How To Write Wedding Vows That Reflect Your Love Story
Writing your wedding vows is probably one of the most intimate parts of planning a wedding. While you have the opportunity to share the depth of your love in front of all your closest friends and family members, it can also feel like a daunting task you might be pushing down to the bottom of your wedding planning checklist. Pair these tips below with my favorite vow writing resource here to write your wedding vows in a way you love.
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Create Your Own Tone
If you’re someone who loves ‘sweep me off my feet’ romance, write your vows about when you’ve felt like that. If you’re someone who likes to make jokes, include how getting your Starbucks order right is a non negotiable and you’re so lucky you found the one. Your wedding vows are being heard by everyone, but they’re only meant for the person standing across from you. Speak from your heart in a way that represents who you are in your relationship.
Take An Emotional Walk Down Memory Lane
Most couples start writing their vows at least 6 months after the proposal. With all the wedding planning stress, it can be hard to take yourself back to special moments in your relationship. As you think about how you felt in these moments, jot down anything that comes to mind.
- The first date
- The proposal
- The first “I love you”
- Your first impression
- The moment you knew you found “the one”
Do something that inspires you so you don’t feel like writing weddings vows is just another task on your list. This is going to be different for everyone. Many say they like to rewatch their favorite movie, read quotes, or even have a spontaneous date night. Sometimes a break from the routine of everyday life will do the trick and have you feeling refreshed and ready to write.
If you prefer a more structured approach to writing your wedding vows, click here to get your own 9 page workbook. It’s one of the easiest ways to write your wedding vows. It walks you through which questions you need to answer, and a foolproof technique for writing so you don’t end up with a blank page this time around.