Category Archive

writing vows

This is our archive of posts about how to write your vows. If you’re looking for real examples of wedding vows that other Offbeat Bride readers have used, check our vow examples archive, or our ceremony scripts!

A backyard wedding with dinosaurs, DIY, & a gorgeous gown made by the bride

Wedding vows for atheists: no promises from the universe are expected

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.

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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.

Our Unceremonious Ceremony: yes, you can improvise wedding vows!

I scrawled some vows on notepaper the morning of the wedding, and my partner 100% winged it in the moment. I’m sharing these really just to reiterate what Offbeat Bride is all about: I hope you get to do whatever you want on your day.

Did you know you can make your wedding vows into artwork?

Turn your sweet & funny custom wedding vows into artwork

If you’re writing your own custom wedding vows, you know how much time and effort they can take. You can totally immortalize your words with some wedding vows artwork to make sure all your hard work is saved forever. I saw a few gorgeous and simple ones that can come all framed and ready from Minted that I wanted to share.

Let’s see how you can turn your hard work into art on your walls…

Unpopular Opinion: You shouldn’t write your vows

Unpopular opinion: you shouldn’t write your own vows

Are you dreading writing your wedding vows? Here are four reasons I think that you should opt for prepared vows instead of writing your own vows.

Keep it cosmic AND gender-neutral with this space-themed ceremony script (+ READINGS!)

As a queer person, it was important to me to have a ceremony that reflected our values while avoiding language that was cis- or hetero-centric. Our spiritual and philosophical practices and beliefs include both Christianity and Buddhism, and we both feel strongly about the value of secular institutions. On top of this, our wedding was space-themed! With all these things in mind, we decided to write the gender-neutral space-themed ceremony from scratch.