Step-by-Step Template for Writing Wedding Vows as a Short Love Letter

Think of writing your Wedding Vows as a short love letter. This approach lets you speak from your heart, tapping into something deep within. Try using a pen and paper for the first draft rather than typing on a computer. There’s something more intimate about it. And don’t shy away from including your own unique flourishes; in fact, it’s encouraged.

The ultimate is to make your partner feel like a King or Queen. Pay tribute to them. Gush, in a dignified way, about why you’ve chosen them above all the rest. This means you’ll use the word “You” as much or more than you use the word “I.” [Read more…]

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Sovereignty #WeddingVows (Straightforward)

These are straightforward Wedding Vows, which nevertheless recognize that the two people who comprise the union always remain individuals, with his or her own ideas, beliefs, and action plans for how their happiness and purpose in life is to be fulfilled…but to the benefit of both. [Read more…]

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Romantic, Soulmate #WeddingVows

I wrote these romantic wedding vows for young, beautiful soulmates (as they characterized themselves). The Groom was better at articulating the Bride’s rapid, excited flow of ideas than the Bride herself, they told me. Their first date was a hike up a mountain where they simultaneously saw a shooting star while lying on a blanket. They’d also met some opposition in their courtship from a group of friends. [Read more…]

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Late Life Sweet #WeddingVows

These are Wedding Vows written for a couple who wanted a smattering of God in their ceremony, so I find “In the presence of God” a delicate way to include one’s faith without being overbearing. This couple had been in love with each other at a remove for 32 years. But on Christmas Eve, 2013, after his first wife had passed away, when he came into the department store where the future Bride worked — quite unexpectedly it would seem — she could not hold back any longer and told him forthright that she loved him and would always love him. They were married 9 months later. Their long, patient wait made their wedding ceremony all the more sweet. [Read more…]

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Romany Gypsy-Pagan-Christian #WeddingVows

I wrote this ceremony for a Groom and his Bride who had deep allegiance to her Eastern European roots, with its melding of Christian and Gypsy (Romany to be polite), but because they got married on their horse farm, there was also the element of earth and Native American custom. A challenge to blend all together, but it was really fun to research and write. [Read more…]

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