You and your partner have probably had a lot of deep, romantic conversations in which you got to know each other better. But at the official moment when you are joined in matrimony, every word and letter matters. Here are a few tips to help you write your wedding vows fluently.
Start on time
We can't stress it enough: start writing your wedding vows on time. On the eve of your wedding, you may be busy or a little nervous about writing big thoughts. So take your time, find a quiet place and let your thoughts flow. You will see that you are unstoppable as soon as the first words come to mind. Write, reread, delete and improve. Are you at a loss for words? Are you stuck somewhere? Put your book aside for a moment, let your text sink in and take the pen back in your hand later.
Start to write
What exactly you write in your wedding vows depends entirely on you as a person and on you as a couple. However, if you don't know where to start or you're suffering from writer's block, we'll help you build the content of romantic, personal and captivating wedding vows.
A little history
Start at the beginning and go back to when you first met. Where did you first meet? Under what circumstances or for what occasion? Was it love at first sight? Did you have an instant connection? How did you feel when you met? Then go to your first date. Where did you go? What activities were planned? Tell a fun anecdote about this first date. When did you first feel butterflies in your stomach?
Next, you can share some fun anecdotes that you have experienced during your relationship together. Most likely, there are some notable moments on your list. Maybe you travelled around the world, had beautiful children, bought your first litter, ... What great things have you and your partner experienced together?
A word of thanks
Next to a bit of history, wedding vows usually contain a word of thanks and appreciation in which you address your partner directly and tell him/her why he/she is the one for you. What qualities do you appreciate about your partner? What are his/her most beautiful or best qualities? How does the other bring out the best in you? Also let your partner know how you feel about him or her.
Happily ever after
Conclude your vows with a look to the future. What do you expect from life together? What goals do you have and what things do you want to achieve? How will you achieve these goals? In the last part you also sum up what you promise your future partner and clearly state how you will contribute to a successful marriage.