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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

  • Keisly
    Dedicated November 2021
    Keisly ·
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    Keep/cancel I want to have a mix of both since we’ve been together for 8 years now, I think it will be nice to say our own vows but with a little tradition
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  • M
    Dedicated July 2019
    Miah ·
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    I’m okay with keeping it. We are keeping it.
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  • Jessie
    Devoted September 2021
    Jessie ·
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    Honestly torn. Thinking on doing our own vows at our first look but traditional for the ceremony.
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  • Charlotte
    Dedicated August 2019
    Charlotte ·
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    We’re having the ceremony in our church so we have to keep it traditional. They’re a stickler for that.

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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    Ish?

    We're working on them, now. Our officiant hasn't put them in, but I'm thinking I'd like some of the tradition?

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  • Allycia
    Dedicated March 2020
    Allycia ·
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    Keep but me and my fiance are writing our own
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  • Mrs. Rachel Lamb
    Dedicated October 2021
    Mrs. Rachel Lamb ·
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    Cancel. We are writing our own vows.♥️
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  • Jessy
    Just Said Yes January 2020
    Jessy ·
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    We are doing both. writing our own and then reciting the traditional vows.
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  • Kassandra
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kassandra ·
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    My fiance and I are going to do a first look where we will say our own personal vows, then at the ceremony we will read the traditional vows.. We wanted it to be more personal and not share our sappy vows with all our family and friends!

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  • S
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Shellie ·
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    So keeping

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    We're sort of keeping this… our officiant has a template she's offered to us, so we may use that, but we will be writing unique content.

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  • Jennifer
    Super October 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I'm fine with keeping it. There is definitely nothing wrong with doing traditional vows. We may say a few words to personalize them though.

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  • Tristen
    Savvy June 2020
    Tristen ·
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    I’m in between on this. I think we are doing a mix of traditional and adding in our own. I like the traditional but also want to be able to make it personal.
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  • Ashley
    Super October 2020
    Ashley ·
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    Haven't decided yet. We don't necessarily want to write our own, but I don't necessarily want to keep traditional so I may just write something that speaks to us that we both say.

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  • Kacy
    Beginner October 2019
    Kacy ·
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    Keep. My fiancé and I are too shy to make our own and say them in front of everyone haha
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  • ARIEL
    Devoted October 2020
    ARIEL ·
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    Cancel. I just got our vow books in the mail!! Early but they were on sale and on theme so I couldn't resist! I am so ready to profess my undying love for that man in front or everyone and I am ready to hear his. I think this is the part of the wedding the I am most excited about. I am ready for that raw emotion, for that moment that everyone understands how strong our bond is. We have been through so much and that will be our moment. The entire point of the wedding.

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  • Alyssa
    Beginner September 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    I think this one really depends on the couple — we are writing our own, but have asked our officiant to stray away from anything too traditional for our ceremony.
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  • Mary
    Dedicated September 2019
    Mary ·
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    Cancel! I've always liked personalized vows, it seems more meaningful and sweet, though i'll admit i'm having some trouble writing mine! lol

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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated July 2020
    Kaitlyn ·
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    A little bit of both.
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  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha ·
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    We are doing a mash up of both so I guess keeping and cancelling 🤣
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