.
From this day forward you shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your home.”
Romantic wedding vow
“ I, ___ choose you ____ to be no other than yourself.
Loving what I know of you, trusting what things I will discover.
I will respect you as a person, a partner, and an equal. There is little to say that you haven’t already heard, and little to give that is not already freely given.
Before you asked me, I was yours and I am devoted to you in every way. I marry you with no hesitation or doubt, and my commitment to you is absolute. Do you take me to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife?”
Modern wedding vow
“I take you as you are, loving who you are now and who you are yet to become.
I promise to listen to you and learn from you, to support you and accept your support.
I will celebrate your triumphs and mourn your losses as though they were my own.
I will love you and have faith in your love for me, through all our years and all that life may bring us.”
Writing your own vows – last word of advice
The beautiful marriage vows might have inspired you. So while you still feel inspired make use of the following tips and make an initial draft for your wedding vows.
- What promises do you want to make towards your partner?
- What is the single greatest thing about your partner?
- When did you knew you found ‘the one’?
- What does your marriage mean to you?
- What is your favorite memory of your partner?
Good luck with writing your own, personalized vows!