Writing Your Own Vows

A guide to writing your own wedding vows


More and more couples are writing their own wedding vows, to make their special day even more personal. The added pressure of having to come up with unique wedding vows can make planning a wedding even more stressful thoough. Bearing this in mind, hitched.com.au has come up with a guideline to help you write the perfect wedding vows.

  • Remember it’s between you and your partner. This is the perfect chance to tell them how you feel about them. Be honest and write exactly what you feel. It will be easier to read them out knowing it’s your true feelings.
  • Keep the paper you’ve written them on. Even if you decide you want to speak your vows from memory, it can be reassuring to know that you have them to hand should you need them. It is also a nice idea to give them to your partner to keep after the ceremony.
  • Don’t go to over the top if that’s not your style. Your partner loves you for who you are, and will know if you’re trying too hard. Even the simplest of vows will be special if they know that’s your true style and feelings.
  • Start with a quote. If you’re struggling to think of where to begin, pick a quote from a favourite book, song, poem or film, and work from that. This will work especially well if you and your partner have a favourite singer or writer, as they will get the reference and it will mean even more to them.
  • Make a plan. Write down what made you fall for your partner, you favourite things about them, what made you propose or agree to marry them. If you have a list of important things to pick from, it will make it easier to figure out what to say.
  • Don’t go overboard. Even the most romantic of people will get a little restless listening to page after page of love declarations. Keep it short, sweet and to the point. Express your love and promise to continue that love. That is the most important part of any wedding vow.


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