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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

  • D
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Dani ·
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    Cancel. We're writing our own vows and including a hand-fasting ceremony.

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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    We're blending traditional with modern and personalizing our vows.

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  • C
    Devoted September 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    Keep. I like traditional vows in a church setting.

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  • Antonia
    Savvy October 2020
    Antonia ·
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    Cancel, we're writing our own vows
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  • K
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kellie ·
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    Cancel. We our writing our own.
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  • Kelisa
    Dedicated November 2020
    Kelisa ·
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    Keeping the vows traditional, no need to change that tradition until our renewal.
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  • Diana
    Savvy June 2020
    Diana ·
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    Cancel. Most of those vows just don't fit my relationship.

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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    I guess technically we are both. We are going to repeat what the officiant comes up with for us at the legal ceremony. (Good thing he knows me and how much a true partnership in relationships mean to me) For the celebration with friends and family it was really important to me that we write our own vows. We aren't like most couples so many of the tings I want to promise her are unique to us, my vows definitely reflect that.

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  • Sweetness
    Dedicated March 2023
    Sweetness ·
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    Cancel. I personally prefer ones written specially for the event.

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  • Erika
    Dedicated August 2020
    Erika ·
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    Keep - we're having the traditional wedding vows.

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  • Sara
    Dedicated October 2020
    Sara ·
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    Keep but mix it up a bit too

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  • Sarah
    Savvy December 2019
    Sarah ·
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    Keep! I’m getting married in a Catholic Church with traditional vows.
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  • Sakinna
    Dedicated September 2020
    Sakinna ·
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    Keep/cancel. I love both approaches as long as “obey” is absolutely eliminated! Lol
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  • Jessica Nogaret
    Beginner August 2020
    Jessica Nogaret ·
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    Keep for sure!
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  • Carrie
    Dedicated March 2021
    Carrie ·
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    For my first marriage we wrote our own. This time around we are doing traditional.
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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula ·
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    Keep, we will be repeating traditional vows, though I do like to hear personalization from others. I think I would be too emotional to read words I've written

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  • LimitlessLove
    Savvy January 2021
    LimitlessLove ·
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    For sure it will be modernized because we plan to get sealed after and while we won’t echo what’s said there, we also won’t include till death due us part, since we don’t believe in that idea.
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  • Michelle
    Super August 2019
    Michelle ·
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    Cancel. We have written our own vows.
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  • Emily
    Devoted December 2020
    Emily ·
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    Cancel. We are both personalizing our wedding vows so they fit us and our journey together.
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I'm neutral on this one. Some people may not want to change the traditional vows but FH and I are writing our own. I rather not take up extra time doing both so as of right now until we get our timeline refined, it looks like we will just be doing ours.

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