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  • Writer's pictureClaire Ingram


When composing your wedding vows, the first thing to remember is that you should speak from the heart.

It's a chance to tell your story, give guests a peek into what makes your relationship tick, and share meaningful words with the person you love.

However, trying to put this on paper is easier said than done. If you are not so good with words or have no idea know where to start, here are a few tips to help you on your way:

Tip One

Don't wait until the last minute. Plan to have your vows written three weeks before your wedding. Trust me: You'll be thankful for the rehearsal when those wedding-day jitters kick in.

Tip Two

Write up to three drafts. Take a few days—even a week—to give you and your vows some space. Go back and reread them up to three times, but try to stop there. Continuously rewriting has its own challenges.

Tip Three

Practice reading out loud. The only way to make sure everything sounds perfect is to hear it out. Reading your vows out loud will help you catch spots where the grammar might be iffy or where you’re missing a word as well as figure out if the structure flows.

Tip Four

Embrace sentimentality. Say those important three words. This isn't the time to worry about being corny or cheesy. If the words are heartfelt, then they're not cheesy.

Are you considering writing your own vows for your wedding or are you using the traditional vows? I'd love to know XXX

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