Writing your vows might seem daunting, but it’ll be worth it when you’re up at that altar and you’re speaking words directly from your heart. Here are some tips and tricks to get you through it.
Read lots of vow examples for inspiration.
Start by reading traditional, by-the-book vows and other couples’ vows. Make note of what you like about certain ones and just as important what you don’t like.
Write it all out.
Don’t focus to much on making the first draft perfect. Just write it all out, you can make edits later. One way to start it is to: affirm your love, praise your partner, offer promises and close with a final vow. Another way to organize it is to start with a short story and then circle back to it at the end.
Come up some promises.
They are called vows for a reason. Include promises that are broad in scope, such as “I promise to always support you” as well as ones personal to you (these can be more humorous if you’ve decided to use that tone), “I promise to forgive you when you ignore me while watching your favorite football team”. You get the idea.