1: Mention something funny/ unique/ touching about when or how you met each other.
2: Explain how your life has changed since you met. Mention how your mate’s love of kayaking/ rock-climbing/ bungee jumping/ WWII battle reenacting/ etc. has broadened your horizons.
3: Envision your future. When you are old and grey together do you see yourselves sailing around the world on a perpetual quest for the new and exciting or will you be bunkered down in a quaint cottage by a lake in fuzzy housecoats and bunny slippers surrounded by flowers and a herd of grandchildren?
4: Use sections of a traditional vow but add your own personal touches to it –“I promise to love, cherish, and walk the dog at least three days a week…” 5: Relate how/ when you fell in love with each other.
6: Explain how your fiancé has taught you something meaningful about life due to his/her love of charity, animals, music, etc.
7: When in doubt – “quote.” Add a little panache to your vows by taking a line from Shakespeare, Dylan, The Beastie Boys – whatever suits your personal style. Try to use a line from something that has meaning in your relationship. For example, quote Tom Petty if your first kiss happened while listening to one of his songs.
8: Share a memory of a wonderful moment you had together – something as simple as a sunset or something more humorous, such as an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction in front of the future in-laws. 9: State your shared goals and dreams. What are you most looking forward to about married life?
10: Explain what the bond of marriage means to you personally. Following these basic guidelines will help outline heartfelt wedding vows. Your partner-in-life will be joyously listening as will all the guests hanging on to your loving words