A famous author once quoted that marriage is a life-long struggle to discover why it makes two people be just one. If one would give time to reflect on this, there should a set custom that would encourage the relationship between newlyweds and at the same time help them to comprehend their formed relationship and the commitment that they shall spend the rest of their lives living together. The reason why there is a need to announce weddings is with the sincere intention of fortifying the couple’s bond. Hence, these wedding vows are traditionally made in any religious and sacred place.
The wedding vow is a promise in itself. The bride and the groom make their wedding vows during the actual ceremony itself. The wedding can be held either religious, civil, or both. It varies according to the kind of wedding that would take place. But usually, the wedding vows are known to be formal and strict especially if done under a religious setting. However in civil type of weddings, the language used can be less formal but overall it must still be taken seriously.
Regardless of whatever kind of ceremony you may have preferred, there are deep values rooted that one must understand and fully comprehend. Caring, faith, trust, fidelity, sharing are just some of the traits that one must accept to learn as they take the wedding vows. The couple must make their vows of not just promising to be by the side of the other through thick or thin as lovers, but also through sickness and death as the best of friends. Any wedding ceremony cannot be fulfilled without the wedding vows. To give honor and respect to this, the spelling out of the wedding vows by the bride and groom are as much taken as sacred.
Wedding vows give way to highlight human values. On a general sense of the society, nowadays, people just seems to be taking these vows lightly that is if they are just saying some promise that they will and can break by the following day. Couples must remember that marriage is not a game. It is a relationship that shall be spent for a lifetime. It is not an easy task and will never be. Marriage requires greater responsibility than just the mere fact of being in love with someone. It also means being accountable for another’s life and to try all your best to endure life’s hardships together.
As a couple, you must face the challenges that life poses. A marriage can only be seen as successful if perfect harmony, respect, trust and understanding is kept and maintained between the two of you. And with this, wedding vows are a good sign of reminding you of the promises you made and the lasting effect of those in your life, not only individually but moreover as a couple. Put your marriage under the foundation of unconditional love and let the Almighty’s light shine your path to married life through the years to come.