You’re standing at the alter with your soon to be spouse. Everyone has their eyes on you as you are about to express your love and promises to the person standing across from you. Sounds like a lot of pressure, right? Writing vows should be an enjoyable experience where you are able to talk about your feelings and profess your promises to the love of you life.
When writing your vows there are a few things to consider. A vow is a promise to the person you are going to be spending the rest of your life with. It serves as an expression of love through a string of lifelong promises.
The beginning process to writing vows can be a little scary and overwhelming. How do you properly express everything you want to say within the a certain amount of time? The first step would be to BRAINSTORM. Think of all the feelings and experiences that you have felt and shared with this person. The things you appreciate about that person, things you miss about them when they’re gone. Once you start the writing process remember to AVOID OVERTHINKING. If you focus on saying how you truly feel and being honest you don’t need to overthink and sugarcoat what you have to say.
A tip for writing your own voices is to PLAN. It is important to prepare the length of your vows, the tone etc. Do you want to go for laughs or tears? Short and sweet, or long and emotional? Planning out the type of vows you will be writing is key, and will keep that part of your wedding stress-free! Vows are an important which is why we need to PRACTICE. Even if you think you have these vows down it is still very important to go over what you are going to say and how you are going to say it!