Wedding preparations can be really stressful, especially when dealing with the little details, which apparently take a lot more of your energy than you thought they would. But, amidst all the stress in that season, writing down your wedding vow can be one of the most enjoyable or enlightening parts of the whole process.
“To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” This is the vow that has been recited since 16th century England, and has now been spoken by couples on altars all over the world.
Nowadays, vows matter a lot to people. They dedicate a portion of their time before the wedding to think about, write, and rehearse their personalised vows. A personal touch makes your wedding vows beautiful and authentic. For the witnesses at your wedding — all the family and friends who are present — these vows allow them to take an exclusive peek into the parts of your relationships that are not always on display: the heart behind your relationship.
Your wedding vows are more than just a part of a procession. The vow that you personally write is a reflection of what you believe about your relationship, and what you are believing for in your marriage.
Vows matter because there is power in the words that come out of our mouths, the words that we say over ourselves. Even though words are merely vibrations and sounds, they are the vibrations and sounds that we share with others, the vibrations and sounds that bind us together with the world around us. Words that are said out loud define our reality. Thoughts can impact our lives, but our words have much more power. If words possess that much influence, how much more would promises possess?
Your vows matter because it is a blueprint that guides you along the journey of marriage. It is a mirror that will redirect you in times of trouble. Your vows matter because it is the foundation in which you will build your marriage on.