Wedding planning creates quite an adventure that is full of excitement and surprises that can leave us procrastinating when it comes to planning the most important part of it all. The promises you make on your wedding day will be more important than any other part of the entire event. These tips should provide a little inspiration to help you write all the magic into your wedding vows.
Create an Outline for Your Wedding Vows
Create an outline with all the reasons this other person has your heart and all the reasons you cannot imagine a life without them in it. Think about the day you felt that spark and spiraled into an endless abyss of love. Think about the journey that keeps you falling deeper every single day. Count the ways and all the reasons why. Put the pen to the paper and make a note of the reasons you could spend an eternity with this person, wanting for nothing more.
Using Quotes to Open
Your wedding vows will be unique, but might contain a few borrowed words. The words of Corelli’s Mandolin are frequently borrowed for the way they define love as “ . . . a temporary madness [that] erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. [It’s when] your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. [L]ove is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. [L]ove itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.” Variations of this beautiful piece of literature are a perfect way to set the stage for your wedding vows and express the deep, tested and tried love you have for the person before you on your wedding day. If you choose to open your wedding vows with a quote, choose a quote that is significant to your relationship and experiences. Not every quote will set the stage appropriately for your unique romance.
Writing Unique Wedding Vows
Writing your own wedding vows provides the opportunity to create something unique and from the heart. Whether you open with a quote or a story that gushes with emotion, the promises you make are the most important part of your wedding vows. Make your unique list of promises. They can be short or long, cute or funny or a meaningful variation of something traditional. Whether you hire a wedding vow writer or choose to go it alone, your short or long list of promises will be equally important and necessary for the process.
Your wedding vows might begin like this:
At first sight, my eyes were captivated by your beauty. My soul became spellbound by the magic in yours. You won my whole heart over in its entirety with the way you selflessly share the beauty you find in every moment around you, with the way you light up the darkest of days, and the way you tirelessly love me with anticipation of absolutely nothing in return. I am standing here before the world to shout from the rooftops and profess that you are the woman I take under my arms, to keep close to my heart, to protect with my entire being, and to love with exclusive devotion forevermore. I promise to love you, cherish you, respect you and protect our love in this way for all of the days of our lives, until eternity has come to pass and there is nothing more.
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