Many couples decide on writing and speaking their own wedding vows, rather than going with traditional vows. Choosing this route is appealing to people because it allows them to open up about what they love about their partner, and why they are so happy to stand at the altar. If you are interested in reciting personal vows, but feel uneasy about writing them, remember that the majority of people who do this are not professional writers or speakers. What is important is that you share something personal, and that your words are deeply felt. Keep this in mind, and make sure you take the time to edit and rehearse before your wedding ceremony.
Benefits To Choosing Personal Vows At Your Ceremony
Choosing personal vows can make your wedding ceremony feel more special, and it will create a record of your feelings about your partner that you can cherish. You do not have to worry about memorizing what you want to say – bringing a card with you to the altar is totally acceptable. In fact, you can even save the cards you and your partner use as wedding mementos!
For couples who want to host a traditional wedding experience, sticking with classic vows can certainly be acceptable. However, if you are hosting a more modern or casual affair, you might feel that the words you choose feel more appropriate for the occasion.
Should I Discuss My Vows With My Partner?
Like the reveal of the wedding gown, people tend to save their vows for the ceremony. While you can be better off keeping the words you write to yourself until the big day arrives, you and your partner should feel comfortable talking about the writing process, the tone you hope to strike, and the expected length of your vows. Discussing these matters can help each of you feel more comfortable with your own work, as you will not have to worry about being too far apart in what you write, or how long you spend sharing your feelings at the altar.
Give Yourself Time To Edit And Practice Your Vows
For experienced and novice writers alike, personal vows can be difficult to craft. Few moments are as significant as the one you spend on stage saying “I do” before your friends and family members, and that can put pressure on you when trying to come up with what you want to say. Give yourself time to write and rewrite several times in order to feel comfortable with your work. You should also take the time to recite your vows to yourself. Even a person comfortable speaking in front of crowds can find the task difficult in such an emotional setting!
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