There are more songs written about love, there are more quotes about love and there are more poems about love than any other subject. I have had a few brides wanting to write their own vows and words can be a tricky thing. How can you define feelings with words? It's not easy and I feel that is why there can be difficulty in doing such a monumental task.
A few suggestions and a few inspirational quotes to jump start you.
Keep it simple. Take one moment you have shared an indulge in it's
story. Your first date, your most embarrassing moments, the first time
"I love you" was said. Expand on the simple moments.
2. Don't write for the ceremony, write for each other.
3. Don't put pressure on yourself to make it perfect, you aren't perfect, neither is your partner. Roll with it.
Write down random ideas as they come to mind.(just maybe not while you
are driving). Make notes and then when you have some time, go through
them, see what comes to mind over days and weeks. You may write your
vows without even knowing it!
this. This is a time to go back and see where your relationship has
grown. Why do you trust and love this person more than any other? Why do
you feel safe and secure in this person and where do you see yourself
in years to come.
6. Don't write something
you are not. If you are not a creative and witty writing genius, then
don't be. Write down your thoughts as they are. Using words and phrasing
that aren't yours...well just doesn't work. Be simple, be cute, be fun,
be serious, be lighthearted...just be you. Please.
Here are some quotes I found, that I love. Enjoy and good luck! (The third one is my favorite)
task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the
barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as
much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a
word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have
known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart,
not the tongue."
“You only need one man to love
you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon,
always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the
tides. Only one man and all of this.”
“If I am to
be fallen into love, I will. And if as a result I will appear to be
stupid, disillusioned, and of poor judgment, I will. And I would be
damned if I cared what other people think. For I would rather be thought
of as all of these things, than not love. If in loving, I become the
naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high.
This is my spirit. I am unbreakable.”
sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves.
Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things
on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your
“Before, I wanted to say: "I found love!" But now, I want to say: "I found a person. And he belongs to me and I belong to him.”