The Bride
Master March 2019

Wedding Vows Challenge

The Bride, on May 31, 2019 at 8:40 PM Posted in Married Life 1 19
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The challenge is simply, post your wedding vows.

Here are mine:

When I first met you I immediately felt at ease, like you were one of the good guys that I could trust. Just months later I knew you were the one when you met my family and they didn’t scare you off. Not only that but you clicked so well with aunt Audrey which really meant a lot to me since you couldn't meet my mom because she'd already passed away.


Once you were in good with my family you started really putting on the charm and we dived head first into this relationship. I can vividly remember one our first picnic in a Philly park. I was so excited to spend the afternoon in the elements with my new man. While at the park you gifted me a beautiful tennis bracelet and in typical millennial fashion I had to take a selfie to solidify that it happened. As I was trying to take the picture you whispered one of your typical inappropriate jokes into my ear and made my eyes smile so bright.


Besides your ability to make me smile, what I love the most about you is the love and respect you have for your mother. I knew very early on that you’d be a great man because of the way you treated her. Despite the false taunts we endured about you being a "momma's boy" I knew that you were honoring her the way the Bible advises us to treat our parents.


Your faith in God is admirable, I mean its stronger than any I've ever seen. I've never witnessed you worry about anything, even in troubled times, you trust that God will see us through and you hasn't been wrong yet.


Through that faith you’ve helped me to grow into the women I am today, and I don’t mean just by teaching me to professionally curse people out. Since the first day we met you’ve supported my dreams and showed me how to really harness my God given gifts. With your support I’ve been teaching for 7 years and am working towards earning my third degree. I couldn’t imagine going through this journey without you.


Now don’t get me wrong, this journey hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies. With all of the love we have for each other it still frustrates me like crazy that your so "emotion-less". You were definitely raised to be a man's man and it shows. Although you swear you show emotion and are vulnerable I’m willing to bet you’ll be straight faced when we bring our first child into this world sometime in 2021.


God has allowed us to make it to 7 years together and for that I have seven promises to you:

  1. I promise to give you a junior or at least have fun trying.

  2. I promise to cook at least 3 times a week although I think take-out taste just as good.

  3. I promise to continue to be your light in this sometimes dark and crazy world.

  4. I promise to love and honor you, but not obey you because that's a little creepy. The only thing I want to obey is my thirst. Get it?

  5. I promise to root for any team that Lebron is on, unless his team is playing against the Philadelphia 76ers, in that case I’ll root for them.

  6. I promise that as your wife I won’t keep score, even though I’m definitely winning.

  7. Most importantly, I promise to always keep God first and you second, even after we have children.


I’ll love you for an eternity, not just in this life. When all of these worldly things have fallen away I want to introduce my husband to my mother in heaven and hear her say “welcome to the family”.

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Latest activity by Teresa, on June 26, 2020 at 7:51 PM
  • Monique
    Master December 2019
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    I love the 7 years 7 promises. That’s a very nice way to do that.
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Thank you. Do you have any ideas for your vows?
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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
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    A little. I dont want them to be too long but I also want it to genuinely portray how much I love him.
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    That was also my struggle, lol. To combat my vows being too long or his being too short, my husband and I agreed on a word count.
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  • Ana
    Devoted September 2019
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    Those are very nice im stressing about what to write I’m nervous too🤗
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Thank you. When writing my vows I thought about the feeling my wanted to evoke from my husband and our guests. I decided on a little bit of everything; funny, sad, and loving. Then I set a word count. And finally I reflected on our relationship and where I want it to go. I hope that helps. 🙂
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  • Ana
    Devoted September 2019
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    Thanks it does 🤗
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  • Stephanie
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    This is beautiful! But my question is How long should your vows be? Is it wrong if it short and sweet?
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Smiley heart I'm happy I could help.

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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Thank you!

    I don't think there is a right or wrong for the length of your vows. I just think its best to discuss that with your partner so it's not lopsided. You don't want your vows to be one minute and his five or the other way around. I think the perfect length is about 2-3 minutes each. Not too short, not too long.

