Wedding vows are an integral part of your ceremony. Anything from “I Do” to a long proclamation is appropriate.
There are countless ways to leave a lasting impression with your words. Before you decide on how you will do yours, consult with the officiating person of your ceremony to get their input. Work with your future spouse to decide the way you will convey your wedding promise.
There are several ways to express yourself. There are traditional, non-traditional, create-your-own, ethnic, etc. The list goes on.
We recommend that you use the internet as a reference as there are many sources on the subject. Wedding vows are very personal and should reflect you and your fiancé’s personalities and feelings for each other. Short stories about how you met or things you have in common add a special touch.
Remember, this is your moment to tell everyone about your love for one another!
SOME WEDDING VOW TIPS:
- Find pre-written templates and just fill in the blanks.
- Use poetry to express your feelings.
- Write a letter to one another proclaiming you love and devotion.
- Use inspirational stories.
- Incorporate song lyrics that have special meaning to you and your fiancé.
- Use bible passages or writings from your faith.
- Print your oath on pretty paper and distribute before the ceremony.
- Print your words on small cards and place at each setting in the reception.
- Don’t forget to use your sense of humor where appropriate.
Ceremony readings can bring a sense of togetherness, humor or wisdom to your nuptials. It can lighten the mood of your ceremony or create a sense of reverence.
Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony Readings:
- I love you
- Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog
- Love Is
- We’re All a Little Weird
- Why Marriage
- When I am with you
- World Without End
- A Lovely Love Story
- Traditional Irish Blessing
- Apache Wedding Blessing
- Be Love Now
- Excerpt from The Alchemist
- Love is an Adventure
- Marriage Joins Two People in the Circle of Its Love
- Blessing for a Marriage
Biblical Wedding Ceremony Readings:
- 1 Corinthians 13
- Matthew 19:4-6
- Ecclesiastes: 4:9-12
- Genesis 2:24-28
- Mark 10:6-9
- 1 John 4:10
- Romans 12:9-16