Thinking about writing your own wedding vows? It’s always so romantic when couples do this because they are sharing a piece of their hearts with each other and their guests. It can feel like a huge undertaking, so we’re sharing some of our favorites tips with you
What to Include
Share personal anecdotes. Was there a moment when you knew your partner was the one? Let them know in your vows. Keep in mind that any guests in attendance might not be familiar with the story, so consider that when you write it out. You want everyone to be able to follow along.
Why and how you fell in love. There is no such thing as too sweet or cheesy at weddings! This is your chance to tell your partner why they are the only one for you and why you want to spend forever with them.
Quotes. Try adding quote from your favorite movie, song or book. It should be something you both enjoy or make sense for you as a couple. From there, you can expand on why its important to you.
Tips for writing vows
Take your time. Give yourself plenty of time to write your vows and don't put it off until the last minute. It is easier to express yourself when you aren't under a time crunch~
Have a notable beginning, middle, and end. It's true for any writing, a good speech has a notable beginning, middle, and end. Sometimes its easier to write your middle and then fill in the intro and conclusion.
Get inspired. If you’re feeling stuck, jot down your favorite memories with your partner or what you ike about them. Watch movies you both love and listen to your song(s) to spark creativity.
Practice. Practicing will prevent you from fumbling over your words on the day of. You’ll likely be a little nervous and filled with emotion the day of so you’ll be glad you practiced. When practicing and for the real thing talk loudly and slowly to ensure everyone can hear and understand.
Use a Book. We’re all about embracing technology but if you’re not memorizing your vows, please don't read them off your phone. You’ll be glad you didnt when you get back the photos. We highly recommend writing them down in a small moleskine notebook as an alternative!
My Small Wedding Plan
We love it when you have a meaning for ceremony, and what better way to express your love than by writing your own vows. Of course if you're a more traditional couple, you can combine your own vows with traditional ones and have the best of both worlds.
Either way, we want your wedding to exceed your expectations. Reach out to us for help with planning your colorado elopement or micro wedding.
Jessie Erickson has been writing professionally for almost 10 years and currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two small daughters. Once a bride herself, Jessie is passionate about leveraging her own experience to bring relevant and creative ideas to busy brides in the midst of planning their own weddings! Whether you choose to elope or throw a party for your family and close friends, she's got you covered with all the facts you need to create the most perfect day for your small wedding