If you are at all the sentimental type like us, then you should write your wedding vows. Writing your vows is a beautiful expression of your own commitment to your love story. We wrote our wedding vows almost 13 years ago, and they sit framed on our mantle. Your own words speak more volume than anyone else. Here’s why we encourage you to take the time to write your own nuptials to each other. Writing your own vows is a great commitment, but it is so worth it.
No. 1 Share Your Personal Story
Beautiful words spoken from your heart in front of your closest friends and family are a wonderful way to share your view on your love story. Find ways to add your sense of humor, little anecdotes, inside jokes, or favorite song lyrics into your vows. Each love story is as unique as each couple so we highly encourage you to go deep and share your story in your own words. As you write your own wedding vows, take time to reminisce over your favorite moments together. Make sure to plan adequate time well ahead of your wedding day to plan our your vows!
No. 2 Say I Love You in Your Own Words
Hearing the words “I Love You” spoken in your own writing can only truly hold the most meaning from you. Each of you says those 3 amazing words differently, so write them in your vows in only the way you can express. Once you write your wedding vows, you will find ways to remember those special words throughout your marriage. Only you can say “I Love You” like you, so promise forever in only the way he or she can feel coming from your heart to theirs.
No. 3 Share Anticipation for Your Future Together
One of the greatest parts of breaking from tradition and writing your own vows is sharing your personal anticipation for YOUR future together. No one else can share the joy and excitement you two feel as you begin your future together. Share your commitment for the beautiful future you are dreaming of together.
No. 4 Share How You Will Be There Through Thick and Thin
Life can throw so many curveballs in the years after your wedding day, so share with your love how you will stand together no matter the season. Traditional wedding vows talk about this moments in vague manners, so take the opportunity to share more specific, true to you ways that you will be with him or her through thick and thin. Before you write your wedding vows, perhaps sit down and think through moments that you saw other couples you admire stand together in difficult and wonderful seasons. Think about how you will need the same from your spouse, and feel free to share candidly your heart in the glorious and tough moments of your future together.
No. 5 Create a Keepsake For Years to Come
Even though we wrote our vows to one another almost 13 years ago, Steve and I still look at them frequently. They sit framed on our mantle in our living room as a daily reminder for us and all those in our home that we are committed. With your own vows written in gorgeous vow books like these or in a handwritten love letter to one another, you can keep your words safe for generations to come. What a beautiful sentiment of your love story!
We love handcrafted vow books. If you are searching for vow books for your ceremony or as a gift for your favorite couple, then visit Beautifully Noted’s Vow Book selections. Another of our favorite designers is Rebecca Green who’s Vow Books make an appearance in our styled images above.
We would love to help you begin planning your wedding day and your wedding vows, inquire with us to find out more.