Wedding Vow – The Voice of Heart

2.9.2014

Wedding Vow – The Voice of Heart

Apparently, it reminded me of the scene when Paige (the dimply and adorable Rachel McAdams, sweetest actress ever) and Leo (the decisively chiseled Channing Tatum, my most favorite actor) was sharing their most happy moment together, turning to each other and making their promises, wishes witnessed by all friends and family.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1IL6aH-GIA

(From The Vow, directed by Michael Sucsy)

Yes, it is undeniable that The Vows you take are the heart of the Wedding Ceremony. Audiences including your friends, relatives, colleagues, family members and even your partner are eagerly looking forward to your starting point of a whole new world. And without hesitation or embarrassment, as in most marriages these days, both of you will say the same vows, or other alternative versions of those, bond you together as ‘'to love, cherish and obey'’.

“‘I take you to be my wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part'”

This is the traditional version – as a standard one for every couple – following Catholic ritual. However, there are much more than a template, you are always encouraged to write your own, which perfectly related to your love story, your status and your expectations.

Here are some tips, for soon-to-be married couple, to compose your piece of masterpiece

Start Early

Don’t leave writing your vows until the day before the wedding! Give yourselves at least a month and vow writing will be done in a relaxed, not rushed, frame of mind.

Look to Tradition

To get inspired, start by reading traditional to see what strikes a chord with you. 

Set the Tone

Decide what overall tone you want to achieve. Humorous but touching? Poetic and romantic? One worthful advice: While your vows can be lighthearted (or even hilarious), they should, in some way, acknowledge the seriousness of the commitment you're about to make. 

Figure Out the Logistics

Make sure you and your fiance are both on the same page. Are you each going to write your own vows, or will you write them together? 

Make a Vow Date

When it's time to come up with the actual content of your vows, go out to dinner or set aside an evening at home to brainstorm. Talk about your relationship and what marriage means to each of you. Discuss what you expect from each other and the relationship. 

Schedule Some Alone Time

Take some self-reflection time to think about how you feel about your partner. What did you think when you first saw them? When did you realize you were in love? What do you most respect about your partner? How has your life gotten better since meeting your mate? What about them inspires you? What do you miss most about them when you're apart? What qualities do you most admire in each other? What do you have now that you didn't have before you met? 

Steal Ideas

Borrow freely from poetry, books, religious and spiritual texts -- even from romantic movies. Jot down words and phrases that capture your feelings. Widely recognized works ring true for a reason. 

Create an Outline

An outline can get you started by helping to establish a structure. 

Remember Your Audience

Don't make your vows so personal that they're cryptic -- or embarrassing! Be sure everyone feels included in the moment. That means putting a limit on inside jokes, deeply personal anecdotes and obscure nicknames or code words. 

Time It Right

Don't make them too long -- aim for about one minute or. Get at the heart of what marrying this person means to you with your vows; pick the most important points and make them well. 

Practice Out Loud (Seriously!)

These are words meant to be heard by a live audience, so check that they sound good when spoken. Read your vows out loud to make sure they flow easily. Watch out for tongue twisters and super-long sentences -- you don't want to get out of breath or stumble. 

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