What do you think about couples writing their own marriage vows? Weddings in Kenya are commonly done by repeating the vows after the priest. Well, you can make your getting married in Kenya a personalized experience.
Guidelines to Writing Your Wedding Vows
Wedding vows have to be sentimental, expressing all the love you have for your spouse, be simple and romantic. The promise to your partner is personal and unique. Keep in mind that wedding vows are the most important words you’ll exchange together with your partner. Here are some ideas of writing your own wedding vows.
Start by speaking from your heart and make the vows sound funny and warm but not embarrassing. Wedding vows are meant to reflect the magnitude of commitment you’re about to make. Talk about the foundation of what marrying that person means to you.
Write about how you met your partner, when you feel in love and ask yourself what has changed in your life since you met him/her. List down all the special things about your partner. For instance you can make the sentence be like: When we met at… mention the place, I knew…
Record any specific promises you want to make to your spouse including personal promises that have special meaning between the two of you. Promises like to love, cherish and honor and you can use your own words to express these promises.
You can also check from examples of other wedding vows even though your vows should be personal. Reading other couples examples will inspire and help you figure out what you like and get pointers about general structure. Remember to keep your vows simple, short but meaningful.
Re-read your vows aloud and make the necessary changes if need be. Make sure on the wedding day you have written them down on a note card just in case you become nervous. Check out few examples of vows written by other couples:
Anne & Gabriel
I take you to be my partner for life
I promise above all else to live in truth with you
And to communicate fully and fearlessly
I give you my hand and my heart
As a sanctuary of warmth and peace
And pledge my love, devotion, faith and honor
As I join my life to yours.
Mike & Anne
On this day,
I give you my heart,
That I will walk with you,
Hand in hand,
Wherever our journey leads us,
Living, learning, loving,
Kristin & Josh
I believe in you,the person you will grow to be and the couple we will be together.With my whole heart, I take you as my wife/husband, acknowledging and accepting your faults and strengths, as you do mine.
I promise to be faithful and supportive and to always make our family’s love and happiness my priority.
I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph.
I will dream with you, celebrate with you and walk beside you through whatever our lives may bring.
You are my person — my love and my life, today and always.