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Tips for writing your Wedding Vows

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Writing your wedding vows can be a meaningful and memorable part of your ceremony. Here are some tips to help you craft your vows:

1. Start early: Don't wait until the last minute to write your vows. Give yourself plenty of time to reflect on your relationship and what you want to say.

2. Talk to your partner: Decide if you want to write your vows separately or together. If you write them separately, discuss the tone and length of the vows so they complement each other.

3. Reflect on your relationship: Think about what you love most about your partner, what makes them unique, and why you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Use personal anecdotes and memories to illustrate your points.

4. Be authentic: Your vows should be a reflection of your personality and your relationship. Don't try to imitate someone else's vows or use overly flowery language if that's not who you are.

Beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony in Waterford Castle

5. Keep it concise: Your vows don't need to be long to be meaningful. Aim for around one to two minutes each, or roughly 150-200 words.

6. Practice: Once you've written your vows, practice saying them out loud. This will help you feel more comfortable and confident on the day of the wedding.

7. Consider your audience: While your vows are a personal expression of your love for your partner, they are also being shared with your family and friends. Keep this in mind when deciding on the tone and content of your vows.

8. Incorporate promises: Your vows should include promises that you are making to your partner. Think about what you want to promise to them, such as being there in good times and bad, or always putting your relationship first.

A stunning wedding with an Italian flair held at Fota Island Resort in Cork.

9. End with a flourish: Your closing words should be memorable and leave a lasting impression. Consider ending with a quote or a personal message to your partner.

A summer outdoor ceremony featuring a unity sand ceremony held at The Haven in Dunmore East.

Remember, your wedding vows are a special way to express your love and commitment to your partner. Don't stress too much, and have fun with it!

Irina x


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