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How To....Write your own vows (even if you just can't write)
14 December, 201014 December, 2010 1 comments Post Comments HOW TO... HOW TO...
I am a self-proclaimed writer. I love to write. It's my thing. I also love to talk. And I love weddings. Last but not least,  I, of course love my husband. But my husband HATES to write. And he doesn't talk much. And weddings, as I'm sure you could guess, are not really his favorite thing.
 

 

So, when Matt and I announced... I mean... when I announced that we were going to write our own vows, everyone pointed at Matt and laughed, and wished him good luck.
 

 

And when our wedding ceremony came, under the beautiful August sunshine, with the waves crashing practically right at our feet, my amplified vows were exactly what everyone expected... grammatically correct and interesting, all the while keeping with its central theme...everything a well written piece should be. Eloquent from the first word to the last. And I was proud.
 

 

Matt, however, was terrified of the moment he had to speak his homemade vows. He actually told me a few days before the wedding, that he wouldn't be nervous at ALL if I didn't make him write the "stupid vows."  But I knew he would pull it off, because, well, he always does.
 

 

So there he was, under that summer sun, with the pastor holding a microphone up to his mouth. Our guests were on the edge of their seats, eager to see how the heck Matt would pull this off.
 

 

Well, his sentences were unfinished and disjointed.  He was shaking like a leaf and you heard it in every word he spoke.
 

 

But there was not a dry eye in the crowd - including mine. He did not write from a textbook, but from his heart. He told me he loved me, that I was his best friend and true love. He promised to encourage me when I was down, to laugh and cry with me, and always fill my heart with the love I deserve. 
 

 

Because, sometimes, the best writing is not choosing "well" verses "good", or displaying the correct "their" "there" or "they're". Sometimes it's about putting what's in your heart down on paper.
 

 

And trust me, it's easier than you think.
 

 

So give it a try. I promise you will be as proud of yourselves and your husbands as I am of Matt and myself.
 

 

Anyone currently in the process of writing their own vows? Send them my way! I'd love to see how your love spells out.
 

 

Love,

Your happily wedded wife,
Adina :)

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  • LilBeachBrideBy LilBeachBride 2836 Days Ago
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    Why, thank you. It definitely is worth a shot. And I would be more than happy to help you or hubby along the way, if you'd like! =) I actually just got my trailer video today (I will post if I can) and we were speaking our vows in the background - it made it SO special and personal. Good luck

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