Tips on writing your own vows
Writing your own vows can be overwhelming, the best place to start is to read lots of different vows. You can find heaps of examples on Pinterest and Google. As a celebrant, I also provide couples with sample vows. You don’t have to start from scratch, borrow your favorite lines and remix them. Or use an inspiring line to get started then write the rest yourself. Think about including these three things in your vows, what you love about your partner, the promises you are making them, and how you see your future together. It’s ok to be funny, a lighthearted line or two adds some laughter and personality, just make sure to end on a heartfelt note. Keep it short and sweet, this will help relieve the nerves and give more weight to your words. If you have other things you would like to be said this can be incorporated into the rest of the ceremony. On the day focus on your partner and make eye contact, don’t forget to breathe and take a moment to feel the love.
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