We wrote each other’s vows. To us, a marriage is a partnership. So it made sense for me to write vows for my husband that I wanted from him, and for him to write vows for me, voicing what he wanted from me.
We love it when readers share their vows with us — it’s such an honor to get to witness the words of commitment and dedication that Offbeat Bride readers speak to each other. Today, we want to share the vows that Karen and her partner Adrian shared with us, which are filled with words about choice, promise, intention, and teaming up.
When Bec from Sane Weddings agreed to share some of her unique wedding ceremony scripts with us, we knew we’d hit the jackpot. For those of you trying to assemble your own weddings (or for those of you “friend officiants” who are officiating for someone you know and trying to figure out how to write a wedding ceremony), this ceremony script outline is full of great ideas you can use to build your own.
SIMPLY PUT, I VOW THAT I CHOOSE YOU. To stand by your side and sleep in your arms. To be joy for your heart and food for your soul. To learn with you and grow with you, even as time and life change us both. I promise to laugh with you in good times and struggle alongside you in bad times.
Wedding vows for atheists don’t have to be the same old traditional vows with the religious bits scrubbed out. Be inspired by these beautiful atheist vows.
Looking for a gender-neutral vow for your wedding? Gender-neutral vows can be as beautiful, romantic, funny, quirky, and inspiring as more traditional phrasings. Check out five examples from the Offbeat Bride community.