Mad libs wedding vows #Ceremony Advice#steal-this-idea#writing vows March 5 2007 | Ariel offbeatbride ManicBride has a great idea: Let your guests write your vows! A few weeks ago, D. and I were discussing whether or not we would write our own vows. Traditional vows are, honestly, boring. I don't want our friends and family members yawning and spacing out during the most important part of our ceremony. We brainstormed a bit and the few phrasings we came up with sounded cheesy and did not feel genuine. So, we started getting goofy, and one of us ended up saying, "Do you penis take vagina to be your blah-blah-blah?" (This triggered a fit of giggles because our humor is terribly immature.) But it got me thinking… what if we broke down the traditional vows into the key parts of speech, polled our guests for examples of those parts of speech, and then crafted our vows out of their submissions? Wedding Mad Libs! It's a creative way of including our friends and family and injecting some humor into a ceremony. Of course, we wouldn't let our friends and family in on why we want the words. We could print up parts of speech request cards and include them in each invitation with the RSVP card. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS DaintyCore plays hard to get NEXT Lotsa photos Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.