In sickness and in health

Short post today because Cobalt and I both have tragic death colds of death (finally getting better but still…). Boooo… Anyway, in case you didn’t guess already, today’s Wedding Wednesday post is about vows. So really, the post looks like this: What do you think? Writing your own vows or using traditional ones?
I am kind of of the mind set that Cobalt and I are anything but traditional and since nothing else about our wedding (what we’ve planned so far) is going to be very traditional, maybe writing our own vows would be more of our style. I like the freedom that it gives you – being able to say things and make promises about things that actually matter in your relationship and being able to add in little inside jokes that gives your relationship a sense of mystery and wonder that I think is my favorite part of any wedding. On the other hand, I am kind of nervous about writing my own vows. I am such a perfectionist, how can I make sure what I say to Cobalt expresses exactly how I feel?!
What do you guys think? What have you done? Is it worth it to write your own?

Picture: another engagement picture by Holly Carlyle.

4 thoughts on “In sickness and in health

  1. We wrote our own…..Miguel & Renee wanted the traditional vows. If I were to do it all over again, I would have a combination of both. In other words, take the traditional vow (there is a reason it’s been around forever!) but add your own private, personal ones, as well. I truly wish we had done that.

  2. We are doing both actually…reading our own written ones then exchanging rings after the “for better or worse” traditional lines. Combo!

  3. We’re doing traditional vows. We both obsess too much and aren’t exactly creative when it comes to words, so the idea of writing vows was absolutely terrifying.

  4. We wrote our own, and seriously, it was the most gratifying, intimate, emotional experience to share together. I’m so glad we did it. We mixed little traditional phrases in to our personal, unique vows and to me, it was perfect :)

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