Wedding Vows

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Wedding Vows

Marriage vows are promises each partner in a couple makes to the other during the wedding ceremony. During the time of the Roman Empire the lower classes had free marriages in which the bride’s father would deliver her to the groom and they both agreed that once they were wed they would keep the vow of marriage by mutual consent. The wealthier Romans would sign documents showing the agreed property rights to declare that their union was legalized and not just a common law marriage. The oldest known wedding vows were traced back to Medieval churches. The couple could promise to love and cherish each other or the groom would promise to love, cherish and worship the bride while the bride would promise to love, cherish and obey the husband.

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The most common vow that we see in Catholic weddings in the United States states: “I, (bride), take you, (husband), to be my lawfully wedding (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” There are alterations to this typical vow depending on the couple’s religious views and what type of ceremony the couple wants to have.

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Wedding Vows

Modern couples have been altering the traditional vows by adding their own personal promises to each other. These personal vows may be favorite love quotes that the couple feels represent their love, they may be cute agreements the couple has as an oral display of these commitments.

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Wedding Vows – Tips

If you are writing your own wedding vows here are some things to remember… Make sure your ceremony officiant will allow for personalized vows. Some houses of worship may require you to speak the traditional vows…Just ask! Start early – you want to leave yourself a decent amount of time, at least a month, before the wedding so you aren’t rushed and are in the right frame of mind.

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Get inspired – read your favorite books, take lyrics from songs that speak to you and your relationship…use bible passages and your own words of love. Decide on a tone – do you want these vows to be humorous? Intimate? Poetic and romantic? These can be anything you feel would express your love and commitment to your partner.

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Are you on the same page? Will both you and your partner be writing personal wedding vows or will you be writing them together? Needing inspiration? Make a vow date! Talk about your relationship and what marriage means to each of you. Brainstorming what is most important to you two about each other will make vow writing easier. Don’t forget to practice your vows out loud – these words are going to be heard by all of your wedding guests so make sure they sound nice when spoken. Watch out for tongue twisters and long sentences – you don’t want to stumble or run out of breath.

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“Happy ending? There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” – Unknown


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Beatles Quote from Lovendar

Bride and Groom from Pinterest

Love Story from One Story Down

Snoopy from LOL Zombie

Peanut to my Butter from Angela Saban Designs

With this Ring and A Loving Relationship from The Lane

I Vow to Help You from Its MOH


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Wedding Vows

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Wedding Vows:

My Solemn Promise
The Christian principle.

“In the Name of God, I Adam take you, Eve to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow”.

It is our sincerest wish that your wedding vows be taken seriously enough that you are willing to walk forever into the valley of death not knowing if you will return alive. Ok, ok. Maybe we are being a little dramatic here (or not).

The solemn promise that you make to each other on your wedding day could very well be your saving grace to a life-long marriage. Reason being is because, if you both are lucky enough to survive a crisis of any kind together then it is highly likely that you will be able to experience an elevated love on a much deeper level than you ever thought humanly possible. A love that surpasses your original vow of marriage and ultimately rises above life itself.

First Class Weddings believes in the solemn promise of your wedding vows. Believes in “for better for worse”, and we are here to support and encourage each of you to hold true to your wedding vows no matter what (no exceptions!). We are the generation of extraordinary couples with the power to change statistics! Let your wedding vows be your guide and remember that there are many of us out here that are supporting your ability to stay married for a lifetime!

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Should I write my own wedding vows?

If you are like many brides and grooms the thought of writing your own wedding vows has you more nervous than the actual wedding itself. Because of this, some couples choose to go with the “repeat after me” option. Yet other couples want to incorporate custom wedding vows into their ceremony. In this case, here are some helpful tips.

Find a quiet space to work.

Your home office, your garden, a beach, a park, somewhere with a great view that can offer a little inspiration and peace of mind.

Ask yourself a few simple questions and take some notes.

What do you love most about your partner?

When did you know without a doubt that you were in love?

What does marriage mean to you and why are you marrying this person?

Do some Research

If freelance writing really isn’t your thing, doing some research may help. Read some poetry, Google some famous romance novelists, and find passages or quotes that you may want to incorporate into your vows.

Make it sound natural

Once you’ve got your first wedding vows draft written, read it out loud.  If reading it out loud sounds awkward , make the necessary changes so it sounds more natural.

Get a second opinion

Have someone go over your vows that can help you with grammatical errors and sentence structure.

Practice makes Perfect!

Once you’ve got it down, practice, practice, practice! And don’t be afraid to read from a paper on the day of.

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