Getting Started Writing Vows
In the same way that it's sometimes hard to know how to begin a letter, the same goes for writing wedding vows. The biggest hurdle is getting started: even if you go on to edit or change your words later. Here are a few suggested openings:
"XXX, I marry you today to love, honour and cherish ... (insert your own sentiments)
"Today I, XXX, take you XXX as my husband, friend and partner for life....
"From today and ever more I promise you love and support, friendship and loyalty...
"XXX, I make these faithful vows today, in the presence of our friends and family...
Traditional vows use words such as 'love' and 'honour' for good reason - because they sum up the sentiment of the day. However, don't feel you need to limit yourself to these terms. There are plenty of others that suit the occasion: Support, encourage, respect
Love, care, cherish
Loyalty, fidelity, friendship
Grow, nurture, discover
Kindness, compassion, understanding