Kept Photography’s Tips for Writing Your Wedding Vows
Writing your own wedding vows can feel like a difficult task, but if you approach it in the right way, we’re confident that you will not only get a great result you can feel proud of but also love writing them too.
Take Your Time.
First and foremost, make sure you allow plenty of time. For some people this will come as naturally as walking down the street, but the less silver tongued might choose to take their time. This should be something that you enjoy – so don’t leave it until a point that you feel pressured. Gents, this is something you can’t leave until the night before!
Set Your Goals.
It’s a good idea to talk things through with your fiancée to help you both feel more comfortable and so that you can agree a tone or format. But don’t give the game away if you’re hoping to keep your vows a secret until your wedding day. Will you borrow any of the same promises made in traditional wedding vows? Will you make romantic, heartfelt promises or go for a more light-hearted tone? You might even decide to share your vows with each other before your wedding day. There is no right or wrong way to do this, the most important thing is to make choices that make you both happy.
Old photographs, keepsakes, letters and notes are great ways to remind you of the wonderful times you have spent together. Surround yourself with these when you start writing. One memory could lead you to another, and another. Then before you know it you’ll have so much to write it’ll be difficult to choose your favourites!