Your wedding vows are most certainly the most important words you and your spouse will exchange to each other. When writing your vows, your aim is to reach deep into your heart and be able to express to your spouse exactly how you feel about them and what you are willing to sacrifice for them and your marriage. This is the one time in front of hundreds of people you get to show your true inner emotions. A lot of times while couples are giving their vows during your wedding ceremony they and their guests get very emotional and begin to shed a few tears. The beauty of words is truly something spectacular. Writing your own wedding vows for your wedding reception not only personalizes your wedding more and allows you to share your inner feelings, but it makes your spouse feel more honored that you took the time to actually show them how much they really mean to you. Now I will give you a few tips on how to make your wedding vows flow more smoothly and make your wedding reception a memorable one.
- - First of all, as a couple, you may want to sit down together and decide exactly what you guys want to talk about. You may want to talk about similar topics, or you may choose to let each person decide that on their own. In addition, you may want to decide on the length of your vows. You don’t want one person coming out with a page of wedding vows while the other has the traditional four to five sentences.
- Being serious when conducting your wedding vows is also very important. This is your wedding reception and your wedding vows, meaning you only have one chance to make it right. Trying to get a few laughs out of your guests when making the biggest commitment of your life is not very wise. This wedding reception for many people is very hard and emotional.
- - Being able to express your inner feelings might be a challenge for some people. In that case, jot down some things about your spouse and maybe try to incorporate them. For instance:
- - What do you love most about your spouse
- - How did you know she was the one?
- - What about her makes you smile?
- - What about her makes her so great?
- - When was the moment you realized she was the one you wanted to spend your entire life with?
- - How does your spouse make you a better person?
- - What things has your spouse changed about you?
- - What are some of your spouse’s qualities that you like?
- - What cant you wait to do with your spouse as a married couple?
- - What do you promise to do for your spouse as a married couple?
- - How will you react if for any reason you and your spouse hit a few bumps in the road?
- - What are some of your spouse’s accomplishments that you are proud they have achieved?
- - What are you willing to sacrifice for your spouse?
- Now that you’ve answered a few of these general questions, you can narrow down where you want to focus more when writing your wedding vows and start from there.
- Practice makes perfect! So practice your vows over and over again. You’re going to be very nervous and that may affect your presentation at your wedding reception. You may also want to practice your wedding vows with your partner; however some people want to keep their wedding vows a surprise till the actually wedding reception is here. The best thing to do it zone out the hundreds of eyes that are watching you. You need to be in the moment, focused only on the person you chose to spend the rest of your life with.