Wedding and elopement vows are a long standing tradition that really helps set the mood on your special day. Vows communicate to your partner why you are meant for each other and deserve to be together for the rest of your lives. A great thing about vows is that you don’t have to be an expert with words to write them. Once you start writing them, the thoughts will begin to flow. Sometimes, it can be difficult to know where to start or what to include in your vows. Here area few tips on how to write your vows!
When you’re writing your vows, you need to dive deep into your feelings for your partner. What are the small but special details that made you fall in love? How do they make you a better person? What promises are you going to make in your marriage? With these questions in mind, you should begin to write. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar. Just try and put your thoughts down on paper, and try not to leave anything out.
Once you’re done with this rough draft take a look at it and see what details, memories, words, or phrases stand out the most. Take those and write them down in a clearer and concise way. By doing this you’ll come up with some amazing vows that come straight from the heart.
A lot of people writing their vows struggle on how long they should make them. On average, wedding vows are usually around half to a whole page long. However, it’s your day so your rules. Discuss with your partner how long you think your vows should be. Whatever you guys decide to make the length of your vows is all up to you.
At the end of the day, how you write your vows is completely up to you. The only things that are truly important when you write are that you are honest, you are yourself, and that the words come from your heart.