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Writing Your Wedding Vows


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Your wedding vows are part of one of the most important events of your life and your wedding day. The promises you make are the reason for it all. Most of us shy away from saying too much, and choose the smallest set of words possible. While others dip the pen into some creative ink and write words from their heart. According to Plato, at the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. Let’s get creative and write your wedding vows.


An Outline for Wedding Vows


Like every magnificent work, wedding vows begin with a plan. It is always a good idea to create an outline, which should begin with all the reasons your significant other has your heart. This could be a background story, a quote or a meaningful reading. Finish with your promises. If you are including traditions, such as a unity cup, sand ceremony or jumping the broom, you will probably plan unique vows during those rituals. Your wedding officiant will conduct the ceremony. Make sure you plan your outline and your unique ceremony with your officiant and day of event coordinator.


Adding Special Readings to Your Wedding Vows


Readings are frequently incorporated into the ceremony, and usually occur just before the wedding vows.. The words of Corelli’s Mandolin are frequently borrowed for the way they define love as “ . . . a temporary madness [that] erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. [It’s when] your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. [L]ove is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. [L]ove itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.” Variations of this beautiful piece of literature are commonly borrowed for obvious reasons, but feel free to get creative and incorporate other unique works. If you are planning a religious ceremony, you might include religious text.

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Making the Promises


The promises you make are the most important part of it. This is where the writers block usually begins to set in. Instead of becoming frustrated over what you will say, think about how you feel. Think about your relationship, why you fell in love, and the expectations in the relationship. Religion and culture might help it all take shape. However, you are making your own promises. You might begin with a list of words that define your relationship. Your list could include respect, cherish and love.


Practice Your Wedding Vows


You will write your wedding vows, but must speak them on your wedding day. Avoid the sound of reading it from a card. This will make it feel less than genuine. Practice can help you find your cadence and say it perfectly. Think about the intonation in your voice and the timing. Deliver your wedding vows from your heart. As you practice, you might want to make some changes. For this reason, write your wedding vows a few weeks before your wedding day to allow time for the extra edits.

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Crystal Ballroom BeachPlace


Bring your fairy tale to life with Crystal Ballroom BeachPlace. Meet with wedding designers and event advisors during a complimentary VIP tour and customization consultation. Plan the layout and design of the space where you will share your most meaningful words. Share your vision for the décor, seating and backdrop with the wedding professionals at Crystal Ballroom, and design your wedding day from ceremony to reception. This luxurious wedding venue bundles all of the furnishings, designs, staff and services into a dream wedding package. Step inside of the design studio to hand select your flowers, linens and centerpieces from a treasure trove of décor. Bring imagination to Crystal Ballroom BeachPlace, and exchange your vows in a venue designed just for you.

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