My Vows-First Wedding

I'm soooo tired of the wedding thing: the planning, the stressing, the fears that I'm not doing it right…and for what? By making my wedding unusual, authentic, personal, and different — okay, offbeat — I'm already almost guaranteeing that it won't meet everyone's expectations.

That's why I'm making mine a vows-first wedding.

Macabre wedding reading: I Want to Die While You Love Me

This wedding reading may be a bit macabre for some, but I've always loved poems that possess a certain darkness and beauty at the same time. This poem is one of my favorites and is a great way to get some "'til death do us part" or slightly goth vibes into your wedding ceremony…

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Authentic, realistic wedding vows recognizing the shadow self

"I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labour has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you…"