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Planning Your Wedding Vows

Wedding Vows

The promises you make on your wedding day are the reason for it all. Dip the ink into your poetic side, and let’s plan the script for your wedding day. We are sharing a few tips to help you write your wedding vows.

An Outline for Wedding Vows

Like everything else, your wedding vows have a blueprint. Create an outline that begins with the reasons this other person has your heart. This could be a background story, a quote or a special reading that sets the stage. Avoid making your wedding vows too wordy. Follow with all of your reasons for loving this person. 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.

Readings Before the Wedding Vows

You might open with a few borrowed words. Readings are popular. 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 a perfect way to set the stage for your wedding vows and express the deep, tested and tried love you have for the person before you on your wedding day. If you choose to open your wedding vows with a quote, choose a quote that is significant to your relationship and experiences.

Wedding Vows

Making the Promises

Wedding vows are promises. Instead of thinking about 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.

Wedding Vows

Crystal Ballroom Charlotte

Bring the fairy tale to life with Crystal Ballroom Charlotte. Meet with master designers and planners to create the wedding of your dreams. This luxurious wedding venue bundles all of the furnishings, designs, staff and services into an affordable 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, and exchange your vows in a venue designed just for you.



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Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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