Non-traditional wedding vows samples that will inspire you to write
Trying to find the right words for your non-traditional wedding vows? These examples from real alternative weddings can help!
Vow ideas for terminally ill people + advice for hospital weddings
From a reader: “It’s very hard to find vow renewal scripts for terminally ill people. We’ve been through so much and the fight has just began AGAIN and this time is the last. We need these.” We’re here to help.
The vows from this Native American / Irish handfasting wedding will make you cry
We wanted to celebrate both of our families — Irish/Scottish on my side, Kiowa on his — so our ceremony was a handfasting wedding, held on Mark’s family’s allotment land. One of the things that tie both our families and cultures together is a love of horses, so including “wedding horses” felt perfect to us.
These wedding vow promises will make you weepy (+ring-warming wording!)
Willie and Maya planned a casual cocktail wedding reception with an elegant vibe at a coworking space! We loved their wedding vow promises and ring warming so much and feel like there is lots of inspiration for folks looking to write their own personal wedding vow promises.
This year’s best vow examples
We’ve featured literally thousands of real weddings on Offbeat Wed, and most of them include an excerpt from the couple’s vows. For those of you planning your weddings and trying to write your wedding ceremony scripts, these wedding vow examples from real couples can be a great way to get ideas to help you figure out how to write your own wedding vows.
Non-possessive ring exchange wording and wedding vow promises
“We’ve both had reservations about marriage: it’s often associated with sexism, it implies that relationships should be permanent even though they often aren’t. Still, we wanted to make our commitment official in a public way — but we wanted our wedding to reflect our ideas about marriage.”