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Tips & Tricks for Writing Wedding Vows for Non-Writers

If you’re gearing up to write your wedding vows, you might feel like its an impossible task to take on.

Is there even a way to sum up all your love, promises, and history with this special person in a few sentences? If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, that’s where we come in. 

Here are a few tips and tricks that will have you write vows that will pull on everyone’s heartstrings. 

Look at Examples

Woman's left hand wearing The Sofia on ring finger

 Ring: The Sofia

 If you have no idea where to start, don’t feel like it’s wrong to look at others’ examples. While you’ll stay away from using their words, it can give you ideas on how to format your vows and what can be included. If you find a few ideas that resonate with you, you can use them as a springboard to get started.

For example, some like to start their vows with a story and then go through their personal love story with their loved one. Perhaps this format may work for you. 

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

Man putting engagement ring on woman's finger

Ring: The Amore

While you may say that you work better under pressure, we advise that you start early for your vows. Writing your vows will give you time to review them. You’ll also be able to add or take out certain points and ideas. With everything surrounding your big day, having your vows written a few weeks in advance will help you calm some of those pre-wedding jitters. 

Forget About the Audience

Woman's left hand wearing The Victoria on ring finger

Ring: The Victoria

One of the best things you can do when writing your vows is to forget about your audience. No matter how big or small your wedding is, your vows are only for one person - the love of your life. Write your vows as if you’re having a conversation with your partner about how much you love them and what they mean to you. It’ll help to get rid of your nerves and you’ll be able to say how you feel. 

Get Creative

Woman's left hand wearing The Bliss set on ring finger

Ring: The Bliss set

Don’t feel confined to traditional vows. If you’re into music, why not sing your vows? Some grooms that love poetry have written their vows that way. There’s no wrong way to say your vows at your wedding.  

Reflect on The Relationship

Woman's left hand wearing The Cambria on ring finger

Ring: The Cambria

When sitting down to write your vows, take some time to first reflect on your relationship. 

You might find it beneficial to ask yourself:

  • What do they mean to you? 
  • When did you know that you first loved them? 
  • What is your favorite thing about them? 
  • What are you most looking forward to in married life?

Thinking about your past and future with your significant other will provide you with plenty of inspiration. 

Remember that it's always best to keep it simple, but heartfelt.

Have you already written your wedding vows? What helped you to get started?