In light of Valentine's Day tomorrow, today's Wedding Wednesday blog post is taking a look into one of the most romantic parts of your wedding day - the vows! We are writing about a few tips and tricks on writing your own vows to get the process moving. However, even if you aren't writing your own vows and are just looking to write something sweet for your significant other this Valentine's Day, this will be the perfect way to help put your feelings onto paper.
First, you'll need to start with a brainstorming process which can include a number of different excercises. Here are a few examples:
Find inspiration (and read plenty of vow examples!!)
Decide on the tone
For vows, this one is great to discuss beforehand wth your significant other to keep each other in a similar length and feel and it'll allow the vows to flow together better. For example, are you looking to be super romantic? Have a bit of humor? Share stories? List promises?
Write notes about your relationship
This can be anything. These notes will truly help your vows come to life and become personal to your relationship. For example, how would you describe him/her? What are your favorite memories? What is your story?
Once you have all of your ideas jotted down - write, write, write! The best way to avoid having a writer's block with this is to write down all of your thoughts (with the help of your brainstorming notes) and get everything written down that you can possibly think of. This will allow the editing process to be a whole lot easier as you'll be thinking about narrowing things down and finetuning your sentences versus attempting to come up with ways to fill in the gaps.
Your vows are about you so no need to worry about making everything sound perfect. This is about your relationship and sharing that will come naturally. Just remember, you don't have to feel obligated to share absolutely everything as you'll likely be reading these in front of all of your guests. So, if your vows are short and sweet, that's totally okay!
Finally, when you have your vows nearly completed or done, make sure to practice reading them out loud at least a few times. Practicing is a great way to make sure everything flows as pictured and will help make reading it out loud at the ceremony less itimidating.
When you're sure everything is perfect, you can then transfer your vows onto something permanent as a keepsake forever. This is such a great way to preserve your love for each other forever! Plus, what a touching memory to be able to share with the world as time progresses.
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