5 Tips to Writing Your Own Vows

Say What You Feel on Your Wedding Day

Writing your wedding vows is a testament to the love and commitment you promise to your partner. A highlight of the wedding ceremony, vows provide an opportunity to walk down memory lane and reflect on the reasons you love each other. While some cherish the time to reflect on their favorite person and moments, other couples find it overwhelming to think about writing their wedding vows. To help, our wedding professionals at J&J Tent and Party Rentals put together the ultimate guide on how to write your own wedding vows. 

Help One Another Brainstorm

While you don’t have to divulge your entire plan of attack regarding the vows, it might be worth a discussion to make sure everyone is on the same page. It is never a good idea to assume that both people in the relationship want to write their vows. What one may view as a meaningful gesture, the other may view as a huge element of stress. So, take some time to outline a few things you both want to include in your vows or at least agree that this is what you both want to do on your wedding day. 

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

There are plenty of examples out there of possible wedding vow topics, so don’t reinvent the wheel. Take some time to research different wedding sites and gather ideas from examples on the web. While copy and paste is out of the question, collecting quality examples isn’t a sin when writing your vows.   

Stick With What You Know

Writing your wedding vows should be based on your unique relationship and the things you hold dear. Think about telling a personal story or creatively acknowledging your love. Stick to what you know and try not to go over the top so the vows stay meaningful. 

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

Last-minute wedding vow writing is never a good idea. Watch any wedding Rom-Com and learn from the main characters. Once you know what you want to write…start writing! Don’t procrastinate and wait until the last minute to get those vows from pen to paper! Allowing yourself plenty of time will also limit your stress on an already stressful day.

Practice Makes Perfect

When your vows are ready, practice saying them out loud. While the old saying is “practice makes perfect,” in this case…practice makes perfectly good sense before your big day. 

A Few Helpful Tips

  • The ideal wedding vow length should be between 2-3 minutes, so make sure to practice reading them aloud. 
  • Don’t try to include all the “things”! Focus on a few key ideas or stories and make them memorable. 
  • Be sentimental but embrace some humor. 
  • Ask a friend or family member to listen to your vows. Another set of ears/eyes can help with the process. 
  • Keep your vows secret from your partner, so they are impactful on the wedding day. 

Tent and Party Rental Help on Your Wedding Day

At J&J Tent and Party Rentals, putting customers first is our top priority and remains our focus from the moment you contact us. We understand that planning a flawless experience takes an enormous amount of energy and focus, so let us be your trusted advisors. No matter the event type, we believe that providing quality rental products and services is essential to making your dream event a reality. 

Serving the Raleigh area since 2005, we have built a successful business around this mindset, becoming North Carolina’s most popular choice for party rental needs. From backyard BBQs to elaborate wedding ceremonies, we ensure that every customer can host the most remarkable event, regardless of the venue, budget or individual needs.  Contact us today at (919) 977-3691 or visit our website for more information, J&J Tent and Party Rentals.

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