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Letters to each other

Sarah, on July 23, 2019 at 8:08 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 6

My fiance and I are extremely emotional individuals, so we will say traditional vows. It will be 100% impossible to read our own vows without crying a river; and there's no room in the budget to give each guest a life preserver. We recently went to a wedding where the officiant read letters that the bride and groom wrote to each other, before they said their vows. Has anyone seen/ done this? Thoughts?


Latest activity by Sarah, on July 24, 2019 at 2:04 PM
  • Futuremrsm
    Expert October 2020
    Futuremrsm ·
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    I haven't attended a wedding where this was done, but it sounds like a cute idea! My fiance and are going to read our vows that we wrote to each other when we do our first look, rather than in front of everyone.
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  • Arielle
    Expert August 2020
    Arielle ·
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    I haven't seen this done at a wedding either. If you aren't doing a first look you guys can write cards and read them before the ceremony too. I also think having the officiant read them too is sweet.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I've not seen that but that's cute. However I don't feel like that's something the officiant should have read though. Think it'd have been cuter if the couple read it to each other
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    Yes, I’ve seen them do this, it’s sweet. but I think it’s sweeter reading the letters privately before or after the wedding. The officiants voice takes some of the romance out of it.
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  • Leslie
    Devoted August 2019
    Leslie ·
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    My fiancée and I are doing more traditional vows as well for the same reason. The letter idea would be cute, but we’re opting to do letters in private. If you want them read during the ceremony, it’s definitely a great options because you won’t have to struggle to get through it yourself, but it might mean more as a moment with just you and your fiance
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  • Sarah
    Dedicated September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    Same here! (Although I know I'll cry no matter what.) We are writing letters to each other that we will exchange before the wedding instead of doing a first look.

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