Hilarious, tear-jerking, and realistic wedding vow ideas from readers

We've shared lots of advice for writing vows, but our last huge roundup of vow examples was a long time ago… so we worked with readers to gather our favorite wedding vow scripts and examples from their weddings this summer.

We pulled out some of our favorite funny, sweet, sniffle-inducing (I'm not crying, it's just been raining on my face!), and realistic vows from the pile from which you can be inspired. Tissues are a must when we get to talking about wedding vow ideas, so get 'em ready!


Safeguard your vows by emailing them to yourself before the ceremony

A lot of technology-focused couples already read their vows from their smart phone or tablet, but in case you're opting to print out or write out your vows, it never hurts to have a backup in case you forget them. Lizzy ended up forgetting her vows and reminded us why having a backup plan for everything is a smart choice.


I completely forgot my wedding vows at the altar, and it was perfect

Since my husband was nervous about having to write something eloquent, we agreed that in our ceremony instead of "vows" per se we would have a line that said, "[Name], if you have anything to say to [Name], you may say it now." I prepared and prepared. The problem was, when our officiant looked at me and asked if I had anything to say, I forgot the entire thing.