General Guidelines for Writing Wedding Vows; Length, Ideas, Originality

Vows get at the essence of what marrying this person means to you — and are meant to be directed solely to the most important person in the room, the one standing opposite you. Put any self-consciousness about your guests out of your mind. They can go three minutes without being entertained — and these may be the only three minutes during your entire wedding day when it’s only the two of you…eyes locked in an eternal free fall. (Honestly, time does not exist when you’re “at the altar” during the ceremony; that’s why the length of the entire ceremony ought to be at least 20 minutes long.) [Read more…]