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  • Tish
    Devoted June 2019
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    My FH and I are exchanging vows on Tuesday and I just wrote mine the other day. They are definitely short and sweet but personal Smiley smile
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Care to share a snippet?
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  • Jenna
    Devoted October 2018
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    I got Married on October 13, 2018 but these were the vows I told him, I didn't want to be to long because I know I can be long winded and didn't want to bore my guest with a long backstory. I love your vows, they are so true to your relationship and I can feel the humor and sass that you both have. As others have mentioned the 7 promises are a wonderful idea. Anywho here are my vows to my hubby:

    Casey, when I first laid eyes on you, I knew you were special. My heart somehow knew that you would become my best friend and partner in life. But it was on our first date that I truly realized how right my heart was. On our date I wasn’t nervous around you, I was calm and probably talked your ear off more then I should have, sorry for the word vomit of information I gave you that day. Going to the movies and watching you walk into a bright white car in the middle of the night. . . I knew you were going to be someone that would keep me laughing for the rest of my life and my soul mate. When we went to the zoo in less then ideal weather and you gave me your jacket I knew that you were caring and chivalry wasn’t dead. From that moment on the little things you did made me realize how love was supposed to be. It is supposed to be fun, spontaneous and always come from a place of love and kindness. You have always kept me grounded, laughing and wondering how someone as funny, charming and outgoing could fall in love with someone like me. But thank you for that, for making me feel beautiful every single day, for loving me through all these ups and downs and sticking by my side when I felt like the world around me was crumbling into a void.

    I promise to love you and cherish everything that is you as a person, from your loud laughs to your over dramatic outbursts. I promise to love and embrace your flaws and push you to succeed. I promise that I will continue to honor and respect any decisions you choose and be your biggest cheerleader and fan in life. I vow that I will communicate any problems I have with you first even if they are minuet like possibly losing at Overcooked or Mario Kart. I vow to always keep our love alive and keep things spontaneous, because everyday with you is like an adventure. Maybe one day we can go on our own adventure to paradise falls where Mr. Frederickson and Ellie are. I promise to always laugh at your jokes, and show you all the funny things in life. I vow to keep broadening your horizons with the pointless facts I know and make you smile every day. I promise to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple and when it is an effort. I vow that I will always fight for you, for us and the love that we share. I promise to always hold you in the highest regard. I, Jenna, chose you Casey to be my knight in shining armor, my poster of bail, my light in the darkest of times and my partner in life. I promise that I will not trip you and leave you alone during the Zombie Apocalypse that is bound to come.

    Each day I have spent with you has been a blessing and I have cherished every moment with you. From this day forward, I vow to continue to love you in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer through the good times and the bad till infinity and beyond. I knew from the moment you smiled at me that you were going to be someone I could call my best friend and be the man I grow old and gray with. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. I love you unconditionally forever and always

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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Thank you for sharing! And thank you for noticing the spirit of my vows 🤗
    Your vows are so touching! My favorite line is "I promise to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle." That part choked me up 😪
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  • Jenna
    Devoted October 2018
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    Your very welcome! I'm always a fan of people who write their own vows and stay true to who they are and how their relationship is. And yours sounds so fun, I especially love the end

    I’ll love you for an eternity, not just in this life. When all of these worldly things have fallen away I want to introduce my husband to my mother in heaven and hear her say “welcome to the family”.

    That part hit me so hard. You have a way with words, it's a God given talent.
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    OMG Thank you! My friend, who is a new author, asked me questions that I answered and combined into my vows.

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  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
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    Now that we're married I can post mine Smiley heart


    Steve, I am so happy to be standing here today, and so proud that I am your wife. I never expected to find someone like you, but I'm glad that I did. I love that you remind me to be patient, and that I'm the only one that can let myself have a bad day. I love that I can be weird and goofy and you accept me as I am, and that we get to be weird and goofy together. I love that you will do anything to make me laugh, like the time you made me slow dance in the middle of the grocery store. That was the moment I knew I loved you.

    The two most important things in life are love and laughter, and I have them both with you.

    I vow to be faithful and honest.

    I vow to laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sadness.

    I vow to take care of you and our family as you take care of us.

    I vow to make you happy every day for the rest of your life, and I vow to love you every day for the rest of mine.

    As I take my place as your wife all I ask is that you always trust that you can look to me for love, friendship, and support as I will rely on you for these things as we journey through our lives together.

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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    This is absolutely beautiful! The vow section is my favorite part. Thank you for sharing!
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  • Teresa
    Devoted October 2020
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    I don’t think so. Mine are short and sweet. I have a letter planned out to give to him that morning. To me if they are too long the guests and the groom will lose focus.
    I’m making my promises to him with a touch or humor, a lot of love, and no stories. Mine take about 45 seconds to say. Which if you think about it can be a lot of words in such a short time. But that doesn’t include any emotional choking that is likely to occur.
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