It seems like such a daunting task to start writing in your beautiful vow book – perfect with the delicate cursive writing on the front cover… Or maybe you’re looking at a blank GoogleDocs… Either case, when it comes to writing your vows, you feel lost and stuck.
Some questions you might be asking:
Where do I start?
What do people usually write about?
Is this an appropriate joke? (if you have to ask, chances are it isn’t.)
Vows shouldn’t be words that are just said, they should carry weight that lifts your partner, your families, and your friends.
I’ve broken down my formula for writing smile-inducing, tear-jerking speeches and vows that will make your partner’s night and start your marriage off with something powerful you can share.
Feel free to rearrange or add anything: this is meant to be a starting point to inspire you to write the most beautiful vows.
Thank guests for coming, introduce how you met and how long you’ve been together. Here is a good part to revisit your first impressions and the first time you met each other’s family
Introduce things that you two share a love for, your favourite memories, your engagement story, things that you love most about your partner (feel free to mix and match as well as add on any other little tid-bits about each other to make it more personal).
END: Promises and commitments you want to make to your partner.
*Most people can speak 125-150 words per minute, so a five-minute speech would be 625-750 words.
I hope these tips helped and guide you into the right path of your speeches and vows. Please note that this is just a taste of my wedding vow guide that I will gift to my 2021/ 2022 couples.
I can’t wait to hear all of your beautiful speeches and vows!
For a list of the most beautiful vow books, check out Martha Stewart’s vow book list.
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