Tips for Writing Your Personal Wedding Vows

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For many couples, writing your own personal vows is a special way of expressing your love for each other on your wedding day. It can often be difficult to get started and know just what to say. Philip Holland, Marriage Celebrant has helped many couples put together the perfect words for their special day and can assist you through the process too. Here are a few tips to writing your own vows.

Find Some Examples

Luckily, there are plenty of examples of vows available on the internet. Do your research so you can gauge just how to structure your vows, what to include and how long they should be. This should also provide you with plenty of inspiration to include in your personal vows.

Reflect on Your Relationship

Remember, your vows should reflect your personal journey with your partner and a great way to do this is to make a list of special moments and the bond you share. Getting it all out like this can help you to pull together something unique and personal, so your vows will reflect your individual relationship and the love that you share.

State Your Promises

The very principle behind your vows is that you’re making promises to your partner that you will keep throughout your marriage. Ensure you include promises that are unique to you as a couple, something very distinct and personal. These can be more general, such as “I promise to support you”, or they can be more specific, “I promise to dance with you always”. Choose something that you want to uphold throughout your life together.

Practise Saying Your Vows

Once you’ve written your vows, it’s important to practise saying them aloud. Saying it aloud can help you to see if sections don’t flow as they are spoken and ensures that you’ll feel comfortable saying them on the day. You also want to time yourself saying your vows as you want to keep them down to a maximum of a few minutes. It just helps to ensure they come out as naturally as possible and make the impact that you are hoping for on the day.

If you’re looking for a Marriage Celebrant in the Sydney area, contact Philip Holland and he can assist you with writing the absolute perfect vows for your special day. Contact today.