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writing vows

This is our archive of posts about how to write your vows. If you’re looking for real examples of wedding vows that our readers have used, check our vow examples archive, or our ceremony scripts!

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AND MY AXE: Nerd up your vows with a little audience participation

Secretly getting some pals to help you out with your vows can add a laugh to an otherwise butterfly-tummy situation. Jessica and Jacob took this route and added in some of their favorite geek references for good measure.

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How to make your own Mad Libs wedding vows

Are you guys writing your own vows? Does one partner kick ass at putting your love into words, while the other partner is twisting in the wind? You can go the route of Anne (of wedding unicorn fame) who set up Mad Libs vows and used them in a couple genius ways. So why don’t you VERB this NOUN post ASAP.

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Feed your inner nerd by reading vows from your smart phone

If you’re anything like me, you’re using your smart phone to keep track of your calendar and all your notes and reminders. What better way for nerds like us to read vows than by putting them on the phone and whipping it out during the ceremony?

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Blended family wedding vows: 9 wedding scripts + what NOT to do

Over the years, we’ve seen lots of really lovely ways to include children in blended family weddings, but we’ve never featured the vows that were spoken. I’ve enlisted the help of a few of our favorite officiants, asking them to share wording for blended family vows that they’ve written. (Plus, we’ve got one batch of bonus vows from an Offbeat Bride reader!)

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Wedding vows that include ice cream, sweet promises and… beating people up

Amanda recently shared with us her husband’s incredible vows. They each wrote their own vows, and kept them secret from each other until they read them aloud at the ceremony. Pete had started writing his a couple of weeks before the wedding, but, according to Amanda, “he scrapped his first attempts and wrote something from scratch the day before the wedding. What he said ended up being so perfect and beautiful that I have to share it.” And share it we shall!

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5 steps to getting over your wedding vow writer’s block

Here’s some solid advice for those of you with vow writer’s block From questions to ask yourself, to considering format, there’s more than likely something in here to help you break through your writer’s block.