Penning your own promises to each other is one of the ways to make your wedding day unique and unforgettable. It also cuts through some of the generic or cliche words and phrases used in traditional wedding vows, and incorporates memories and experiences that make the promises real and meaningful to the couple.

The Knot has published 10 Steps to Writing Your Own Vows – great and easy steps to follow!  You can also read their Real Wedding Vows You’ll Love here for inspiration.

tips for writing your own vows

I’ve worked with lots of clients who have written their own promises to each other and it has been beautiful and special. The best part…to commemorate the day and keep their vows on display, they asked me to handwrite them in calligraphy to be framed and cherished forever.


Did you or would you consider writing your own wedding vows? If you have, share your experience of how it turned out! 🙂