Wedding vows are one of the most awaited parts of a wedding ceremony. It’s the moment where the couple will start to bare everything they have felt throughout the relationship. Furthermore, the promises of a future together will also be given focus as they commit to one another. So, how do you make one?
If you’re a bride or a husband-to-be who’s still wondering how to make wedding vows, you don’t have to worry about that! We’ve finally come up with 8 surprising tips that you need to know to intimately express your wedding vows! Check them out below.
1. Start the wedding vow with your favorite romantic quotes that best describes him or her
The best thing to start wedding vows is by using love quotes and messages for him or her. In this way, you can use a line that is famous for everybody which they can also relate too. You probably know for sure that you have an audience that will also listen to your wedding vows, so making it relatable will make it more interesting to hear. Once you find a quote that suits her or him best, consider expanding it by explaining why you choose that quote for your partner.
Here are the example quotes you can use or copy:
” I wished on a star one night, wished to have a friend I will love for life, days passed, and I started to cry. I didn’t know that my wish came true because the person I wished for was you.”
“If you see a shooting star, close your eyes and make a wish. It worked for me, I wished for you!”
“Your kindness and super care always make me wonder what life would have been without you. You are my hero, and I love you eternally.”
As you have noticed, the given quotes above have impacts that can make your partner and the audience cry. And that’s the main point of starting wedding vows, you need to use relationship quotes that make their hearts swell with happiness and love.
2. Confess the things that make you deeply in love with your partner.
The current world population is 7.7 billion, so what makes your partner different from all these people? Why did you choose him or her over anyone? What makes your partner extraordinary that didn’t stop you from marrying him or her? When did you realize that you’re ready to spend the rest of your life with your partner? These are just a few questions that you have to answer in order to express the love you have for the person you’re marrying.
“Even if I am tactless and hard-headed, there was never a time that you left me for the reason that you’re tired of me. You have stayed with me in times that I don’t feel like I’m doing anything right in my life. You have my back at any time of the day when I needed support for all my errands. You don’t fail to make me feel pretty or loveable in times that I feel like the world hates me. You loved the messed up me and that’s when I know you’ll even love me when I became the best version of myself.”
Mentioned above are the things that you can jot down as a reference for your wedding vows. Remember that you don’t have to be shy to tell the world the things that made you deeply in love with your partner.
4. Share your sentimental love story.
You can also look back to the beautiful things that you’ve gone through together and share it with the crowd. You can talk about how you felt the first time you met your partner, your first date together, your first fight, and how everything gets better the moment you reconcile. You can also add to your wedding vows the future struggles that you envision in the future and how you’re ready to take on these challenges together.
“I remember the first time we had our serious fight, we were so close to giving up, but with just one hug, you take away all the pain and made me remember how your love for me is bigger than the problem we’re facing. I am very confident to take on the future with you because I know I have someone who can be my backbone to everything.”
You can also discuss here the things that will make you different if you’re not with them. Write it all out and be creative as to how you share your story that will reflect your partner’s unconditional love will result in a happy marriage.
4. Your promises must be laid out in an organized manner.
Wedding vows aren’t just all about how you talk about your love story, it must be the anecdotes of your promises. Remember to never make promises that are beyond your control so make sure to stick to the ones that you can keep forever. You can start organizing your promises in a way that your partner and the audience can understand.
“I promised to support you in times that you feel tired. I promise to remind you every day about how the love of God can help us endure every circumstance that will test us. I promise to do all these things for you with God being the center of our relationship.”
Yes! You’ve read that right you can talk about how you both can celebrate your faith with wedding bible verses and the love of God too for your wedding vows.
5. Avoid cliché phrases.
Since you’ll talk about the promises you are willing to keep, please don’t forget to avoid cliché phrases. Writing them down is very crucial for you to avoid redundancy in your wedding vows.
“I promise to stay with you. I promise to stay with you through tough times. I promise to stay with you even on our worst nights”.
You can always talk about how much you are willing to stay with him or her in specific ways so that it will not result in the redundancy of phrases.
6. Don’t forget to include the funny moments you had together.
Your wedding day has to be the most memorable and happiest day of your entire life. So, adding some humor to your wedding vows would make the whole ceremony even more delightful for your partner and the audience.
“I promise to keep you warm even during cold summer nights and I promise to give you your coffee before bedtime so that I can sleep peacefully at night without hearing you snore. However, I can’t promise to kill spiders when we have one at home since I am afraid of spiders but I love Spiderman.”
You can make your wedding vows lighter by making fun of yourself or your partner. This doesn’t need to be heavy, you can just talk about the funny things that you can share that the audience can laugh about.
7. End your wedding vows with I love you.
With all the things that you have to say for your wedding vows, saying I love you must never be forgotten in the last part of your vow. Since it is the finale it must also have a big impact on the heart of your partner that will make the audience fall in love with your story too.
“I love you, as I have never loved another or ever will again, I love you with all that I am and all that I will ever be.”
“I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. I love you very much, (term of endearment).”
“You’re the reason I believe in love. You are the best gift I have ever received from God and I love you forever.”
End your wedding vow intimately simple that even your guest can remember the exact words you say to your partner just like the example given above.
8. Practice reading your wedding vows.
Once you finish writing your wedding vows, make sure to finalize things and practice them. You need to practice your wedding vows loud as if you’re already in front of the altar with your partner. In this way, you can still spot grammatical errors if there are any or if the ideas presented are organized or redundant.
Remember to practice your wedding vows to other people that you are closed with such as your best friend so that you won’t feel awkward reading them alone. However, your partner must not hear of any of these wedding vows before the exact moment because it will create more impact if they’re going to hear it the first time during the ceremony.
Your wedding vows are the perfect ideas to let your partner know how you feel about him or her and will give the guests a glimpse of how you love each other. Now that you have finally read the 8 tips mentioned above, we are very confident that you are going to have the best day of your life with words of love worth celebrating! Congratulations on your wedding!
Scott Zhou is the owner of Ponwell.com. He is an entrepreneur by spirit. Scott likes to share his insights on an array of topics related to relationships, self-improvement, lifestyle, and motivation. His recent collection of powerful quotes will showcase the importance of relationships to achieve the goals of living in harmony.