Writing your wedding vows can be daunting. Just when we think writing vows were hard enough, you have to say them in front of a large audience. Of course, they are family and friends, but still! If you are anything like me, the stage fright is real. Here are a few pointers on how to write vows. This will not only help impress the crowd but help ease the idea of having to speak in front of a large audience.
Wedding Vows: How to Write Them
Step One: Setting the scene and finding inspiration
You can grab inspiration from anywhere that speaks to you! It could be your favorite movie or your favorite song. Most importantly, your favorite memory with your significant other. When finding your inspiration, think about how saying your vows will make you feel. Are you wanting the vows to be romantic with a touch of humor, or just simply romance. Find the feeling you want to create while reading your vows on your wedding day. This way you can set the tone ahead of time.
Start your vows off on the right foot off by setting the scene, you can talk about your favorite memory, or your first impression when you and your significant other first met. This will help set the tone for how you want the vows to begin.
Step Two: Vows
At this stage in the process, you can start to think about the vows. What are you promising to your significant other? What are the most important vows you want your partner to know? This tends to be the time where the vows get sappy. Grab the tissues!
Step Three: Fine Tuning
The third step is to fine-tune. During the editing process, make sure you have a message that is meaningful to you. You have an opportunity to share how you feel about your person! This not only will help set the tone for the evening but if you believe what you are saying it will make it easier to speak in front of a crowd.
Once you have completed all these steps, you will have a well-rounded and structured set of vows. This can help create ease and flow while reading your vows in front of guests!