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WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Keep or Cancel: Traditional Wedding Vows?

Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Ceremony 200

Do you still get emotional when you hear the traditional promises of "in sickness and in health"? Or are you all-in on modernizing the old wedding vows and making them more personal to your relationship? Do you want to keep or cancel the traditional wedding vows? Photo by The Pros Weddings -...

Do you still get emotional when you hear the traditional promises of "in sickness and in health"? Or are you all-in on modernizing the old wedding vows and making them more personal to your relationship?

Do you want to keep or cancel the traditional wedding vows?


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200 Comments

  • Stephanie
    Expert September 2021
    Stephanie ·
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    Keep! We are doing the traditional vows!

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  • Future Mrs. Polar Bear
    Super April 2019
    Future Mrs. Polar Bear ·
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    Cancel - do what you want. It's your wedding. I do believe that certain parts are necessary but there is no reason you can't change up some of the wording.

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  • Christine
    Savvy July 2020
    Christine ·
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    We are writing our own vows but the traditional vows for the exchanging of the rings
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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated July 2020
    Elizabeth ·
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    Cancel! Definitely want to write our own, to make it more personal!
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  • Chelsie
    Devoted May 2020
    Chelsie ·
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    We are writing our own.

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  • Private User
    Beginner January 2019
    Private User ·
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    Cancel! Writing your own are definitely more personable! Also a non traditional ceremony written with the couple in mind is an added bonus.
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  • Denise
    Savvy September 2019
    Denise ·
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    My man is uncomfortable with being the center of attention so writing our own vows was out. The compromise. We each chose something that we wanted to say sent by our celebrant and will each repeat after her. We're saying different things that are non traditional but still beautiful!
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  • Tara
    Savvy September 2019
    Tara ·
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    Keep. I like the traditional wedding vows since they are simple but yet to the point. I don’t think the vows should be personal to everyone who has a wedding, but if others want to do that then so be it.
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  • C
    Savvy May 2020
    Chelsye ·
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    Cancel. We are writing our own vows.

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  • Destinee
    Savvy September 2019
    Destinee ·
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    Cancel, I'd rather make it more connected to who we are as a couple and he feels the same. It helps that we aren't doing a religious ceremony either.

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  • Future Mrs. Polar Bear
    Super April 2019
    Future Mrs. Polar Bear ·
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    I'm okay with keeping most of it, but really, you do you.

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  • Samantha
    Savvy September 2021
    Samantha ·
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    I'm all for canceling this one. I love when couples write their own vows but my fiance isn't as sold on it.

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  • Destinee
    Savvy September 2019
    Destinee ·
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    This past weekend we did our own vows...and holy cow, we received so many compliments on them. From people that knew us as a couple and couldn't help gushing about how perfect they felt they were for us, and those that didn't that just adored the fact that we had something more personal that they could tell we each put a lot of thought and work into for one another.

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  • Andrea
    Devoted October 2020
    Andrea ·
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    We are making ours more personal to suit us and our marriage. I have already written mine, and he says he doesn't need to because the words are in his heart Smiley heart!

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  • Jillian
    Savvy April 2020
    Jillian ·
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    Keep & Cancel? We like some of the traditional vows, but do also plan on saying our own.

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Cancel. I still love the tradition but it's nice when people put their own spin on the vows.

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  • Ashley
    Super November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Cancel. We are writing our own vows.

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  • Denise
    Beginner March 2020
    Denise ·
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    Cancel we are writing our own
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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes ·
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    Cancel. I want individual heartfelt words, not something written by someone else.

    I have mine already done.

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  • Anna
    VIP October 2020
    Anna ·
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    We’re writing our own.

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