writing your own vows?

hi ladies !
Did you / are you writing your own vows? Or are you the more traditional bride?
When i had my first meeting with my parish vicar i mentioned that we want to incorporate our own and his exact words were, 'not many people ask this but i feel it makes it unique and personal to you and would make your wedding more memorable' i thought it was really sweet :)
if so did you look for inspiration or just put pen to paper in a quiet place and do it all yourself?
so over to you..........
X x x x X
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 9:35 am
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janandgerald
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I thought about it, but the whole ceremony will be so emotional I wouldn't be able to talk. So we will leave it to our Bishop.

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 10:15 am
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We are writing our own vows! I am also still undecided about how we want to do it. There are different ways so I'm not sure!


You and your FI can write out a few lines together like "I promise to try to make you laugh when you are sad" and then leave the last one blank so you and your FI will have a sweet surprise vow from each other at the end.


Or just write out pen to paper why you love them and what you vow to do during the marriage. It's completely up to you/FI.


Good luck :)

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 10:47 am
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wow ulhease that is really helpful i never thought of that idea to do some matching sentences and a suprise one but i love it !

But still its like impossible to decide so i'm gonna write down a few different ways of doing it and possibly read them out to my moh and get her advice too.

And thank-you janandgerald i totally get where your coming from but i know either way it will be just as beautiful and i'll still end up crying!!

X
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 10:57 am
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We wrote our own vows. We actually sat down together and wrote them at the same time. :)
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 11:18 am
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We wrote our own vows, and I am SO happy we did!! We got so many compliments from guests on how beautiful it made our ceremony. When we wrote ours, we each decided on a theme, a time limit, and a final sentence. 


The theme was "I vow __________, I vow ___________, I vow _____________. And we each ended with "I love you, ______. Thank you for marrying me." We agreed on no longer than 2 minutes.


It was really sweet, and it made them match but still allowed them to be personal. 

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 11:18 am
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all you ladies have such helpful ideas and gosh to think this is my first thread i was nervous thinking no one would reply!! but your all so welcoming and helpful its like a sisterhood!
I love your idea aggiebride for doing them together.
Then your idea thechelsi is so amazing too my brains like gahhh.... Information overload !!! Gonna tell my FI everything and hopefully he'll pick one way of doing it coz i so can't decide there all so good :) xxx thank-you thank-you thank-you :):)
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 11:36 am
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This is actually one of the things we are working on now. We have looked at other people's vows for ideas. FI also suggested we pull out old cards and letters we've given each other over the years for inspiration of things we've already said to each other (cue "awwww's"). I would like to have them be a surprise at the ceremony but we want them to be similar so we are going to write them together. We haven't started actually writing them yet. One thing I've done too is jot down key words/phrases that remind me of FI or that I think of when I think of him, ex. faithful, trustworthy, strong, brave, loving, caring, etc. 

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm
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My fiance' wants us to write our own vows, but I don't think I could get through them without crying like a baby.  On the flip side I would love to share with him all my sentiments and love on our wedding day....we shall see what happens.  

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm
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amisaacs yes definitely awwww that card idea is really sweet and a cute idea i would also like them to be a suprise for the ceromony but we might have a couple of matching sentences :) its hard to decide tho but atleast i've got time ! Its a big thing though so i really wanna think it out as it so special.

And miss.shondra you'll probably cry anyway its to be expected so if you'd like to you could maybe try it x

when we get our wedding pros after i'm gonna pick out a beautiful picture buy a frame thats s bit bigger and write our vows we will say around the edge :) xx
Posted on July 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm
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Oh, and another note... I did cry. A lot during our ceremony. And somehow managed to pull myself together (mostly) for the vows. Everyone said how heartfelt our ceremony was with our vows, and that is the big reason I am so glad we wrote our own.
Posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:21 am
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My wedding was June 30 and yes we wrote our own vows to one another. Both were from our hearts and there was not a dry eye at the ceremony.  My husband left his at home and did not memorize them, so when he began to speak, what he said was truly from his heart and at the moment and I cried!!!! Everyone talked about it the remainder of the day and still are talking about it!  So glad we decided to do it!

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:23 am
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awh thats lovely mrs.caleyoung that must have been so special he must be very romantic !
I know when i've finally got this worked out it will be well worth it and a beautiful sentiment for us both to remember forever.
Ooohhh all this is making me very excited xxx
Posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:34 am

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