What You Need to Know about Non Traditional Wedding Vows
If you’re planning to tie the knot, you may be curious about non traditional wedding vows. These types of vows are more modern than typical wedding vows. They are designed to offer couples more versatility (due to their very high degree of personalization). There are many different types of non traditional wedding vows. However, most have a secular (non-religious) focus. This means that they aren’t “church vows”.
Couples who wish to use non traditional wedding vows will have many options to choose from. In fact, the only limitation will be your own – and your partner’s – imagination! Here are some tips on creating non traditional wedding vows that are perfect expressions of everlasting love.
Share your inner most feelings. Your wedding day should be a day of positive, inspiring emotion. Why not set the tone by writing down your inner most thoughts about your bride or groom-to-be? Three or four paragraphs will be usually be long enough to work well. One hundred words (a typical paragraph) usually equates to about one minute of speaking. Your personalized, non traditional wedding vows may be as short as you like. You don’t need to write more than you are happy with.
Think about what you want to offer your partner during the marriage. And how much he or she has meant to you up until now. Then, share your thoughts in the most romantic way possible. Some couples add humor and other light hearted elements to these types of vows. While others keep the tone more serious. Being yourself is important. So do take some time to write drafts of your vows. Then encourage your partner to do the same. You may share your vows with your partner before the ceremony or save them as a surprise.
Add Poetic words. Borrow from the world’s most well known poets, in order to add beauty to your non traditional wedding vows. For example, a couplet from Shakespeare’s sonnets may work beautifully. Or a few lines from a romantic poet, such as Lord Byron or Emily Dickinson. Look for poems that really mean something to you. And then incorporate them into your non traditional wedding vows.
Add Song Lyrics. Some couples don’t really read poetry. However, they may have special songs that they love. These tunes express their feelings for one another. If you’re not into poetry, consider adding a few lines from a special song. These will add meaning to your wedding vows. From 80s power ballads to alt-rock anthems to Ella Fitzgerald. There are literally thousands of options. Let your choices reflect your personality and the tone of your relationship.
Now you know more about how to create wonderful and non traditional wedding vows. So you’ll be ready to make the most of your nuptials. By getting creative and wearing your heart on your sleeve, you’ll be ready to offer your partner so much pure emotion. If you’re unsure about whether or not your vows are appropriate, have a friend or family member read them over. Getting honest feedback will help you to feel more confident as you recite your vows. However, in the end, anything that comes from the heart will definitely hit the target.
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