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Devoted August 2019

Vows

Amanda, on August 22, 2019 at 9:46 AM Posted in Planning 0 7
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Ok so I'm an extremely anxious person and my FH really wanted to write our own vows. It's one of the maybe two things he's asked for. So here we are 9 days away and I'm writing my vows. This is what I have so far. Let me know what you think.

Today as I become your wife I vow to shelter you from your own insecurities and lift you up to the amazing person I see. I vow to pause and take a breath. Remembering that we are two different people, merging together two different lives. I will breath and breath and breath again as I repeat myself for you. I vow to always be truthful with you so that you may know me as well as I know myself. Though I'm sure you will come to know me better. I vow to laugh with you at not only the silly songs we make up for one another but at the mistakes I'm sure we will make over the years. I vow to love not only the person you are today but the man you will become. I will devote myself to you through the pressures of our present and the uncertainties of our future. We will grow side by side together and as I give you my hand to hold, I give you my life and my love to keep.

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·

    I really liked your vows! I thought it was very sweet and personal

  • A
    Devoted August 2019
    Amanda ·
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    Thank you! I'm just nervous haha
  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·

    That's totally fine! I think once you start saying your vows to him, you'll feel more comfortable and speak from the heart

  • IvyAndKris
    Rockstar October 2019
    IvyAndKris ·

    That is beautiful and really special because of the personalization you put into it.

  • Lara
    Devoted October 2019
    Lara ·

    Those are beautiful. Great job

    My only thought is that maybe it would be best to not start off with a negative. "...shelter you from insecurities..." It's a good sentiment, but the wording starts as negative. Maybe cut that and simply say "...I vow to lift you up to the amazing person I see."

    Also the next part sounds like things you will remember when you're frustrated and on the verge of a fight. Again, good sentiment, but the wording is a tad negative. Maybe something like you vow to respect him and the journey as you merge two lives together.

    Just thoughts - hope it helps.

    And here is a WW article with some good things to consider when writing.

    https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/15-questions-to-ask-before-writing-your-wedding-vows

  • A
    Devoted August 2019
    Amanda ·
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    I see your point. My FH and I agreed on 5 things to vow on and the two you are referring to are protect and forgive. I thought they may have sounded a little harsh as well but when I think about it truthfully fighting and insecurities will be a part of our marriage. Idk
  • Katelyn
    Devoted September 2019
    Katelyn ·

    These are beautiful!

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