You have spent hundreds of hours pouring over each detail of this day. Making sure all things present are precisely in order and just the way you imagined. You have checked, double checked and checked again on the timeline and fittings; practiced the walk down the aisle and attended lessons for a month to learn a dance to show-off at the reception. Your entire event is personalized to a tee. With all of these things having your individual touch, don’t forget about the one reason you are all gathered together…the vows!
We don’t suggest throwing out tradition all together. Of course you’ll still want to keep ‘in sickness and in health.’ Who wants to make their own chicken noodle soup with a 101 temperature?
You can make the moment your own simply by sharing what led you to marriage. Why did you fall in love? How did you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are committed to making this partnership work. Those are the things vows are made of. It is perfectly OK to insert a touch of humor and splash of emotion. We recommend it! The key is to make personal, heartfelt promises. It is OK if you need a ‘cheat sheet’ or a Kleenex!
Nothing will ever replicate the moment the pair of you stood before all of your friends and family looking into each others eyes saying your vows. It is after all, the main event. Make it personal!