Tips for Writing Wedding Vows
Your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your big day.
Your celebrant led ceremony starts your beautiful day and is a way of sharing your personal love story with friends and family. It will be so much more personal than your Registrar ceremony where you are required to use certain legal wording and have no choice in the wording you can use.
1. It’s your day, your way with no restrictions
One big part of your ceremony is the exchanging of your vows and rings. In a celebrant ceremony, there are literally no restrictions and this is where I encourage you to become a little creative. The exchanging of your vows is the moment when you get to really express your love, friendship and commitment to one another using words that are truly from the heart and meaningful to you both so you can go to town and be as expressive as you wish.
2. The most important part of your ceremony
The vows and ring exchanges during your ceremony are the only time when you speak out loud as a couple so it’s important that you spend time on creating something which is heartfelt and sincere, yet also light hearted, personal and fun and to declare realistic promises which you hope you will hold true to for your lifetime together.
Writing vows isn’t something which comes naturally to many couples and it can seem daunting voicing your love to your partner in front of friends and family. It’s difficult to know where to start and this is why I’ve listed a few points below to help you get started and I’m happy to help in any way you want.
3. Are you going to share your vows with each other before the ceremony?
Firstly, decide whether you are going to share your vows with each other before the ceremony or whether you wish to keep them as a surprise and let me know your decision so I don’t include them in any draft scripts I am emailing to you. By not sharing your vows beforehand means your ceremony can feel more impactful and emotional on the day.