Writing your wedding vows can be both an exciting and daunting task. On one hand, it’s a chance to express your love and commitment to your partner in a deeply personal way. On the other hand, it can be tough to find the right words to convey your feelings. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Brainstorm Your Vows First
Take some time to think about your relationship and what makes it special to you. What are the things you love most about your partner? What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Write down as many ideas as you can, even if they seem silly or unrelated at first.
Keep it Simple, and True to Your Story
It can be tempting to try to be overly poetic or flowery in your vows, but it’s important to remember that the most effective vows are often the simplest ones. Don’t worry about trying to impress anyone with your vocabulary or prose – just focus on expressing your feelings in a genuine and sincere way.
Make it Personal
Your vows should be about your relationship, so don’t be afraid to include specific examples and anecdotes that illustrate your love for each other. This will make your vows feel more authentic and meaningful. It’s always immediately obvious when someone has ChatGPT’d their vows- and now is not the time to cut any corners.
Practice Your Vows Well Ahead of Time
It’s a good idea to practice reading your vows out loud before the big day. This will help you get a feel for the pacing and delivery, and give you a chance to make any necessary revisions. We don’t recommend going overboard however- if you have a methodical and rote delivery method- it won’t feel genuine.
Instead, focus on creating a few key bullet points and let your actual thoughts and feelings flow from there. Know the general idea, but don’t be afraid to ad lib a little here and there!
The Emotional Delivery
Your wedding vows are a chance to be vulnerable and open with your partner, so don’t be afraid to show your emotions. Whether you’re laughing or crying, it’s okay to let your true feelings show.
Have a Backup Plan
It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case you get cold feet or get overwhelmed on the day of the wedding. Consider writing a shorter version of your vows that you can fall back on if you need to.
Overall, the most important thing is to be sincere and authentic in your vows. Your partner will appreciate the effort you put into them, no matter what they end up sounding like. So take some time to reflect on your relationship, and don’t be afraid to let your emotions show. With a little bit of planning and practice, you’ll be well on your way to writing vows that are truly meaningful and heartfelt.
Check out our film portfolio to hear selected snippets of other couples vows.