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Writing Personal Vows


Capturing the essence of your love in personal vows is a beautiful way to express your deepest feelings on your special day.  Whether shared privately or during the ceremony, these promises create moments to cherish forever.





If you need help starting your vows, you can use the sentence starters below to help get your ideas flowing. Let your heart speak as you find the best words and stories to craft the promise of your love. Give yourself some time to document these ideas. This doesn't happen overnight!



Once you have something to work with, choose a prompt from each bold heading below and organize your ideas into a draft. Read them out loud a few times and make adjustments as needed.  Then put them away for a day or two and revisit with a fresh set of eyes. Eventually you will have an expression of your love with a promise that will stand the test of time.


SAMPLE ORGANIZATION AND IDEAS FOR PERSONAL VOWS


Express your love

I knew I loved you…

My love for you…

The love we share…

Quote a poem…

Quote a song lyric…


What is important to you

You are important to me…

What I have found in you…

The way you…

What I love most about you…

You are the only person…


Tell a story 

When I first met you….

When I first realized I wanted to spend my life with you…

The day my life changed..

You make me…

The happiest memories I have…

My favorite memory of you…


Make a promise

For the rest of my life…

I will be with you…

I believe in us…

I will continue to…

I hope to always…

With the love and support of everyone around us, I promise to…


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