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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

  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Still deciding! I want to write our own vows, but FH isn't really on-board right now. We will probably just personalize the traditional ones.

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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    I don't mind traditional wedding vows, but we're writing our own.

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  • A
    Expert August 2019
    Aliciabilly2019 ·
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    We are doing our own vows but i still added a bit of the old in with my new vows. Not exactly for better or worse etc but it still has same meanings just different wordings and more to it in what our relationship has been through in our 6 years together !
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  • Andrea
    Master January 2021
    Andrea ·
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    Keep and cancel. Some traditional elements, some personal.

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  • Fenja
    VIP December 2020
    Fenja ·
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    Keep parts / Cancel the rest! We love some parts of the traditional vows so we are going to keep them! The rest will be our own!

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  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·
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    Keep. I wouldn't be any good at making my own vows. Smiley xd

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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera ·
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    Cancel. I want to add some personal touches to make it unique to us. I like the tradition and meaning behind traditional vows, but I would like to add some additional ones, just for us.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    We are writing our own vows. But I think either is fine.
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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Cancel, we are doing traditional vows but a different wording
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  • Katherine
    Expert July 2019
    Katherine ·
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    We're keeping it! The traditional version is typical for Catholic weddings. I looooove hearing other people do personal vows, but it's not us. We are writing each other personal letters before instead, but keeping those private.

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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
    Cristy ·
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    I'm pretty sure we'll be doing some kind of combination of the traditional vows, mixed with whatever we decide to say to each other (obviously not written yet).

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  • Cadence
    Dedicated August 2019
    Cadence ·
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    Cancel. We're writing our own vows.

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  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    Cancel. I'd much rather hear personal ones.

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  • Stephanie
    Super August 2019
    Stephanie ·
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    Cancel I hope! I really want us to write our own vows, FH is on the fence, so fingers crossed I can convince him before next month!
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  • Terra
    Expert September 2020
    Terra ·
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    Cancel. I always thought we'd use regular vows until I started writing out the ceremony and I realized how much I just didn't care about them, so we scrapped it and wrote something that felt deeper.

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  • K
    Expert February 2020
    Kristina ·
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    Cancel - the traditional vows are to traditional.... we are doing a more spiritual (buddism) ceremony, so the vows are fitting that type of ceremony.

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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    FH wants traditional vows I want personalized vows.
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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    Cancel for us. We wrote our own vows but I did my own take on the traditional vows.

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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    My sister was in the same situation, they ended up doing traditional vows but also read each other a personalized letter before exchanging their rings.

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  • Katie
    VIP November 2019
    Katie ·
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    We are going to write our own
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